We don’t know about you, but to us, “Excessive Heat Warning” reads: “Excessive Fun to be Had.” We’re supposed to hit crazytown temperatures Saturday and Sunday (over 100! Eep!), breaching records from 1991. Stay inside and hydrate? Pffft. There’s too much going on that’s sizzling in the city (our flesh not included). Stay cool with one of our recommended weekend picks:
Bottomless Bellini Brunch + Pilates. (Interesting combo!) Lululemon Athletica hosts Beach Bums & Bellinis— $39 includes a Pilates class and brunch with bottomless bellinis on the roof of the W Hotel. We recently brunched there and loved it. Call (202) 661-2422 for reservations. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. 515 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
New Year’s Eve. Rock and Roll Hotel hosts a New Year’s Eve in July party with two DJs, free food, and an all-night open bar. Tickets: $50 for free booze 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., $25 for drinks until 11 p.m. and $15 for drinks a la cart. We love any excuse for dance floor make outs and sequined miniskirts. Just kidding. (Kind of). Fri., July 23. 1353 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C. (202) 388-ROCK.
Ice cream! (Duh). We love Dolcezza Gelato, which has three locations in Georgetown, Dupont, and Bethesda Row. Out in Alexandria, there’s The Dairy Godmother, whose frozen custards is sure to make your dairy dreams come true.
Head to a museum, there’s air conditioning. Excessive heat is the perfect time to enjoy indoor activities—like a movie (we’ve heard Inception is great), or a museum. If you don’t want to deal with the tourist on the National Mall, The National Geographic Museum has a new Leonardo DaVinci exhibit. Cost: free. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 857-7588.
Go Surfin’ (Surfin USA). So, if you can’t make it to a beach, you can at least enjoy some beach music. The Beach Boys play this Sunday at Wolftrap. Lawn seats are only $25. Sun., July 25, 2 p.m.
Stay cool, bitches!