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This Week in DC: May 26- June 1

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Welcome back, Bitches. I hope you all got some sunshine, exercise, and quality time with friends and family over the Memorial Day weekend. That’s exactly what I did, and I could not be more ready to tackle this work week with gusto.

Cheers to summer!

Tuesday

Start your week off right with Toned Up Tuesdays at City Center DC. The weekly classes, hosted by Vida Fitness, occur every Tuesday at 6 p.m. with a different fitness class being led outside in the Park at City Center. Today, it’s yoga for athletes, which I could totally use given my sore runner IT bands.  There will also be fun swag from CityCenter DC and City Sports and healthy snacks, shakes and special offers from Protein BarJrink Juicery and Healthy Bites. More info, online. 6 p.m., City Center,

Wednesday

Becca is in London, and I have no doubt she’s devastated to miss her dream man, John Legend, who is giving a free performance at the Kennedy Center. The Grammy award-winner comes to Washington for a special performance with Lindsey Stirling, as part of YouTube Live. The performance will be filmed and uploaded to the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel. For those not able to get seats inside the Opera House, the concert will be simulcast to the Millennium Stage screens in the Grand Foyer. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line at the entrance to the Hall of Nations, beginning at 6 p.m.

john legend

Wednesday

Becca is in London, and I have no doubt she’s devastated to miss her dream man, John Legend, who is giving a free performance at the Kennedy Center. The Grammy award-winner comes to Washington for a special performance with Lindsey Stirling, as part of YouTube Live. The performance will be filmed and uploaded to the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel. For those not able to get seats inside the Opera House, the concert will be simulcast to the Millennium Stage screens in the Grand Foyer. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and free tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line at the entrance to the Hall of Nations, beginning at 6 p.m.

john legend

Thursday

Te gustas tequila? Entonces, vete a la Liason Capitol Hill. Washington City Paper is hosting its second annual Margarita Wars. Mixologists from the top margarita joints throughout the region compete for attendee’s votes for the evening’s best margarita. Art & Soul, El Centro D.F., Cuba Libre, Casa Oaxaca, El Chucho, GBD, El Rey, Southern Hospitality are the competitors. Attendees will be able to sample margs from all the restaurants, as well as receive a sneak preview of the newly renovated Liaison Capitol Hill Rooftop and Pool. Tickets, $35.

margarita

Friday

It’s “so DC” to say you’re “so over DC.” So, while I definitely fall into that camp, I could never get sick of Jazz in the Sculpture Garden, the annual summer event. So, pack a picnic, grab your friends and enjoy live jazz, sangria, and fresh air amid the sculptures. The event started last Friday and goes all summer long in the afternoons. This week, it’s a guy playing a blues harmonica. 5 to 8:30 p.m., Smithsonian Sculpture Garden, Constitution and 9th Ave., Washington, D.C.

Saturday

The wunderkinds behind local gelateria Dolcezza are opening their newest location, on 14th and P, which is right in my neighborhood and will give Pitango a run for its money. We Bitches die for the salted caramel. So, celebrate Saturday with a visit. The 1,000-square-foot space was originally a pharmacy built in 1878. With the intention of letting the character of the building dictate the space, Dolcezza is keeping the original front entrance door and retail shelving, providing an apothecary feel. Look out for a new flavor combination: Fruity Pebbles. 1418 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

dolcezza

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, head out to Tyson’s Corner for the first annual Taste of Tyson’s, taking place Saturday and Sunday. This inaugural festival features more than 150 International wines, spirits, and beers featured along with local and regional favorites. Beyond the drink tastings there is a gin tasting table, a Scotch lounge, and a rum shack. The highlight of the festival is the Cooking State, which will feature some of the best chefs around town. Tickets are on sale now and range from a Grand Cru Two-Day All Access Pass at $269 per person, VIP Saturday $149 or Sunday $129, a General Admission one-day pass for $59. There’s also a $39 designated driver ticket. Purchase online,  or call (800) 830-3976. 12-6 p.m.

Sunday

Brunch, of course. Lately, we’ve enjoyed Fiola Mare, The Fainting Goat, Red Rocks Pizzeria, and Satellite Room.

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