Summer Highlights

COURTESY CULTURAL DC

Festivals

Whatever your interests, D.C. has a festival that is sure to make your summer all the more entertaining. Smithsonian Folklife Festival WHEN: June 25-29 and July 2-6, 11 a.m. WHERE: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Price: Free INFO: festival.si.edu The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has been voted the top tourist event in[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
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Exhibits

Don’t miss some of the most exciting temporary exhibits at D.C. museums this summer. Degas/Cassatt National Gallery of Art — West Building Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW In the late 19th century, Mary Cassatt left her native America to join the burgeoning impressionist movement in France, meeting Edgar Degas[Read More…]

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Brixton on U St.

Bars

The Argonaut 1433 H St. NE Atmosphere: Trivia/Game Bar $$$$ Tucked away at the end of H Street, this bar is perfect for brunch, happy hour or an evening out with friends. Trivia night is especially fun, but you can up the ante with a different theme every night of[Read More…]

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Desperados Burgers & Bar

Restaurants

No one can deny that D.C. is a great place for eating out. Here’s a guide to where to get the best tastes the District has to offer. Brunch Bites Belga Café $$$$ 514 Eighth St. SE Belga Café, conceptualized by native Belgian and award-winning chef Bart Vandaele, is modeled[Read More…]

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“Tammy,” starring Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy, is sure to be hilariously funny.

Summer Movies

Now that summer has finally arrived, there is the inevitable influx of a wide range of new movies, none of which should be missed. This summer, get out of the heat and take the time to see one of the many big-screen book adaptations, or one of the hilariously outrageous[Read More…]

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Summer Music

Sam Smith: ‘In the Lonely Hour’ Though Sam Smith has been on the music scene for approximately two years in England, he was relatively unknown in the United States until his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” on March 29. His style blends diverse pure soul and alternative influences. He won[Read More…]

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Netflix Picks

Despite telling ourselves that we will be incredibly active and productive this summer, it is inevitable that most of us will spend many hours on our favorite site, Netflix. But, with so many TV shows and movies to choose from, many of which can be pretty disappointing, it’s hard to[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
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The Melvin C. Hazen Trail, part of Rock Creek Park, is a beautiful track well worth exploring when you need some fresh air and a break from the busy District life.

Outdoors

With summer right around the corner, it’s finally that time of the year to close the books and open the door. Whether you’re getting in shape for that long-sought beach body or you just feel like exploring, D.C.’s got an outdoor activity for you. Check out this guide for summer[Read More…]

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Recipes

Make the most of the sunshine and D.C. views with these picnic recipes. Quinoa Salad 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled 1/4 cup (about 10) Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced 2 cups cucumber, peeled and diced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/2 to 3/4 lemon,[Read More…]

by May 15, 2014 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide