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

by ARIELLE KRIEGER · June 18, 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.

Georgetown Gallery Gaze When: Fri, June 18,5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where: Galleries around Georgetown Why: Gallery-hop your heart out Details

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival When: Fri, June 18, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Where: National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745 Why: Be the "Big Pig" on campus at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival Details

DC Week Closing Party When: Sat, June 19,10:00 pm - 3:00 pm Where: 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW Why: See the musical acts D.C.ers voted for as DC Week comes to a close

2nd Annual Old Ebbitt Block Party When: Sat, June 19,7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Where: 1400 block of G Street NW Why: Block party in Obama's backyard

DC Week Flash Picnic on the Mall When: Sun, June 20,1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Where: The National Mall, @ Lock House Why: Enjoy the summer sun this Sunday

Apps 4 Ben's When: Sun, June 20,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Where: Ben's Next Door, 1211 U St N.W Why: Ben's Chili Bowl...There's (going to be) an app for that

After Sun Party When: Sun, June 20,6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: Public Bar, 1214 18th Street NW Why: Just because the sun's down doesn't mean the fun's down