Friday, June 1, 2012

What to Do in the District this Weekend

It's Friday afternoon and you're still not sure what you're going to do this weekend?  Don't worry, the Gamma Girls have some ideas to share:

While we love Jazz in the Garden on most Friday nights in the summer, tonight's going to be a wash due to the rain storm heading our way-- so why don't you make the most of it by throwing that hair up into a messy bun and heading out to a place to wait out the storm?

And what better way to do that (and still get to experience some kick-ass jazz) than to hit up one of the many venues featuring DC Jazz Fest performers tonight?  The list includes the Black Fox, the Eighteenth Street Lounge, and the Hamilton.  Check out the full listing here: DC Jazz Fest  

We'll use any excuse to post this picture

Jazz not your thing?  How about hanging out at a place like Rocket Bar or Carpool

Beer + bar games = perfect Friday night when it's raining. 

Then grab that cute guy you beat in skeeball and go splash in some puddles and make out on street corners in the pouring rain.

And don't you worry-- the sun will be back tomorrow.   Just in time for the 19th Annual Taste of Georgetown.  Over 30 Georgetown area restaurants participate each year.  It's a great way to sample different food and drinks from the various restaurants.  And all the proceeds go towards the Georgetown Ministry Center's homeless services.  $20 gets you five tastes, $10 gets 3 wine or ale tastes.  Read more about it on Thirsty Ivy's post from earlier this week.

Another way to spend some time outside is to hit up the Dupont Kalorama Museum's 29th Annual Museum Walk Weekend.  Basically, nine different museums in the Dupont- Kalorama neighborhood are offering free admission and special exhibits and performances from 10am-4pm tomorrow (and 1pm-5pm on Sunday).

Dierks Bentley = so hot
Tomorrow night, the Nats have a home game against the Braves.  With a free, we repeat, free post-game concert by the handsome and studly Dierks Bentley. 

Get there early and bring that student ID to snag 50% off tickets at the box office.  Then. while you wait for the game, stroll down to the new and improved Bullpen which now includes a ton of our favorite food trucks.

View from the Billy Goat trail

The nice weather is going to continue into Sunday so why not grab a couple of friends and head out to Great Falls for a hike? 

The Billy Goat Trail on the Maryland side of the park is about a two hour hike and the earlier you go the less crowds you''ll hit.

Great Falls is only about a 20 minute drive from D.C.  The cost of admission is $5.00 per car.

Looking for something a little more low key?  The National Gallery of Art has paired up with award-winning chef and restaurant owner, Jose Andres to transform its Garden Cafe menu into a Spanish inspired deliciousness.  The cafe opens at noon on Sundays, but we suggest stopping by between 4-6pm for the pre-concert menu and then heading over to the West Garden Court for the free Sunday night concert.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, we hope it's a good one!


  1. I've gotta say, Jazz in the Garden during a downpour is actually pretty excellent. I brought a date there last summer on a beautifully sunny day and we were hit with torrential rain unexpectedly. We were soaked to the core but we picked up and headed to Iron Horse, had a couple drinks together, and then trudged home where I dropped her off and did the kiss in the rain. Probably the best first date I've ever been on. Brave the elements!

  2. Wow, great ideas. I love Great Falls. Hope it doesn't rain all weekend. Do you have some indoor ideas?

    Udvar Hazy is always a good on a rainy day!

  3. Dierks Bentley had to cancel tonight due to a family emergency. It's going to be Brooks and Dunn.