Weekly Wanderings [06.05.17]

**June 6th Comey Trial Update**

If you’re lucky enough to WFH or have some free time Thursday around 10am and are interested in watching the trial LIVE there are several bars who will be playing it, along with some pretty fun specials.

Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave. NW) announced it’ll open at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. All of its televisions will be tuned into the 10 a.m hearing. There will also be specials…like $5 for “Russian vodka flavors.” The event is called “The Comey Hearing Covfefe.”

The Partisan (709 D St NW) will also open early, but there doesn’t seem to be any specific  specials, except the promise that the hearing will be on.

Duffy’s (2106 Vermont Ave. NW) will also open at 10 a.m. for the “James Comey Show.” The menu is set with Covfefe cocktails, and they’re devoting 15 TV’s (including one on the patio) to the hearing.

 

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June 8th-11th marks annual Capital Pride! There are TONS of events – from pool parties to the actual parade, and everything in between this weekend is bound to be a fun one. You can buy tickets to specific events here. It is a super fun (and uplifting) weekend to be in the District so make sure to check at lease one event out!

The Gilded Age Garden Party, a D.C. favorite, is kicking off June 9th. You can get tickets here. Support the Smithsonian while kicking up your heels and cutting up a rug.

The D.C. Jazz Festival, now in its 12th year, also begins this weekend. Check out the handy-dandy guide to the D.C. Jazz Festival here. This year, there will be 200+ performances that take place in almost 100 venues.

Want to check out a museum after dark? In honor of Pride Week, on June 10th the Hirshhorn Museum will be offering a viewing of performance art piece, Shadow/Casters. It will be on 7:30–11 beginning in the outdoor plaza. Guests will be invited to explore the museum during special extended hours, enjoy a cash bar and music on the plaza, and take in four site-specific performances that focus on storytelling.

MCON 2017, which is being held at the Newseum is a two-day event where thought leaders, creative-types and activists discuss three main issues: social justice, the planet and identity. Although tickets are currently sold out, there is a live stream going on. Check it out here.

Tomorrow, the Taste of Admo, which ironically, is being held in Admo is a culinary event that involves over 20 different restaurants. Tickets can be purchased here and proceeds benefit Mary’s Center.

BYThings and Nat Geo, two of the coolest companies out there are hosting a festival after hours. Next Friday, June 16th from 8pm until Saturday just after midnight, the National Geographic Museum will have Music, talks, photobooths, food trucks, and more.