We’re on the last leg of summer, and at risk of sounding like an old person…. wow, time flies. Soon, hordes of college students will be flocking to the District like locusts, disrupting your peace.
Since you have around one to two more weekends to enjoy a slightly quieter DC, we’ve got some tips for you to make this weekend great.
1. Climb the Washington Monument with suction cups
OK, fine, here’s the real list:
1. Jazz in the Garden
When: Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Art Sculpture
This happens every Friday, and it’s always a good time. There are only a few weekends left, so bring a picnic blanket, buy some delicious sangria, and enjoy excellent live music in the garden. It’s free, too!
2. Jam out to Country Music
When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wolf Trap
Lyle Lovett & His Large Band and Emmylou Harris are performing at the outdoor venue in a sure-to-be-great country music show. Find tickets here.
3. Star Wars Marathon
When: Saturday at 2 p.m.
Where: The Warner Theatre
Settle in for the original Star Wars trilogy. If you can make it through more than six hours in one seat without fidgeting, you deserve an Olympic medal. May the force be with you.
4. Star Wars-Themed Nats Game
When: Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
Where: Nationals Park
If you want to finish a day of watching Star Wars off with MORE Star Wars, here’s your chance. The Nats are playing the Braves, with a twist. The entire game will be Star Wars themed, and expect to see tons of sports fans in costumes, the running presidents in some new outfits, and a lot of Chewbacca noises.
5. Go Bowling
When: Saturday between 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Any AMF bowling center
Saturday is National Bowling Day, which means that you’ve gotta go get your strike on. Bowling alleys will be hosting giveaways and games to celebrate the day, and if bowlers knock down one million pins on Saturday, AMF will donate one million meals to Feeding America.