Jul
26
Fri
Otakon Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Jul 26 all-day
Otakon Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Founded in 1994, Otakon is an annual convention to celebrate Asian pop culture. A weekend filled with events catered to anime, manga, music and more. The schedule is packed with tons to do, and a musical line up filled with the best fusions of Asian pop featuring artists like Fat Jon, Shing02, Substantial and more to keep you moving on the dance floor. There will be live reenactments of anime and other manga scenes and people dressed up in some of the best costumes. It’s going to be a fun-filled day honoring the culture that created some of the best entertainment today. Event times are scheduled to change. $40-$95. Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, DC; www.dcconvention.com

Kaypi Peru Festival @ The National Museum of the American Indian
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Kaypi Peru Festival @ The National Museum of the American Indian | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

“This is Peru,” in the Indigenous Quechua language highlights Peruvian culture in this modern festival. This is Peru includes an art market, dance performances, and lively music. There will be traditional Peruvian cuisine served along with documentary screenings on the history of Peru. A collaboration with the Embassy of Peru, it will be a festive evening paying tribute to this diverse and historic country. Starts at 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Free to attend. The National Museum of the American Indian: 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW, DC; www.americanindian.si.edu/

Chinatown Park Block Party Kick-Off @ Chinatown Park
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chinatown Park Block Party Kick-Off @ Chinatown Park | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Jumpstart your weekend with fun and free activities in Chinatown Park. Attendees will be able to scratch records, create their own tag or a piece of art by choosing their own stencil and enjoy games like the Mega Chessboard, giant Jenga, corn hole and many more. There will be performances featuring a poet, rap artists and two DJs. Free admission. 5-8 p.m. Chinatown Park: I St. NW, DC; www.downtowndc.org

Golden Cinema Movie Series at Farragut Square @ Farragut Square
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm
Golden Cinema Movie Series at Farragut Square @ Farragut Square | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The free outdoor movie series, Golden Cinema, hosted by the Golden Triangle BID, returns to Farragut Square this summer! This year’s program includes an incredible lineup of films – make sure to mark your calendars now. Movies will be shown each Friday at sunset – around 8:30/8:45 p.m, starting with Crazy Rich Asians and ending with Wonder Woman. Farragut Square: Connecticut Avenue and K St. NW, DC; www.goldentriangledc.com

Jul
27
Sat
Otakon Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Jul 27 all-day
Otakon Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Founded in 1994, Otakon is an annual convention to celebrate Asian pop culture. A weekend filled with events catered to anime, manga, music and more. The schedule is packed with tons to do, and a musical line up filled with the best fusions of Asian pop featuring artists like Fat Jon, Shing02, Substantial and more to keep you moving on the dance floor. There will be live reenactments of anime and other manga scenes and people dressed up in some of the best costumes. It’s going to be a fun-filled day honoring the culture that created some of the best entertainment today. Event times are scheduled to change. $40-$95. Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, DC; www.dcconvention.com

Kaypi Peru Festival @ The National Museum of the American Indian
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Kaypi Peru Festival @ The National Museum of the American Indian | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

“This is Peru,” in the Indigenous Quechua language highlights Peruvian culture in this modern festival. This is Peru includes an art market, dance performances, and lively music. There will be traditional Peruvian cuisine served along with documentary screenings on the history of Peru. A collaboration with the Embassy of Peru, it will be a festive evening paying tribute to this diverse and historic country. Starts at 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Free to attend. The National Museum of the American Indian: 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW, DC; www.americanindian.si.edu/

Shark Bites and Brews @ District Square
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Shark Bites and Brews @ District Square | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

#Welovesharks! Kick off Shark Week with all things shark on District Pier at The Wharf. Ride the great white mechanical shark, cool off with a trip down the monster shark water slide, or get your picture taken at the Winks Photobooth.

For the adults, we’ll be pouring shark themed beers at the bar—grab a cold Landshark Lager, Cisco Shark Tracker or Ballast Point Fathom. For the kids we’ll have a pin the fin on the shark game, coloring station and shark piggy bank decorating.

Ready to win big? Enter one of our relay races and you could be taking home gift cards to Wharf restaurants or a Yeti cooler. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Wharf if we didn’t do it big—catch all the action and learn fun shark facts and conservation efforts on the Jumbotron.

The afternoon is free and open to all, must be 21+ to consume alcohol. For more info visit www.wharfdc.com.

This event is kid and pet . 2-6 p.m. Free admission, tasting tickets available for purchase on site. District Square: 101 District Sq. SW, DC; www.wharfdc.com

Jul
28
Sun
Otakon Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Jul 28 all-day
Otakon Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Founded in 1994, Otakon is an annual convention to celebrate Asian pop culture. A weekend filled with events catered to anime, manga, music and more. The schedule is packed with tons to do, and a musical line up filled with the best fusions of Asian pop featuring artists like Fat Jon, Shing02, Substantial and more to keep you moving on the dance floor. There will be live reenactments of anime and other manga scenes and people dressed up in some of the best costumes. It’s going to be a fun-filled day honoring the culture that created some of the best entertainment today. Event times are scheduled to change. $40-$95. Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, DC; www.dcconvention.com

Kaypi Peru Festival @ The National Museum of the American Indian
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Kaypi Peru Festival @ The National Museum of the American Indian | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

“This is Peru,” in the Indigenous Quechua language highlights Peruvian culture in this modern festival. This is Peru includes an art market, dance performances, and lively music. There will be traditional Peruvian cuisine served along with documentary screenings on the history of Peru. A collaboration with the Embassy of Peru, it will be a festive evening paying tribute to this diverse and historic country. Starts at 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Free to attend. The National Museum of the American Indian: 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW, DC; www.americanindian.si.edu/

Patio Bar and Dog Happy Hour @ Anxo Cidery & Pinxtos Bar
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Patio Bar and Dog Happy Hour @ Anxo Cidery & Pinxtos Bar

We are excited to officially launch the patio bar at our Truxton Circle location! Our brand new tables and bar are courtesy of co-owner Jason Burnett, who milled the wood and built them himself from beautiful old red woods that naturally fell on his land in Big Sur, California! Come by Friday-Sunday for patio bar can specials, and don’t forget your furry friends for Doggy Happy Hour every Sunday from 12-5pm. Your pup can enjoy a free doggy ice cream with any beverage purchase at the patio bar!