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Things to Do This Weekend in Washington, DC

Our end-of-the-week picks for June 14-16

We've gathered up some fun things to do in DC this weekend. You can also read what else is going on during the week and throughout the month.

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Sneaker Stories by The Museum of Graffiti presented by Modelo
Union Market hosts a weekend-long immersive exhibition that explores the intersection of street art and sneaker culture. Check out rare sneakers and original artworks by renowned artists like Futura and Cey Adams, enjoy a complimentary beer and sneaker customization bar by Modelo and on Saturday, attend a panel discussion moderated by Kelly Towles with exhibiting graffiti artists GIZ and PERSUE.
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Union Market, 1270 5th Street NE, Washington, DC 20001


DC/DOX Film Festival 
The new annual DC/DOX Film Festival will take place at theater venues across the District. Make sure to use the discount code DOX2DC for a 15% discount on tickets. Expect four days of visionary documentaries and conversations with the talent behind dozens of innovative and acclaimed works of non-fiction storytelling. Locations include Edlavitch Community Center, Eaton Cinema, MLK Memorial Library, the National Portrait Gallery’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, the National Archives and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Natural History Museum

Smithsonian Sleepover at the Natural History Museum
The National Museum of Natural History will provide kids with an unforgettable adventure this June with this Smithsonian Sleepover. They’ll be able to explore the Fossil Hall, learn about Earth’s past, discover aquatic wonders, visit pollinators, learn how to eat like a T-Rex, participate in games and challenges and much more. Ages 8-14 are permitted, and there must be at least one adult chaperone for every five children in any group that registers. No adults without children. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
7 p.m. – 9 a.m. |  Tickets
National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20560


Argentina vs. Guatemala National Soccer Teams 
Following the USA vs. Colombia match, the defending Copa America and FIFA World Cup champions Argentina will take on Guatemala in an international friendly match at FedExField in Landover, Maryland – a rare chance to see fútbol legend Lionel Messi work his magic!
7:30 p.m. | Tickets
FedExField, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, MD 20785


Metamorphoses – Final Weekend
Nominated for a Tony Award when it first launched in 2002, Metamorphoses sets the mythic and modern together to create an unforgettable night of theater. Audiences are treated to the stories of Aphrodite, Midas, Cupid and others in whimsical fashion, showcasing universal truths, both funny and serious. Visionary theater director Psalmayene 24 helms Mary Zimmerman’s masterful script for Folger Theatre.
Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003


Don’t Tell Seth! An Evening with the Seth Meyers Writers
Visit the Kennedy Center for a variety show featuring members of the writing staff for Late Night with Seth Meyers, many of which are accomplished performers. Freed from the shackles of network censors, the crew is about to let loose with stand-up, sketches, improv, pre-taped videos and audience interaction. John Lutz and Peter Grosz host.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566




Juneteenth Community Day
One of DC’s coolest museums honors Juneteenth with a fun-filled day featuring arts and crafts for all ages, live music, gardening demos and much more. The National Museum of African American History and Culture also features an outstanding virtual resource on the Juneteenth holiday complete with exclusive programming, videos, a social media toolkit and testimonials.
11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. |  Free Admission |  Timed Passes
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20560


Collecting Memories 
The Library of Congress opens its new David M. Rubenstein Treasures Gallery with a brand-new exhibit filled to the brim with fascinating artifacts across its 120 items. Collecting Memories includes Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a map from the Lewis and Clark Expedition, lyrics from The Sound of Music and much more in its examination of how cultures preserve the past.
Hours | Free Admission
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540


Promotional graphic for MLP Washington D.C., June 13-16, featuring two pickleball players in action against a backdrop of the Washington Monument and a colorful sky, with the text "MLP by Margaritaville."


Major League Pickleball by Margaritaville 
Get ready for four days of pickleball frenzy this June with the MLP's first-ever stop in the DC area. This exciting new addition to the DMV professional sports scene will feature 30+ matches between the world's top pickleball players (including the DC Pickleball Team), as well as festival-style food and drink, music and an amateur tournament
Washington Tennis and Education East Capitol Campus, 200 Stoddert Place SE, Washington, DC 20019


Tom Papa
Take in observational comedy of the highest order when you check out Tom Papa live at Warner Theatre. Papa serves up a well-honed act that moves from exasperation to amusement without missing a beat. With more than 25 years of experience and numerous stand-up specials to his name, expect a standout performance. Papa plans to tape the show for a new special.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004


Pasión y Fuego: The Music of Spain 
Bask in the beauty of Pasión y Fuego, a multi-hyphenate evening showcasing work by Spain's most prominent composers. The Pan American Symphony Orchestra will be joined by an enchanting flamenco interpretation by Maria Juncal and the vocals of Allegra Da Vita, a mezzo-soprano from the Washington National Opera's Cafritz Young Artist Program.
7:30 p.m. | Tickets
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566


The Matchbox Magic Flute – Final Weekend
Shakespeare Theatre Company presents a “matchbox” approach to Mozart’s legendary opera, The Magic Flute. Mary Zimmerman conceived this fresh adaptation that features a cast of 10 and an orchestra of just five players. Audiences will be swept off their feet by the adventures of Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina as they encounter dragons, trials by fire and water, underground corridors and much more.
Klein Theatre, 450 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004




The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence 
Inspired by the incredible Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence (you can see all 60 panels at The Phillips Collection in DC), Step Afrika! uses its innovative style of percussive dance to tell the riveting and heroic story of millions of Black migrants who relocated from the rural South to the industrial North in the early 20th century. The award-winning dance company utilizes the imagery, colors and motifs of the paintings to create a performance filled with stunning movements and drama.
Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024


Capital Brutalism 
The National Building Museum goes deep into what’s up with all those brutalist buildings around DC. Capital Brutalism explores the history, current state and future of seven polarizing buildings and the WMATA Metro system in the District. Check out archival documents, drawings, construction photographs, architectural models and contemporary images that provide context and shed light on the stories of these buildings and what inspired their design.
Hours & Admission
National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


Rose: You Are Who You Eat – June 5-23
Woolly Mammoth Theatre welcomes you to an entirely different type of feast. The tale of John Jarboe begins with his aunt sharing that he had a twin sister in the womb … whom he ate. As you can imagine, John is a bit taken aback by this, which inspires this musical ode to the consumed twin named – you guessed it – Rose. Expect lots of song, storytelling and hilarious wordplay.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004


ISEKAI: Blooming Parallel Worlds 
ARTECHOUSE welcomes visitors to its seventh annual installation dedicated to celebrating the beauty of the cherry blossoms in DC. The museum treats your eyes to an exhibit inspired by the Isekai genre of Anime, allowing for the exploration of alternate universes stacked with colors, adventures and immersive technologies. Plus, discover Gachapons hidden throughout the exhibit to win prizes from local businesses or snag a book from the 'Isekai Library'. Make sure to take advantage of tickets with a 10% discount.
Tickets (10% off)
ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024


Places to Stay

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