Things To Do In Washington, D. C.

Craig Ferguson at Warner Theatre on Saturday, February 7, at 10:30 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

Craig Ferguson

Warner Theatre


Unhinged and uncensored former host of The Late Late Show lets his Scottish brogue loose in a night of fast-paced standup comedy

$72 $37

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The Main Event: New Kids on the Block with Very Special Guests TLC & Nelly on Wednesday, June 10 (Up to 21% Off)

New Kids on the Block

Verizon Center


Iconic boy band and R&B icons deliver hit after hit on an in-the-round stage, giving fans 360º views of the action

$41.35 $33

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$40 for a Washington Capitals Game with T-Shirt at Verizon Center on February 3 or 19 ($65.90 Value)

Washington Capitals

Verizon Center


Hot on the trail of their seventh playoff trip since ‘07, the Capitals host the Kings and Jets in a pair of February showdowns

$65.90 $40

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Two-Hour Jewelry-Making Course with Food Tasting for One or Two at Taste Art Gallery (Up to 51% Off)

Taste Art Gallery


All skill levels are encouraged to create jewelry pieces during workshops led by an experienced artist with an additional food tasting

$60 $30

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Spy History Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from American Snapshots (Up to 67% Off)

American Snapshots

Washington Mall

Tour takes guests through history of espionage in Downtown Washington on a Spies & Scandals tour or Georgetown on a Spies & Scoundrels tour

$60 $25

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Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 50% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

$99 $50

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5 or 10 Dance and Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio (Up to 71% Off)

MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio

Takoma - DC

Natural health practitioner and dancer aims to unleash confidence and burn calories through an eclectic array of dance classes

$70 $25

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10 or 20 60-Minute Dance Classes at The Davis Center (Up to 76% Off)

The Davis Center

Brightwood - Tacoma Park

Students aged 5 or older learn how to express themselves using ballet, tap, and gymnastics techniques

$170 $51

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$13 for $20 Groupon — Baby Loves Disco DMV

Baby Loves Disco Dmv Llc


From the merchant: The Rock and Roll Hotel at 1353 H Street NE, DC is transformed into a family friendly, community driven dance party

$20 $13

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$20 for $40 Groupon — Twist and Turns Body Fitness offering Zumba Classes 8 sessions

Twist and Turns Body Fitness

16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $20

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5 or 10 MMA or TRX Classes at Hard Training Club (Up to 70% Off)

Hard Training Club

Adams Morgan

Students gain strength, stamina, and coordination in MMA or TRX classes

$75 $24

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Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four with Tour and Lunch at Little Washington Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington Virginia

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to share knowledge of wine-related topics

$80 $35

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Create Street Art with a Renowned Graffiti Artist

Live Graffiti Demonstration and Art Class


Join multi-media artist Rajan Sedalia for a live graffiti demo before trying out the techniques yourself


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Day and/or Night Mini Bus Tours of Washington D.C. through OnBoard Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Onboard Tours

White House Gifts

Daily and nightly mini bus and walking tours feature an expert guide who can lead the discussion and field questions on and off the bus

$64.99 $40

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One or Two Admissions to Cupid’s Bar Crawl 2015 on Saturday, February 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Cupid's Bar Crawl 2015

Multiple Locations

Revelers celebrate Valentine’s Day season with party favors, beers, and cocktails at DuPont Circle bars

$20 $12

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Ticket to President's Day Beer Bash by Drink the District (Up to 40% Off). Three Session Times Available.

Drink the District

DOCK5 at Union Market

Enjoy three hours of unlimited tastings of 50+ beers, plus unlimited full pours of two select beers; food trucks and music also on hand

$50 $30

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Guided Tour for Two or Four of President Lincoln's Cottage (Up to 50% Off)

President Lincoln's Cottage


Multimedia-rich guided tours through house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln

$30 $16

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"Ivan Amodei's Intimate Illusions: A Magical & Musical Experience" on February 13 or 14 (Up to 47% Off)

Ivan Amodei

Mayflower Hotel


An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$85 $45

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$29 for DC Whiskey Walk Admission for One on Saturday, March 7 ($59.02 Value)

Whiskey Walk

James Hoban's Irish Bar

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a day of Irish whiskey tastings and live bagpipers in DuPont Circle

$59.02 $29

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Sit back with a burger and fries at Tonic, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Tonic, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Tonic. Just around the workday bend are Tonic's happy hour food and drink bargains. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Tonic, which offers great seating for large groups.

Weekends tend to draw the crowds, so come ready to wait on Fridays and Saturdays. Dress is typically casual at Tonic, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Call Tonic for catering if you have a big event coming up. If time is of the essence, Tonic's take-out option may be a better fit.

For those who wish to avoid traffic, Tonic is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Columbia Heights Metro (Green, Yellow). Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant.

