Hey Washington! Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events!

Twenty-five years after the album’s critically acclaimed release, Hip Hop icon Nas teams up with the National Symphony Orchestra to stage a symphonic rendition of Illmatic, one of the most revered albums in Hip Hop history. This jam was a lifetime in the making; we’ll be in the house for sure!

Celebrate Washington’s surprising Civil War history at the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens.  Did you know that on the day of the battle, President Abraham Lincoln became the only sitting U.S. President to come under enemy fire? Relive the experience through lectures, crafts, children’s games and more!

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Friday July 12th

Jazz in the Garden | African Fusion Jazz @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Bastille Day Celebration at the Embassy of France @ Embassy of France | 4101 Reservoir Road NW

Free for All: HAMLET @ Sidney Harman Hall | 610 F Street NW

New England Revolution at DC United @ Audi Field

Peabo Bryson @ Bethesda Blues and Jazz

Saturday July 13th

Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics @ Entertainment and Sports Arena

155th Anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens @ Fort Stevens | Quackenbos Street NW, between 13th Street and Georgia Ave

Mo Willems & the Storytime All-Stars present: Don’t Let the Pigeon Do Storytime! @ The Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Lotus and Water Lily Festival @ Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

D.C. Twerk Fitness Festival @ The Dance Institute of Washington | 3400 14th St NW

African American Family Histories @ Cleveland Park Library

Sunday July 14th

The Carter Barron Party @ Carter Barron Amphitheatre

Scena Theatre Presents: ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ @ The Atlas Theatre

Dinosaurs at The National Zoo @ The National Zoo

Nas | Illmatic 25th Anniversary w/NSO @ Wolf Trap

About Love Living DC

Jennell Alexander, Realtor

Love Living DC is Washington’s #1 real estate team for dependable neighborhood expertise.

At Love Living DC, we eat our own dog food. Well, we don’t make dog food, or eat it for that matter, but we do take advantage of the weekend guide tips that we post!  Our latest blog post is about our family’s visit to a series that we mentioned last week: Friday Night Fishing! We had a great time and caught a few fish too!

Which event will you check out this weekend? 

Have a great time!

Jennell Alexander