Thursday, August 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
ArtJamz Pop-Up: Take 5!
Smithsonian American Art Museum
750 F St., NW
Jazz in a courtyard is already cool. Add painting to the mix and, dang, I’m suddenly Van Gogh. Or at least I now have a gift to give my mom next Mother’s Day.
$40 gets you a canvas and all your supplies.
Discovery Nearby on the App: Camille's
Thursday, August 16, all night
Devil's Night Beer Party
1433 P St., NW
Come hear local band, The New Retro, while sipping on one three new batches of Virginia's much hyped Devil's Backbone Brewery. But the best part maybe? HALF PRICE SUPER GRILLED CHEESES! (And other grilled cheese varieties, too.)
Friday, August 17, 7 p.m.
Chocolate City Beer: One Year Anniversary
801 E St., NW
Stop by to say ‘Happy Birthday’ to Chocolate City, then celebrate by kickin’ it with $5 Chocolate City beers on tap. While the bartenders keep your glasses full, DJ Benny will keep your ears full.
Hey, look at this on our app! Penn Social
Friday, August 17, 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
Saturday, August 18,
1245 H St., NW
Saisons are some of summer’s most refreshing brews. Sample a variety, including batches from 3 Stars, District Chophouse, DC Brau, Mad Fox, Cap City, Gordon Biersch and Chocolate City, at one of our favorite locales.
Discovery Nearby on the App: Pho Bar + Grill
Saturday, August 18, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open Kitch'n Culture Crawl
14th Street, NW between Shepherd and Spring
Go north this weekend to upper 14th St., where the community is putting on a progressive dinner and art party at several cool locations. Highlights: new murals at 14th and Randolph St., NW, live music and craft cocktails and ice cream sammies at Red Derby.
Tix are $10 to $25
Sunday, August 19, noon to 3 p.m.
Third Annual Porc Out!
2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
One of the finest restaurants in the city is going a little bit country this weekend as they roast a whole pig and serve it up to the public with all the accoutrements: corn on the cob, fresh-baked jalapeño cheddar corn bread, homemade cookies and ice cream, um, oysters and tacos and so much more. After three hours at this buffet, you won't need to eat again for three days.
Tix are $50 to $60.
Discovery Nearby on the App : Sherman Pickey