WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Thursday, July 3
11:00 AM, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, continues until July 6. On the National Mall: global bazaar with music, dancing, crafts, demonstrations. Free, info.
5:00 - 11:59 PM, Midtown Liberty Bar Tour at various venues. Redds, Light, and Blue drink specials, patriotic giveaways, and more. $10, info.
5:00 - 8:30 PM, Phillips After 5 at The Phillips Collection,1600 21st St. NW. Jazz, gallery talks, modern art, and cash bar. $12, info.
7:00 PM, Max Major's THINK at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $30, info.
7:00 PM, ‘MURRICA, part theme party, part comedy show, all American at Bier Baron Tavern,1523 22nd St. NW. $10, info.
7:30 PM, Strip the District, a patriotic burlesque performance at POV Lounge, 515 5th St. NW. Free, rsvp.
Friday, July 4
11:45 PM, National Independence Day Parade, Constitution Ave. and 7th St. NW. Marching bands, military units, patriotic floats and VIPs. Free, info.
3:00 PM, A Capitol Fourth on the U.S. Capitol’s west lawn. Concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and live cannon fire. Free, presented by PBS, info.
11:00 AM, Independence Day Organ Concert at the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW. Navy Band performs. Free, info.
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Fourth Celebration The National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Presentation of colors, patriotic performances and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Free, info.
12:00 - 5:00 PM, BeerBQ Brewery Battle at City Tap House, 901 9th St. NW. $10, cookoff, cornhole tournament, BBQ and drink specials, info.
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM, Popal Group’s Georgetown 4th of July Festival at Malmaison, 3401 Water St. NW. Food and drinks all day + live music from Justin Trawick & The Common Good. Fireworks from one of the best views in DC. Free, info.
Friday, July 4
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Red, White & ‘Que Fourth of July Party at The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. $35, all day pool access, 1 welcome cocktail, food & drink for purchase. $35, info.
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, first annual Spike’d Independence Pool Party at Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW. $18, includes poolside snack prepared by Chef Spike Mendelsohn of “Top Chef” info.
Saturday, July 5
7:00 – 8:00 PM, Mount Vernon Nights: Caravan of Thieves at the Workhouse Arts Center Quad, 9518 Workhouse Way Lorton. Jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs. Free, info.
8:00PM & 10:00PM, Jazz Vocalist Loide Album Release Concert at Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW. her sophomore album In Time with Independence Weekend concert. $24, tickets.
11:00 AM, STYLECABLE Pop-Up Shop at Urban Chic, Georgetown, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 15% off, info.
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, DC MEET Market at the corner of 15th & P St. NW. Support 40 local businesses, artists and designers. Free, full list of vendors: info.
Sunday, July 6
12:30 - 1:30 PM, Charity Yoga Class at Tranquil Space, 3528 Wilson Blvd. Arlington. Benefits Alzheimer's Association. $10, register.
10:00 AM, One Life: Grand and Lee at the National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F St. NW. The lives of Grant and Lee explored through paintings, photographs, and historic objects. Free, info.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Bethesda Central Farm Market, 7600 Arlington Blvd. at Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda. 60 vendors sell fresh produce & goods. Free, info.
11:00 AM, last day of the DC Capitol Fair, Rides, circus acts and carnival activities at RFK Stadium, 2400 E. Capitol St. SE. $4/coupon or $8/general, info.