Anybody who’s taken a campus tour hears about Georgetown’s ideal location, a gated campus that’s not too far or too close to the metropolis center. With class workloads, however, it can be tough to get beyond the front gates to explore everything past 37th and O Streets.
Throughout the year, there are concerts, events, gallery openings, restaurants, and film screenings available to bring a flair into our lives. And because we’d hate to see all that fun go to waste, we’ve compiled a list of the some of our favorite events happening in D.C. over the next week.
Quit the house parties and rendezvous on M Street—it’s time to go exploring.
Take the “All Roads” less traveled
If you’re in the mood for some intellectual stimulation, don’t miss National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival, which feature documentaries about indigenous and minority cultures. Tonight’s films include The Search, a story about one man’s journey across Tibetan plateau to find the ideal male and female leads for his opera. The festival will be held at National Geographic Live!, located at 1600 M Street NW.
It’s Turk time
On Sunday, the D.C. Turkish Festival will invade downtown D.C. with food, activities, arts and crafts, and traditional music. And if that’s not enough, festival participants will attempt to break the Guinness record for the world’s longest shish kebab! From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., all are welcome to explore Turkish culture on Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets.
As we’ve already proven, everybody loves free food. That means everybody must really, really love free food festivals.
Next Thursday and Friday mark the inaugural DC Curbside Cook-Off, a free food tasting that will feature more than 20 street vendors. (Including two of Vox‘s favorites: Sweetflow Mobile and Fojol Bros.) Head over to the CityCenterDC between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. to cleanse your palate of Leo’s while enjoying D.C.’s newest food trend.
Photo: National Geographic