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

by ARIELLE KRIEGER · June 11, 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.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 'Toast of the Town' When: Fri, June 11,5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: The National Building Museum, 401 F St NW, Washington, D.C. Why: 500 wines and spirits from around the world sounds like the best pre-game ever. Details

DC Week's Opening Party When: Fri, June 11, 9:00 pm - 3:00 am Where: Blagden Alley , 1234 9th Street NW, Washington, DC Why: Get this 10-day nerd fest off to the right start! Details

Deetron & Jubilee at Funxion When: Fri, June 11, 9:30 pm - 3:30 am Where: Funxion, 1309 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. Why: Like a smoothie bar with booze, and now good music. Details

Ultra Nate, Codebreaker, & Keenan Orr When: Fri, June 11, 10:00 pm - 3:00 am Where: U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St NW, Washington, D.C. Why: Dance the night away with these hot DJs Details

Swim Meet When: Sat, June 12,1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: Embassy Hilton Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington D.C. Why: Party in the sun with DURKL, Stranger than Paradise, and Chris Burns all day long Details

Seersucker Social When: Sat, June 12,3:30 pm - 8:30 pm Where: Hillwood Museum, 4155 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, DC Why: Get ready to rock your fashionable best Details

Capitol Pride & BrightestYoungThing's Homo Erectus When: Sat, June 12,9:00 pm - 2:00 am Where: Capitol Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC Why: Official closing party of the 2010 Capital Pride celebration Details

Capitol Pride Festival When: Sun, June 13,11:00 am - 6:00 pm Where: Downtown, Pennsylvania Ave NW & 4th-7th Streets, Washington, DC Why: Something for everyone: booze, drag performances, music, stage performances, and even kid-friendly activities Details

National Harbor Food and Wine Festival When: Sun, June 13,12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: National Harbor Marina, Pier and "Awakening" Plaza, National Harbor, MD Why: Get out of D.C. for the day Details