What You're Doing This Weekend
Taste of Georgetown, Capital Pride, 500 Trombones at Nats Park
Taste of Georgetown
Taste of Georgetown 2011
What are you doing tonight? We offer up some suggestions:
FRIDAY, JUNE 1:
- Five hundred trombones at Nats Park? We're not making this up! Inspired by the song “76 Trombones” from their upcoming production of "The Music Man," Arena Stage brings together many, many 500 trombone players. Participants can stay after the game for free; their friends and families can attend the Nats battle the Atlanta Braves for just $10. 5 p.m. musicians' registration; 6 p.m. performance; 7:05 p.m. game; $18 and up.
- Capital Pride continues with the annual men's kickoff party at Ziegfeld's/Secrets (1824 Half St. SW) and the annual women's bash at Phase One Dupont (525 8th St. SE). Or celebrate the launch of the Official 2012 Capital Pride Guide with the Washington Blade at Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St. NW). Dance with this year's cover boys and catch a drag show at 10:30 p.m. Enjoy $3 drinks between 10 and 11 pm. Men's party 9 p.m.-3 a.m.; women's party 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Washington Blade party $5-$10 cover.
- The 20th annual Capital Jazz Fest features India.Arie, Anita Baker and George Benson as just a few of the jazz and soul legends set to perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion (10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md.) -- not to mention Bill Cosby. 6:30 p.m.; $52.50-$165; through Sunday.
- Mellow rock band Dawes takes the stage at the 9:30 Club (815 V St. NW). Enjoy hits from their latest album, "Nothing Is Wrong," but get your tickets early -- they've been known to sell out the house. 8 p.m. doors; $25.
- Stretch out on the lawn at Crystal City Water Park (1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington), where Vintage Crystal will keep the wine flowing every Friday in June. Sip slow while you enjoy calming music by local DJ Adrian Loving. 7 p.m.; $5.
- Catch "National Treasure" for free during Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor (Md.), next to the marina. Note: no coolers with food or alcoholic beverages permitted. Sunset; free.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2:
- Taste of Georgetown (Wisconsin and M streets NW) serves up eats from 30+ of the neighborhood's top restos, plus wine pairings and Blues Alley performers. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Food tasting tickets: $5 for one; $20 for five. Wine & ale tasting tickets: $4 for one; $10 for three.
- Public Bar(4611 41st St. NW) celebrates its first anniversary with an outdoor barbecue. Go for $2 meat and veggie sliders, $1 pizza slices, 25-cent wings and $1 Peronis, Blue Moons and Miller Lites. Local '60s cover band Luisa and the Reverbs will be performing. 1-6 p.m.; no cover.
The Sackler and Freer galleries host Asia After Dark
, an evening featuring Japanese vogue, theater and storytelling with a mix of hip-hop music performances at the Enid A. Haupt's Moongate Garden (1050 Independence Ave SW). Enjoy Japanese fusion appetizers and delicious cocktails, plus dancing and and creating cultural masks. 8 p.m.-midnight; $25.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3:
- Capital Pride rages on with a drag show at Sinful Sunday (1215 Connecticut Ave. NW), a bilingual Catholic-Episcopal church service for DC Latino Pride (1772 Church St. NW), and a performance by the Heart Throbs of the Gay Men’s Chorus (730 21st St. NW). Free (DC Latino Pride); $10-20 (Sinful Sunday); $10-20 (the Heart Throbs).
- Birch & Barley (1337 14th St. NW) will hosts the Firestone Walker Beer Dinner, featuring nine rare and new beers to compliment your dining experience. Must call 202-567-2576 to reserve a spot! $73 + per person.
- This Sunday, movies on the Potomac features the animated film "Cars 2" at National Harbor (Md.). Movies will be featured at National Harbor Fridays and Sunday nights all summer long. Free; sunset.
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