It was another busy weekend in D.C.! These were a couple of its standout happenings:
Happy birthday, Xiao Qi Ji!
Smithsonian’s National Zoo gave visitors the chance to help giant panda cub Xiao Qi Ji celebrate his second birthday on Sunday, Aug. 21. Those in attendance Sunday morning got to witness Xiao Qi Ji and his mother, Mei Xiang, indulge on a special and panda-friendly birthday cake (made up of frozen apple and pineapple juices, sweet potato, apple, carrot, pear, sugar cane, banana, and bamboo). If you missed it, no worries! You can catch the cuteness from the zoo’s panda cam on YouTube.
D.C. World Reggae Festival made waves
RFK Stadium hosted D.C.’s World Reggae Festival last weekend, promoting its theme of “world peace” and offering festival-goers the chance to immerse themselves in the music of several different offshoots of reggae music and the various Caribbean cultures that influence them!
Washingtonian Summer Restaurant Week favorites
As one Twitter user said, “DC restaurant week is my Super Bowl.” Summer Restaurant Week in the District came to an end Sunday night, but patrons spent the week taking to social media to highlight their favorite restaurants and deals! Here are some of the restaurants that stood out the most: