Washington DC Weekday Events: See What’s Happening In The Area

WASHINGTON DC, DC — Looking to go on a family outing? Hoping to spend a night out with friends? Below, we’ve included some of this week’s top events from throughout Washington DC. Here are some events taking place in town this week.

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Here are all of this week’s events in and near Washington DC:


BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY in Concert

  • When: Monday, August 9th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Birchmere
  • What: Mon. Aug. 9: BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY -7:30pm- $69.50 Learn More

Muharram – Woodrow Wilson High School

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 12:00 a.m.
  • Where: Woodrow Wilson High School
  • What: Event listing from Woodrow Wilson High School: Tuesday and August 10 (all day) Learn More

Teacher Meet and Greet (K/2nd ONLY) – Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS – Wahler Place Elementary …

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 12:00 a.m.
  • Where: Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS – Wahler Place Elementary School
  • What: Event listing from Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS – Wahler Place Elementary School: Tuesday and August 10 (all day) Learn More

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Tuesday, August 10 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PMPoetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tell… Learn More

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Bison – One Stop Shopping

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: National Museum of the American Indian, Online
  • What: The American bison or buffalo, as it is also referred to, is one of the most significant animals to many American Indian nations. It was critical to the survival of those nations who lived on the Great Plains. In this live and interactive program led by a museum educator, chil… Learn More

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Bison—One-Stop Shopping

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Tuesday, August 10 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM The American bison, or buffalo, is one of the most significant animals to many American Indian nations. It was critical to the survival of those nations who lived on the Great Plains. In this l… Learn More

Sneak Peek—Beyond the Naked Eye: Inks of Asia

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Tuesday, August 10 from 12:00 PM to 12:40 PMTraditional East Asian ink—used in painting and calligraphy—was previously fashioned from either pine soot or lampblack soot. While these materials are still in use, contemporary inks are also c… Learn More

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Bison – One Stop Shopping

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: National Museum of the American Indian, Online
  • What: The American bison or buffalo, as it is also referred to, is one of the most significant animals to many American Indian nations. It was critical to the survival of those nations who lived on the Great Plains. In this live and interactive program led by a museum educator, chil… Learn More

Getting Started: Digital Museum Resources and the Smithsonian Learning Lab

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Tuesday, August 10 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PMExplore the basics of using the Smithsonian Learning Lab to support learning with digital museum resources. We’ll introduce how the site works, share examples of engaging interactive learning expe… Learn More

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Tuesday, August 10 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. This virtual, crea… Learn More

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion – Smithsonian Online

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Tuesday, August 10 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM The National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library would like to invite you to a virtual conversation about public remembrance and the history of Washington, D.C. Join us as we analyze a por… Learn More

New Principal Information Session – Miner Elementary School

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Miner Elementary School
  • What: Event listing from Miner Elementary School: Tuesday, August 10 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Learn More

Parenting Workshop (Events) – Community College Preparatory Academy PCS


From Seinfeld to Sandler: Jewish Pop Culture Trivia Night

  • When: Tuesday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC
  • What: Event listing from Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC: Tuesday, August 10 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Trivia Night is back with NOVA Tribe Series & EntryPointDC! It’s the start of schvitzing season – cool down indoors at our themed trivia night where will we c… Learn More

Enrollment Event (Details TBD) – Miner Elementary School

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 12:00 a.m.
  • Where: Miner Elementary School
  • What: Event listing from Miner Elementary School: Wednesday, August 11 (all day) Learn More

Teacher Meet and Greet (1st/3rd ONLY)

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 12:00 a.m.
  • Where: Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS – Wahler Place Elementary School
  • What: Event listing from Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS – Wahler Place Elementary School: Wednesday, August 11 (all day) Learn More

Introduction to Bobbin Lace – Smithsonian Online

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Wednesday, August 11 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM Learn the basics of bobbin lacemaking, from winding the bobbins to making four small lace projects, in this introductory class. Colored threads are used to make it easier to see what is happen… Learn More

Introducing… – Smithsonian Online

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Wednesday, August 11 at 11:00 AMIntroducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country’s lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… wi… Learn More

LSAT Orientation with Bijan Verlin (Office of Community Engagement)

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Lafayette Elementary School
  • What: Event listing from Lafayette Elementary School: Wednesday, August 11 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Wednesday, 8/11 @ 12 pm Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 202-539-1291,,568418336#   United States, Washington DC Phon… Learn More

Castle Stories – Smithsonian Online

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Wednesday, August 11 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? It first opened its doors in 1855 and has born witness to countless moments in history for the Smithsonian, the Unit… Learn More

Peabody School Improvement Team Meeting (July)


Feedback Loops: Atmosphere – Smithsonian Online

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Wednesday, August 11 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Join us for a virtual screening of the short film Feedback Loops: Atmosphere. Watch the film at your convenience upon registration, and tune in on August 11, 2021, for a live discussion with… Learn More

Family Meeting on Health & Safety – Breakthrough Montessori PCS

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Breakthrough Montessori PCS
  • What: Event listing from Breakthrough Montessori PCS: Wednesday, August 11 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PMRegister in advance for this meeting:https://breakthroughmontessori-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApfuCsrz8vE9C_bcSPbWct3Dm9hMVS_sQz Learn More

Principal Meet and Greet – Woodrow Wilson High School

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Virtual
  • What: Event listing from Woodrow Wilson High School: Wednesday, August 11 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Learn More

Architecture & Public Art Photography

  • When: Wednesday, August 11th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Wednesday, August 11 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Learn how to take great photographs of architecture and public art. Class discussions include techniques and camera settings for cityscapes, individual buildings, architectural details, contemp… Learn More

Featured Event: “Live, In-Person” Food Safety Training & Certification Classes” – New Reduced Costs

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: ORS Interactive Inc
  • What: DMV Region – Managers and supervisors from restaurant and foodservice establishments, and members of the general public, are invited to participate in “live, in-person” Professional Food Safety Training Classes leading to Food Protection Manager Certification. Health Code Regu… Learn More
Featured Event: “Live, In-Person” Food Safety Training & Certification Classes” – New Reduced Costs (Doug Adair)

Class of 2022 Lifetouch Senior Portraits

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: Woodrow Wilson High School
  • What: Event listing from Woodrow Wilson High School: Thursday, August 12 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Learn More

Visiting Québec with Ariana Ross and Veronneau

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Virtual
  • What: Visiting Québec with Ariana Ross and Veronneau Thursday, August 12, 11am ET Washington Performing Arts – Family Art Moments Join Arianna Ross of Story Tapestries on a musical adventure to Canada, featuring performances by the Québec duo Veronneau. Participants will call upon … Learn More

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Native Expression—The Art of Totem Poles

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Thursday, August 12 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Native Americans created and used many shapes, designs, colors, and materials as an expression of their cultures and identities. Native art designs became a way to communicate tribal and famil… Learn More

[censored] Extravaganza + Extending Summer Gardening (Online Cooking Demo)

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Bartholdi Park (U.S. Botanic Garden)
  • What: Event listing from Bartholdi Park (U.S. Botanic Garden): Thursday, August 12 from 12:00 PM to 12:15 PMDetails Eggplants can be a real revelation when picked oh-so-fresh and prepared right away. In this week’s online cooking demo, Danielle features… More https://www.facebook.co… Learn More

GoGo Fitness Workshop (Events) – Community College Preparatory Academy PCS


Stories of Black Philanthropy: Treasures from the National Museum of American History

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Thursday, August 12 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM In celebration of Black Philanthropy Month, go behind the scenes to learn what curators and research interns are discovering in the collections. “Pancaked” ballet shoes worn by Misty Copeland, A… Learn More

Sweet Summer Series : Kalorama Park – Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC
  • What: Event listing from Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC: Thursday, August 12 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Join us for playtime and popsicles! We’ll gather with other families to socialize while social distancing. Thursday, August 12, 5:00-6:00 PM Kalorama Park 1865 … Learn More

At Home with the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives: The Hungerford Deed

