Weekend Roundup, Aug. 3 – 6

We’re now officially in the dog days of summer! Despite August being a traditionally slow month in town, there’s plenty to do this weekend. Enjoy live music downtown to end your work week, see a new exhibit about the American West at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, enjoy concerts from Beyoncé and Sam Smith, and don’t miss the national tour of Broadway’s Moulin Rouge. Have a great weekend! 

Moulin Rouge the Musical 

A spectacular, spectacular spectacle live musical version of the 2001 movie is at the Kennedy Center now through September 24. Take a trip to Paris at the turn of the 20th century where Bohemians and aristocrats party elbow to elbow. More information on tickets can be found here. 

Check out Bourbon Steak’s Tiki Throwdown

Bourbon Steak is hosting a “Tiki Throwdown” this Sunday from 4-7 p.m. on their patio. Don’t miss the unique, interactive showcase that features D.C. bartenders battling it out to become the ultimate mixologist. Expect to see Bourbon Steak, Allegory, Diageo Hospitality, Campari Group, and Mezcal El Silencio represented. More information on how to get tickets can be found here.

Lead bartender, Engidawork Alebachew. Courtesy Bourbon Steak.

See Live Music Downtown 

Did you know you can see live music on Wilson Plaza now through September 15? Free lunchtime performances are happening most workdays, including tomorrow. Friday’s musical artist is “Groove Spot,” an R&B group. The LIVE! Concert Series was launched in 2000 and has a mission to create an open, active, and inviting atmosphere for the community. More information on the concert can be found here. 

Check Out a Smithsonian American Art Museum Exhibit about the American West 

The exhibit “Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea” looks at 48 contemporary and modern artists who offer a more inclusive view of the American West. Ideas about the American West in both pop culture and historical narratives are often based on things that never were and are often oblivious to important events. More information on the exhibit can be found here. 

Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, The Protagonist of an Endless Story, 1993, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Disco Fever at Signature Theatre 

If you love Gloria Gaynor, The Bee Gees, and hits like “Boogie Wonderland,” “Hot Stuff,” and more, you’ll want to check out “Disco Fever” at Signature Theatre. Cabaret performances are typically 75 minutes with no intermission. Performances run through August 13. More information on how to get tickets can be found here. 

Put on your best sequined outfit and head to Signature Theatre this weekend for some disco fun. Courtesy Signature Theatre.

Sam Smith at Capital One Arena 

Superstar Sam Smith will be at Capital One Arena tomorrow evening for “GLORIA the Tour.” Smith is famous for hits like 2014’s “Stay with Me” and the more recent “Unholy,” on which he duetted with Kim Petras. More information on tickets to Smith’s concert can be found here. 

Speaking of Concerts, Beyoncé will be at FedEx Field 

Beyoncé will be stopping in the area this Saturday and Sunday as part of her Renaissance World Tour. The iconic singer will be at FedEx Field for two shows. Catch up on the singer’s hits with this roundup of the 70 Greatest Beyoncé Songs from Rolling Stone. More information on tickets can be found here. 

Courtesy Beyonce.com.

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day at Maman 

Visit Maman, a New York favorite that’s crept into the D.C. area, for one of their famous chocolate chip cookies to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on Friday. Their cookies were even featured as one of Oprah’s favorite things. More information on the French bistro-style bakery can be found here. 

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with Maman’s chocolate chip cookies.

Mark Your Calendars: Celebrate MPD’s 40th National Night Out

This Tuesday, celebrate National Night Out, where residents have the opportunity to meet MPD officers and staff and enjoy fun and informative activities with the neighbors and dedicated members of the force. “This is a chance to really get to know the MPD members who patrol your neighborhoods and have conversations about how we can work together to support our neighborhoods,” Mayor Bowser said. At the Second District celebration site at Guy Mason Rec Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW, from 5-8:00 p.m., special attractions will include food, kid games, tic-tac-toe, limbo, McGruff the Crime Dog, a DJ, inflatables, and a prescription take-back station. For more information go here.

Take the kids to see McGruff the Crime Dog!



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