If you’re looking to enjoy some cool events in the District this weekend, then look no further than this week’s hitlist featuring everything from humanoid robots to baseline brunches and private journal reads.
Okay so I’m not going to lie — I’m kind of geeked about this as if I were a kid again. Apparently, the Hirshorn totally has a new humanoid robot that is meant to help enhance the visitor experience by offering commentary, conversation, information and more.
…And her name is Pepper! How cuteeeeeee!
…or creepy depending on how you look at it…
So hit up the Smithsonian and enjoy a little meet and greet with Pepper this weekend. Can’t make Friday? That’s cool — they’re having the meet and greet Saturday and Sunday as well at 2:30PM.
Okay, so if you haven’t heard of this event then you’re…just like me. No seriously — I was literally surprised at the fact that I had no idea what this project was seeing as how hyped it is in the media. Kind of embarassing for someone who participates…in the media.
Regardless, this is a pretty acclaimed event that you’ll definitely want to partake in. Specifically, Mortified “celebrates all the weird stuff we made as kids: emo poetry, bad music, and angsty teenage journal entries included. “
So basically, you get a front row seat to the most embarrassing and personal, intimate details of these people’s lives. God bless em’.
Interested? Check out The Black Cat, for further details.
PARTY FOR THE PLANET
Okay, so you already get your party on regardless, why not get that groove goin’ for a cause? The National Geographic campus is hosting an awesome event with some of the “world’s most celebrated explorers, scientists, and changemakers” for an amazing evening filled with food, fun, and live music courtesy of The Suffers.
So help join in on this clean, green cause to help benefit our planet by reducing your use of single-use plastic (i.e. plastic bags, straws).
You’ll benefit from some killer food from Swizzler, Rito Loco, From Scratch, Roro and various other sustainable food trucks. Ever wanted to really make an impact in life? Here’s your chance.
Even though this event is sold out online, you can still get tickets at the door (just make sure you get there early because they’re sure to sell out.
SEVENTH STANINE FESTIVAL
Rhizome DC is this quaint little inconspicuous house venue tucked away in the heart of Takoma Park and lucky for you, they’re hosting an all-day festival event this Saturday that will be curated by DC band The Caribbean.
If you’re into some Caribbean music, alternative artists, some good DJ sets and an all-around good time, then get your behind out to Rhizome this weekend.
The show is free but a $15 donation is highly suggested. Event starts at 2PM and wraps up at 11PM.
The American Film Institute’s international film festival is bringing you some amazing, acclaimed documentaries that will cover a multitude of noteworthy topics ranging from national politics, to education, health, music, sports and culture.
In case you weren’t already aware, the AFI is kind of a big deal and this event is considered one of the leading documentary festivals in the entire nation. Check out the festival’s website for programming and tickets this weekend.
#FITDC FATHER’S DAY 5K
For those out there looking to sweat it out over the weekend, you’ll be excited to hear that there’s a handful of Father’s Day 5Ks going on around the District. So whether you’re a father, you have a father, or you’re a father-to-be, get your fitness on while enjoying a fun day of festivities.
The event is also made to spread awareness on gun violence in the district and is meant to bring families and friends together for a day of celebration of father’s and men’s health. So run/walk, crawl or if you’re me — cry the entire way — and enjoy some free refreshments, an awesome dry-fit T-shirt and some fun in the sun.
BRUNCH ON THE BASELINES
The Washington Nationals are offering an awesome opportunity for all of you baseball lovers out there. Get a chance to hang out on the baselines at Nationals Park and enjoy some yummy brunch fun-in-the-sun. Brunch items include bloddy marys, mimosas and beers (of course) and is totally family-friendly (you obviously just have to be 21+ to drink).
Oh– did we mention you get limited edition sunglesses with a built-in bottle opener? #winning. So join in on the fun this Sunday from 12PM to 4PM at Nationals Park.
DC JAZZFEST AT THE WHARF
Okay, so if you haven’t gotten a chance to attend any of the awesome events courtesy of the annual DC Jazz Festival then there’s good news — YOU HAVE ONE LAST CHANCE!
…Actually, that could be bad news…
Anyways, the point is that you can still get all the jazz in that you need at the Wharf this weekend before it all ends on Sunday. Leslie Odom Jr., R+R=Now and Maceo Parker are all headlining the event at the Anthem so check out the website for tickets.
Oh– one last thing, if you use the code ANTHEM you can save up to $35 off tickets.
This Tony Award-winning event is definitely one for the books. I mean seriously, we looked at tickets for this event literally last year and they were sold out until now. So, if you’re one of the many who have been waiting their entire lives to get in the doors and finally see it — congratulations!
If not — enjoy paying two car note’s worth to see one of the biggest musical events…EVER and watch Lin-Manuel Miranda’s genius at work as he “transforms the tale of America’s first Treasury Secretary”.