RING IN THE WEEKEND HITLIST

Okay, so you’ve eaten so much holiday goodness that you’re full to the brim like a stuffed turkey and you’ve put in the mandatory face-to-face time with the crazy fam. Now, all you’re looking to do is find a way to get out and hang loose for this holiday long weekend.

Well, you’re in luck because we’ve brought you a fun-loving Holiday Weekend Hitlist chock full of the top events this weekend.


FRIDAY


Miracle on 7th Street

Where: 1839-1843 7th Street NW

Miracle on 7th Street is the third annual holiday pop-up bar that has been brought to you courtesy of the Drink Company. When it comes to trendy holiday pop-up awesomeness, Drink Company definitely is doing it up in a serious way.

The good news is that if you’re not able to attend the event today, you’re in luck, because this awesome pop-up bar is here to stay until the end of the year (December 31st, to be exact). So join in on the fun and take some pictures while you’re at it, because the ambiance is totally killer.

Seasons Greenings

Where: The United States Botanic Garden Conservatory

Seasons Greenings is not only one of the most clever little word puns we’ve heard all month, but it’s also  an awesome little holiday show put on by the US Botanic Gardens that is definitely a must-see event. What makes this exhibit so cool is that it boasts a collection of local landmarks that have been artistically crafted from only plant materials. Sculptures include the US Capitol building, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial to name a few.

To sweeten the deal, the event is totally free of charge. #YassQueen


SATURDAY


Scavenger Hunt of the Smithsonians

Where: 425 12th Street NW (Ollie’s Trolley)

ThingstodoDC boasts itself as being the District’s largest organization for socializing and networking with young professionals. With a membership list of between 150,000 to 200,000 local young professionals, we pretty much just believe them.

The difference with ThingsToDoDC is that their networking events skew heavy on the social side because they’re actually fun. So gone are the days of conference room get-togethers and industry events! Network while having a blast.

So, if you’re in the mood to get your hunt on for the “Moon Rock, the Ruby Slippers, Dinosaurs and the Hope Diamond” all in one day, then you can look no further then this awesome event.

So get yourself on over to Ollie’s Trolley Restaurant and get in on the action.

PS – that image totally isn’t one of the scavenger hunt — but that is an image that accurately depicts the insanity level of one of their killer parties.

 

Brief Assembly Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Where: Union Market

Union Market is always bringing  cool, trendy and unique national and local retailers to the scene and they’ve done just that with their first installation of the brand new pop-up concept Brief Assembly.

Brief Assembly is a “fully operational storefront space” that offers curated designers, crafters and independent brands from across the US. The stores opens this Saturday, November 25th and in the event you’ve already made plans and don’t want to miss out on the action – you’re in luck. That’s because this pop-up shop is here to stay until December 23rd.

So get in there and grab up some trendy, unique and one-of-a-kind items that’ll have all you’re friends totes jealous of your awesome and eclectic tastes.


SUNDAY


Rock Creek Park Clean Up

Where: Rock Creek Park

So once you’ve finished your stint of shameless holiday over-indulgence you might want to take a moment to give back over this holiday weekend and hook up Rock Creek Park with some loving hands.

So join in with the Blue Planet Stream Team and you can be a regular Planeteer right along with the Rock Creek Conservancy and the Alex Ferguson Foundation for the ninth annual Rock Creek Extreme Clean Up. This awesome project is in coordination with the 29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean Up and takes place from 10AM to 2PM this Sunday.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2017

Where: Dupont Underground

Admission: $15 (adults); FREE (children under 14)

This Sunday marks the absolute last day that you’ll be able to see the amazingness that is the World Press Photo Exhibition, courtesy of your friends at Dupont Underground (aka the 2016 nonprofit of the year as voted by the Washington Business Journal).

The World Press Photo Exhibition represents the year’s best visual journalism and spans across 100 cities around the world. The stunning images cover a wide array of topics and explore various contemporary sociopolitical subjects.

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