What to Do this Weekend in DC: August 2nd-4th

It is the first weekend in August and we are holding on to what is left of summer. Don’t waste time worrying about the upcoming change of seasons; send summer off with a bang by attending these great events!

Friday, August 2nd:

DC Drive In

DC Drive-In at Union Market:

Washington, DC has never been home to a drive-in movie experience — until now. This summer, “DC Drive-In” will screen on Fridays at Union Market. This unique event is unlike any other summer screening series in the District — a full recreation of a drive-in movie experience. Watch classic Washington, D.C.-centric films on Union Market’s huge 3-story wall. Enjoy pre-show festivities, including live music, contests and special giveaways. And of course, dine on the fresh and fabulous offerings of Union Market’s vendors — served by rollerskating car hops!

Film Showing: No Way Out (R)

The DC Drive-In is free to attend! 

WALKERS + BIKERS: There is a picnic area on the parking lot for bikers and walkers. 

CARS: Please line up southbound on 6th Street, and we will open the lot first-come, first serve at 7:15pm. For safety reasons, no one will be allowed to park in the lot after 8:45.

Don’t forget that we have a large picnic area available! We recommend arriving early to find the best spots. Blankets or lawn chairs are highly recommended. Street parking around Union Market is also available, so consider parking elsewhere and watching the film from the picnic area.

The DC Drive-In begins at 7:00PM. Entertainment, contests, and more will begin at 7:00pm and there’s plenty of food and drink available from Union Market vendors! Showtime is 9:00PM.

Check out the website: http://unionmarketdc.com/events/dc-drive-in/

Hill Country

Hill Country’s Backyard Pop-up Barbeque:

The Washington Post‘s going-out-guru Fritz Hahn says it’s the “new go-to summer gathering spot.”

Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue is a unique branded outdoor experience featuring Hill Country’s award-winning Texas-style barbecue, ice-cold Shiner beers, and signature cocktails on the spacious and picturesque West Lawn of the National Building Museum!

Throughout the spring and summer, Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue will also feature live American roots music on Friday and Saturday nights, presented by Hill Country Live, Hill Country’s Austin-inspired music program.

Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue menu will include some of Hill Country Barbecue Market’s signature dishes, as well as a Barbecue Chicken Sandwich and Barbecue Beef Sandwich, and the brand-new Hill Country Hot Links, a house-made spicy and sweet frankfurter-style sausage.

The menu will also include picnic-friendly sides like Confetti Coleslaw, Potato Salad, and Mini Skillet Cornbread. A selection of Shiner beers, including the Bock, Light Blonde, Premium and Ruby Redbird, as well as hand-crafted cocktails like the Hill Country Margarita, seasonal fruit Sangria, and Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue signature cocktail, the Porch Swing, made with gin, strawberry simple syrup and fresh lemon juice for a refreshing cocktail you can sip outside all day. Rounding out Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue menu are non-alcoholic options including fresh-squeezed Lemonade and Iced Tea.

Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue will operate Wednesday through Friday from 12pm-11pm, Saturdays from 12pm-11pm and Sundays from 12pm-9pm to catch the after-work, happy hour crowd during the week as well as museum visitors on weekends.

The National Building Museum is open to the public from 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays.

Learn More At: http://gregslistdc.com/event/2013/hill-country-s-backyard-pop-barbecue

Saturday, August 3rd

summer spin

Rock The Vote Summer Spin:

Premium retailer South Moon Under will host the first ever “Summer Spin” private pool party event to celebrate Rock the Vote on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 2 – 5PM at the Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC. All guests are encouraged to dress in swimwear and enjoy a day of celebration and swimming at the pool!!!!  Swimwear pop-up shop and gift bags by South Moon Under; live DJ performance  by .rarKelly (featured this month in VIBE magazine) and Adam to the Max; sound system by Guitar Center of Rockville, MD; sunglasses by Converse eyewear; SPF sun care products by Kate Somerville; Poshbooth photo booth; L*Space compacts by Stila; Lacoste beach towels; Sophie Blake NY exclusive jewelry designs; Bouquets and More, of U st., NW, DIY flower crowns and bracelets with SpicyCandyDC; cocktails by Grey Goose; and additional refreshments from Honest Tea, Skinny POP popcorn, Georgetown Cupcake!

