1. Catch a concert
One More HAIM! Heavy-hitters are performing in D.C. this weekend. On Friday night, sister trio HAIM are bringing their pop rock to The Anthem for a show you don’t want to miss!
The European Union’s Open House will return this Saturday, May 14. Participating embassies across D.C. — including, but not limited to Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Slovakia — will allow visitors to explore the embassy grounds and participate in a number of cultural activities. Some highlights on the agenda include the Embassy of Belgium’s waffles and comic book tour; the Embassy of Latvia’s folk dancers; the Embassy of Italy’s pizza, ice cream, and espresso tastings; and the Embassy of Greece’s sculpture exhibit, among others! A full list of participating embassies can be found here.
The Renwick Gallery’s new exhibit, “This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World,” debuts Friday, May 13! Featuring renowned artists, such as Nick Cave, Sonya Clark, and Wendy Maruyama among others, the exhibit demonstrates “the role that artists play in our world to spark essential conversations, stories of resilience, and methods of activism” through 171 medium-spanning works. Learn more here.
As it gets deeper into spring and toward summer, more and more people are clamoring to get outside. And what better way to enjoy the beautiful weather than by seeking out some of the most stunning and diverse murals D.C. has to offer?
5. Experience the Metropolitan Beer Trail
Saturday, May 14, you can get exercise AND beer! The Metropolitan Beer Trail is a walkable, runnable, and bikeable route of seven of D.C’s bars. Ranging from Union Station through NoMa, Eckington, and Brookland, you can spend the day bar hopping with friends and taking in some of the District’s vibrant neighborhoods! Learn more about the trail and participating bars here.