Things To Do In Washington, D. C.

Miss Black USA Pageant – Up to 52% Off

Miss Black USA Pageant

University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Theatre

$41.99 $20

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Annual pageant celebrates social advocacy in the black community, and develops leadership skills while awarding a scholarship to the winner

Trillectro Music Festival – Up to 49% Off

Trillectro Music Festival

RFK Stadium Lot 8

$80.10 $41

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Third annual hip-hop & electronic music festival features EDM DJs, indie rockers, hip-hop's new wave of trendsetters, and headliner Big Sean

Arcade Fire – Up to 45% Off Concert

Arcade Fire

Verizon Center

$42.10 $25

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Grammy-winning indie-rockers celebrate their new album, which adds dance beats and Haitian Carnival music to their epic pop

Create Street Art with a Renowned Graffiti Artist

Graffiti and Street Art Class

Washington

$59 $59

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

49% Off from Get Wed for Less

Get Wed for Less

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

$69 $35

Couples celebrate their engagement and interact with wedding industry professionals at a semi-formal bridal masquerade party;drinks included

42% Off a Monuments Tour Cruise

DC Cruises

Georgetown

$26 $15

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Celebrate July Fourth weekend with a narrated cruise down the Potomac River to see DC's major monuments

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Membership

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Washington Mall

$12.50 $5.50

Museum memorializes the victims of the Holocaust, teaches its lessons, and aims to inspire people to prevent future genocide

39% Off Round-Trip Bus Ride to Delaware's Beaches

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Multiple Locations

$90 $55

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Buses outfitted with free wi-fi and outlets ferry passengers to and from Dewey and Rehoboth beaches; trips take about 2.5 hours each way

Up to 46% Off National Mall Segway Tour

Bike and Roll

National Mall

$64 $35

Guides lead a 2.5-hour tour aboard segways, passing sites on and off the National Mall such as the Capitol and the White House

Lil' Boosie – Up to 30% Off Hip-Hop Concert

Lil' Boosie

Echostage

$92.80 $65

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Lil' Boosie prepares for his next album release with a new outlook on life and new hit "Show Da World"

Find Hidden Architectural Gems During a Walking Tour of DC

Architectural Walking Tour of DC

Washington

$25 $25

Architectural historian Bill Lebovich leads a 2 mi. walking tour of often-overlooked spots from west of the White House to Foggy Bottom

Up to 49% Off Sunset Cruise or Day Sail

Boomerang Tours, Inc.

Georgetown

$27 $14

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Partygoers board the deck of a party yacht for DC's monumental sights and plenty of chances to dance along to the live DJ

Bake Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with a Southern Chef

Biscuit-Baking Class

Adams Morgan

$45 $45

Jessica O'Neal leads students through a hands-on biscuit-baking lesson before the class sits down to feast on their creations

Up to 56% Off Potomac River Boat Tour

Capitol River Cruises

Georgetown

$30 $14

Tour boats stocked with refreshments cruise Potomac waters as narrator points out Roosevelt Island, Curtis-Lee Mansion and other landmarks

The Kreeger Museum – 50% Off Visits

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

$20 $12

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Set in residential estate, museum houses paintings by Monet, Cézanne & Picasso & hosts youth events with storytelling based on famous works

Up to 50% Off Casino Transportation via Party Bus

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

$99 $50

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

Up to 69% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Tenleytown

Bikram Yoga Tenleytown

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

$150 $49

Instructors guide students through 26 poses and two breathing exercises during 90-minute Bikram yoga classes in heated studio

Up to 51% Off Capoeira Fitness Classes

Capoeira Fitness DC

Washington

$75 $39

This Brazilian martial art combines kicks and acrobatics with dance-like moves to help improve strength for students of all levels

Up to 55% Off VIP Bottle Service at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

$30 $15

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

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Supplying all materials, Art By The Glazz's artist-led painting sessions kindle brush-wielding talents during three-hour classes held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. New artists capture shapes and shadows inspired by a number of pastoral- or wine-themed templates, with step-by-step instruction from pigment professionals. One complimentary glass of wine emboldens the pigment-shy, and those with a thirst for more can visit an onsite cash bar. Aprons protect against stray paint, wine drops, and the tears of fruit trapped in a beautiful but airless eternal present, although Art By The Glazz recommends wearing old clothes. Finished masterpieces chaperone each artist home, ready to be mounted on a wall or hung from the dining-room chandelier.