More Information Available Here:  http://guestofaguest.com/washington-dc/calendar/2013/august/rock-the-vote-summer-spin-hosted-by-south-moon-under

lou lous

Lou Lou Day/All Day Lou Lou Stores:

After a successful inaugural year, popular women’s accessories retailer Lou Lou Boutiques announces the return of their store wide charity shopping event – Lou Lou Day taking place on Saturday, August 3rd. Incorporated in their brand mission the importance to give back to the community, Lou Lou created this annual shopping day to help support women focused charities. Each year Lou Lou will select an organization to support and this year selected The Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) in their mission to support research, education and public awareness, early detection and optimal treatment for gynecologic cancers. The organizations produce the annual National Race to End Women’s Cancer which takes place in November.

Lou Lou invites shoppers to come out, shop, and support in the following ways:

Shop – Customers will enjoy a host of activities including a fantastic and rare store wide sale (buy one, get one 25% off), a stylish custom Lou Lou reusable Baggu bag with any $50 purchase, a styling bar, delicious sweets and drinks.

Give – All Lou Lou locations will donate 15% of the day’s proceeds to The Foundation for Women’s Cancer and The National Race to End Women’s Cancer. The more customers shop, the more donated!

Race – The support doesn’t end on Lou Lou Day! Customers are invited to sign up and be a part of “Team Lou Lou” at The National Race to End Women’s Cancer taking place on Sunday, November 3rd in Washington, D.C. Customers that sign up for the race (either during Lou Lou Day or at a later date prior to the race) will receive a bonus of buy one get one 50% off everything in the store.


Last year Lou Lou Day benefited women’s shelters House of Ruth and Bethany House raising over $8,000 of donations from that day. Our goal is to increase our charitable proceeds by 50%.

To view all Lou Lou locations participating please visit www.loulouboutiques.com.


What: 2nd Annual Lou Lou Day – Shop to Give Charity Event

Presented by: Lou Lou Boutiques

When: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

In Support Of: The Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology for The National Race to End Women’s Cancer

Volunteer shifts:

10:00 am – 1:00 pm/1:00 pm – 4:00 pm/4:00 pm – 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm (Some stores are open to 6:00 pm and some to 8:00 pm)

Please send preferred Lou Lou location, shift time and cell number to Betty Sayler at betty_sayler@hotmail.com

Sunday, August 4th


Take a DC Metro Chocolate Tour!:
12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays
11:30 a.m. SundaysThe best part about Washington’s new chocolate-tasting tour is how much of the city you’ll cover: You’ll walk enough to feel guilt-free about all the indulgence.The uptown tour, one of two D.C. Metro Chocolate Tours that began this fall, makes six stops throughout the 14th Street, U Street and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. Along the way, you’ll sample chocolate in a variety of forms – including truffles, mousse and cupcakes – and get to know more about the people and the craft behind the sweets.The tour begins on 14th Street NW at Artfully Chocolate Kingsbury Confections (ACKC), where you can grab a truffle of your choice: Champagne, lavender pistachio, Black Forest and Irish creme are just some of the decadent options. Next comes CakeLove for a sampling of cupcakes, a chocolate mousse cake at Bistro La Bonne, more truffles at Locolat, ice cream with sticky rice at Hana Japanese Market and a variety of confections at Biagio, a chocolate importer.

David Goldstein, who founded the tours in Boston, decided to bring them here when his daughter moved to the District to attend George Washington University. He likes to have guides begin tours by asking everyone in the group their names, where they’re from and their favorite kind of chocolate.

Website: http://www.dcmetrochocolatetours.com/


“Chill Cycle” Cycle-In Cinema Community Bike Ride:

Sunday: 11:30am- Tickets $10.00

You’ve heard of a drive-in theater, but have you ever been to a cycle-in cinema?

Join us for a FREE community “Urban Explorers” bike ride, followed by a film screening of an award-winning documentary.

We’ll meet at BicycleSPACE in Shaw and travel to Kingman Island on the Anacostia River for a river clean-up.

The ride will be followed by an indoor screening of Chasing Ice (admission: $10) at the Anacostia Arts Center, with frozen treats, chilled drinks, chillout music and a bike-themed auction. Proceeds will benefit Living Classrooms, a nonprofit that provides hands-on education and job training for youth, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”

Tickets: http://benevolentmedia.org/chillcycle

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