Here’s a list of affordable things to do this weekend, including a Harry Potter movie marathon, live music, virtual events and more.
- Check out the D.C. Potter Movie Experience – Harry Potter superfans, rejoice! This weekend the Bullpen (yep, the one you’d go to for Nats games) is hosting a “DC Potter Movie Experience,” two nights of drink specials, costume contests and of course, screenings of the movies—all socially distanced of course. For more information, click here. Movies are Friday and Sunday at 8 p.m. & are $15-$20. Both movies pass is $30.
- Enjoy some live music at Jammin Java – The concert venue/bar/café is offering live music outdoors with a mix of local musicians on their patio. All shows are free with donations accepted for the selected musician’s charity of choice. Jammin Java is also donating $1 for every beer sold. Capacity will be limited due to social distancing precautions. For more information on the concerts, click here. Thursday through Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.
- Take a guided tour of Congressional Cemetery – If you’re ready for Halloween and the upcoming fall season, on Saturday, the docents at the cemetery offer weekly Saturday morning tours via Facebook live. They chat about all who are buried in the cemetery, from politicians, musicians, war heroes and more. For more information, click here. Saturdays 11 a.m.-12 noon.
- Visit the National Museum of Women in the Arts – The National Museum of Women in the Arts has reopened! They’re back this Sunday, August 16th, with free admission. You must reserve a spot beforehand to assure proper social distancing. Expect to see exhibits like Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico and Return to Nature, a collection of women’s contributions to nature photography. For more information, click here. Sunday 12 noon-5 p.m. Reservations required.
- Learn about drinking in the Federal period with the Dumbarton House – Guest curator Kelly Bresnowitz and the Dumbarton House are offering a virtual event Friday evening. The event will talk about Dumbarton House’s current exhibit, “Pick Your Poison,” which talks about drinking during the Federal period. Bresnowitz will speak first and then there will be a Q&A session about how our founding fathers sipped cocktails. Then, the Dumbarton House will reimagine a classic colonial cocktail. While virtual, space is limited. In honor of National Rum Day August 16th, there will be discounted admission. Use the discount code: PickYourPoison. For more information, click here. Friday 7-8:30 p.m., Members $15, General admission $20.
- Visit Tudor Place – Tudor Place’s lush garden has reopened! The outdoor area is open Thursdays through Sundays 12 noon-4 p.m. Self-guided visits of the garden are available for free. You’ll need to reserve a timed ticket entry for a two-hour window. Guests who want more time can reserve more than one slot. Entry after 3:30 p.m. will not be allowed. Bathrooms are open for ticket holders only. For more information, click here. Free admission.