Through Sunday, September 8
The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater
The six-time, Tony Award-winning musical is at the Kennedy Center for a month-long run. Don’t miss your chance to see this contemporary smash hit about life and the way we live it.
Cost: Tickets start at $79.
Imbibe on National Rum Day
Friday, August 16
Whether or not you’re a fan of fake holidays, can you really pass up an excuse to drink rum? Sample unique varieties with $10 rum flights and half-priced cocktails during happy hour at Cuba Libre. Take a trip to the tropics with Jack Rose’s party featuring $10 cocktails, live steel drums, rum flights, and half-priced bites from the grill. Join the rum revolution at Todd Thrasher’s Tiki TNT with free tastings of his first-of-its-kind herbal green spiced rum, curiously reminiscent of English gin.
Cost: Food and drink prices vary.
Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18
Local literati are invited to spend a weekend celebrating and learning the craft of writing. Directed by independent bookstore owner Ally Kirkpatrick of Old Town Books, the festival aims to connect readers to new writers, and writers to new opportunities, skills, and community. The schedule consists of three days of free and low-cost literacy arts programming, plus free public author talks and a book fair. Sessions will be led by professional writers, editors, industry experts, and notable authors like Catherine Chung, Tope Folarin, and Kwame Onwuachi.
Cost: Readings and several of the panels are free. Writing classes start at $45.