Weekend Round Up, June 23-26


Now that summer is in full swing, there are lots of great events to attend. The long-anticipated Georgetown Sweets Tour is this Saturday. Don’t miss the opening of a new indoor golf locale, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, 30th Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, a cookout at Bourbon Steak and more. Enjoy! 

How’s That Sweet Tooth? The Georgetown Sweets Tour Is This Saturday

This Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., don’t miss the Georgetown Sweets Tour, sponsored by Georgetown Main Street (GMS). “Visit 12 retail locations to pick up a different sweet from Georgetown bakeries,” GMS announced, and “by the end of the ‘tour,’ you’ll have 12 sweets.” Meet at Chase Bank at 3217 P St. NW, between noon to 3 p.m., to pick up your sweets box and a map to explore Georgetown’s delectable businesses. For more information on the Sweets Tour, go here.

Will you be filling your sweets box? Photo courtesy GMS.

FORE! Puttery Opens Today 

In the latest craze to hit D.C., another indoor golf venue opens today at 4 p.m. “Puttery” features a modern spin on putting and includes three nine-hole mini golf courses each with its own unique theme. In addition to golfing, there’s a cozy lounge area with food and cocktails. Puttery is located at the old International Spy Museum location (800 F St. NW). More on Puttery can be found here. 

This weekend, try the new Puttery indoor golf courses. In addition to golf, there are cozy lounge areas. Photo courtesy Linda Roth PR.

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival Is Back 

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival began yesterday with daytime programs starting today. With a theme of Earth Optimism, the event runs through June 27 then picks up again June 30-July 4. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has been around since 1967 and is free of charge. Expect to see cooking demonstrations, children’s book readings, live music, performance poetry and more. More on the Folklife Festival can be found here. 

Craving Barbecue? You’re in Luck! 

The 30th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle is this weekend at 6th St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW. Saturday and Sunday, enjoy celebrity chefs, cookbook authors, microbrew and wine sampling, live music, cooking demonstrations and more. During the opening ceremony Saturday at 1 p.m., Giant Food will present a check of over $1 million to the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. More on the Barbecue Battle can be found here. 

#1Journey Festival Is this Weekend 

One Journey and the Kennedy Center are hosting the very first U.S. exhibit of photos by Afghan photographer Omer Khan and Afghan artist and women’s rights activist Jahan Ara Rafi. The free exhibit will open Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the REACH’s Skylight Pavilion. The event begins the opening of #1JourneyFestival weekend. Rafi and Khan are restarting careers here in the U.S. after fleeing war-torn Afghanistan. Also this weekend is Saturday’s One Journey Festival at The National Cathedral, a national celebration of talents, stories and accomplishments of refugees. More information on the #1JourneyFestival can be found here. 

The Washington Ballet Concludes Its 2021-2022 ‘Season of Gratitude’ 

The Washington Ballet is concluding its season this weekend at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW). The program, called “NEXTsteps,” includes three world premieres and ends Sunday. The first, “Beethoven Serenade,” is New York-based Jessica Lang’s fourth work with The Washington Ballet. “home-coming” is choreographed by Brett Ishida. Her debut commission, the performance is inspired by Ishida’s 100-year-old grandmother and the aftermath of losing her husband of 60 years. “Where Do We Go Now” is South African born, London based choreographer Mthuthuzeli November’s U.S. debut. More information on performances can be found here. 

From 2015’s Washington Ballet show “Sleepy Hollow,” by Jeff Malet.

Join Bourbon Steak for Their June Summer Cookout 

Lamb roast anyone? Join Bourbon Steak this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. for a cookout. June’s special guest is Matt Adler, chef and owner of Caruso’s Grocery in D.C. Caruso’s is inspired by the restaurant Adler’s father ran while growing up in upstate New York called “Scoozi.” Mark your calendars for July’s cookout, coming July 31 with an Americana theme of burgers, brats, slushies and more. More information on June’s lamb roast can be found here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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