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Washington DC 2018 Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in Washington DC today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked for maximum good times. You're welcome, folks!

By / April 12, 2018

August 20 - 26

Yappy Hour at Jackson 20

Jackson 20 Courtyard

Calling all pups: Join every Tuesday at the Jackson 20 Courtyard with your furry friends and enjoy happy hour for you and pup-tails for your best friend.


Urban Jungle’s Drop In Plant Clinic

Urban Jungle @ The Shay

If you love plants but don't have much of a green thumb, drop into this plant clinic to get expert advice on what's ailing your plants and how you can better care for all your little green babies.


K9 Cruise for Veterans

Potomac River Boat Company

This fundraising event to benefit Semper K9 Assistance Dogs has a two-hour full moon catered cruise on the Potomac, heavy hors d'eourves, and plenty of beverages on board.

$0 - $40 / RSVP

RUNGRL Co. presents Cocktails + Convos: The Root of the Issue

Taylor & York

Let’s be real: it’s a commitment for Black women to workout and also care for their hair. Join RUNGRL for vino and a candid chat on our relationship with hair, fitness, and wellness.

$15 / RSVP

Daybreaker DC: Summer of Love


Come together for a summer celebration of love. Escape the heat and dip inside the cool, groovy confines of our favorite dance floor, FLASH.

$18 - $35 / RSVP

Ladies Paint Night: Food Illustrations with Erin Williams

The Lemon Collective

Spend the night getting creative and starting the weekend on a colorful note. Choose a blank food illustration to paint in watercolor, or create your own.

$25 / RSVP

Friday Night Beers & Bites Tour


Upon arrival, guests will be treated to a signature draft, followed by a full tour of the brewery and operations. Everyone will enjoy a total of six tasters throughout the evening.

$35 / RSVP

Yoga in the Yard

The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection

Join in the courtyard for Yoga in the Yard. Hosted by Refresh Yoga Center, new classes will be featured weekly. Locals welcome, BYOM (bring your own mat).


Painting the Wilderness: A Watercolor Workshop

Steadfast Supply

Not sure if you’re creative enough to capture the essence of the wilderness? Join the owner of Writing Desk Creative Co. for an inspirational and educational day of exploring the basics of landscapes.

$150 / RSVP

Rosé All Day

A Chateau

We heard that day-drinking doesn't count if you're drinking rosé. Many sommeliers might make that argument and with good reason, so sip pink all day in chic Dupont Circle.


Sip and Sew Old Town Pop Up: Summer Flirty Skirt

Fabric Place Basement

From newbies to experts, all sewing levels will enjoy this sewing class in beautiful Old Town Alexandria. Make a custom skirt to add to your wardrobe and be the envy of all your friends.

$45 / RSVP

Runway For A Cure DC: Survival of the Glamorous

Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Runway for a Cure DC’s mission is to celebrate the lives of breast cancer survivors. Watch a fashion show and presentations from designers, and walk away with a swag bag.

$35 - $130 / RSVP

Hustle Hard for Charity Celebrity Basketball Game

Trinity Washington University

Hustle Hard Global hosts basketball camps and tournaments for underprivileged youth in Kenya. Help them raise funds to support their initiatives at their second annual charity basketball game.

$15 - $45 / RSVP

Wine and Paint DC

Anacostia Arts Center

Join for an evening of a Parisian-themed Wine and Paint event with Trilogy Fitness Group and SV Gallerie. Invite your friends to unleash their artistic abilities in an interactive art class.

$45 / RSVP

Alex Moffat from SNL Live at Arlington Drafthouse

Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

Laugh your butt off with Alex Moffat, who co-starred alongside John Ashton in the indie-drama Uncle John and is a current cast member of Saturday Night Live.

$25 / RSVP

DC Speed Dating Event for Singles

The Bird

Prefer a 'less is more' environment devoid of typical event trappings? No more name-tags, shouting, or over-the-top party trimmings. Meet your special someone in a low-key, sophisticated environment.

$29 - $36 / RSVP

Loudoun Humane Society Painting for Pets Fundraiser

Twinpanzee Brewing Company

If you love to paint and help animals in need while you're at it, this event is for you. Create custom home decor to take home and keep, or give to a friend as a handmade gift.

$50 / RSVP

August 27 - September 2

Rooftop Pool & Lounge Day

Rooftop Pool & Lounge at the Liaison Capitol Hill DC

Sip, dip, and relax at DC's premier rooftop pool and lounge. Get ready to bid farewell to summer with sun, food, drinks, and good friends.

$40 - $300 / RSVP

Belgian Supper Club: A Recipe Meal Kit + Cooking Class Experience

Et Voila!

