WHERE TO BE SCENE
Thursday, Sept. 7
6:00 – 8:00 PM, Fr(agile) Opening Reception at Carroll Square Gallery, 975 F St. NW. In conjunction with FotoWeekDC, featuring exhibitions, programs and events highlighting world-class photography. Free, info.
6:00 – 9:00 PM, Zoo Uncorked at National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Enjoy wine tastings from renowned wineries and vineyards, a commemorative glass and food from popular DC food trucks. Benefits FONZ. $70, info.
6:30 – 8:00 PM, Opening Reception of Photography at Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW. Featuring work by Colin Winterbottom, David Douglas and Curtis Speer. Free, info.
6:30 – 8:30 PM, The Madison Clothing Exchange + Happy Hour at WeWork Manhattan Laundry, 1348 Florida Ave. NW. Sip & Shop around at the event and exchange clothing with Madi members and/or donate to Suited for Change and Martha's Table, info.
7:00 – 9:00 PM, The Humane League's September Benefit at Lapis, 1801 Columbia Road NW. Enjoy tasty food supporting the implementation of vegetarian options while benefiting the Humane League to protect animals from cruelty. Donations, info.
7:00 – 11:00 PM, DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition Launch. The weeklong festival begins Sept. 7 and continues at participating D.C.-area venues. The festival hosts over 170 films from over 30 countries along with special filmmaker Q&As, parties, workshops and free events throughout the city, info.
Friday, Sept. 8
3:00 – 9:00 PM, Awesome Sommerfest Chill Out at Goethe-Institut/German Cultural Center, 1990 K St. NW. Enjoy music from some of D.C.’s punk bands along with German food and drinks. Free, info.
4:00 – 10:00 PM, MarketSW on the Southwest Waterfront, 425 M St. SW. Mix of exhibitors, local music performers and fantastic food trucks. Free, info.
5:30 – 8:00 PM, First Fridays at 1776/General Assembly, 1133 15th St. NW. A night of learning, networking and collaboration at our monthly happy hour. Grab a drink, mingle with others, and meet fellow designers, coders and makers. Free with info.
6:00 – 8:30 PM, Touchstone Gallery Opening Reception at Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Ave. NW. Currently featuring: About Face: Reversals and Undoings, Ordered Complexities by Patricia Williams and Physiognomy by Tim Johnson. Free, info.
6:00 – 8:00 PM, An Evening with Sting and J. Ralph at the National Museum of American History, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW. Enjoy an intimate discussion with singer-songwriters moderated by news anchor Dan Rather. Discussion followed by a live performance. $150, info.
8:00 – 11:00 PM, Return to Summer Camp #SMITHSONIANat8 at the Smithsonian Castle (Enid A. Haupt Garden), 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. Enjoy crafting, music indoors and out, traditional camp games and more. $25, info.
9:00 PM, join Sip with Socialites for L2 Lounge's Annual Barbie Back To School Party, 3315 Cady’s Alley NW. The "Best Barbie" and "Best Ken" look of the night will receive a special prize. Free entry with RSVP.
Saturday, Sept. 9
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, 202 Arts and Music Festival on the Southwest Waterfront, Fourth and M streets, Randall Field. Part of a month of events and activities showcasing the diversity of artists, makers and entrepreneurs who contribute to the District's thriving creative industries. Free, info.
7:00 – 9:00 PM, BPW Lending Library Opening Reception at Washington Project for the Arts, 2124 Eighth St. NW. Enjoy the circulating collection of artworks reflecting the eclectic recent history of contemporary art inside the Beltway. Free, info.
12:00 – 10:00 PM, DC Wine Fest at the National Union Building, 918 F St. NW. Includes talks, food/wine tastings and live music. $35, info.
2:00 – 6:00 PM, fourth annual Blondes vs. Brunettes Flip Cup Tournament at Rumors, 1900 M St. NW. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. $25/person ($100 per team), info.
5:00 – 7:30 PM, Music in the Garden at House of Togetherness, 1835 Evarts St. NE. Enjoy an evening of music from dynamic D.C.'s artists, including Mr. David Cole, SistaDrummers and MC Steppers. $15, info.
Sunday, Sept. 10
7:00 AM, Nation’s Triathlon, beginning and ending in West Potomac Park. Cheer on athletes as they embark on a 1.5k swim through the Potomac River, followed by a challenging 40k bike course. info.
8:00 AM, George Washington Patriot Run, down the George Washington Memorial Parkway right up to George Washington’s mansion on Mount Vernon. Both a 5K and 10K are offered; and after the race, enjoy concessions, live music and beer! $50, info.
Noon – 6:00 PM, Adams Morgan Day along 18th Street NW between Columbia Road and Florida Avenue NW. Enjoy live music, food vendors, artwork and family-friendly activities. Free, info.
Monday, Sept. 11
8:00 PM, Big Boi performs at The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Ticket prices vary, info.
(All Day), 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Service to commemorate the 184 lives lost in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77. Services throughout the day. Free, info.
9:37 AM, Moment of Silence at Arlington National Cemetery. Join the community to remember the lives lost in the attacks that day, and to express your gratitude to those who rushed to the scene to save lives. Free, info.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
5:30 PM, Above and Below Dupont Circle, Walking Tour and Happy Hour beginning at the Dupont Circle Fountain. Explore embassies and mansions, revealing scandals from the past, then into abandoned tunnels beneath Dupont Circle. $35, info.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
7:30 PM, Paramore & Best Coast performs at The Theater at MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill. Ticket prices vary, info.
6:00 – 9:00 AM, Swedish Sunrise at House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. DJs, dancing, performance artists, live musicians, healthy snacks and beverages. $20 - $35, info.
Thursday, Sept. 14
5:30 – 9:30 PM, Insider Collective featuring Second Daughter at the W Hotel, 515 15th St. NW. As seen in the pages of Elle, Huf Magazine and Diva, Second Daughter jewelry unapologetically vacillates between minimalism and maximalism. Free, info.