Have a great final weekend of July, Greater Washington!
And best wishes to all those taking part in the Smith Center’s July Week-long Cancer Retreat in Comus, Maryland. Learn more about retreats here and other Smith Center programs right here.
Olympics of the Mind at Higher Achievement (Alexandria, VA)
500 scholars from the DC region come together for a day of friendly academic and physical competition — and the exciting conclusion to Summer Academy — this Friday. Check out this video about the event!
Fringe Shows at District of Columbia Arts Center (2438 18th Street NW, Washington, DC)
Nightmerica, presented by Theatre du Jour, and The Extermination Machine, presented by SeeNoSun OnStage (both in the Capital Fringe Festival!) both are at DCAC on Friday through Sunday. Full schedule right here.
Artland Temporium at Dance Place (3500 12th Street NE)
A 12-week public art celebration offering free cultural events and promoting creative expression, Artland Temporium features exhibits, dance, concerts, poetry readings, and games and free to the public. Check out the full schedule for this weekend right here.
Potomac Islands Project with Potomac Conservancy (Algonkian Regional Park, 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling, VA)
Join Potomac Conservancy, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, and the National Park Service on this work trip to two islands in the Potomac River: build and improve trails, install fire rings, and clean up the island campsites on Saturday at 9:30 AM. (You also can camp out if you want)
Tree Maintenance with Anacostia Watershed Society (Northeast Branch, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD)
Water, weed, and mulch these tiny trees that, with your help, will grow to do great things for the River on Saturday at 10:00 AM. You can RSVP right here.
That’s Entertainment: The Politics of Mirth at Accokeek Foundation
Enjoy an 18th century barbeque at the National Colonial Farm; play a game of chance, place a wager, watch the races, witness feats of strength, and be entertained by song and scene on Saturday & Sunday at 4:00 PM. Register right here.