Join this interactive cooking demonstration and tasting of the monthly dish, duck leg confit with orange sauce, then take home a meal-box to make this dish yourself.

$65 / RSVP

barre3 x Capitol Riverfront BID

Canal Park

In preparation for the studio's opening later this summer, they're hosting a series of free "underground" classes. Don't forget to bring you own yoga mat, water bottle, and sunscreen.


R&B Restorative Yoga

The Trinity Center - Aerobics Room

Pull up for a smooth take on restorative yoga and listen to current R&B artists while you slow the practice down. Get into your subtle body and feel the release of a nice full breath.

$10 - $100 / RSVP

Test Kitchen: Kombucha 101

Union Market

Join Craft Kombucha in the Test Kitchen for an introduction to the world of kombucha. You'll have the chance to ask all your burning questions about kombucha and learn how to make your own at home.

$50 - $80 / RSVP

Delicious Dahlias Floral Design Workshop

Helen Olivia Flowers

Dahlias are one of the world's most striking flowers, and you'll learn how to tame this wild beauty. All tools, flowers, vases, and instruction will be provided to create a beautiful design.

$95 / RSVP

Black Girl Magic Yoga

The Trinity Center

Come have some fun in this weekly Black Girl Magic Yoga class and leave feeling rested and rejuvenated in a different way than any other yoga class.

$10 - $100 / RSVP

Lake Arbor Jazz Dinner Cruise on the Potomac

The Wharf - Southwest DC Waterfront

Wind down the summer with good food, good music, and good fun with this dinner cruise. Come and enjoy a beautiful evening of cruising on the Potomac River on the Spirit of Washington.

$135 / RSVP

Alison Wonderland


Armed with turntables, a killer vibe, and an open mind, Alison turns countless dance floors across the globe into your favorite kind of Wonderland: more beats, less croquet.

$33 / RSVP

Espresso at Home

Counter Culture Coffee

Get your buzz on and learn the variables that impact brewing espresso and how to employ these variables to make delicious espresso. You'll be a master brewer by the end of the class.

$150 / RSVP

Hydroponics and Vertical Farming

H St. Farms @ W.S. Jenks and Son by Cultivate the City

Calling all green thumbs: Come learn about synthetic nutrients/fertilizers, growing environments, properties of water, and testing equipment. Then tour the garden and learn how to start your own.

$20 / RSVP

Brewing Coffee at Home

Counter Culture Coffee

A guided coffee tasting provides context for your flavor preferences, then explains the fundamentals of brewing. Practice making pour-overs and go home with a three-month coffee subscription.

$75 / RSVP

Rooftop Yoga + Brunch with Mimosas

The Watergate Hotel

Enjoy spectacular rooftop views as a master yoga instructor leads you through a truly transformative experience. Afterwards, enjoy a breakfast buffet brunch to refuel.

$55 - $475 / RSVP

Introduction to Beekeeping Class

The Bee Store LLC

Wanna be a beekeeper? Learn everything that's involved in beekeeping, from the benefits to the pitfalls, to decide if it's the right hobby for you.


September 3 - 9

Golden Triangle BID TriFit

Farragut Square

Grab your mat, bring your friends, and make TriFit your “happy hour" with an all-levels yoga class led by CorePower Yoga.


Cooking Class: Pasta & Dessert

Via Umbria

Step into a kitchen where you and a small group of amateur chefs will enjoy an intimate cooking class and learn how to make pasta and dessert by hand.

$66 / RSVP

On Art Run: Washington DC

Blind Whino SW Arts Club

The On Art Run arrives in the nation's capital to showcase the powerful intersection of art and running. Join for an evening of charity and celebration, with food to recover and a drink on the house.

$10 / RSVP

Farm Friday Happy Hour

The Farm at 55 M Street

With beautiful views of the city, there's no better place to bring your pals and get the weekend started off right. Buy a beer or glass of wine and do Friday the right way.

$10 / RSVP

Drink the District: Wine Edition

La Maison Française at The French Embassy

It's no coincidence that the words wine and summertime rhyme. Kick back with friends, while you enjoy wine samples, chill live tunes, demonstrations on the culinary stage, and a local artisan market.

$59 - $99 / RSVP

DeRay Mckesson: On the Other Side of Freedom

GW Lisner Auditorium

Join DeRay Mckesson – the civil rights leader and host of the Pod Save the People podcast – for a timely conversation on social justice with several special guests.

$10 - $28 / RSVP

Pups in the Park

Nationals Park

Skip the dog park and come to Nationals Park for a unique opportunity to watch the Nats play the Cubs with other dogs and dog lovers from the pet-friendly Outfield Reserved section.

