Summer is now in full swing and many museums and venues are starting to reopen. This weekend, get out and about and enjoy some jazz at the Kreeger Museum, dancing unicorns at the Georgetown Waterfront, shopping in Georgetown, Dupont Circle and more.
Shop Local, Eat Local
Georgetown Second Saturday — June 12 — from Georgetown Main Street: “Support Local Brick & Mortar.” Discover everything Georgetown has to offer from restaurants, shopping, art galleries and more. Join Shop Made in DC on Saturday for its event with Ver Té Teas for a private tea demonstration to learn how to create little moments of “poetic zen” for quiet pause during our otherwise hectic days! Click here to get your ticket. Blue Ribbon Floral will be parked at 1651 Wisconsin Avenue from noon to 3 p.m. David Schulman, a loop violinist, will be playing from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1400 Wisconsin Avenue. Check his most recent collaboration with the Hirshhorn Museum.
View the full list of participating Georgetown businesses here! Tag us @georgetownmainstreet or #GeorgetownSecondSaturday and show us how you shop local & eat local!
Jazz at the Kreeger
This Saturday, jazz musicians Akua Allrich (vocalist) and Samuel Prather (pianist, drummer, and vocalist) will be performing on the Sculpture Terrace at the Kreeger Museum. The time is 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. and, keep in mind, it will be a small audience and social distancing and masks will be required.
Check Out the Pride Unicorns at the Waterfront
If you’re in the Georgetown Waterfront area this Saturday at 2:45 p.m., a colorful boat with dancing unicorns will be floating by the shores. Typically, Georgetown doesn’t get to partake in a lot of Pride events, so this is a great option right in the neighborhood this weekend.
Go Shopping in Dupont Circle, Too
This Saturday from noon until 6 p.m., there will be a pop-up shopping event with over 52 vendors along P St. and Connecticut Ave. NW. The purpose is to show all of D.C. the “Pride” Dupont Circle residents and retail have for their neighborhood. A similar event was held in April with over 1,000 patrons. Happy shopping!
Sip and Sway with Virtual “Bourbon & Bluegrass” at Lincoln’s Cottage
Pour yourself a bourbon and enjoy the annual preservation fundraiser headlined by Grammy winner Dom Flemons. The celebration will be broadcast live to help protect Lincoln’s beloved summer house on Rock Creek Church Rd. in NW. This year’s festivities bring cocktails by Maker’s Mark and Basil Hayden to your home. The event, which will run from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday, is sponsored by Beam Suntory, who are providing the liquor for the event.
See “Her Flag” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Freshly opened on Wednesday, “Her Flag” is a nationwide art and travel project created by Marilyn Artus. The exhibit commemorates the 100th-anniversary year of the passage of the 19th amendment. Artus worked with women artists from each of the 36 states that ratified the amendment granting women’s voting rights. They created a flag — “Her Flag” — that will be installed on the museum’s exterior. (By the way, Flag Day is Monday, June 14.)
Live Music Is Back! Live Music Is Back!
You read that correctly: Live music is back. Artist Zedd will be appearing at Echostage on Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. He is perhaps most well-known for his song “Clarity” and lots of collaborations with artists like Ariana Grande and Alessia Cara. The event is general admission and 18 and over.
Dupont Underground Celebrates Drag
Now through June 27, the Dupont Underground is hosting “DC’s Royals: A Celebration of Drag.” The event is a celebration of the members of the drag community, specifically in the D.C. area, throughout recent years. Expect to see photos from the Washington Blade archives as well as videos of interviews with members of the drag community like Shi-Queeta-Lee and Pretty RikE.
See Animal Wisdom at Woolly Mammoth
Streaming through June 27 only, this haunting film of the musical séance “Animal Wisdom” has singer-songwriter-soothsayer Heather Christian laying to rest everything that haunts her. She confronts her family’s mythologies with jarring, ferocious music touching on blues, gospel and folk. Tickets are $19 for a single viewer, $29 for two and three or more, $49.