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

by ARIELLE KRIEGER · August 13, 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.

Rock & Roll Spelling Buzz When: Fri, August 13,8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St NE Why: I'll have my spelling be on the rocks, please Details

Indulge at Art Whine Gallery When: Fri, August 13,8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where: Art Whino, 173 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD Why: Whino not? Details

Summer Games at Dupont Circle When: Sat, August 14,2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Where: Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C Why: Get your togas out, it's time for the 3rd annual summer games. Details

Arts for Autism Date Auction When: Sat, August 14,8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: The Park, 920 14 Street NW Why: Score a hot date while supporting a good cause Details

SpillCycle Benefit When: Sat, August 14,6:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: U St Music Hall, 1115 U Street NW Why: Put the U ST in August Details

Arts on N St Festival When: Sun, August 15,10:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: Walter Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Why: Kick-off the festival this weekend, it's only in town for 2 weeks. Details

Step Out, Jump In Pool Party When: Sun, August 15,5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where: The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave NW Why: The summer weekends are dwindling down... attend pool parties while you still can! Details