As 2018 (slowly but surely) rolls into summer, here are some fun things to keep in mind:
-- Outdoor movies are one of the best parts of a D.C. summer. This weekend's offerings include "The Post," "Beauty and the Beast" (2017) and "The Lion King."
-- Have some frugal fun with our Free & Cheap Things to Do in D.C. guide.
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
Friday, 7:30 p.m., Adams Morgan
This free course, held in The Line Hotel's community center, aims to acquaint you with the basics of meditation. Organizers say you should dress comfortably and drop-ins are welcome.
Tiny House Festival
Friday through Sunday, various times, Manassas
Ever dreamed of building a tiny house? Obsessed with reality shows about them? An entire compact city of tiny houses are set to descend on Manassas, along with speakers and live music. It's free for everyone Friday after 5 p.m. Otherwise, tickets start at $25.
Cleveland Park Library Grand Opening
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Cleveland Park
Enjoy the opening of a community space and mingle with Mayor Muriel Bowser and members of the D.C. Council.
Juneteenth Jubilee Festival
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
East Festival: 2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
West Festival: Bruce Monroe Park
Celebrate and commemorate the abolishment of slavery at two festivals, each featuring live music, history, vendors, food and art. It's free and open to the public.
2018 Columbia Heights Day Festival
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 11th Street between Park Road and Irving Street
This free street party is complete with two stages with live music, dance and free fitness classes. With a carnival for kids on the Harriet Tubman field and the Meridian Pint beer garden open for adults, this event is fun for all ages!
Pike and Rose's "The Beach"
Open daily, Rockville
Now open for summer, a parking lot at Pike & Rose has transformed (via 250 tons of sand) into a staycation destination. Check out our preview here:
Art, Exhibits and Music
If you love Oprah, you'll love the exhibit devoted to her at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The exhibit "Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture" debuted last week and will remain open through June 2019. Here's a look at what you'll find:
Jazz in the Garden
Friday, 5 p.m., National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
The Michael Thomas Quintet is set to bring traditional jazz to one of D.C.'s favorite outdoor concerts.
National Geographic Explorers Festival
Friday through Sunday at National Geographic
Finish up the end of the National Geographic Explorers Festival with the Party for the Planet on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., where you can join celebrated scientists for an evening of live music, sustainable food trucks and a complimentary bike valet as you explore the National Geographic Museum for just $25.
On Saturday, the festival will host a day-long event called "Saving Ourselves from Ourselves: Solutions for Creating a Planet in Balance" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring discussion of critical issues. Admission is $50 and lunch will be provided.
Lastly, the festival ends with the FURTHER Film Festival showcasing documentaries from National Geographic explorers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10.
Harlem Fine Arts Show
Thursday through Sunday, all day, downtown
From Thursday's opening party ($75) to a Friday happy hour and, of course, all-day art displays from 80 African diaspora artists, you'll have ample opportunities to mingle and find a bold, new piece for your collection. Tickets start at $10.
No Kings Collective presents CONGRUENT
Opens Friday evening; runs through July 1, H Street Corridor
Artists' collectives are coming together to showcase D.C.'s art culture. This exhibit opens at 6 p.m. Friday, then you can visit through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Movies at SAAM: "Barry Lyndon"
Saturday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., American Art Museum
The screening is free and you don't need an RSVP to catch one of Stanley Kubrick's classic films.
"Sound of Music" Singalong
Saturday, 7:15 p.m., Wolf Trap
If you need on-screen lyrics to help you belt out the "Sound of Music" soundtrack, Wolf Trap's got your back. Tickets start at $25 and also give you the chance to enter a costume contest.
DC JazzFest at The Wharf
Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Wharf
The Wharf is hosting more than 20 local and international jazz acts across three main stages over the weekend. All performances are free except for Saturday's headliners Leslie Odom Jr., R+R=NOW and Maceo Parker, which will be held at The Anthem with tickets ranging from $75 to $140.
DC Jazz: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, 1 p.m., Chevy Chase
Politics and Prose hosts editors Maurice Jackson and Blair A. Ruble to uncover jazz's history in the birthplace of Duke Ellington. Free.
All weekend, Southwest Waterfront
A one-of-a-kind experience from Paris has made its way to the District. Through June 30, art lovers have the chance to dance, celebrate and immerse themselves in the wonders of light.
Sports and Sporting
World Cup Specials & Watch Parties
The FIFA World Cup is on, and the D.C. area is hosting plenty of watch parties with food and drink specials, food trucks and more so you can soak up all the excitement.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., various locations
Imagine you're at a bar crawl, but there's no alcohol, the bar is more of a barre and everyone's sweating it out in yoga pants. Welcome to SweatCon! You'll start your day by checking in at a party at 880 P Rooftop. From there, head to classes in Dupont Circle, Shaw, along 14th Street, downtown and in NoMa to sample a variety of workouts. Tickets cost $75.
Saturday, 9 a.m., The Wharf
You can partake in a free yoga class each Saturday in June on The Wharf, courtesy of Yoga Factory. Bring your own mat!
Practice With Love Pop-Up Yoga at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
With Love DC asks each guest to bring a mat, a water bottle and an open heart to this pop-up community yoga event at the U.S. Botanic Garden. Doors open at 10 a.m. so arrive early to save your spot.
Caribbean Heritage Month Contemporary Dance Workshop
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., Anthony Bowen Branch YMCA
The day of cultural celebration begins with live drumming and a workshop followed by a reception. Buy your ticket on Eventbrite.