Things to Do in DC This Week: Drinks, Workshops, Fitness Classes

The tequila flight at dLeña. Photograph courtesy of C3 Creative.

National Tequila Day. Celebrate with tequila tastings at the Celebrity Tequila Smackdown at Ciel Social Club (Tues, $75, Mt. Vernon Triangle) gold National Tequila Day Dinner at Paraíso Taquería y Mezcaleria (Sun, $75, Capitol Hill). You can also try the special margarita flight at Buena Vida Gastrolounge (starting Sun, $25 per person, Arlington) and special Dahlia Reposado Margarita from dLeña (Sun, $16, Mt. Vernon Triangle).

  • More sips. Try a variety of drinks and find your favorite at a beer tasting at Kramers (Tues, various prices, Dupont Circle), Summer of Paso wine tasting (Wed, various prices, Chinatown), gold The Grape American Roadtrip wine tasting (Wed, $45, Capitol Hill). You can also have fun at the Monumental Drag Brunch (Sun, $38, Capitol Riverfront) gold 80s & 90s Happy Hour and Trivia (Kills, $12, Pleasant Plains).

Celebrations. There’s lots of birthdays to celebrate this weekend. You can head to Spy Museum’s 20th Birthday Celebration (Kill, free, The Child) gold Swingers Dupont First Birthday Celebration (Mon, free, Dupont Circle). You can also join a double dutch lesson at Alethia Taylor Day (Sat, free, NoMa).

Give back. Help raise money for a good cause, including the Anacostia Watershed Society at Sips of Summer (Sat, $30+, Park View), The Little Black Dog Rescue at Mutts and Mimosas (Sun, free, Park View), or Hearts of Empowerment at a yoga charity class (Sat, $25, Union Market). You can also give back by attending the Festival candy (Sun, $20, Ivy City) gold has blood drive for Children’s National Hospital (Tues, free, Capitol Hill).

Behind the scenes. Expand your mind at the Creating the Playhouse discussion (Mon, $10+, Penn Quarter), art talk with Julie Wolf (Sat, free, Mt. Vernon Triangle), Maps of Washington open house (Sat, Free, Foggy Bottom), gold ArtAfterWords (Wed, free, the National Mall).

Kids corner. Make reading and writing fun for the kids at Library Day at the Spy Museum (Kill, free, The Child), Little Critters Storytime: Monkey Around (Tues, free, Woodley Park), gold Palisades Journalism Club (Wed, free, Palisades). They can learn more about fun topics at one of these classes: comics class (Wed, free, TenleyTown), ice cream class (Wed, free, Anacostia), bilingual Spanish storytime (Wed, free, Mt. Pleasant), Summer Saturdays: Flowers (Sat, $8+, Georgetown), or a class on creating a chalk masterpiece (Mon, free, Georgetown). They can have more fun at Good Kid-izen: Art and Community Day (Sat, free, Columbia), Family Fundays (Sun, $5, Park View), gold Smithsonian Nighttime Adventures (Fri, $70+, the National Mall),

Shopping day. Purchase some new jewelry at Summer of Studs (Fri, $65, Union Market) or grab a new summer read at the Capital Book Fest (Thurs, free, Downtown).

See a show. wrestling The Crosswood Show (Thurs, $18, Arlington), has performance of The Sirens of Titan (Sun, $11.20, Eastern Market), Hump ​​Day Funk (Wed, $15+, Lanier Heights), gold A Night of French Theater (Wed, free, Georgetown).

Break a sweatshirt. Make working out fun by attending a pop-up fitness class (Sun, $10, Cathedral Heights), natural rock climbing anchors class (Sun, $120, Potomac), or this salsa class (Thurs, $7+, Union Market). If you love being on the water, you can also go to Community Kayak Night (Thurs, $12.24+, Capitol Riverfront) or the Lake Needwood Kayak Tour (Tues, free but registration required, Derwood).

  • Yoga. Rejuvenate yourself by attending one of these free classes: Outdoor Voices yoga class (Sun, free, Georgetown), Sunday Serenity Yoga (Sun, free, Georgetown), gold Yoga at The Wharf (Tues, free, The Wharf). You can also relax at the Yoga & Tea class (Sat, $35, Georgetown).

Learn a new skill. Try something new at a Candle-making workshop (Sat, $60, Union Market), plant care basics night (Thurs, $28, Ballston), bouquet-making workshop (Thurs, $50, Union Market), gold has kokedama workshop (Sat, $35, Silver Spring). Or, make fun food and drinks at the Argentina empanada cooking class (Sun, $59, Union Market) or the Capitoline Cocktail Class (Wed, $66+, Georgetown).

Outdoor movies. Catch a fun free movie: Girls Trip (Thurs, free, The Wharf), The Addams Family (Wed, free, Navy Yard), gold Space Jam: A New Legacy (Wednesday, free, Cleveland Park).

  • Special screenings. You can also see The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez (Thurs, free, Alexandria), 8 1/2 (Sat, free, Culpeper), viva las vegas (Sat, free, Culpeper), gold Flesh and the Devil (Fri, free, Culpeper).

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