WHERE TO BE SCENE
Thursday, July 6
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between Seventh and 12th streets and in the Arts and Industries Building. Continues through July 9, weather permitting. Free, info.
7:00 – 9:30 PM, Fort Reno Summer Concert Series featuring post-hardcore band Mock Identity, the new group TK Echo (featuring The Washington Post's pop music critic Chris Richards) and Weird Babies. Free, info.
6:30 – 8:3o PM, Sarah Hughes at Jazz on Jackson Place on Lafayette Square, 748 Jackson Place NW. Enjoy great jazz with an open bar and light snacks. Featuring alto saxophonist Sarah Hughes and her trio. $30, info.
5:00 – 8:30 PM, Phillips After 5 at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. This month's theme: Punk Out! Inspired by Germany’s punk scene, experience all things punk at the Phillips! Enjoy a silent disco featuring punk, David Bowie and even some classical music. $12, must info.
Friday, July 7
6:00 – 9:00 AM, Daybreaker DC Yoga & Dance Party at The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Free coffee, healthy juices and breakfast bites. $25, info.
8:30 PM, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia. Celebrate the 20th anniversary with the National Symphony Orchestra an the score from the original movie while watching the film on a giant high-definition screen. $35-$58, info.
Friday, July 7
6:30 – 8:30 PM, Animezing Robot Carnival at the Japan Information and Culture Center: Embassy of Japan, 1150 18th St. NW, Suite 100. Enjoy screening of Robot Carnival and nine anime shorts. Free, info.
9:00 PM, Smithsonian After 8: A Night at the Circus at Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive SW. Circus Arts is one of the themes of this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival, so enjoy circus performers, a DJ, bars and photo booths, and the Mall's carousel will stay open until 11 p.m. for adults who want to relive a favorite childhood experience. $30/advance, $35/door, info.
Saturday, July 8
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, second annual Nextival Food Truck Music Festival at Anne Arundel County Fair Inc., 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville, Maryland. Enjoy music on two stages, two helicopters, 10 moon bounces, 50 food trucks and vendors including 10 dessert vendors and more. info
2:00 – 6:00 PM, 4th annual Old Town Alexandria Bar Crawl beginning at Union Street Public House or Blackwall Hitch. Collect passport stamps at nine different bars, and trade the completed passport for a limited-edition pint glass. Music and fireworks to follow celebrating Alexandria's 268th birthday at 5 p.m. Free admission, beers priced individually, info.
Sunday, July 9
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Made In Colombia Fest at the University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW. Celebrate the Independence of Colombia while enjoying its culture, music, food, art & craft, beer, wine, great international and local bands and of course beautiful Colombians. $15, info.