$10 - $32 / RSVP

Leave It All Behind: A Renwick at Night Experience

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Leave It All Behind is an immersive last chance after hours experience inside the full world of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Talent, attractions, and libations will be provided.

$60 - $65 / RSVP

Underground Comedy Presents

The Big Hunt

Underground Comedy presents rising comics from around the country who have appeared on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Conan, Fallon, Kimmel, Colbert, MTV, VH1, and FX.

$20 / RSVP

Home Brewing Class

Vigilante Coffee

Learn basic brewing concepts and specific techniques in this hands-on, approachable, and fun class. Your ticket includes a Vigilante Coffee subscription that will bring fresh coffee to your door.

$50 / RSVP

Beer Yoga: Cheers & Namahste

Right Proper Brewing Company Brookland Production House + Tasting Room

Sip and stretch at Right Proper Brewing Company's Production House in Brookland DC. Come for yoga and namah’stay for beer.

$15 / RSVP

Gelato Festival Washington DC 2018

City Market at O

Get the opportunity to experience the secrets of high-quality gelato, learn about the production techniques by watching the Artisans at work, and taste all the competing flavors (sweet).

$0 - $30 / RSVP

Sip and Sew DC 2018

Sew Creative Lounge

Sip, sew, and party while you learn basic sewing techniques to complete a project. Listen to your favorite music and enjoy a glass a wine while you're there.

$20 - $50 / RSVP

John Kerry: Every Day Is Extra

Sixth & I

Come see John Kerry discuss his new book, EVERY DAY IS EXTRA, a moving, candid account of his time in politics, followed by a public author signing.

$45 / RSVP

September 10 - 16

Monday Evening Yoga at The Farm

The Farm at 55 M Street

Enjoy an hour long class on the urban oasis of an Up Top Acres rooftop farm, led by CorePower Yoga. Bend and flow with views of rows of fresh vegetables and the smell of fresh produce.

$15 - $20 / RSVP

Service to Stage: A Storytelling Event

DC Improv

This show will feature seven perspectives on service, including three veterans, two service year alumni, and two wartime allies.

$15 / RSVP

Yoga + Wine Wednesdays

Soapstone Market

You are only one yoga class away from a good mood. For just $20 bucks, you'll get a class and a glass. Don't forget to bring your own mat.

$20 / RSVP

Watercolor and Cocktails: An Evening of Drinks & Painting

Union Market

Join cookbook author and illustrator Marcella Kriebel in an evening of watercolor painting of an original recipe by mixologist Gina Chersevani (plus enjoy a specialty seasonal cocktail!).

$50 / RSVP

Woodsy Wonders

Helen Olivia Flowers

Learn how to put together a woodsy creation at this floral design workshop in Old Town. All tools and materials are included.

$95 / RSVP

Traditional Hatha Yoga

White Lotus Wellness Center, LLC

This class will incorporate all the traditional methods used to achieve single-minded focus. Some experience is helpful, but you don't need to be a dedicated yogi to participate.

$15 / RSVP

2018 International Coastal Cleanup

Kingman Island

Last year, the DC cleanup was a huge success, with over 500 volunteers collecting 4,000 pounds along the shores of the Anacostia. Will you help make this year's event even better?


Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®


Experience deeper levels of peace and health than you ever imagined possible. This inspired, meditative practice requires nothing of you but to lie down, listen, and relax.

$30 / RSVP

DC Cultural Bar Crawl

Various Venues

Cultural Crawl is founded by three black creatives DC to create a safe and inclusive space for people to drink, eat, and explore. Enjoy booze, food, art, music, and good vibes.

$0 - $15 / RSVP
Beautiful Allotment

Cocktails for Charity

The SOFEI Group

Join for a summer evening of flair, food, fellowship, and fun on the patio. Expand your social network and find out ways you can get involved with The SOFEI Group.

$20 / RSVP

Saturday Night Event For Singles

Dirty Martini

Prefer a 'less is more' environment devoid of typical event trappings? Meet your special someone in a comfortable and relaxed environment and thank us later.

$29 - $36 / RSVP

The Yards Park Boardwalk Block Party

The Yards Park

This Block Party will feature Italian specialties from Osteria Morini, wine and snacks from District Winery, freshly shucked oysters from Whaley's, and much more.

$35 / RSVP

Tempting Tannins and Terrariums

Station Kitchen & Cocktails at The Embassy Row Hotel

Sip wine and get your hands a little dirty as you build a mini garden at this terrarium building class with local instructor, Holley Simmons.

$60 / RSVP



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