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The Weekend Playbook: Celebrate America early with a burger battle, bar crawl, and more Shake Shack!

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Event of the Week:With a Dupont big brother and THE BIG BROTHER next door at the International Spy Museum complex, the just-opened F St Shake Shack will have plenty of eyes on it. Not to mention, all the Penn Quarter gals & gents eyeballing their burgers and sweet, sweet concretes. It's open! See the map.

Thursday, June 27thThe Woodward Table folk are celebrating a Maryland-heavy evening of "bivalves, brews and booze", with beer from Flying Dog, Chesapeake oysters, and "potent potables" from American Still Life, or what helps Ira Glass make This American Life. Be sure to bring $25 for entry

Like Will Smith & Jeff Goldblum, Society Fair is saving your Independence Day -- but, instead of bad one-liners, they've got a BBQ bag to-go featuring Berkshire pork shoulder, BBQ chicken, local spud salad, and a peach butter cake. Order it now!

Friday, June 28thFor pick up, Pearl Dive is doing a 4th o' July picnic basket (six pieces of fried chicken/ spicy slaw/ two blueberry pies) for a cool $30, and, all month long, they've got pies for purchase, like Brazos River Bottom Pecan (rum- & bourbon-infused custard), strawberry-rhubarb, and Florida Key lime. Order, order, order!

Saturday, June 29thThe only thing more American than celebrating a national holiday is celebrating it twice. Grab some red/ white/ blue gear and head out to Clarendon for the All American Bar Crawl, with 10 stops, specials all day, $2 Bronx pizza, and something that will last you forever -- the signature Freedom mugshot. You guessed right; it requires a ticket

Just in time before your July 4th bash goes up in flames, hit this weekend grilling class at Del Campo to learn the tricks of the trade from the grill master himself, Victor Albisu. In addition to learning, you get lunch! Sign up here.

Sunday, June 30thAs most archaeologists and evolutionary biologists have suggested, it was delicious, cooked burgers that lead to the development of the human brain. Which is exactly why, if you want that promotion to regional account manager, you're gonna come out to Poste from 330-630p, where 10 burger chefs will battle it out and you get to try all the results. See which chefs are competing and all the details, here

Did we miss something? Do you have amazing weekend plans that you want to brag about to everyone? Well, then let us know, in the comments below.