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Thursday, August 12 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PMPicture this: you’re cleaning out your attic and come across a folded bundle of paper. Unfurling the document reveals the signatures of your ancestors from two centuries ago, and as you begin to … Learn More

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Thursday, August 12 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the… Learn More

Breakthrough Board of Trustees – Breakthrough Montessori PCS


Build Your Photographic Portfolio – Smithsonian Online

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Thursday, August 12 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Go beyond taking random photographs and develop a cohesive body of work that is uniquely yours. Review some contemporary photographers’ work and define the characteristics that are incorporated … Learn More

Healing Faith: From Lamentation to Transformation

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Thursday, August 12 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Watch and comment on Facebook or YouTube Many people are experiencing trauma, grief, and anxiety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and continued violence against marginalized groups. After… Learn More

PAUL THORN with Jamie McLean in Concert

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Birchmere
  • What: Thu. Aug. 12, 2021: PAUL THORN with Jamie McLean -7:30pm- $39.50 Learn More

Sunset Cinema at The Wharf 2021: Ford v Ferrari

  • When: Thursday, August 12th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Transit Pier at The Wharf
  • What: Racing aficionados get ready, LeMans is back after a COVID hiatus. Get prepped with the incredible story of how Ford made their bid for glory.Join us Thursday evenings at The Wharf for movies on our 20 foot outdoor LED screen. Screenings are FREE courtesy of our partners at Pa… Learn More

Featured Event: Virtual Oluwa Olorun Alasepe

  • When: Friday, August 13th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: VIRTUAL
  • What: Three days of Powerful Prayer, Praise, Word & Worship! Join us LIVE on Friday 8/13 at 12:00 Noon for a Holy Spirit-filled kick-off to this International Prayer Program from the comfort and safety of your home or office… The Night Vigil will begin at 12:00 Midnight. Conta… Learn More
Featured Event: Virtual Oluwa Olorun Alasepe (Administrator)

DC Public Schools Rainbow Graduation Ceremony


Rainbow Graduation – Woodrow Wilson High School


Soar Together @ Air and Space Virtual Family Day

  • When: Friday, August 13th at 12:00 a.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What: Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Friday, August 13 through Saturday, August 14Soar Together @ Air and Space is a monthly family program from the National Air and Space Museum. Through live events and interactive activities you can do anytime, your family will explore a d… Learn More

Drawing for Beginners and Intermediates

  • When: Friday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Online via Glen Echo Park, 7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD, 20812
  • What: For the month of August, noted artist and art instructor Vian Borchert will teach an art class in Drawing. The Drawing art class will be for Beginners and intermediate students. The short class will consist of 3 sessions on Friday mornings form 10AM – 12PM. The online class is… Learn More

Vegan Baking with Sticky Fingers: Local Chef Series (Online Cooking Demo)

  • When: Friday, August 13th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Bartholdi Park (U.S. Botanic Garden)
  • What: Event listing from Bartholdi Park (U.S. Botanic Garden): Friday, August 13 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PMDetails In our local chef series, we explore recipes from here at home to around the world and the plants that bring these recipes to life. This… More https://www.facebook.com/e… Learn More

I’ma Get In Trouble Comedy Show

  • When: Friday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Wonderland Ballroom, 1101 Kenyon Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, 20010, United States
  • What: Have you ever been to a comedy show where the comedian really speaks their mind and not worry about what others think? Welp grab your ticket Have you ever been to a comedy show where the Comics really speak their mind and not worry about what others think… Yeah those are few… Learn More

CHRISETTE MICHELE in Concert

  • When: Friday, August 13th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Birchmere
  • What: Fri. Aug. 13: CHRISETTE MICHELE -7:30pm- $69.50This show has been RESCHEDULED to Fri. Aug. 13, 2021! All 7/12/20 tickets will be honored on the new date. Refunds available through Ticketmaster for 30 days if you cannot attend the new date. If you purchased tickets in person … Learn More

Walt Wilkins & Marc Douglas Berardo On-line Benefit

  • When: Friday, August 13th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Mansion on O & O Street Museum
  • What: When: Friday, August 13th at 7:30pm Reservations: https://www.omuseum.org/events… Free to stream go to: omuseum.org/music4good Relax in your own home and join us for some great music and storytelling at this live, on-line intimate music experience with Walt Wilkins & M… Learn More

