Thursday, June 14
Battle of the Law Firm Bands: Members of the D.C. legal and music communities, including attorneys, legal secretaries and paralegals, come together to raise money for Gifts for the Homeless -- the event raised $325,000 last year. More than 15 bands will showcase their skills and fans can vote for their favorite band by donating $1. Tickets are $20.
Kickoff the World Cup: The “U Street Pop Up” will welcome DC World Cup HQ to celebrate the start of the World Cup. Shareable cocktails, frose beer steins and wine carafes will all be available and the beverage rotation will be inspired by the competing countries. Plus, Chef Alex McCoy from Lucky Buns will be dishing up World Cup-inspired burgers every day. Missing your team play because of work? DC World Cup HQ has got you covered with their “Happy Hour Rewind” from 4-7 p.m. each day, during which each game will be replayed and daily food and drink specials will be offered. Free to attend.
Friday, June 15
Celebrate the Caps with a Workout: VIDA Fitness is keeping the party going for the Stanley Cup victory with free workouts all day from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary workout in the gym, or take part in one of the 12 group classes offered all day, from barre to yoga or HIIT. Free to attend.
Party for the Planet: Join some of the world’s most celebrated explorers, scientists, and changemakers for an evening takeover of the National Geographic campus featuring live music by the Suffers, cocktails and sustainable food. Plant your stake and join the journey to create a planet in balance by significantly reducing the amount of single-use plastic we put out into the world. Tickets are $25.
Hamilton Dance Party: Every Friday and Saturday after 9:30 p.m., during Hamilton's run at the Kennedy Center, Kingbird's bar will transform into a Hamilton dance party with several Hamilton-themed cocktails, desserts, and tunes mixed to the beats of Hamilton DJ. We see a cast party in this bar’s future! Free to attend.
Saturday, June 16
Yoga with your Dog: These days it seems like you can do yoga with just about anyone -- a kitten, a goat, puppies -- so why not check out a class where you can bring your four-legged best friend? YogaWorks has partnered with Humane Rescue Alliance so you can find your zen at an outdoor yoga class in Rose Park. $20 donation suggested.
Generation Gap: Chicago comedy institution The Second City will present a new show created for Kennedy Center audiences. From the Greatest Generation to the latest generation, The Second City’s "Generation GapOr, How Many Millennials Does It Take to Teach a Baby Boomer to Text Generation X?" takes you on a satirical crash course spanning miscommunications, careers, dating, and more in this two-act, interactive new spin on the age-old battle of the ages. Tickets start at $49.
Beer & Butchery: Celebrate Father’s Day by treating dear old dad to DBGB's buttery 101 course lead by Chef Nicholas Tang and DBGB’s in-house butcher. The pair will lead guests through a demonstration of DBGB’s Whole Hog presentation, including how to breakdown and stuff a whole suckling pig. Flying Dog Brewery will be on hand to present a selection of four beers and educate guests on their fermentation process and how best to pair their brews with bites. Tickets are $85.
Salute the Sunset Concert: The U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. Free to attend.
Sneak Peek of the Meatball Shop: The first ever Meatball Shop to open outside of New York City is coming to D.C. this summer, and you can steal a sneak peek this weekend. Come on out to Cotton & Reed between 3-6 p.m. and meet the Meatball Shop team as they serve up free samples of a few house favorites. Stay tuned as the balls are dropping soon! Free to attend.
Sunday, June 17
FURTHER Film Festival: The second annual FURTHER Film Festival will showcase the work and vision of National Geographic explorers in the field. Join the filmmakers and explorers for an inside look at the stories behind the stories. Tickets are $10.
Father's Day: Looking for the perfect place to take your dad? We've broken down the deals offered by nine area restaurants (both for brunch and dinner) and specified what type of dad would like the deal, from the Ron Swansons to the hip Instagram-loving dad! Prices vary.
Brunch on the Baselines: Treat dad to an all-inclusive brunch (mini chicken and waffles, bacon, egg frittatas, bloody mary bar, etc.) at Nats Park as the boys take on the Blue Jays in Toronto. Of course the game will be shown on the big screen, and don't leave without grabbing your Budweiser sunglasses with a built-in bottle opener! Tickets are $20-$75.