Things to do this weekend – 6/14-6/16

It’s finally the weekend!! Here are some fun things to do! There is a Chinatown Community Festival where you can be immersed in a different culture. Listen to some great jazz music at The Wharf presented by DC Jazz Fest. De-stress at the Washington Monument by participating in the 5th International Day of Yoga. Get up close to nature by stopping by the Butter Fly Pavilion at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.


Chinatown Community Festival by DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs


A festival at Chinatown Park from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is happening this Saturday. People can come and see live performances such as Wushu, Japanese Drumming show, and a dog tricks show. Experience cultures with Indonesian Dance, Traditional Filipino performance, Turkmen Folk Dance, and other demonstrations. Other fun activities include fitness demonstrations, food samples, face painting, henna design, 3D Paper Cutting, K Make-up, and other Asian Arts and Crafts. Also has Free Bike Repair and more

This event is supported by CCBA, Panda Gourmet, Pho Viet, La Colombe, and A Baked Joint.


DC Jazz Fest at The Wharf 2019


This Saturday the DC Jazz Fest will be at The Anthem in District Wharf.  This free event features GRAMMY award winning artists. The festival lineup includes Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Michael Franks, Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science, Joey Alexander, Sean Jones Dizzy Spellz, Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Sharón Clark, Anat Cohen, Cornerstore, Ralph Peterson’s GenNext Big Band, Tarus Mateen & Beyond Genre, Allyn Johnson & Sonic Sanctuary, Witness Matlou Trio, Olli Soikkeli Trio, Evan Harris, Girls In Airports, DCJazzPrix Finalists, youth ensembles, international performers and more.



5th International Day of Yoga


The Embassy of India and Friends of Yoga came together to put on a free event this Sunday. This event will be held at the Washington Monument. Free T-Shirts are available at a first come, first served basis! The event will be followed by Indian Vegetarian Food Festival at 10.30 a.m in association with Freer Sackler, 1150 Jefferson drive, Washington DC 20560.


Butterfly Pavillion at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Friday starting at 10: 15 a.m. people can interact with butterflies. The Butterflies fly freel around the pavillion which is a lit climate-controlled environment kept at 80 degrees Fahrenheit making it the good place for hundreds of butterflies. The Butterfly Pavillion shows butterflies from the U.S., Mexico, Central & South America, Africa, India, China, and Southeast Asia. Tickets are $7.50 for adults.


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