Things to Do

Things to Do in DC This Week June 13-15: Dogs at Nationals Park, Kinky Boots at the Kennedy Center

Kinky Boots National Touring Company. Photograph by Matthew Murphy.

June 13

EAT: Do you like the idea of picnics but hate the reality of sitting uncomfortably on a blanket surrounded by dirt and bugs? U Street gastropub the Fainting Goat’s got you covered with its monthly Picnics at the Goat series, a casual summer family-style supper. This month’s menu includes crispy chicken, peel-and-eat shrimp, gouda macaroni and cheese, and strawberry and mascarpone pretzel salad—no bug spray required. $25-$50, 5 PM

BOOKS: In her debut story collection The Bed Moved, Rebecca Schiff’s protagonists embody the average millennial trying, failing, and stumbling her way into adulthood, made all the more relatable by Schiff’s refreshing, cheeky tone. She’ll be at Upshur Street Books talking sex, death, growing up, and à la carte Judaism. 7 PM

DOGS AND BASEBALL: This week’s series between the Nationals and the Chicago Cubs—the two best teams in the National League—should be enough to get any baseball fan to Nationals Park. But in case you need added incentive, tonight is also Pups in the Park night. Proceeds from your furry guest’s ticket will Washington Humane Society. Human tickets $28, dog tickets $10. 7:05 PM

June 14

IMPROV: Laugh Index Theatre’s Summer Improv Medley is the chance to check out a variety of improv comedy forms in one evening. Tonight, head over to DC Arts Center for Musical Improv Night featuring the LIT house teams, Wonderland and Cloaking Device, along with musical improv groups, Dos Ojos and Door #3. 7:30 PM

MUSICAL: Kinky Boots, the true-story-turned-hit-film-turned-Tony-winning-musical begins its run at the Kennedy Center. The musical, which features songs by Cyndi Lauper, tells the story of an unlikely partnership and friendship between a fledgling shoe factory owner and a cabaret performer and drag queen in desperate need of high-heeled boots that fit. You can catch the funny, feel-good musical until July 10. $25-$199, 7 PM

June 15

EAT FOR A CAUSE: Hit up 30 of DC’s most buzzed-about restaurants in a single night at José Andrés’ charity event, Dine-N-Dash. Enjoy live music and the opportunity to meet some of the area’s most well-known chefs on this culinary tour.” All the proceeds benefit Andrés’s nonprofit World Central Kitchen, which aims to empower people through food, focusing on health, education, and jobs. $125, 6-10 PM

WATCH: The Korean Film Festival comes to AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center for a showing of the cop romp, Veteran. The energetically shot action-comedy follows a South Korean cop determined to catch a snotty, privileged rich kid who uses his money and power to buy his way out of punishment. The film currently has an 88 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is the third-highest grossing film of all time in South Korea. $13, 7 PM

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