Thursday, August 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
2nd Thursday Art Night: Sultry Summer Nights
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, Va.
If you're sick of staring at naked walls, decorate them with some local art. Or even if you're not in the mood to buy, come see a whole slew of local artists work in this ginormous Old Town art Mecca.
Discovery Nearby on the App: Occasionally Cake
Friday, August 10, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Chicks-For-Gays Pop-Up Lunch
1136 19th St., NW
Inspired by the inflammatory statements made by the owner of Chick-Fil-A, two DC ladies, the Chicks-for-Gays, are hosting a pop-up lunch in response. Come get a made-from-scratch chicken sammie or opt for a veggie version for $15. All proceeds will benefit the local LGBT DC Center.
And they'll be selling underwear!
Discovery Nearby on the App: Larry's Lounge
Friday, August 3, 9 p.m. till close
Liberation Dance Party
1940 9th St., NW
If you're looking for a dance party where the music's as good as the partygoers sweet moves, then this is the place for you. The playlists features indie rock classics and remixes by the likes of Hot Chip and more.
Skip the $7 cover on Scoutmob's Free App
Friday, August 10, 7 p.m to 11 p.m.
Local Art: STREET MARKET Graffiti Show Opening
516 1/2 8th St., SE (Rear Alley)
Get an inside look at DC street art at this iteration of the continuation of The Fridge's all-August FRESH PRODUCE Show. Plus, meet tons of cool, creative people like yourself.
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Saturday, August 11, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Food Party: The SweetBread Jim's "Potluck" Spectacular!
St. Stephen and the Incarnation
1525 Newton St., NW
Don't be fooled by the locale: the only thing being worshiped here are some of DC's tastiest restaurants (RedRocks Pizzeria, Pho Viet, Blind Dog Café, etc.), which will be on hand to provide you with everything you need to stuff your face proper. Plus, stick around for a variety and comedy show featuring some of our favorite local entertainers. The only thing you need to bring to this "potluck" is yourself.
Tix are $25.
Discovery Nearby on the App : Black-Eyed Susie's
Saturday, August 11, noon to midnight
Half Street Fairgrounds
1299 Half St., SE across from Navy Yard Metro
Hosted by Doug E. Fresh, this all-day fun fest will combine the best of the best, including some local faves, to present an 12-hour party celebrating hip-hop and dance music. DC's finest food trucks will be on hand, as well.
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Sunday, August 12, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dance: East Coast Dance Concert Jam
8020 Norfolk Ave.; Bethesda, Md.
If you didn't get enough at TRILLECTRO, continue the party by attending one of the biggest and best dance competitions on the East Coast. It'll be a B-Boy battle bonanza!
Cover is just $7.
Discovery Nearby on the App: Red Tomato Café
Sunday, August 12, Doors open at 8 p.m.
1811 14th St., NW
Washington-area comedian extraordinaire, Evan Valentine will be joined by a few friends as he records his next greatest comedy album. Your LOL could be immortalized forever.
Tix are $10
Discovery Nearby on the App: Zina Boutique