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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.

Photo credit: Buena Vista Social Club
Photo credit: Buena Vista Social Club

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.

Photo credit: Capital Fringe Festival
Photo credit: Capital Fringe Festival

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.

Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra

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.

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