Weekly Wanderings [07.24.17]

Happy Shark Week! But, there isn’t just great television on, you catch great specials all week. Like, The Marriott in Georgetownis celebrating with the new Visteur Bar and Lounge rolling out specialty cocktails for the event. Or, head to Requin to catch Discovery Channel programming at the bar, where themed drinks include Jawsome: The Shark Drink (in a shark mug) and Shark Bait (Oh Ah Ah)

Although we know D.C. is a wonderful place full of great rooftop happy hours, cute boutique shopping, and brightly colored townhomes…there is also a darker side. Vincent Brown is presenting ‘City Under Segie’, beginning 7/24, which is a photographic tour of D.C.’s chronic homeless problem at Vivid Solutions Gallery.

Happy Burger Week (that’s right, sharks’ don’t get all the fun this week). You can see all the different restaurants participating here. One of the best specials? Almost every burger at every restaurant is $7.

Newseum Nights is hosting an 80s themed party an open beer and wine bar all night, and signature 80s-inspired cocktails, and Wolfgang Puck’s ‘Americana’ food. There will be boardgames from Boardroom, makeovers by Glamsquad, a fab DJ, and giveaways from local DC businesses. Check it out July 27th, starting at 7:30pm.

If you’re a fan of at sunflowers (and have been on Instagram this weekend) I’m sure you’ve seen them taking over DMV feeds. If you’re interested in checking it out, the Maryland Wildlife Habitat just played 30 acres of sunflowers that are in peak bloom this week. More information can be found here.

A Record Store Crawl will be taking place this weekend, on Saturday to be specific (and in other parts of the country over the next few days). Not only will there be music BUT you will also get brunch, access to the W rooftop, and beer throughout the crawl. Check it outhere

An Octoroon is returning to DC from July 18th until August 6th. The show runs for two and a half hours (with intermission). The premise is “A plantation on the brink of foreclosure. A young gentleman falling for the part-black daughter of the estate’s owner. An evil swindler plotting to buy her for himself. Meanwhile, the slaves are trying to keep things drama-free, because everybody else is acting crazy.An Octoroon, Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie-winning riff on a 19th century melodrama that helped shape the debate around the abolition of slavery, is an incendiary adaptation. Part period satire, part meta-theatrical middle finger, it’s a provocative challenge to the racial pigeonholing of 1859—and of today.”