FATHER’S DAY HITLIST: YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST FATHER’S DAY EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT

There are dozens of awesome events going on in the District this weekend to help celebrate Father’s Day. If you’re looking to make papa bear happy this weekend, then look no further than this quick and easy guide to some fun Father’s Day festivities.


Daddy-Daughter Date Night
For those of you out there looking to get in some awesome 1-on-1 family time with the kiddos, then you’ll be excited to hear about the Daddy-Daughter Date Night event being hosted this weekend courtesy of i Ricchi.

This is defintely a lovely event not to be missed — after all — a dad is a daughter’s first love and the relationship will forever influence and impact their relationships henceforth.

So make it a good one and spoil the heck out of her!

 Make your reservations now by calling (202) 835-0459.

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Celebrate with a good burger and beer
This weekend is full of amazing eats and awesome events that are centered around Father’s Day — but don’t get it twisted! You can still join in on the deliciousness that’s taking over the District.

Case in point: Embassy Suites

Are you looking for some good bourbon, burgers and beer? You’re sure to be satisfied with the tasty offerings being dished up this weekend — Father or not! Get your behind in there and sink your teeth into the best burger of your life.

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Mayor Bowser’s Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys
For those of you looking for a great event to attend to round out the festivities over the weekend, join in on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s special Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys.  It’s the 3rd Annual event and will feature live music, free food, haircuts and tons of local vendors and family fun festivities!

#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.

Father’s Day 5K -Washington

Like I said — tons of Father’s Day 5Ks in the District! We felt the need to include this one because it was it’s own anticipated 5K event separate from the one sponsored by the Mayor and this event also helps to benefit disabled individuals.

That’s right, for everyone that joins in, 15% is donated to help “build the individual character, confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled and physically challenged young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life.”

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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.

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Father’s Day Brunch on the Rooftop
Brunchy brunch brunch — down into my belly (anyone get that reference? Anyone? Bueller?) Treat  papa bear to an awesome Father’s Day brunch on the rooftop and sip mimosas and fresh juice all while dining on some amazing raisin brioche and french toast — or NY sirloin if you happen to be a meat kinda man.

All courtesy of Rosewood Hotels — dad or not that menu sounds fabulous so I would get your toukkis out there ASAP.

Brunch at Via Umbria
Brunch again!?!? Yes. Brunch again. Why? Because it’s Father’s Day weekend and everyone restaurant in the planet is having a killer brunchfest to celebrate. So thank your local father if you’re not one for opening you up to a world of amazing brunchness.

“When breakfast meets lunch and friends meet friends, magic is sure to happen.”

That was literally a quote I pulled from the website. Magic.

So hit up Via Umbria — whether you do it for bellinis, bloody marys and Aperol spritzes or not, this restaurant is definitely not one to miss.

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Funktronics Fathers Day At Bossa!
Bossa Bistro + Lounge in Adams Morgan is hosting an awesome Father’s Day special music event with The Funktronics! So join John, Kenny, Steve and Nima  and listen to some sweet funk/jazz tunes and some awesome style at Bossa Bistro and Lounge.

The show starts at 9:30PM and the cover is a whopping — $5.00. Whoa there. Watch out now.

 

THE ALWAYS UPDATED ARTS GUIDE: JUNE EDITION

You know what time it is! Art events in the District that you totally can’t miss. That’s right — we’re back in action after a brief hiatus and just as good as ever with one exception — no theater events!

Say wha!?

That’s right. I said it. NO THEATER EVENTS.

Becauseeeeeee…..

I literally have an entire post dedicated to theater events for the month of June. So rest assured all you theater junkies out there — you’ve all been well taken care of. You’re welcome.

So without further adieu — I bring you — the hottest arts events in the District. This event will be continually updated every week with additional events for your viewing pleasure. So Enjoy! You little art yuppie, you… THE ALWAYS UPDATED ARTS GUIDE: JUNE EDITION

IS THIS ABANDONED MALL OF HORRORS A CREEPY OUTLIER OR A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?

When the director of “The Blair Witch Project” pushed to film a horror movie in the abandoned Frederick Towne Mall in Frederick, Maryland, the local film office described the space as a “horror filmmaker’s dream.  It’s filled with dark corners, back alleys, and remnants of civilization, basically.”  And he was right;  the inside of the abandoned mall had dark, cluttered corridors, buzzing neon lights that were still on even though the mall had been closed for years, and bolt-cuttered storefronts.  But Frederick Towne Mall only looked like a mall of horrors;  in Akron, Ohio, there’s an actual mall of horrors. IS THIS ABANDONED MALL OF HORRORS A CREEPY OUTLIER OR A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME?