Do you have your ticket to the event of the summer? Yes? OK. Then let’s get on with the week …
Get this: 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities. Tonight at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the DC Water For People Committee hosts a gala to honor women who have made significant contributions in the field of water and sanitation. Scheduled to coincide with the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference, the Gala will feature live world music, international cuisine, an open beer and wine bar and a silent auction for a trip for two to an African safari, a week in Hawaii, art, and more. Get tickets until 5 p.m. today here.
If you’re a theater junkie, check out the Source Festival, which gets into full swing this week. New plays performed by both rising talents and established artists include 10-minute plays, artistic blind dates, and full-length plays. All in all, it’s 25 new works over three weeks. Tonight at 8 p.m., “Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman” is the first full-length play of the festival. See the full calendar here, and get tickets here. Everything runs through July 3.
If you failed to get tickets to the sold-out Katy Perry concert at Merriweather, head to Vapiano in Chinatown instead for a happy hour hosted by The Smugger. Proceeds will go to The MusicianShip, a non-profit that provides music instruction to more than 200 underprivileged children in seven D.C. Public Schools. All (100 percent!) of the proceeds will go to the MusicianShip in funding for scholarships and expenses. Donations snag you a free drink and enter you into a drawing for Kid Cudi concert tickets.
Back by popular demand, the Washington Nationals Ladies Night Party is this Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. followed by the game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Drink specials, music and entertainment, and a special Ladies Night gift are included in the $40 ticket price, which also includes a field level game ticket. The happy hour event will be held in the 1st and Potomac Street Party Tent. If you can’t make it to the pre-party, purchase a $25 Ladies Night ticket to the game. All Ladies Night tickets will include $10 in added value food and beverage credit to be used during the game. Get tickets here.
Brew it, taste it, sip it, and pork it at the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival this Friday night. The Saturday event is already sold out, but some tickets remain for Friday. Taste over 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and tons of barbecue at the eat fest in National Harbor. Admission gets you a sampling glass and all you can handle to eat and drink. Live music, seminars, contests, exhibits and more. It’s bound to be a lovely night. Get tickets here.
Get your om on all this week during Viginia Yoga Week. More than 80 free and inexpensive classes are being offered just across the river. In the name of karma, the classes also raise money for a selection of very worthy charities. See the full schedule here.
It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, so treat dad to a lazy, beer-filled brunch. We’ll give you our top picks for pops later this week.