weekend guide [june 15-17]


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FOR THE POLO LOVERS: Hang out at the Inaugural District CupSaturday, June 16, 11:30am - 4:00pm. The charity polo match will feature teams from The United States and Mexico with proceeds benefiting Playworks of Greater Washington, DC, cocktails provided by One Eight Distilling, beats by DJ Esso, and a backdrop only our Nation's capital can provide.

FOR THE NOT SO BASIC WITCHES: JRINK’s Apothekary opens this weekend -- check out their witchy potions and powerful crystals at their newly renovated Dupont Circle shop.

FOR THE ICE CREAM LOVERS WITH A SOPHISTICATED PALETTE: Behold: the Summer Adventure Ice Cream Sneak Peek. Grab a ticket and check out what Ice Cream Jubilee is slinging this summer with their newest creative flavors. A flight includes Basil Goat Cheese, Everything Bagel, Gin & Tonic Sorbet, Blueberry Pie, and Sweet Red Pepper. Tickets here.

FOR THE YOGIS: An all-inclusive Black & Brown Queer Yoga class with YogaWorks Dupont Circle. Pencil in some self care with this guaranteed safe space. Live on the Hill? Here’s another class for you.  Prefer to practice with your pup? Try out DOGA: Yoga with Your Dog. And make a donation to the Humane Rescue Alliance while you’re at it. Yoga in the Botanical Gardens? Do it for the ‘gram. An early riser? & Lastly — join Epic Yoga for Sunrise Yoga on The Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop.

FOR THE WORLD CUP WATCHERS: The World Cup kicks off this weekend, and Rosslyn is hosting a World Cup Viewing Party at Central Place Plaza. Watch the Portugal/Spain match while playing a kick game and foosball and grab a drink at the pop-up bar.

FOR THE ARTSY CROWD: If you love local craft beer, you’ll probably recognize illustrator Ralph Steadman‘s work from the labels on Flying Dog’s bottles. Explore Steadman’s career of 60+ years at American University Museum‘s retrospective exhibit, with drawings ranging from student sketches to his collaborations with legendary gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

FOR THE LOCALS: Enjoy the 13th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival!  It will feature stages with live music, dance, and free fitness classes. Kids can play at the carnival on the Harriet Tubman field while adults make their own fun at the Meridian Pint beer garden. Cheers!

FOR THE VEGANS: Everyone loves a good summer cookout. How about a vegan summer cookout? We’re all in.

FOR THE SILENT DISCOERS: Silent Disco, Pride edition. Need we say more?

FOR THE STRANGER THINGS BINGE-WATCHERS: A Stranger Things themed dance party with specialty drinks? Down.

FOR THE KIDS AT HEART: Check out the National Geographic Festival this weekend. Curious minds only.

FOR THE NINETIES KIDS: Beats and Brunch featuring your favorite 90s and early 2000s bops.

FOR THE FANS OF THE MEATBALL SHOP: Free meatballs this weekend when they pop-up at Cotton & Reed. 

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  • This is the wicker round bag that everyone's been asking me about. 
  • The cheap dress that I swear looks good on EVERYONE. 
  • Is it bad that I've worn this on repeat all week? 
  • My brown mules from IG aren't available anymore, but I found a ton of others: 

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  • A deep-dive into the crazy story of Vice (I really don't like them). 
  • Throwback to Ovi's amazing fountain diving
  • When did social media become a "pink collar" job? No idea, but this piece has my SMH-ing. 
  • The Skinny Confidential is on local podcast, Down The Foxhole! 
  • A great look inside the problem of influencers and hotels. If you're an influencer, or an aspiring influencer, read this. 
  • My friend wrote this INCREDIBLE piece on her dream job, and I can't stop thinking about jobs, dream jobs, and what it looks like from person to person.