Things to Do

Things To Do in DC This Weekend (June 1-4): Jazz Shows, A Peruvian Food Festival, and an Interactive Digital Art Exhibit

XYZT: Abstract Landscapes is the inaugural show at the new digital art space ARTECHOUSE; it runs from June 1 to September 3.


ART ARTECHOUSE is an innovative digital art space opening on Thursday at The Portals between the Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations. Its inaugural show, “XYZT: Abstract Landscapes,” runs through September 3 and features the work of artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne. The exhibit is ten digital installations in an immersive experience that encourages visitors to interact with their environment, such as floors that react to footsteps and light particles that move within a digital cube. $15 to $25; reserve tickets in advance for a 45-minute timed entry from 10 AM to 11 PM, daily.

PROTEST President Trump is expected to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change this week; the agreement was signed by nearly 200 countries in 2016.  There’s an emergency rally at the North side of the White House on Thursday evening to show solidarity against the withdrawal from the agreement and the message that the US doesn’t honor its commitments. Free, 5 PM.

FILM The “Garnish” Pop-Up Film Festival will return to Songbyrd Music House on Thursday evening. This event highlights and celebrates local digital media makers and showcases their documentaries, music videos, narratives, web series, and experimental films. Free to attend (registration encouraged), 6 PM.


BEER The tenth annual Savor will be held on Friday and Saturday nights at the National Building Museum, with 172 beers from 86 different independent and craft breweries alongside small-plate food pairings. Outside of the venue, there are dozens of tap takeovers, brunches, and other events associated with Savor breweries, all over DC from Thursday to Sunday nights. $135, 7:30 PM.

MUSIC There are two different jazz festivals taking place in DC this month. The Capital Jazz Fest takes place Friday through Sunday at Merriweather Post Pavilion and features touring headliners such as Charlie Wilson, Robin Thicke, Corinne Bailey Rae, and George Benson. The DC Jazz Festival officially kicks off on June 9, but there are preview events before then; the festival highlights local DC jazz musicians at smaller venues such as the Howard Theatre and Rhizome. Capital Jazz Fest: $64.50 to $194 per day, 7:30 PM (Friday) and noon (Saturday & Sunday). DC Jazz Festival: prices and times vary.


BOOTCAMP Mint Gym and Studio is hosting a free outdoor “power playground” bootcamp on Saturday morning at Meridian Hill Park. The bootcamp is a balance of strength and cardio, so come prepared for a full-body workout (and bring water!). Free (with registration), 10:30 AM.

BEER The Takoma Trukgarten takes place on Saturday afternoon at the City Parking Lot Next to 201 Ethan Allen Avenue. The beerfest features at least nine different Maryland breweries plus local food and live music. Tickets are $20 to $30 (includes tasting tickets; designated driver entry $10), noon to 5 PM.

DISCUSSION WOE Magazine is celebrating the release of its third print issue with a “Cover Talk” with its cover star, Fashion Bomb Daily’s Claire Sulmers, at the Chevy Chase Lord & Taylor. Sulmers will talk with WOE’s editor-in-chief Ayo Thomas and fashion editor Tamiko White, and the event will also feature a fashion show highlighting Lord & Taylor’s newest collections. Sulmers will also sign copies of her new memoir The Bomb Life. $32, 1 PM.


FOOD The Taste of Peru festival takes place on Sunday at the University of the District of Columbia. The festival celebrates the cultural influences of Peru with nearly 30 food stand participants, plus a fashion show of two Peruvian clothing designers. $15 for entry (food vendors charge separately) or $60 for fashion show, 10 AM.

COCKTAILS The third round of the friendly cocktail competition Cocktail Warz takes place at Bryan Voltaggio’s Range on Sunday night. This round, “Mezcal Mayhem,” pits Jeremy Waybright and Dan Patrizio of Union Street Public House against Kapri Robinson of Dirty Habit and Victor Chizinga of OneRoute Catering Co. The winning team will join previous victors ServiceBar and Arroz in the finals later this summer at the Citi Open tennis tournament. Tickets include two cocktails from the competing teams. $10 (21+), 8:30 PM.