Tuesday, June 30, 2009


(55 M St. SE Washington, D.C.; Wed. & Thurs., 5-10p.m.; Fri.-Sat., noon-1 a.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m.; www.artomatic.org)
The Capitol Riverfront neighborhood will be flooded with hundreds of artists who are strutting their talent in areas of music, theater, sculpture, poetry, dance, photography and much more.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

(June 25-28 & July 1-5; 11:30a.m.-5:30p.m.)
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is a D.C. summer tradition which explores a variety of cultures through demonstrations, performances, lectures, speeches, films and more. The opening ceremony starts on Wed. June 24 at 11a.m. For more information visit www.festival.si.edu.

80's Outdoor Films

(100 Tingey St. SW Washington DC; 08/13/2009)

80's Outdoor Movies - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Tingey Plaza
Thu Jun 25
Sundown - about 8:45 pm

80's Outdoor Movies - Caddy Shack
Tingey Plaza
Thu Jul 2
Sundown - about 8:45 pm

80's Outdoor Movies - Breakfast Club
Tingey Plaza
Thu Jul 9
About 8:45 PM - Sundown

80's Outdoor Movies - E.T.
Tingey Plaza
Thu Jul 16
Sundown - about 8:45 pm

80's Outdoor Movies - Top Gun
Tingey Plaza
Thu Jul 23
Sundown - about 8:45 pm

80's Outdoor Movies - Dirty Dancing
Tingey Plaza
Thu Jul 30
Sundown - about 8:45 pm

80's Outdoor Movies - BIG
Tingey Plaza
Thu Aug 6
About 8:45 - Sundown

80s Outdoor Movies- Back to the Future
Tingey Plaza
Thu Aug 13
Sundown - about 8:45 pm

Monday, June 15, 2009

18th Century Independence Performance

(07/02/2009; The Society of the Cincinnati-Anderson House; 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW; 6p.m.; Free; www.societyofthecincinnati.org)

The second day of July certainly deserves commemoration as it is the day when the Continental Congress made the official vote to sever ties with Great Britain and attain Independence. The event will be showcasing historic music and costuming from the 18th century in alliance with David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute.

Father of our Country Day

(06/21/2009; George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens; 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway; Adults, $15, Seniors, $14; Youth, $7; www.mountvernon.org)

Take Dad out to meet the Father of our country, George Washington, who will be taking pictures and answering questions for visitors from 10a.m.-4p.m. Afterwards, a special performance “Father to the First Family” will take place and lucky visitors will also get to tour the George Washington Distillery and Gristmill with the purchase of a ticket.

AFI Silverdocs Film Festival

(Daily from June 15-June 22; AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center; 8633 Colesville Road; Silver Spring, MD 20910)

The Silverdocs film festival showcases some of best documentary films worldwide. Running from June 15-22, the festival offers viewings of over 100 films from over 60 different countries all over the world which include 14 Academy Award nominated documentaries. Subject matter varies widely in terms of themes and genres and showings will take place in the AFI Silver Theatre. Prices average around $10. For more information, visit www.silverdocs.com.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

(June 20th; Noon-6p.m.; On the Waterfront @ National Harbor)

This year, National Harbor is hosting a classic annual summer event which features the best of 3 B’s, “Beer, Bourbon and BBQ”. The festival will be filled with fun events perfect for a lazy Saturday. Contests include (but are not limited to) “Ms. Bar-B-Cutie” and the “World’s BBQ Eating Championship”. Vendors will introduce a number of tastings and samplings of refreshing brews, taps, bourbons, and a variety of barbeque so that no visitor goes hungry or thirsty. In fact, the festival boasts over 60 beers and 40 bourbons in addition to live music which will be playing all day, a mechanical bull ready for any willing patron and tasting seminars.

With a $50 VIP advance ticket you will receive admission into the event, unlimited sampling from noon-6p.m. and a souvenir tasting glass. Regular advanced passes are $30 (online) and $35 (on site) and include unlimited sampling from 2p.m.-6p.m. Added perk; kids 12 and under get in for free. The event will be held rain or shine under comfortable tents so no need to worry about faltering weather conditions.

As for getting a safe and enjoyable ride to National Harbor, leave it to OnBoard America to shuttle visitors from Washington D.C to National Harbor and back again. OnBoard offers options perfect for any traveler including meeting points at either Union Station or the Old Post Office Pavilion (roundtrip tickets are only $17 on June 20th if you mention this article). And if you purchase a ticket to our famous D.C. The Lights! Tour, your roundtrip shuttle tickets will be $10!
Call or email now for this amazing deal.