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This Week: Aug. 30 – Sept. 5

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If you’re smart, you’re already out of town this week. But if you’re like me, you’re stuck here, furniture shopping (still settling into my new pad) and soaking up the last weekend of glorious pool time. Other than that, it was hard to find fun events, because it seems there is NOTHING GOING ON besides the usual Phillips After Five and boring Labor Day family events on the National Mall. Oh, and I guess college football season is starting? Joy.

Anyway, here are a few other things you could hit up this week if you’re still here and you’re bored.

Get Arty

It’s the last Free Summer Saturday at the Corcoran Gallery this week. Sadness, I know. So go soak up the Chuck Close prints, or bring your sketchpad—there’ll be a live model in the atrium from noon to 3 p.m. Also, the Washington Revels will be singing at 11 a.m. Lotsa fun over there.

Photo credit: Corcoran Gallery
Photo credit: Corcoran Gallery

Rock Out

The Black Cat is celebrating its 17th Birthday. In cat years that means they’re like 84, right? Rock out with Above the Silence, Autograph by Proxy, Brickshitter, Bruise Riot, and more, this Saturday night. Get tickets here.

Be Swanky

The Art Museum of the Americas is kicking off a series of Art After Dark parties, with the first soiree this Thursday in the historic museum and on its terrace (should be perfect weather for cocktails on the terrace, me thinks). Drinks, live art, video art, and live music. Get tickets here.

Jam It

Ever been to a poetry slam? Just think … Witty poets + brilliant words + competition = lots of fun. Give it a go tomorrow night at the Beltway Poetry Slam. The poets will be competing for a chance to represent D.C. at the National Poetry Slam, so it’ll be fierce. Capitol Hill’s The Fridge is hosting. Doors open at 7:30, and the jam starts at 8 p.m. sharp. $5 cash at the door. 516 Eighth Street SE (Rear Alley).

Photo credit: The Fridge
Photo credit: The Fridge

Do Good

Vinoteca and New Vintage are hosting a wine tasting and book signing to benefit the American Heart Association. Charlie Adler, the president of TasteDC and author of “I Drink on the Job: A Refreshing Perspective on Wine” will be the featured guest. Starts at 6 p.m., tickets are $35, and all proceeds go to the AHA. 1940 11th Street NW.

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