Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Weekend August 27-30: Art After Dark, Free Yoga at the Hirshhorn, and a Luau-Themed Bike Ride

Here are the best events around town.
Yoga at the museum: It's a thing. Photo by Cathy Carver.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

DRINK: Get ready for the cooler days ahead while celebrating your love of tart bear at City Tap House’s Sour That: Summer is Ending Party. Expect nine tap lines of sour beers made by breweries from all over the world. Sour beer is pretty rare because of the often-arduous process of making it: Its unique flavor comes from fermenting wild yeast and bacteria, sometimes for years. $6 to $13, bar opens at 11:30 AM.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

YOGA: With its unique design, manicured greenery, and fascinating art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden already gives off a Zen-like air. The weekly free yoga sessions offered on the museum’s plaza don’t hurt either. Every Friday morning through September 11, ease your way into the weekend with an hour of vinyasa flow yoga. All you have to do is bring your mat. Free, 9 AM.

PARTY: The Art Museum of the Americas’ annual Art After Dark party gives you the chance to explore the museum at night while enjoying live music, cocktails, video, and performance art. Waterweavers,” the museum’s latest exhibit, will stay open for the occasion. $49, 8 PM to 1 AM.

BIKE: Celebrate the full moon with a bike ride under the stars while donning a Hawaiian shirt and lei. BicycleSPACE’s Luau Ride begins at their downtown shop and ends at Bardo. The route goes along the Anacostia River, so you’ll get a perfect view of the moon. Plus, while you’re wetting your whistle at Bardo, Aloha Island Revue will bring the luau theme to life. Free, 7 PM.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

PARTY: Part of WithLove DC’s mission is to bring joy to the masses. (They host pop-up yoga classes in town every week.) On Saturday, the organization will host a silent disco party in Dupont Circle. A danceable playlist will be uploaded to a Dropbox on their website for participants to download. At 8 PM in the Circle, everyone is asked to press play at the same time; then the dancing commences. Free, 8 PM.

DANCE: Michael Jackson would have been 57 years old on August 29. Celebrate the King of Pop with a dance party at the 9:30 Club. MJ Day is how Dominic Redd, also known as DJ Dredd, has honored Jackson’s birthday every year since his death, with what’s considered “DC’s biggest Michael Jackson-themed dance party.” The celebration will feature Jackson’s most-loved songs, deep cuts, remixes, and videos. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Girls Rock! DC. $15, 8 PM.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

KARAOKE: If countless renditions of “Don’t Stop Believin’” have you hating on karaoke, DC9’s got the antidote with their monthly dose of indie rock karaoke. The much-needed palate cleanser will include music from the likes of Wilco, Beat Happening, Elliott Smith, Rilo Kiley, and more. Free, 8 PM.

THEATER: Atlas Performing Arts Center presents Scena Theatre’s special rendition of Oscar Wilde’s the Importance of Being Earnest through September 12. The beloved comedy of errors premiered in 1895, but this gender-bending version is set in in the 1920s. $25 to $45, 8 PM.

DANCE: Jump to the left, then take a step to the right: Earlorrin Productions presents Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror at Joe’s Movement Emporium. The ’70s cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show has given rise to interactive performances, and Sunday’s version involves a shadow cast with performers acting out the music and scenes–all while the movie plays onscreen. You can also catch the show on August 28. $25, 8 PM.

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