weekend guide [june 29-july 1]


**** There's a HUGE protest happening tomorrow to demand that we keep families together at the border, instead of separating children from parents and guardians. Even if you're not in Washington, D.C., there are protests happening around the country. ****

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FOR THE ROSÉ LOVERS: The Yards is throwing a rosé all day party with rosé flights, piña coladas, oysters and more. 

FOR THE NATURAL WINE LOVERS: Pineapple Collaborative has partnered up with Please Bring Chips to put on a natural wine social. There will be wine experts to guide you through the world of natural wine, or you can just get tipsy drinking really f*cking good wine. 

FOR THE ART LOVERS: The Hirshhorn is opening a 60-year retrospective of German artist Georg Baselitz, celebrating the artist’s 80th birthday. The exhibit, Baselitz: Six Decades, will bring together over 100 works spanning his career, including pieces never seen in the U.S. before. Trace the influence and development of his career. Through September 16.

( & check out the Nanotak x ARTECHOUSE exhibit. Get your tickets now before they’re gone!)

FOR THE BEER FESTIVAL TYPES: Get pre-ready for July 4 because Red, White & Brew is back. Hop on over to Buzzard Point for unlimited American beer, tastings of non-beer and endless food trucks.

(or check out Solace Brewing's One-Year Anniversary Party!) 

FOR THE FOOD TRUCK FIENDS: Head over to Truckeroo and help be the judge of which food truck is supreme. Every month, Truckeroo brings some of the hottest food trucks in the are for s night of great food and great company. 

FOR THE HISTORIANS (and non-historians, tbh): The National Portrait Gallery has a new exhibit — One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey. The exhibit, spanning just a single room, uses 30-some portraits to paint a picture (figuratively) of the most important moments of that year that defined today's United States.

FOR THE COMEDIANS: This weekend is DC's Best Showcase for underground comics. Some shows (if you're out late) are free, while others charge a small cover charge of $10-20. 

ALSO: Check out the monthly comedy brunch at Wonderland Ballroom! 

FOR THE TRAVELED: The Embassy of Belize is having an open house evening with a buffet, a meet and greet with the ambassador, a presentation of local art and more. If you're interested in traveling to Belize or learning more about the gorgeous country, this is a must. 

FOR THE YOGIS: Yoga Factory is offering free outdoor yoga at the waterfront. Or if you want a more immersive experience, check out this yoga class with headphones

FOR THE SUPPORTERS OF #MadeInDC: Logan Exchange is having a pop-up shop to showcase local artisans, businesses and more. 

FOR THE NEWBIES TO DC: If you've never seen the Mount Vernon fireworks,cancel your plans because this is practically required reading for DC. They have two nights, too: Friday and Saturday. 

FOR THE FOLKS: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is back on the National Mall. Stop by to watch the human tower, but stay for the Catalonia and Armenia fairgrounds on the Mall. 


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  • Washington Post: Everything you need to know about yesterday's newsroom shooting
  • McSweeney's: New York Times Tweets (LOL) 
  • Shape: Why just staying in is becoming the biggest party trend 
  • Cosmopolitan: Everything we need to know about AHS 8. 
  • Glamour: The Fab Five's origin stories are just as great as you'd imagine. 
  • Refinery29: How YouTubers are reinventing the celeb breakup. 
  • Vogue / YT: Is it weird that I want to be BFFs with Lili after this? 
  • MindBodyGreen: How to style your home depending on what your Myers-Briggs is. 
  • Humans Of New York: I love this kind of friendship.
  • Bustle: Tan France of Queer Eye talks fashion rules to break.