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The Beer Garden at Kingbird will host its first beer dinner Thursday July 26 in partnership with Tröegs Independent Brewing. (Image: Courtesy Watergate Hotel)
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Weekend Report: 11 events to perk up your rainy weekend

Thursday, July 26

Sangria Festival: Sangria Festival is back and bringing with it two limited edition sangrias to quench your summer thirst: Rosé Sangria and José’s Summertime Sangria, a brand new offering made with fresh peaches. These featured beverages, in addition to Cava and Red Sangrias, will be available by the carafe and pitcher all day, every day through August 5. Free to attend.

Craft Beer Dinner: The Beer Garden at Kingbird will host its first beer dinner in partnership with Tröegs Independent Brewing. The evening’s menu was curated by the executive chef at Kingbird to complement both the year-round and seasonal beer selections from Tröegs. Guests will enjoy suckling pig, roasted skate, artisanal cheeses, fire-roasted vegetables and more, paired with a variety of beer flavor profiles. Tickets are $65.

Friday, July 27

NSO at Wolf Trap: Luminaries from the worlds of musical theater, dance and classical music join forces to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of American musical icon Leonard Bernstein. Tickets start at $25.

Zac Brown Band: The "Down the Rabbit Hole Live" tour is stopping by Nats Park this weekend with special guest OneRepublic. Tickets start at $43.

Saturday, July 28

Air Force Max Impact: Enjoy a patriotic concert at sunset from this six-piece band performs classic and current rock and country hits, as well as patriotic favorites and original music. Free to attend.

National Dance Day 2018: Don't miss the Ken Cen's annual day of activities celebrating the art of dance. Enjoy interactive routines and lessons, free outdoor performances, food for purchase and more, all culminating in a night of "Dancing Under the Stars." The 2018 National Dance Day routine is set to Kylie Minogue’s newest single “Dancing.” Free to attend.

Citi Open Kickoff Party: Celebrate 50 years of tennis in D.C. and kickoff the 2018 Citi Open tournament in the place where it all began -- Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Join special guests Jimmy Connors (three-time Washington Champion and Hall of Famer), Brian Gottfied (Washington Singles and Doubles Champion) and the 1968-1969 Davis Cup Team of Bob Lutz, Charlie Pasarell, Dennis Ralston and Stan Smith at a reception with cocktails, hors d’ouevres, music and fireworks. Tickets are $69.50.

Book Talk with Michael Scott Moore: Journalist Michael Scott Moore traveled to the Horn of Africa in 2012 to cover piracy in the region. Instead, he was himself abducted by Somali pirates and held for nearly three years. His book, "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast," is the extraordinary account of an ordeal few Westerners have either experienced or fully understand. Free to attend.

Awkward Sex... and the City: Five comedians (four women, one dude) join together for a 90-minute show, breaking barriers about sex, relationships, dating taboos etc., while making you laugh hysterically. Tickets are $15.

Sunday, July 29

Emily Dickinson Tribute: Emily Dickinson is not widely known for her humor, yet actors who set out to perform her poetry quickly learn how funny she is. Join Politics & Prose for a lively showcase of dramatic readings of her lesser-known poems, brought to life for this event by actors from the local theater scene. Free to attend.

Vans Warped Tour: See the “Final Full Cross Country Tour” at Merriweather Post Pavilion, as Vans Warped Tour -- a self-proclaimed "punk rock summer camp" -- embarks on its last summer tour ever. More than 50 bands are on the lineup including Deez Nuts, We the Kings, Mayday Parade and Simple Plan. Tickets start at $39.


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