Prices at Tonic are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Tonic serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.

3155 Mount Pleasant St NW

If a beer connoisseur tried a different beer every day, it would take more than 13 years to sample every beer that RFD Washington has served. Since 1957, Regional Food and Drink (RFD) has slaked thirst with more than 5,000 types of beer, totaling a staggering 25 million total glasses served—a figure that earned it a Guinness World Record, among many other awards.

The sister bar to the Brickskeller restaurant, RFD taps more than 30 beers at any given time, including a rotating selection of rare beers and handcrafted brews from breweries such as Gouden Carolus, La Chouffe, and Tröegs. It also carries more than 300 varieties of bottled beer, as well as premium liquors, single malts, and small-batch bourbons. The food menu has no choice but to revolve around beer, with dishes such as the 12-ounce strip steak in a stout marinade, and the brew burger, a half-pound Angus beef patty marinated in black lager and grilled on top of a keg.

Inside RFD, flat-screen TVs line the running boards and refrigerators line the walls, proudly showcasing the cache of microbrews and handcrafted ales. Flags and banners dangle from the rafters, signaling to families and beer aficionados that they may have finally met their malted matches.

810 7th Street Northwest

When you hear the name "Washington Auto Show," you might expect to see some new vehicles. However, the name alone doesn't capture the scope of this massive event. At the largest expo of its kind in the Washington area, more than 700 makes and models from 42 manufacturers will fill the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, beckoning guests to take a closer peak or even take one out for a spin. Featured exotic vehicles range from the most expensive to the least expensive, giving visitors a chance to see a wide variety of cars.

In the midst of all the motors, visitors will also find celebrities, and many of them. Depending on the day, you might spot WWE superstar Randy Orton, Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson, or Washington football legends Dave Butz, Charles Taylor, and Mark Moseley. Visit on Tuesday for Military Tribute Day, and enjoy a performance by the 257th Army Band, The Band of the Nation's Capital, and a visit from Star Wars characters including Darth Vader and R2D2, presented by the American Red Cross. Throughout the week, visitors can also hangout with the Angry Birds at the family-friendly event.

801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest

Standing beneath the German flags fluttering outside with the two-story timber structure of Biergarten Haus looming overhead, one might feel transported to the streets of a small Bavarian village. Inside, the head of an elk looks down at glasses full of more than 25 German lagers and weizens that draw from one of the largest selections of German beer in the area, while warm, doughy pretzels provide what the Washingtonian describes as an "excellent drinking snack" to pair with authentic German schnitzel, sausages, and potato pancakes. Old world meets new with 16 TVs airing sporting events inside the bar, which accommodates up to 400 patrons. Each day, wood burns within the large fireplace and the outdoor fire pits, warming visitors during the fall and winter. Climb the stairs to the rooftop beer garden?one of the largest German beer gardens in DC, and lauded as one of DC?s best by the Washington Post?where tables made of repurposed barrels cluster together underneath cool-water misters. Out back, a second beer garden populated by long, rustic tables is open for year-round Oktoberfest celebrations, and groups can clink glasses to celebrate birthdays or holidays.

1355 H St NE

Throw back a few beers at English-style pub The Queen Vic, and enjoy an "across the pond" experience. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on The Queen Vic's menu. Just around the workday bend are The Queen Vic's happy hour food and drink bargains. Warm weather brings out The Queen Vic's highly coveted patio seating. For those big group gatherings, The Queen Vic provides plenty of space to have a good time. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.

Weekends are when crowds really head to The Queen Vic, so plan accordingly. Jeans are just right for a meal at The Queen Vic, which embraces a casual vibe. Catering is also available if you'd like serve The Queen Vic's tasty dishes at your next party. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.

Guests take to street parking at The Queen Vic's H St NE spot.

Prices at The Queen Vic typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

1206 H St NE

District 2 Bar & Grille

District 2 Bar & Grille celebrates all things athletic, with special attention paid to college and professional football. Glasses and towers of beer slake thirst, while the full spectrum of hunger levels can be squelched with house chili, fish 'n' chips, and signature DRG burgers topped with ham and honey barbecue. Themed evenings?which might include karaoke or poker?add to the entertainment.

Jake's American Grille

The "Boiler Room" inside Jake's American Grille looks like something out of a sport's fan's wildest, most buffalo wing-filled dreams. Nine televisions surround the downstairs space, where you can cheer on your team or break for pool and video games. Beer flows from the taps here as well as in the upstairs bar, where bartenders pour Miller and Blue Moon into individual glasses or beer towers for groups to dispense at their leisure.

The brews complement classic American cuisine such as steak, seafood, and burgers. And the decor is fittingly patriotic as well?Navy motifs throughout the space pay tribute to the restaurant's namesake, the owner's grandfather Edwin "Jake" Jablonski.

5018 Connecticut Ave. NW

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