Good morning, kittens. I hope you’re all safe and sound after the dramatic weather events this weekend. Irene wasn’t so bad, was she? I’m simply exhausted, and looking forward to a week of work, grad school classes starting back up, loads of meetings, football practice, and plenty of events. Thinking about it makes me want to crawl back into bed already.
This week, we suggest you start your week off with yoga and a movie, have a nice dinner on Wednesday, hit up a fabulous charity party on Thursday, and spend the weekend at art galleries and brunch.
It’s movie night! Over in Crystal City, Crystal Screen is playing A Space Odyssey. In Chinatown, Redline Gastrolounge is playing Vertigo, along with specialty cocktails and discount appetizers, starting at 7 p.m.
Get your “Ohm” on with free yoga in Meridian Hill Park. Hosted by Citizen Effect, DC yoga instructor Michael Hall will host an hour-long outdoor yoga sesh starting at 6:30 p.m. There are free samples from Vita Coco, Silence Tea and more. So, grab your mat and get going! 15th Street and W Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Cleveland Park hot spot Ripple hosts a Tomatina-themed dinner with a $65 five-course tasting menu. There will also be a tomato fight by performance artists at 7:30 p.m. and a screening of the 1978 cult film, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” throughout the evening. Call for reservations, 5-10 p.m. 3417 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Head to Georgetown’s upscale lounge L2 for surfing, limbo, prizes and tropical cocktails at the 3rd Annual Endless Summer Beach Party hosted by Luke’s Wings. Attire is Saint-Tropez chic, please, no swimsuits. Tickets, $25. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 3315 Cady’s Alley, Washington D.C.
Love art and music? Head to the Art Museum of the Americas for the Second Annual Art After Dark with DJs, food trucks, an iPad raffle, art, and a dance party. Tickets, $25. 8 p.m. to midnight. 201 18th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Rest your hangover. Head to happy hour. Enjoy jazz in the garden. Get ready for Saturday.
By day, take advantage of one of the final free summer Saturdays at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 500 17th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
By night, Fashion Fights Poverty is hosting an accessory swap and fashion networking opportunity at Columbia Heights’ The Dunes. Recommended $5 donation, cash bar. 1402 Meridian Place N.W., Washington D.C.
Brunch, but of course. This week, we suggest hitting up Lincoln’s punch bowl brunch. 1110 Vermont Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.