Thursday, July 5, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Phillips After 5: "British Invasion"
1600 21st St., NW
You're probably gonna wanna take it easy after all the raucous of your USA-related celebrations. So what better way to take a breather than by laughing at, er, with our former invaders? After peeping the art, get a lol-filled load of some sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Tix are $12 and include samples of Chocolate City Beer...mmm...
Discovery Nearby on the App: Ezme Restaurant + Wine Bar
Friday, July 6, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
New Tapas Lounge Opening!
727 15th St., NW
Recess is a lot of people's go-to, after-work happy hour spot. But now, with the addition of a new chef and menu full of shareable small plates, it'll probably become a lot of people's go-to, after-work dinner spot. Get in on opening day to learn what you're about to love. Also, see the photo in the upper left. NOM.
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Friday, July 6, 8:30 p.m. till later
The Grand American Vaudeville Revue
1212 H St., NE
Let's just say, while it's safest to expect the unexpected at all times at Red Palace, one thing's for sure—whatever it is, it'll be jaw-dropping. It's like the 1920s on steroids up in here.
Tix are $15
Discovery Nearby on the App: Pho Bar + Grill
Friday, July 6, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Art: Foggy Bottom Outdoor Twilight Tour
Meet at 842 New Hampshire Ave., NW
It'll hopefully be cooled off by then so you can come see the Sculpting Outside the Lines exhibition set up in Foggy Bottom in comfortable dimness. In addition, you'll see an outdoor screening of some dope video art. Afterwards, join your fellow art aficionados for dranks at the River Inn.
And it's free!
Discovery Nearby on the App : FoBoGro
Friday-Saturday, July 6-7, sets at 8:30 p.m. + 10:30 p.m.
Jazz: Romain Collin Trio
2001 11th St., NW
Local jazz is getting a boost this weekend when the Romain Collin Trio plays its cool, calm, collected tracks at one of DC's most historic jazz venues. If you've yet to enjoy a grown-up, romantic night like this, now's a good time to start.
Tix are $18
Discovery Nearby on the App : Zina Boutique
Saturday, July 7, 11 p.m.
Dance Party: Color Wheels
BackBar at 9:30
815 V St., NW
Featuring two of our favorite DJs, Sean Peoples and Aaron Baird, this late-night dance party will get you sweating voluntarily. Plus, get a load of some of BackBars delicious vegan chili while you're there.
Tix are $5 at the door.
Discovery Nearby on the App : DC Scoop Cafe + Creperie
Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m.
Dance: Choreographer's Showcase
3225 8th St., NE
From flamenco to African to ballet, you'll see a lot at this year's annual two-day choreographer showcase at one of DC's best dance academies, Dance Place. It's like watching So You Think You Can Dance live!
Tix are $22
Discovery Nearby on the App : Brookland Grill
Saturday, July 7, noon to 5 p.m.
Day of Connection and Exchange
Meridian Hill (Malcom X) Park
Between 16th, Euclid, 15th, and W Streets., NW
Don't be fooled by all the fancy words in the name, this is a good ol' fashioned swap meet at its core. So, bring some stuff you no longer want/need and let others have at it! (They'll hopefully do the same.)
It's definitely free
Discovery Nearby on the App : Los Hermanos
Sunday, July 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fashion Trunk Show
1215 Connecticut Ave., NW
Featuring five indie designers, all with extreme talent, this fashion extravaganza will have you looking good in a matter of minutes. Come wear the wares.
RSVP via Facebook
Discovery Nearby on the App : Mayur Kabab House