New Pizzerias. Our humble opinion is that D.C. lacks in delicious pizza options (Much to our dismay). Pete’s APizza, a Tenleytown gem, just opened a second location in Columbia Heights. Their lunch special—2 slices and a soda for $6—can’t be beat. Columbia Heights, 1400 Irving St. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 332-7383. Tenleytown, 4940 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 237-7383.
If you’re a fan of NY-style pies, head to Capitol Hill, where Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn just opened We, The Pizza. 305 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. (202) 544-4008
Bastille Day Block Party. French café L’Enfant hosts its biggest party of the year—with French maid race, and mascarade dance party. Wed., July 14, 4 p.m. to close. 2000 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 319-1800.
Buena Vista Social Club & U Street Movie Series. Free movies every Tuesday at on the U Street Corridor. Free event, and complimentary popcorn for the first 100 people. Tues., July 13, 8:30 p.m. Harrison Field, Washington, D.C.
Cocktails for a Cause. Refugees International’s Young Humanitarian Circle hosts an event of cocktails and conversation at Hudson Restaurant and Lounge. Thurs., July 15, 7–9 p.m., 2030 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Capital Fringe Festival. A month-long event of various performing arts staged across the city. The event is known for its wacky, one-of-a-kind performances such as “iSchool Musical,” “The Horrors of Online Dating” and more. More information, online. July 8–25.
Green Night Out. Green DMV hosts a fundraiser to support the fight for a clean-energy economy. Event features live music, open bar, and organic locally sourced food. Tickets, $50. Tues., July 13, 7–9 p.m. Longview Gallery, 1234 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Party for PULSE. The Donovan House rooftop hosts a fundraising party for the America Heart Association’s PULSE. The event includes an open bar and Asian cuisine form ZenTen’s Top Chef finalist, Susur Lee. Tickets, $35. Wed., July 14, 6–8 p.m., 1155 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Screen on the Green. A D.C. tradition, Screen on the Green shows classic films on an enormous movie screen on Monday nights all summer long. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy this week’s movie, Goldfinger. Mon., July 12, 8:30–9 p.m. 700 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.
Sinatra Soiree. The Capital Club hosts its 18th Annual Soiree—a night of cocktails and swing dancing to the area’s premier Sinatra band, Swingtown. Tickets, $50. 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. National Building Museum, 440 G St. N.W., Washington D.C.