Summer humidity in D.C. can be unbearable, but that shouldn’t stop you from furthering your cultural education! Here are some events that aren’t only free, but close enough that you can avoid any long, sweaty bus rides.
The Spy Who Loved Me Enough to Sign My Copy of Their Book
Georgetown’s own Center for Peace & Security Studies has partnered with the International Spy Museum to bring you the author of Papa Spy: Love, Faith, and Betrayal in Wartime Spain, Jimmy Burns. The book chronicles Burns’s own discovery that his father was a British spy in World War II. Burns uses primary documents to tell his father’s untold story. Burns will discuss his book and food will be provided. Another bonus is that this is event is (almost) on campus. It will take place today, June 9th, at 5 pm in the Mortara Center.
Concerts in the Park
Every Thursday for the months of June and July, the Golden Triangle Summer Concert Series will host a concert in Farragut Square from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Every act promises to be unique and the concerts pull from a variety of genres. Future performances include the Lloyd Dobler Effect (not to be confused with the Doppler Effect, Al Roker), a salsa band, and a Dave Matthews tribute band for all you bros out there. Enjoy!
Friday, June 12th, the DC Jazz Festival’s latest event, a Latin jazz concert, opens at the Lisner Auditorium in Foggy Bottom—just a short, sticky walk from the hilltop! Main acts are Brazilian performers The Claudio Roditi Quartet and the Eddie Palmiere Latin Jazz Band. The event is free but ticketed. Tickets can be reserved online for a fee or can be picked up at the Lisner. The show begins at 3:30 pm.
DC Says Relax
If summer classes somehow have got you stressed, take advantage of the weekly free yoga classes in Columbia Heights. Quiet Mind Yoga (3423 14th St NW) hosts free community classes from 3 to 5 pm every Sunday. The studio is located near the Columbia Heights Metro Stop, though if you’re too lazy to make the walk you probably shouldn’t be going to yoga class.