During Cookies and Milk sessions, kids or teens settle down with a complimentary dessert amid canvases ripe for realizing 2-D tableaux. During each session, one featured painting of a subject, such as the beach, Green Eggs and Ham, or Mickey Mouse, is perched mid-studio to kindle students’ imaginary fires. The company also hosts corporate team-building events, small groups, and birthday parties, giving guests an enjoyable ice-breaking activity.

1306 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington,
DC
US

The Intro to Photography class is produced by Monte Zucker Photographic Education (MZPE), which provides quality professional photographic instruction. More than 30,000 enthusiastic students of all levels have attended their photographic tours on three continents over the past seven years to learn how to combine the power of technical expertise and artistic vision to create beautiful photos and films. In addition to offering the tours, MZPE produces instructional books and DVDs, as well as teaching in-depth photo-master classes around the world. The 2002 United Nations Photographer of the Year, celebrated photographer and mentor Monte Zucker once stated, "I don’t photograph the world as it is. I photograph the world as I would like it to be." Continuing on in his memory, current instructor Bob Ray teaches with an entertaining, passionate presentation that focuses on learning immediately in class. The experience provides an aspiring photographer a comprehensive set of tools to reach his or her artistic potential.

999 9th Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

The National Museum of Crime & Punishment shines a light on the dark underbelly of society with more than 100 interactive events spread across three stories and 25,000 square feet of gallery space. After resting their weary bones in an unplugged electric chair, fans of CSI can live out television fantasies at the Crime Scene Investigation exhibit, where they can learn what it takes to be a forensic scientist and watch professionals in action before trying to determine whether fellow museum-goers exhibit the traits of serial killers. The exhibit also serves as a crash course in fingerprinting, DNA testing, fraudulent-check investigation, and dental-impression and ballistics analysis. The museum’s many permanent exhibits include A Notorious History of American Crime, about the country's felonious forefathers, and an exploration into one of the most heinous masterminds of modern times in Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber.

575 7th St. NW
Washington,
DC
US

Students can walk into Brush N Blush with nothing but a bottle of wine and a dream and walk out with a self-completed reproduction of Monet’s Water Lilies. But not all classes use famous masterpieces as templates. Some teach students how to render a sunset bleeding orange behind a Georgetown bridge or an impressionistic panorama of the skyline. The instructors have developed step-by-step methods for recreating impressive works of art, although each student is still bound to produce something with original touches, especially if they hold their brush in their teeth.

The team at Brush N Blush strives to make evenings at their studio one of a kind. They dare couples to change it up by forgoing another dinner-and-movie date for an active, artistic affair that ends with a personalized souvenir. All painting materials are provided, although students are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks. The studio recently began selling a selection of wines by the bottle and the glass.

3210 Grace St
Washington,
DC
US

Uncork'd Art's instructors invite artists of all skill levels to let their creativity flow while practicing no-pressure painting. During their adult classes, experienced local artists unlock latent talents with a complimentary glass of wine, a brought-from-home snack, and muses equipped with brass knuckles. Instructors lead students in painting experiments during Just For Fun sessions, and provided materials allow for the creation of acrylic-adorned masterpieces. Throughout the 6-week art- and wine-appreciation course, students learn theories and techniques, sample fragrant vinos, and produce three finished paintings. Uncork'd also offers private parties for groups of 10 or more, as well as happy-hour classes, which include helpful instruction with complimentary wine and supplies. Prospective pupils can schedule their next creative frenzy by perusing the online calendar.

1054 31st Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Today's $10 Groupon gets you $20 worth of legal spirits in the Prohibition-themed 18th Amendment bar. Speakeasies were rollicking drinkeries where fans of booze joyously evaded prohibition laws, live music accompanied illicit fluids, and live fluids distracted everyone from noticing the illicit music. The backstair basement bar at 18th Amendment (named after the amendment that outlawed "intoxicating liquors") hearkens back to those sepia-toned days of men inconspicuously smuggling booze in oversized pants. The furniture is old whiskey boxes, beer barrels, and pews; stained glass, bar rails, and an iron-gated liquor room turn the spot (located at 613 Pennsylvania Ave., SE) into a gangster's getaway.

613 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington,
DC
US