Thursday, August 2
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.
Phillips After 5: Experience the annual food truck Phillips after 5 Australian style! Enjoy a sizzling sausage from Swizzler, Australian Mac & Cheese from CapMac and soothing desserts from Captain Cookie and the Milkman. Try an Australian beer, cool off with Australian short films, and listen to the foot stomping Human Country Jukebox. Tickets are $12.
Friday, August 3
The Color Purple: The 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival is playing at the Kennedy Center through August 26. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. It’s the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Tickets start at $79.
Showing of "Legendary Weapons of Kung Fu": As part of the Freer Sackler's ongoing "Made in Hong Kong Film Festival, enjoy a showing of this cult classic Shaw Brothers film, accompanied by a live hip-hop score by DJ 2-Tone Jones of Shaolin Jazz. Free to attend.
Saturday. August 4
Yoga at the Kennedy Center: Enjoy a free, all-levels vinyasa yoga class in the Grand Foyer as part of the Kennedy Center's Sound Health program connecting the performing arts to mind-body wellness. An instructor from a different local yoga studio leads each session, and this weekend instructor Kelly Carnes is teaching. Free to attend.
Inn at Little Washington Village Market: If you've always wanted to experience the Inn at Little Washington, but aren't ready to shell out for the full dinner experience, make a day trip out of it to check out the Saturday market. Every Saturday through October 27, you can browse through vendors selling everything from organic veggies to artisinal meats, bread, jams and honey, bath products, jewelry and local artworks.
Salute the Sunset Concert: World-class performances by bands from the nation’s Armed Forces at National Harbor will stir the hearts and souls of civilians and military personnel alike, while their tuneful stylings in a variety of genres please music lovers of all ages. Catch the 257th Army Band -- officially recognized as “The Band of the Nation’s Capital” -- in a sunset performance at National Harbor. Free to attend.
Hanson at Wolf Trap: Fueled by a drive to create great art, inspire connection, and cultivate community, pop rock trio Hanson has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years. The trio of brothers make their NSO debut with a program of their greatest hits. Tickets start at $30.
Taste of Studio: Studio Theatre will open its doors for our 4th annual open house experience, Taste of Studio, to celebrate the arts, culture and culinary excellence of D.C. Free to attend, but all access passes (unlimited access to 30+ food and beverage vendors) start at $50.
Sunday, August 5
Citi Open Finals: The competition at the Citi Open tennis tournament has been heating up since July 28, and it all comes down to Sunday's match. The 50th annual tournament will wrap up with the ATP & WTA Finals at 12:30 p.m. Pro tip: Bring water as it is always blazing hot on the court! Tickets start at $25.
Barre 3 in the Park: Barre 3 is opening its fifth studio in Navy Yard this summer, so to celebrate they are inviting you to get a free taste of what's to come! From 10-11 a.m. they will hold a free, outdoor class on the waterfront at Yards Park. Bring your own mat and water. Free to attend.