T-minus five days until I’m on vacation with my love for a couple of weeks, bopping about Europe. Woot!
Cori Sue will be spending this evening with her beau, a picnic basket, and a bottle of wine at the final Screen on the Green of the summer. Moreover, she’ll be trying not to squirm, as the flick this week is Psycho. Hundreds of Washingtonians enjoy the movies under the stars on the National Mall with the Capitol as the backdrop. Didn’t pack a picnic? Hill Country delivers dinner to five locations around the movie area. Starts at dusk (around 8:45 p.m.) on the National Mall, facing the Capitol.
District Karaoke is always a ridiculously fun time. But this Tuesday, the social karaoke league will take a philanthropic turn and benefit the Congressional Chorus. They’re working to expand the American Youth Chorus program and to keep bringing music to the D.C. area. Get to Policy and grab the mike for a good cause. No one is judging your awful singing. Really. 7 to 10 p.m. at Policy, 1904 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
It’s the last week of the Olympics. If you’re like me and don’t have a TV at home (it’s a personal choice, people), you’re probably getting the Gold medal in couch-hopping or sports-bar-squatting to catch the games. Open City turned its pavilion-like sunroom into a viewing area for the duration of the Olympic Games. There are large-screen TVs, misting fans, and food and drink specials. The restaurant gets a gold medal for allowing reservations for seats for individual events, in case you don’t want to miss, say, gymnastics, table tennis or soccer.
Guest of a Guest is hosting a happy hour to celebrate summer at Mad Rose in Clarendon. Steep happy hour specials, music by DJ Clinton Matthews, and mingling outdoors on the lovely patio. There will be a Guest of a Guest photog there documenting all the fun. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.
Truckeroo is back! The mobile munchies will converge on the Half Street Fairgrounds near Nationals Park from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Trucks will include the likes of CapMac, Hula Girl Truck, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and more. There is also live music, cornhole, and other games to entertain you. Plenty of shade and picnic tables. Free admission.
Saturday – GIVEAWAY!
The first music festival in the district of its kind, Trillectro will bridge the gap between hip-hop and electronic music. On Saturday at noon, music enthusiasts will converge on D.C.’s brand new Half Street Fairgrounds, right outside Nationals Park, for a day of performances from some of the best emerging local and national artists. We’re giving away two pairs of tickets! Fan Trillectro on Facebook and leave us a comment on this post telling us your favorite hip hop or electronic artist, and who you’re excited to see on the lineup. Or get tickets, ranging from $30 to $100, here.
That night, keep the weekend fun going and hop aboard the Third Annual DC Beer Week Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey. There will be unlimited tastings of more than 40 of your favorite craft beers from across the U.S. and around the world. Also included in the cost of admission is a full dinner buffet, DJ, dancing and a three-hour cruise along the Potomac. There also will be a cash bar available for wine & spirits, if you get tired of beer (Blasphemy!). Boarding starts at 5 p.m., cruise from 6 to 9. $125 per person. Get tickets here.