Though summer is coming to an end, there’s still plenty to do around D.C. For those of you tired of being cooped up, drive-in movie theaters are still booming, outdoor fitness classes are everywhere and art galleries are reopening. Readers who are more inclined to participate in indoor activities can tune into the plethora of virtual experiences available at your fingertips. Read on for all this and more in our weekend event calendar. Note: All descriptions are courtesy of participating businesses and edited for clarity, and all social media handles listed are for Instagram.
Hustle at The Wharf
Sunny Miller, also known as Sunny Mae, is hosting her first pop-up cycling class at The Wharf. Join instructors Sunny, Jared and Lorenzo every weekend in September and October at
The Wharf to ride together again. Bikes and weights will be sanitized between each class.
Masks must be worn at all times until you are seated on your bike. Arrive 15 minutes before your class to check in and get assigned your bike. Bike assignments are based on your sign-up order. Multiple times. $35. District Pier at The Wharf : 101 District Sq. SW, DC; www.sunnymaeerryday.com // @sunnymaeerryday
Sunset Cinema at The Wharf: “Dirty Dancing”
Every Thursday and Friday night through September 25, The Wharf will be screening a film on the Transit Pier in partnership with Cantina Bambina, DC Fray and Pacifico Beer. Cabana reservations are $10 per person and include a serving of popcorn and a Pacifico Beer. Grazie Grazie sandwiches, Union Pie, Lupo Marino pizza, drinks and more are all available for purchase during the movie. The cabanas have a $20 minimum per person, which includes the $10 reservation fee. All guests must be 21+. Seating 7:30 p.m., screening 8 p.m. The Wharf: 760 Maine Ave. SW, DC; www.cantinabambina.com // @cantinabambina; www.dcfray.com // @dcfray.
I Will Survive
This show by artist and Halcyon Arts Lab fellow Stephanie Mercedes features sculpture and video of weights cast out of melted weapons. The work will reflect on Houry Kanodyan, a Armenian/Lebanese weightlifter’s experience of seeking, surviving and persevering the asylum process in the US. Masks and social distancing required. Opening night is Sept. 11 from 7-9; various times through Sept. 23. Homme Gallery: 52 O St. NW, DC; www.hommegallery.com // @homme_dc; www.stephaniemercedes.com // @mercedes_theartist.
Online Yoga from the Garden
Join the U.S. Botanical Gardens and WithLoveDC at their weekly community yoga class. Typically offered on-site at the USBG Conservatory or outdoor gardens, the Garden is supporting an online yoga class to continue the program for community health and well-being. Space is still first-come, first-serve, with only the first 100 yogis to log in able to practice. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. www.usbg.gov // @usbotanicgarden; www.withlovedc.com // @spreadlovedc.
Capital Jewish Museum’s Groundbreaking Festival
Be a part of an interactive, multi-day virtual festival to celebrate the Capital Jewish Museum breaking ground on what will become their permanent home at 3rd and F Streets in NW, DC. Enjoy online interactive conversations with top chefs, historians and musicians, family programming, a film screening, virtual photo booth, trivia, and so much more. Various dates and times. www.capitaljewishmuseum.org // @capjewishmuseum.
Adams Morgan Day
Celebrate the 42nd Annual Adams Morgan Day with a live-streaming festival featuring music, shopping, culture and art all available online. This year’s festival will present a stand-out virtual live music lineup streaming from Songbyrd and other locations. There will also be web-based interactive activities for kids and families, and assorted vending by local artists and craftspeople on an e-festival web channel, and a virtual version of the Dance Plaza. Various times. www.admoday.com // @adamsmorganday.
Yoga For BLM
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is teaming up with Evolving Lives Body and Mind to present a bi-weekly donation-based Vinyasa Yoga session to support the movement of #blacklivesmatter. The power vinyasa-style class is focused on traditional yoga postures with a longer hold in foundational and grounding poses to support safety and alignment. All levels welcome. Tickets $5.50-$25. Proceeds will be donated to the National Black Justice Coalition. 6-7:30 p.m. National Museum of African American History and Culture: 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, DC: nmaahc.si.edu // @nmaahc; www.evolvinglivesbodyandmind.com // @evolvinglivesbodymind.
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