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Jazz in the Garden takes place in the Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art, every Friday through August 23 from 5-8:30 p.m. (Image: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/ DC Refined)
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Weekend Report: 7 can't-miss events to check out this weekend

Friday, June 14

Jazz in the Garden: The summertime favorite returns! Jazz in the Garden takes place in the Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art, every Friday through August 23 from 5-8:30 p.m. During jazz concerts, the Pavilion Café offers a special menu of creative American cuisine and refreshments, including a beer and wine menu. In addition to the return of audience favorites like Black Masala, Son del Caribe, and the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, this year's lineup will feature new performers like Rob Curto's Forró for All, Adwela & the Uprising, and The Bailsmen. Free to attend.

DC JazzFest at The Wharf: DC JazzFest celebrates 15 monumental years of Jazz in the nation’s capital. Come enjoy a weekend of true jazz takeover with a sparkling display of artistry, dancing, unique vendors, food, drink and more. See the full 2019 lineup here. Free to attend.

Saturday, June 15

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.

Smorgasburg DC: Come on out for the grand opening of Smorgasburg DC from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. with 30 food vendors and a beer garden. Free to attend.

The Second City's "America; It's Complicated!": Comedy legends The Second City return to the Kennedy Center with an all-new, all-hilarious show that reaches way, way across the aisle for non-stop equal opportunity laughs. Tickets start at $49.

Chinatown Community Festival: Come out and experience the tastes, sights, and sounds of Asian & Pacific Islander cultures at the 2019 Chinatown Community Festival! Enjoy a japanese drumming performance, a dog show, an Indonesian dance performance and lots of food samples! Free to attend.

Sunday, June 16

Falsettos: William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award–winning musical comes to the Kennedy Center in an all new production from Lincoln Center. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family. Tickets start at $49.

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