Weekend Roundup, June 15 – 19
By June 15, 2023 One Comment 1102•
We’ve got a lot going on this weekend here in the District! From Juneteenth celebrations, to Father’s Day festivities and lots of summer arts opening and fun, so many great things to do! However you choose to spend your weekend, may it be safe, happy and enjoyable!
Rosé All Day at the Yards
Rosé All Day is back and bigger and better than ever. At Yards Park from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, visit for three different themed sections. One section will pay homage to the movie “Barbie,” scheduled for release later this summer. Guests can attend for $35, which gets you two drinks and access to all the Barbie-pink, bubbly wonder. More information on the event can be found here.
The Juneteenth Foundation Will Host the Third Annual Freedom Festival
Kicking off today is the Third Annual Freedom Festival, beginning with an HBCU President’s Forum, legislative reception and performances from Ashanti, Ja Rule and more. The black-tie event will recognize legends like Herbie Hancock and Chuck D. There are also additional weekend events including the family-friendly Book and Bike Giveaway and a block party on Saturday. More information can be found here.
Awesome Con Is Back!
Channel your inner nerd this weekend at the annual Awesome Con at the Washington Convention Center beginning tomorrow. Expect to see Hollywood stars like The Lord of the Rings’ Elijah Wood, Sean Astin and Andy Serkis. The event is celebrating 10 years in the District, so expect lots of anniversary celebrations too. More information on the weekend events and festivities can be found here.
Six New Exhibits Open at the Katzen Arts Center
Summer exhibitions at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center open Saturday. They’ll feature the first museum display in the country of black and white photos of rural communities in pre-war Ukraine, prints and posters from the Chicano Art Movement, glass sculptures, Spanish artists Pilar Albarracin and Taiwanese-American artist Leigh Wen. More information on the exhibits and Katzen’s hours can be found here.
Visit Wolf Trap for Broadway in the Park
Visit Wolf Trap for Lea Salonga (the voice of Disney princesses Jasmine and Mulan) and Megan Hilty (NBC’s “Smash”) for a night of “Broadway in the Park.” Salonga is a Tony Award-winner for Miss Saigon and Tony nominee Hilty has received critical acclaim for her musical roles as Glinda in “Wicked” and Doralee in “9 to 5: The Musical.” More information on Broadway in the Park can be found here.
Georgetown Library Friends Used Book Sale Is This Weekend
Georgetown Library Friends is selling thousands of gently used books this weekend at the Georgetown Library located at 3260 R St. NW. Saturday from 10-11 a.m. is early admission for Georgetown Library Friends (memberships are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org). Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and Sunday 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. is general admission. Hardbacks are $4, paperbacks are $2 and children’s books are $2 or less Saturday. On Sunday, all books are half-price or fill your grocery-sized shopping bag for $10. Some art books may be priced higher. More information on the library can be found here.
See Two New Exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
New this weekend at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: an exhibit exploring the life and legacy of Richmond native Benjamin Wigfall. “Benjamin Wigfall & Communications Village” examines the impact Wigfall made as an artist, educator and champion of arts equity. Also opening this weekend is “Whitfield Lovell: Passages,” a comprehensive exhibit of artist Whitfield Lovell’s conté drawings, assemblages and multi-sensory installations. More information on the exhibits can be found here.
Don’t Forget About Dad!
Pinstripes in Georgetown is hosting a special BBQ Brunch Buffet for dad on Sunday. You can expect the usual brunch favorites and grilled specials too like baby back ribs, mini burgers, Italian sausages and bottomless mimosas (cue the dad jokes) and Aperol spritzes. More information about the brunch can be found here.