WISH Newsletter: Things to Do | August

By Hillary Kawahara| August 1, 2014

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WISH Newsletter: Things to Do

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Kaypi Peru Festival  August 1-August 3
Join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian July 29 – August 3, 2014 for the Kaypi Perú Festival, celebrating the indigenous cultures of Peru. Kaypi Perú, which means “This is Peru” in the Quechua language, is a week-long festival devoted to sharing and celebrating the richness and diversity of Peru through traditional dances and live music, photo exhibitions, films, lectures, Peruvian food and drinks, and hands-on activities for kids and families.
Federal Center Metro

Saturday Night Rooftop Fusion August 2, 7:00 pm
Experience a night of LIVE artistic fusion and be part of the creative process, as featured artists work on a new project and produce live art using different mediums. The evening will feature painters. DJs. Musicians, dancers and more.
Free with RSVP
Dupont Circle Metro

National Museum of Women in the Arts Free Community Day August 3, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Visit us on Community Day for FREE admission to the museum—take this opportunity to explore our current exhibitions as well as our permanent collection
McPherson Square Metro 

Yoga at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library August 3, 1:00pm
This August, yoga continues at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.Our wonderful teachers come from different disciplines but are hoping to bring some health to your mind and body during a busy work week.
Free, RSVP
Dupont Circle Metro

Love in the Afternoon August 4, 6:00 pm
The National Theatre D.C., screening of Audrey Hepburn dazzles in this comedy about a middle-aged playboy fascinated by the daughter of a private detective hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.
Metro Center

Jazz in the Garden  August 8, 5:00 pm
“Origem” the group performs a variety of Brazilian music styles, such as samba, bossa nova, forro, afoxe, and maracatu, from the Southeast and Northeast regions of Brazil.
Smithsonian Metro

Roosevelt Island Safari August 9, 10:00 am
Join a ranger for a guided walk through some of Theodore Roosevelt Island’s wild times–both human and natural.  Meet at the footbridge, near the bike racks.
Rosslyn Metro

Lava Barre Community Barre Class  August 11, 6:30 pm
Join Lululemon Athletica Georgetown Monday nights at 6:30pm for a weekly complimentary barre class hosted this month by Lava Barre. In this dynamic power hour you will use your own body weight to isolate, lift, tone and lengthen your muscles. All you need is a mat.
Foggy Bottom

Screen on the Green: A Soldier’s Story (1984) August 11, 8:30-9:00 p.m.
Screen on the Green is a favorite Washington, DC summer tradition. Bring a blanket to the National Mall on a warm night and watch a classic film on a gigantic movie screen.
Smithsonian Metro

Maze at the Museum now until September 1
The Museum, in partnership with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, will create a never-before-seen large-scale maze for the Museum’s historic home. Soaring approximately 18 feet high and measuring 60 feet by 60 feet, the maple plywood structure will boast a series of twists and turns for visitors to weave through and explore.
$5 with student id.
Gallery Place/ Chinatown

Saturday Cycle with City Bikes and Results Gym every Saturday, 9:00 am
City Bikes and Results Gym are partnering to bring a fun, safe, NO DROP cycle experience to Capital Hill for all experience levels. Don’t sit this one out-hydrate, stretch, and gear up because it’s going down! We’ll ride in two groups, our ‘A’ group at a 15-20 mph pace and our ‘B’ group at around 10-15 mph.
Eastern Market

Nike Run Club
Meets Tuesday/Thursdays at 6:30pm and Saturday’s at 8:00am at the Nike Georgetown Store. There is no need to sign up, you simply just show up and everything is completely free. We offer running advice from experts in the field, Nike trials shoes for runners to use during the runs, Nike+ GPS watches, and water/snacks for after the run. Mileage groups range from 3-6 miles as well as a walk/run group for those who are just starting out!
Foggy Bottom Metro

Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue Thursdays- Saturdays until September 1, 4:00–9:00 pm
This summer Hill Country brings its Backyard Barbecue pop-up back to the National Buidling Museum’s West Lawn. The unique experience featuring Hill Country’s award-winning Texas-style barbecue, cold beverages, and live music will energize the Museum’s green space and complement our popular Summer Block Party offerings.
Gallery Place/Chinatown

The Best Museums In D.C. That Aren’t On The National Mall
August is the most popular time for travel in American and the national Mall can get way overcrowded. Check out the area’s best museums to avoid the crowds.
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