Fun and games. Go on a Museum treasure hunt (Monday, Free, Penn Quarter), play fun and for free rooftop bingo (Wed, Free, Union Market), or do crafts at NMNH Play Date: Beguiling Birds (Tuesday, free, the National Mall).
Alexandria Restaurant Week. DC’s Summer Restaurant Week May Be Over, But Alexandria Restaurant Week Is Here (Mon-Sun, Alexandria). Check out our Alexandria Restaurant Week guide to make the most of a week filled with fun, food and drink.
Story time. Discuss a fun read at Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club (Tuesday, free, NOMA), hear from historians Howard Zinn 100th Birthday Celebration (Wed, free, virtual), learn more about audiobooks at this Audiobook Symposium (Thursdays, free but requires a pass, Capitol Hill), or discover the secrets of the city’s train station at this Union Station Hidden Tour (Saturday, $25, East End). You can also bring the children to Story time at the National Postal Museum (Monday, free, city center) Where Drag Queen Storytime (Sun, $5, park view).
Break a sweat. Bring your pet to dog jogger (Sun, free, Georgetown) Where participate in a Bike ride for women’s equality day (Saturday, free, NOMA). You can also relax at Outdoor voice yoga (Sun, free, Georgetown) Where Washington Yoga Center (Saturday, $30, Tenleytown).
See a show. Witness the beginnings of The last record and meeting with the director (Friday and Saturday, $13, Silver Spring). See a production of Storm to Shakespeare DC Basic Performance (Saturday, Free, Capitol Riverfront), watch young dancers at this Performance from the Dance Institute of Washington (Wed, $20, Forest Hills), listen to live outdoor music at United States Navy Band Performance (Wednesday, Free, Capitol Riverfront), or head to a screening for 4 Mile Run: Bringing an urban stream to life (game, free, Alexandria).
- Last chance. Don’t miss your last chance to see American prophet (Closed on Sundays, various prices, south-west seafront). It is also thelast week to see the All together exposure (closed Sundays, free, Penn Quarter) or for live The show room (Closed Sunday, $10, Penn Quarter).
- Take the microphone. If you prefer to be on stage, you can attend an open mic night at Open Gem 5 Year Anniversary (Wednesday, $10+, Eckington), do your job at Jammie Jam Poetry Slam Pajamas (Fri, free, Takoma), or participate in a game show at Wait, wait… Don’t tell me anything Direct (Thursday and Friday, $42, Vienna).
Learn a new skill. Improve your acting skills at this workshop with the Washington Improv Theater (Saturday, Free, Penn Quarter) or learn a jig at District Irish Dancing Open House and Classes (Saturday, free, Tenleytown). You can also enjoy food and drinks at sausage making workshop (Thursday, $69, Capitol Hill) where Blending Bliss Tea Class (Sun, $50, park view).
Attend a pop-up. Dance the night away Havana Night pop-up (game, various prizes, Bethesda). You can also buy a new summer reading at Ephemeral library in the rue Girard park (Monday, free, Mt. Pleasant) or enjoy a slice of tart Pop-up Sommer Street Pizza (Sun, Free, Petworth).
Have a drink. Enjoy an infusion Megafest Black Owned Beer Festival (Saturday, $40+, Takoma) Where happy hour bingo (Wednesday, free, Tyson’s Corner). You can also have a drink while carving at this Clay class + cocktails (Sun, $75, Georgetown).
Back to school. Get a back-to-school activity kit (All week, free, Penn Quarter) to prepare for class or head to Backpack button time (Friday, free, Georgetown) have a stylish new bag for the school year.
Catch a movie. There are plenty of free outdoor movies around town this week: The photograph (Thursday, Free, Penn Quarter), The Batman (Tuesday, Free, Penn Quarter), Black Panther (Tuesday, free, Georgetown), Where soul summer (game, free, The Wharf), and The Godfather first and second parts (Sat, Free, Culpepper), just mercy (game, free, the National Mall), As if they were angels (game, free, the National Mall), boobies rich asian (Wednesday, free, Arlington), The Fast and Furious Saga (Game, Free, Mosaic Neighborhood), or one sprojection of Women: Resilience and the Right to Live (Wednesday, $0+, Cardozo).
- Welcome children. Bring the whole family to see Sing 2 (Thursday, free, The National Mall), Encanto (Thursday, free, Congress Heights), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Sat, Free, Culpepper), Shrek (Sea, Free, Rockville), and The jungle Book (Sun, free, National Port).
- Movie musicals. Sing along with one of your favorite movies. This week you can see West Side Story (Friday, Free, Arlington), hair spray (game, free, National Port), Where In the heights (game, free, the Navy Yard).