Thursday, May 10
Evenings at the Edge: Explore the National Gallery of Art after hours during the final Evenings at the Edge of the 2017–2018 season! Enjoy works of art, film, music, and live performances as the East Building comes alive for a night of dance and movement. Accompanied by Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play, Elisa Monte Dance Company will put some spring in your step as they perform throughout the Gallery alongside dancers from D.C.’s own Joy of Motion. Pop-up talks by museum staff will explore how a little rhythm can help you see art in new ways. Light fare and drinks available for purchase, but free to attend.
An Evening with the Duplass Brothers: Smithsonian Associates is hosting an exclusive interview with producers, writers, directors and actors Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass at 6:45 p.m in the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center. In conversation with NPR’s Linda Holmes, the Duplass brothers will share their perspectives on the joys and frustrations of brotherly collaboration, how they learned to capitalize on each other’s strengths and how they succeeded in Hollywood on their own terms.Tickets are $55.
Friday, May 11
Rock the Red in Rosslyn: The Capitals will host an Eastern Conference Final game one viewing party at Gateway Park in Rosslyn starting at 7 p.m. as the Caps take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The game will be aired on a 40-foot projection screen, and the event will feature appearances by Capitals personalities including mascot Slapshot and Red Rockers. Fans are encouraged to bring a blanket or low chairs to cheer on the Caps at the park. Free to attend.
Penthouse Pool Club Fundraiser and Silent Auction: VIDA Fitness at the Yards will host its fourth annual silent auction and fundraiser from 6 - 9 p.m. Morning talk show hosts Tommy McFly, Kelly Collis and Jen Richer from The Tommy Show will emcee the event. The poolside, rooftop cocktail party will include a silent auction to benefit Athlete Ally, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homophobia and transphobia in sports. 100 percent of proceeds raised will be donated to Athlete Ally. Tickets are $30.
Saturday, May 12
Mother's Day Shopping: The ALEX AND ANI National Harbor store invites guests and their moms to celebrate Mother’s Day *magic* from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.for a special shopping event featuring a “Mom-osa” beverage bar, polaroid photobooth, card-making station and lots of giveaways. Guests who spend $75 or more will receive a complimentary custom cookie set guaranteed to melt her heart. Free to attend.
Party with Jeff Koons: Celebrate the iconic decade of MTV, Madonna and the artists from the ’80s at the Hirshhorn’s spring gala bash, honoring Jeff Koons. Join a one-night-only dessert performance by artist Jennifer Rubell and bust a move to the decade’s greatest hits, all while supporting the Museum’s free exhibitions and programs. Shoulder pads and big hair encouraged! Tickets start at $195 and include an open bar.
Salute the Sunset: Free performances presented by DARCARS return to National Harbor's plaza stage this Saturday at 7 p.m. through September 22. Performances by bands from the nation’s Armed Forces will stir the hearts and souls of civilians and military personnel alike. Up first is Army Downrange with a repertoire ranging from rock to pop, country, R & B and inspirational signature patriotic arrangements. Free to attend.
Pop-Up AF Market: AF is returning to D.C. for two days only, just in time for Mother’s Day! AF is the pop-up market of local and national craftsmen and makers, founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Mark Bollman to put a spotlight on authentic, quality products and makers. It connects craftsmen within the fashion, food, lifestyle and home industries directly with consumers. Shop handmade jewelry, Made in USA menswear, handcrafted bags or beauty and grooming products from brands such as Silverbrook Studios and Baxter of California. Held this Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Dock 5. Free to attend.
Cooking with DBGB DC: Up your culinary skills as the staff from DBGB teach guests how to create the perfect wine and cheese spread. Pastry chef Kelsey Burack and Sommelier Vanessa Cominsky will host a special pairing class featuring a selection of goat cheeses from Maryland's Firefly Farms & Creamery paired with wines ranging from France to Virginia and Oregon. Tickets are $85, excluding tax and gratuity.
Sunday, May 13
Mother's Day Tea Party: The Radiator team will celebrate mothers with a playful twist on a traditional high tea on the rooftop of the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel. While overlooking picturesque views of D.C., family members may enjoy boozy tea and Chef Jonathan’s take on classic finger sandwiches, from 1 to 5 p.m., weather permitting. As a special toast to the beloved matriarch, a “mom-osa” bar will be available throughout the afternoon. Free to attend.
Bresca's Mother's Day Brunch: Chef Ryan Ratino and his team at Bresca invite you to celebrate Mother’s Day with a creative family-style seasonal menu. The five-course menu ranges from dishes like Radishes & Whipped Butter to Burrata Salad, BBQ Lamb Shoulder and Strawberries & Cream for dessert. The special menu costs between $35-59 per person, excluding tax and tip.
Outdoor Beer and Yoga: Shake off the Sunday Scaries and revive yourself from Saturday night's festivities with some downward dog chased by hair of the dog. The 60-minute Vinyasa Flow yoga class will be taught by an expert Yogi from Balance Gym, and one lucky raffle winner will win a three-month membership plus three personal training sessions. Guests get one drink ticket and happy hour pricing is available throughout the whole event. Proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $18.25.