Monday, June 16
WORLD CUP: Everyone today will be talking about and watching the United States’ first World Cup game. Put on your red, white, and blue, and head to Town Tavern, which is having one of the bigger watch parties in the area. Kickoff is at 6, bottles of beer are $3 all night, and burger baskets are $6. Get there early if you want to sit down—but let’s face it, you’ll probably be standing and cheering the whole time. Free. 6 PM. Fore more options, check out our guide to World Cup watch parties.
Tuesday, June 17
BEST OF WASHINGTON: Washingtonian’s AT&T’s Best of Washington party is coming up next month—and to kick things off, we’re hosting a happy hour at STK on Connecticut Avenue. Your $15 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gets you two drinks, some small bites, and the chance to buy discounted tickets to the main event. $15 at the door; RSVP through Facebook. 6 PM.
Wednesday, June 18
ART: The Corcoran hosts Uncorked, its monthly party that lets you explore the museum well after it’d normally be closed. This month, the party is Brazil- and World Cup-themed, meaning you’ll learn how to Samba, compete in Brazilian trivia, and enjoy some of Brazil’s best cocktails (caipirinhas, anyone?). As always, the entire museum will be open, if you just want to look at the art. Tickets ($12) are available online. 5 PM.
POOL: Capitol Skyline Hotel hosts Splashdance, a pool party happy hour featuring live music, art, cocktails, and lots of sun. Free. 6 PM.
Thursday, June 19
SCIENCE: The DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous is a new monthly program featuring talks about the intersection between art and science, with expert lectures, a chance to meet fellow science junkies, and a party afterward. This month, it’s at the National Academies’ Keck Center. Free. 6 PM.
Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find him on Twitter.