It may not be the weekend, but weekdays in D.C. in the summer are still buzzing with fun things to do! Secret D.C. has rounded up all the best happenings to fill your week:
Catch your favorite musician at a concert
- Camp Cope at Black Cat on Tuesday, July 19.
- Warpaint at Capital Turnaround on Friday, July 22.
- Cash Cash at Echostage on Saturday, July 23.
- Blue Man Group at The Kennedy Center from Tuesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 31.
Explore space with Tour of the Universe on the National Mall
Put on by the National Air and Space Museum, you can explore the mysteries of space across the National Mall. On Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tour of the Universe will have eight stations with telescopes and activities throughout the National Mall, allowing you the chance to view and learn about black holes, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, meteorites, and more!
Experience classic plays with drunken laughs at Drunk Shakespeare
“All the world’s a stage,” and Drunk Shakespeare D.C. is hitting the stage like you’ve never experienced before! Grab a drink yourself and watch five classically-trained (and intoxicated) actors attempt to recreate some of Shakespeare’s most famous works to hilarious results, Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.!
Get inked at an edgy hotel for the kickoff of this Tattoo Pop Up Summer Series
Starting Friday, July 22, every Friday through Aug. 12 local District Tattoo Co. will be hosting an appointment-based tattoo pop up series at the Thompson Washington D.C. hotel lobby. You can schedule an appointment here to receive a flash tattoo (from an option sheet presented at the appointment) for $100. The pop up aims to combine “culture with a familiar, dynamic energy, and desirable programming” in a “refined yet edgy hotel experience!”
Attend the Capital Fringe Festival
You can catch the second weekend of the highly-anticipated Capital Fringe Festival July 21-24. Celebrating a spectrum of performances on the “fringes,” ranging from comedy and musicals to drama and artist discussions — including a musical about a missing girl directed by a 17-year-old from Virginia. Many events are for ages 13+ but individual age limits and costs can be found here.