Free for all: Open bars, Hairspray, soccer, and prodigies

For the 21-and-up crowd

Half in Ten, an anti-poverty non-profit, is hosting a free happy hour this Thursday, July 29th at Grand Central in Adams Morgan.  A representative from the Center for American Progress will speak on the anti-poverty campaign, and there will be an open bar (!!!) for all DC staff and interns. You’ve got to RSVP, so reserve your spot quickly!

Hot Summer [Movie] Nights

The Columbia Heights Day Initiative will show Hairspray at 8:30 pm at Harriet Tubman Elementary School’s field (located at 11th and Kenyon Streets NW) this Thursday. There will be a DJ beforehand starting at 8 pm. Have a picnic on the lawn, rock out to some tunes, and ogle Zac Efron—all in one night!

Not Quite the World Cup

Soccer fans, the fun’s not over! Street Soccer USA comes to DC this Friday for a three-day event. Featuring 18 street soccer teams from across the country, the USA Cup will be held at the Washington Kastles Stadium. Tickets are free if you reserve in advance. There is also a kick-off party on Friday at 5 pm with something called a Parade of States, a Celebrity First Kick, and a live samba band.

Piano Prodigies

If you really feel like realizing just how untalented you are, the Kennedy Center will be hosting a free performance from the finalists of the International Young Artist Piano Competition this Saturday, July 31st. Watch a bunch of young prodigies play beautiful pieces of music that make the fine arts aficionados in the audience cry! Go home feeling a lot less accomplished than you previously thought! Fun for all!

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