"The Playground": Your Guide To What To Do This Weekend

by ARIELLE KRIEGER · July 23, 2010

It’s time to figure out where the best parties are this weekend. Below are our picks of the city’s top events. And, as always, you can find the full details, as well as more events, on our Calendar Page.

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden When: Fri, July 23,5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Where: National Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Why: It's friday and you're finally free! Celebrate by BYOB and free jazz performances Details

Rock & Roll's Summer New Years Eve Party When: Fri, July 23,6:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H Street, NE Why: There's no reason why you can't celebrate NYE in the middle of the summer Details

Hirshorn After Hours When: Fri, July 23,8:00 pm - 12:00 pm Where: Hirshorn Museum, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW Why: Come out for an outrageous night of campy drag and electrifying dance music hosted by drag performer Summer Camp. Details

Adult Swim Pool Party When: Sat, July 24,12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I Street SW Why: It's going to be hot... you're going to want to be in a pool. Details

Sunset Recess at The National Harbor When: Sat, July 24,5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: ALOFT WASHINGTON NATIONAL HARBOR, 156 Waterfront Street, Fort Washington, MD Why: All your favorite games such as Monopoly, Twister, Uno, Nintendo Wii and many more! Details

Beach Bums and Bellinis When: Sun, July 25,10:00 am - 2:00 pm Where: W Washington, D.C., 515 15th Street NW Why: Get your workout in before you start daydrinking Details