The Archives: A Reggae Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

  • When: Friday, August 13th at 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Hamilton
  • What: Join us at the Hamilton LIVE for a roots reggae concert from The Archives with special guest Crank Lukongo. Must be 18+ to attend. Learn More

DJs Sebastien Leger & Newman (I Love) | Gardens of Sundarban

  • When: Friday, August 13th at 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Mayflower Club
  • What: Join Elysium Affairs as we host Sebastien Leger for his first show of his Summer 2021 tour, along with a stacked line-up, consisting of the amazing Newman (I LOVE), DC favorite Dastan, and our talented resident Kencana. Get your tickets before they sell out! Learn More

Featured Event: Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market

  • When: Saturday, August 14th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Where: Mount Vernon Avenue & East Bellefonte Avenue
  • What: Join us for the August edition of the Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market at the corner of Mt .Vernon & Bellefonte Aves in the Del Ray section of Alexandria from 9am-2pm (new extended hours.) More than 40 vendors will be selling in two open-air markets featuring vintage, thr… Learn More
Featured Event: Del Ray Vintage & Flea Market (Amy Eggers)

Featured Event: [Webinar] Roof Replacement 101: Everything You Need to Know

  • When: Saturday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Online
  • What: During this free webinar roofing expert, Chadd Castrilli will share the most important things to consider before starting a new roofing project. We will cover the following topics: Roofing Basics: Types, Life Expectancy, Maintenance, and Common Issues Repair or Replace: Inspec… Learn More
Featured Event: [Webinar] Roof Replacement 101: Everything You Need to Know (Wade NLHD)

Featured Event: First-time Pregnant & New Moms Meet & Greet Zoom Chat (NOVA-DC)

  • When: Saturday, August 14th at 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Zoom Call
  • What: If you’re pregnant for the first time or you’re a new mom, we hope to SEE YOU this Saturday for a FREE Mamistad Introductory Meeting. Come meet other new moms and find out how easy it is to be a part of your own Mama Tribe! We offer 2 types of groups: 1) LOCAL (IN-PERSON) M… Learn More
Featured Event: First-time Pregnant & New Moms Meet & Greet Zoom Chat (NOVA-DC) (Cynthia Dolores)

Virtual Planetarium Show: Starry Skies

  • When: Saturday, August 14th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Smithsonian Online
  • What:Event listing from Smithsonian Online: Saturday, August 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMGet a tour of the night sky and the solar system with our astronomy educators in this virtual planetarium show. Explore some of the things you can find in the sky tonight, and get your questions … Learn More

Jose Ramirez

  • When: Saturday, August 14th at 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Hamilton
  • What: Join us at the Hamilton LIVE for a blues concert from Jose Ramirez. This is an all-ages show. Learn More

Al Di Meola: Across The Universe

  • When: Saturday, August 14th at 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Hamilton
  • What: Join us at the Hamilton LIVE for a jazz concert from world music guitarist Al Di Meola. This is an all-ages concert. Learn More

Growing Grasshoppers – Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

  • When: Sunday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC
  • What: Event listing from Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC: Sunday, August 15 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Is your little one on the move and no longer content to just sit on your lap and play? We are looking for some grasshoppers who like to wiggle, jiggle, and move!… Learn More

Handmade for the Homeless – August 2021

  • When: Sunday, August 15th at 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Virtual
  • What: Event listing from Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC: Sunday, August 15 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Join fellow knitters and crocheters over Zoom to make handmade goodies for a great cause! Our goal is to contribute as many warm winter items as possible to dist… Learn More

Check out all the local events posted by your neighbors, or add your own, on the Washington DC Patch community calendar.

Editor’s note: This article was automatically generated based on event information mainly provided by community members. Patch has not independently verified most of this information, always check with organizers to confirm posted events are proceeding as planned. Click on any event in the list for more details. You can also reach out to [email protected] with any questions or other feedback about this article.

Author: Peter Davis