Summer Highlights

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Summer Films Adapt Old Classics, Offer Entertaining Sequels

‘Rocketman’ – May 31 English director Dexter Fletcher, who worked as the second director of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” focuses his next biopic on the captivating life of musician Elton John. As the film navigates John’s remarkable talent and professional success, it also takes a more somber look at the realities of his[Read More…]

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The Summer in Music

Songs of the Summer Suge (Yea Yea) — DaBaby North Carolina rapper DaBaby is beginning to make waves in music with his bouncy breakout hit “Suge.” Inspired by Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight, DaBaby puts his bravado on display, claiming he is a young CEO like Knight and declaring himself unafraid[Read More…]

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Concerts, Shows to Attend in the District This Summer

Juice WRLD – May 17 at The Anthem Juice WRLD, though fairly new to the rap game, is quickly making a name for himself. The young rapper has shown a lot of promise on his debut studio album, “Goodbye and Good Riddance,” that produced the hit “Lucid Dreams” last year[Read More…]

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DC Restaurants Offer Cuisines From Across the World

Purple Patch Columbia Heights, $$ Purple Patch is a Filipino restaurant and bar located in Columbia Heights that offers an assortment of Filipino as well as American fare and a variety of drinks. The restaurant prepares all of its food skillfully, but its traditional Filipino dishes, including the sizzling pork[Read More…]

DC YOGA WEEK/FACEBOOK | Over 7,000 participants convene at the National Mall with their yoga mats to enjoy the summer morning. Yoga is a great practice to exercise both body and mind.

What to Do in DC This Commencement Weekend

Hawaiian Cultural Festival The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian is hosting its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from May 18 to 19 in the Potomac Atrium. Admission is free for all guests. The Hawaiian Cultural Festival explores the legacy of King[Read More…]

MAGGIE CHEN/THE HOYA | In previous years, the annual Senior Major Art Exhibition was showcased in the Lucille M. and Richard F.X. Spagnuolo Gallery. This year, four graduating artists presented their work in the Mario & Alberto de la Cruz Gallery.

Seniors Share Artistic Passion in Major Showcase

The National Gallery of Art and various Smithsonian institutions flourish in Washington, D.C., as popular tourist sites. With parents, family members, friends and beloved ones all gathering in the District for commencement weekend, these museums attract the Hilltop’s visitors and guests. Without going to the National Mall, however, they can[Read More…]

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Celebrate Pride, Barbecue at District Festivals

Capital Pride Festival 2018 marks the 43rd anniversary of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride Festival. The festival is sponsored by Capital Pride Alliance, a nonprofit organization based in the D.C. area that serves the LGBTQ community through educational events, community celebrations and festivals. For four days each summer, Capital Pride Alliance[Read More…]

DC’s Most Exciting Summer Musical Performances

DC’s Most Exciting Summer Musical Performances

July 27 Jay Z & Beyoncé at FedExField Queen B and J-Hova are coming to FedExField in Landover, Md., on July 27 and 28 to cement their reign as one of music’s biggest power couples. FedExField, a football stadium with a capacity of 82,000 people, is one of the few[Read More…]

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This Summer’s Hottest Albums

May 25 Pusha T, ‘King Push’ Amid a string of announcements on Twitter, Kanye West revealed that Virginia Beach, Va. rapper Pusha T is releasing his third solo album “King Push” on May 25. Pusha T is best known for his cold-hearted cocaine kingpin raps as one-half of the rap[Read More…]

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5 Tasty Restaurants to Try in the District

Mikko Dupont Circle, $ Fans of Nordic cuisine can keep their summers fresh with smoked salmon wraps, Danish-style open-faced sandwiches and seven-seed bread at Mikko, a Finnish cafe run by chef Mikko Kosonen. Painted blue and white, the colors of the Finnish flag, the row house hosting Mikko is bright,[Read More…]