Things to Do

Drag Bingo, Coffee-Infused Cocktails, and More Outdoor Movies: Things to Do in DC, August 23-25

Plus: Free food!

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We’ve got outdoor movies, coffee-infused cocktails, and drag bingo.

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Here’s what you should check out this week:

Express yourself: Need someone to vent to? Local social justice organizations the Outrage and Until Freedom DC are bringing back the Sister Circle this week. Join this intimate support group and lend a listening ear to other Black femmes, as well as share your own pandemic experiences. Free, register here.

Drag fun: Spice up your week and play a few rounds of drag bingo at Red Bear. Popular drag queen Desiree Dik will run the event and do a couple of performances for the crowd. Be sure to arrive early for the chance to win some fabulous prizes because the event is first-come, first-served. Tuesday 8/24 at 7 PM; Free, find out more here.

Have a drink: Navy Yard hotel Thompson Washington DC serves a mean espresso martini made with Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur. The hotel is continuing their Thompson Tuesdays event series with coffee-infused libations and live music in the sophisticated Thompson Bar Room. Tuesday 8/24 at 5 PM; Free, find out more here.

Something tasty: Rosh Hashanah is coming up early next month, so get a head start on making that delicious spread for the holiday. Israeli chef and food writer Vered Guttman is partnering with Sixth & I Historic Synagogue to teach folks (virtually) how to make traditional and contemporary dishes from the Jewish culinary world, such as tzimmes and Moroccan pastilla. Tuesday 8/24 at 7 PM; $12 (or free if you’re in financial need), register here.

A sunset show: Another outdoor movie series is popping up on the scene this week. The beloved NoMa Summer Screen is coming back with a new name, location, and theme. Under the theme “Reignite Your Wanderlust,” CiNoMatic will be screening films that take place in countries all around the world. For a quick trip to Singapore, bring your blankets and head to Alethia Tanner Park this Wednesday to watch Crazy Rich Asians. Wednesdays 8/25 through 8/27, starting at various times; Free, find out more here.

A celebration: Join take-out burger joint Ghostburger, located in Shaw, in celebrating their one year anniversary after a year of pandemic success. The first 50 people can snag a free Pork + Rabe sandwich with any purchase. Anyone that arrives after them can receive a free cookie. Yay! Free food! Wednesday 8/25 at 11:30 AM

That’s all for today, folks. See you on Thursday for more fun stuff happening around DC, and don’t forget to drop me a line at to tell me what you’re up to!

That’s all I got…for now!

Damare Baker
Research Editor

Before becoming Research Editor, Damare Baker was an Editorial Fellow and Assistant Editor for Washingtonian. She has previously written for Voice of America and The Hill. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied international relations, Korean, and journalism.