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Everything You Need to Do in DC This Weekend

Updated On 07/19/2018 at 11:49AM EST Updated On 07/19/2018 at 11:49AM EST
Thursday - Saturday
Jul 19-21
This third annual summer comedy festival showcases celebs alongside rising acts, with the common denominator being lots of laughs. Choose from stand-up performances, sketch comedy, podcasts, improv, music, and more.
Cost: Ticket prices vary.
Thursday - Saturday
Jul 19-21

Celebrate the 187th Belgian National Day with all-you-can-eat shellfish

Celebrate the 187th Belgian National Day with all-you-can-eat shellfish

Various locations
Chef and “Beer Knight” Robert Wiedmaier is marking the occasion with food and drink specials at his Belgian restaurants, Brasserie Beck and both Mussel Bar & Grille locations. Indulge in all-you-can-eat mussels at all three restaurants all day. On Saturday, Brasserie Beck will host an OysterFest offering all-you-can-eat oysters, rolling beer specials, and giveaways.
Cost: The mussel deal is $28 and Oysterfest is $38.
Thursday - Sunday
Jul 19-22
Locally made wares are popping up at a market at The Wharf each weekend through August, with a rotating list of Made In DC vendors. Shop for odds and ends from Kuzeh Pottery, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., Oh-Mazing Granola, Slant Apparel, Stella’s PopKern, The Dough Jar, True Syrups, Urban Jungle, and more.
Cost: Free.
slate wine bar
Jeny Benitez/Slate Wine Bar & Bistro
Thursday - Sunday
Jul 19-22
Various locations
Nothing says summer like grub hot off the grill. RAMW’s BBQ & Grilling Week features fixed price menus of smoked, spiced, and grilled dishes at various restaurants around the city, including America Eats Tavern, CHIKO, Espita Mezcaleria, Osteria Morini, Right Proper Brewpub, Rocklands, Roofers Union, Succotash, and The Tavern at RARE Steakhouse.
Cost: Special menus are $11, $22, or $33 depending on the location.
Friday
Jul 20
Farragut Square
In an effort to educate people about energy-efficient building methods, the Ice Box Challenge brought loads of ice to DC. The ice has been sitting in two different houses, one built to 2015 International Building Code and the other built to the high-energy efficiency Passive House Standard, for the past two weeks. Now, the houses will be opened and the ice will be measured to see how well each design did.
Cost: Free.
Saturday
Jul 21
National Mall
Student-led organization Zero Hour is mobilizing young people to demand climate change legislation. The movement begins with an art festival on Friday featuring performers, workshops, exhibitions, and poster-making. On Saturday, demonstrators will march on the National Mall, led by teenage activists.
Cost: Free.
Saturday
Jul 21
Start with an energizing vinyasa yoga class and then reward yourself with drinks and bites from City Tap House at this morning Eat.Yoga.Drink event. Namaste.
Cost: Tickets are $20.
world cup soccer
Gregory Jackson
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 21-22

Get into two more “World Cups” here in DC

Get into two more “World Cups” here in DC

Various locations
The real World Cup may be over, but the DC Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting two soccer tournaments of their own. The first is the DC Puppy World Cup on Saturday, pitting puppies against one another in 7-on-7 games in FIFA style, complete with refs and analysts. Then on Sunday, it’s the DC Embassy World Cup championships and closing ceremony. The embassies of Argentina and Serbia will face off for the title and a winner will be crowned at the ceremony following the match.
Cost: Free.
Sunday
Jul 22
7th Street and Jefferson Drive SW
Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, and Angela Bassett will be walking the red carpet at the National Air and Space Museum for the US premiere of the latest Mission: Impossible film. You can get a free pass to watch the action from the fan pit and then see an advanced screening. Space is limited and is first come, first served, so be sure to arrive at 2:30 pm to snag your spot.
Cost: Free, but passes (available here) are required.