Weekend Roundup, Thursday, June 3

With Monday’s Memorial Day, it seems like we just had one of these things called a weekend, but now that we’re un-officially into the summer of 2021, there are lots of things to do outdoors! Dumbarton House is hosting a trivia night and the opening day of the Capital Harvest Farmer’s Market is Friday. If you’re craving barbecue, the National Capital Barbecue Battle has gone virtual this year. Also, June is Pride Month!

Craving Barbeque? Check out the National Capital Barbecue Battle Virtual Experience 

Typically held in person, the National Capital Barbecue Battle is going online this year. Grilling aficionados can check out recipes, offers and giveaways. There’s a family section where you can make your own ring toss or do a hanging succulent planter craft. There’s also free entertainment you can stream, with performances by the USO Show Troupe, Breathe Carolina and more. The battle will be online through June 30.

Celebrate Pride Month

The Capital Pride celebration runs through June 30 (since June is Pride Month after all!) This Saturday at 10 a.m., the Smithsonian American Art Museum is sponsoring a Virtual Drag Queen Story Time with D.C. Drag Queen Ruth Allen Ginsburg. This month, the Capital Pride Alliance is also encouraging homes, businesses and organizations to decorate their public spaces as part of a “Paint the Town Colorful” initiative. There will also be a Capital Pridemobile Parade to “various destinations throughout D.C.” on June 12, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Test Your Knowledge with Trivia Night Outdoors at Dumbarton House

From 7-8 p.m. Friday evening, Dumbarton House is hosting an outdoor trivia night. Topics include D.C. history, geography, movies, plants and animals and political history. Teams are limited to six and refreshments will be sold. Tickets are $10 to attend and you must agree to a COVID safety waiver. Don’t forget to bring your own picnic blankets or lawn chairs too!

Check out the Opening Day of Capital Harvest Farmer’s Market 

The 2021 Capital Harvest Farmer’s Market opens Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The weekly market features lots of eco-friendly and artisanal foods. If you’re wondering what to do with the fresh produce you find, there’s an information booth where guests can check out recipes and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The market is located on Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the corner of 13th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Settle in for FilmFest DC 

From June 4 through the 13th, enjoy the 35th annual festival from the comfort of your own home. This year, 60 films from 35 countries are featured over the 10 days of the festival. Series 1 begins this week with an opening film from France called Love Affairs. To see the full film catalogue, go to: filmfestdc.org.

Enjoy a Free Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts 

This Sunday, the museum celebrating women artists is offering a free community day. Visitors can see works by Frida Kahlo, Amy Sherman and more at no cost. If you miss this Sunday, the next Free Community Day is Sunday June 20. The museum — located at 1250 New York Ave. NW — is open from noon until 5 p.m. Adult admission prices are normally $10.


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