Things to Do

Monday Night Trivia, a Greek-inspired Pop-Up Shop, and Lots of Art: Things to Do in DC, August 30-September 1

Plus: An early start to celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Illustration by Melissa Santoyo.

Hey y’all!

We’ve got trivia night, a Greek-inspired pop-up shop, and new art exhibits.

The weekend may be over, but there are still so many fun things you can do during the week!

Here’s what you should check out this week:

Get competitive: Wunder Garten, the German-inspired beer garden in NoMa, hosts trivia nights every Monday. Grab a cold beer and test your knowledge with some friends for a chance to win some cool prizes and bragging rights. Monday 8/30 at 7 PM; Free, learn how to sign up here.

Spice up your wardrobe: Modern Lusso, an Greek-inspired fashion brand in Annapolis, will hold a pop-up shop at Concept 31/M in Georgetown. Shop from a wide selection of Greek designers and make a fashion statement with some new accessories and clothes. Tuesday 8/31 from 11 AM to 6 PM; find out more here.

Art for a cause: Former US Ambassador to Nepal Scott DeLisi presents a two-day art exhibit and sale at the Reston Art Gallery and Studios to raise funds for Covid-19 relief efforts in Nepal. The art sale will feature more than 50 original artworks from Ugandan and Nepali artists. Wednesday 9/1 and Thursday 9/2 from 12 PM to 7 PM; Free, find out more here.

Experience something new: La Cosecha, the Latin American marketplace at Union Market, will get a head start on celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. This week, the hall will launch “Heirs of Llalliñ,” an exhibit of more than 17 woven blankets and girdles inspired by Chilean Mapuche culture and weaving techniques. If you want to try your hand at weaving a Mapuche textile, La Cosecha will host workshops later in the week. Wednesday 9/1 through Thursday 9/30; Free, find out more here.

That’s all for today, folks! Hit me up at dbaker@washingtonian.com to let me know what you’re up to.

I’ll be back soon with more fun things to do!

 

Correction: A previous version of this story stated that incorrect number of pieces at La Cosecha. It has since been updated.

Damare Baker
Assistant Editor

Before becoming an assistant editor, Damare Baker started out as an editorial fellow 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.