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Everything You Need to Do in DC This Weekend

Updated On 06/21/2017 at 05:37PM EST Updated On 06/21/2017 at 05:37PM EST
Best Things To Do In DC This Weekend
Truckeroo | Del Campo DC
Thursday - Sunday
Jun 22-25
Various locations
The week-long celebration of all things grilled and smoked runs through Sunday with barbecue specials at more than 25 area restaurants, including Del Campo, The Partisan, Kapnos, Myron Mixon’s, Rocklands, and more. It all culminates with the 25th annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, which features cooking contests, samples galore, celebrity pitmasters, and live music.
Thursday - Sunday
Jun 22-25
It’s hard to believe that Rent has entertained audiences for 525,600 minutes times 20, but here we are. Let the cast of bohemians light your candle at The National Theatre, which hosted the show’s original tour way back when.
Thursday - Sunday
Jun 22-25
Various locations
Source Festival is the place to discover new works and fresh talent on the stage before they hit it big. There are performances across the city, including a series of 10-minute plays and “artistic blind dates,” featuring new collaborations between creators from various disciplines.
Radiator DC
Radiator DC
Friday
Jun 23
Radiator’s spacious patio will undergo a tiki transformation on Friday for its Hawaiian luau, complete with hula and fire dancing. The $50 ticket gets you a share of the roasted pigs and plenty of tropical frozen cocktails. Puka necklaces, flip flops, and Moana costumes are encouraged.
Friday
Jun 23
We highly recommend you knock off work early and head to Farragut Park for some fresh air. Grab lunch from a food truck and join the picnic at noon, with lawn games, ping pong, adoptable puppies, and live jazz. Stick around until sunset for a free screening of The Princess Bride.
Dolci Gelati
Dolci Gelati
Saturday
Jun 24
Oronoco Bay Park
This food and wine festival on Alexandria’s scenic waterfront features $20 tasting tickets to sample the sips and bites. Participating restaurants and wineries include Dolci GelatiFabbioli Cellars, and Cobbler Mountain Cider.
Saturday
Jun 24
No self-respecting country fan can miss this annual outdoor blowout. This year, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, and Brett Young take the main stage, with newcomers Jackie Lee, Morgan Wallen, Brooke Eden, and Midland on the side stage.
The Embassy Row Hotel Washington
The Embassy Row Hotel Washington
Saturday - Sunday
Jun 24-25
The Embassy Row Hotel’s stunning rooftop hosts events throughout the summer, kicking off with two parties this weekend. Saturday is the first of The Cookout events, hosted by Jacq Jill and featuring local DJs. On Sunday, Red Bull and Sweet and Chili are throwing a cocktail party.
Sunday
Jun 25
Prove you’ve got the right stuff by hangin’ tough with New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, and Boyz II Men. The throwback ensemble will be reprising their greatest hits for one show in DC as part of the “Total Package Tour.”