Wow, it’s August already?
Mid City Dog Days. Head to the U Street/14th Street corridors for the 11th annual MidCity Sidewalk Sale. Some of the bitches’ favorite décor and clothing boutiques—RCKNDY, Urban Essentials, Nana, Redeem, Treasury Vintage, Pulp—are having great sales and discount specials. Area restaurants—Policy, Masa14, Marvin, and more—are having complimentary drinks, popsicles, and snacks and other specials. More information. Start at U and 14th N.W. Aug. 7–8.
Tax Free at Tyson’s. Pick up your fall essentials with tax-free shopping at Tyson’s Mall Aug. 6–8. Tyson’s Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, V.A. (703) 827-7730.
After Dark Happy Hour. Having trouble making it to the bar in time for the good specials? Ping Pong Dim Sum has your solution. Their “after dark” happy hour starts at 10 p.m. and features $7 martinis, $20 bottles of prosecco, and $4 desserts—chocolate buns, mango puffs, exotic fruits, and sorbets. 900 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 506-3740.
Green Goodness. Green Meetup (a group for Green consumers, companies, and entrepreneurs) and VeeV (organic booze) host a happy hour at Hudson Restaurant. Thurs., Aug. 6, 6–8 p.m. 2030 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 872-8700.
Half-priced wine on Fridays. M Bar offers a damn good special for a Friday. So, grab your coworkers, friends, whoever—and relax over a light white on a hot summer night. 4– 8 p.m. 1143 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 775-0800.
Endless Summer Beach Bash. Luke’s Wings is a local charity with a great cause—they fly families of wounded soldiers to visit during hospitalization and rehabilitation—ensuring service members have the support and encouragement they need to recover. This Friday, they host their second annual beach bash fundraiser at L2. Enjoy limbo dancing, beach twisters, a surfing contest, tropical drinks, and more. Tickets $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Fri., Aug 6, 7 p.m. 3315 Cady’s Alley N.W., Washington D.C.
Earth Festival. National Museum of the American Indian hosts a free food-focused fest—farmer’s market, cooking demonstrations, and dinner-and-a-movie at the Mitsitam Café (the best place to dine on the Mall). Full details, here. Fri.–Sun. Aug. 6– 8. 4th St. & Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 633-1000.
Jazz in the Garden. The weather’s cooled down a little, so head to the sculpture garden for this timeless summer tradition. Fridays, 5–8:30 p.m. Free. 700 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 289-3360.