This Weekend: Splash and Sprint in the City


This weekend has so much in store from sweet treats to clearance sales to jazz fests and more! How many events can you hit among my top picks?

RareSweets at La Columbe

Friday, August 8, 2014

raresweetsNeed a sweet treat to get your weekend started? Specialty dessert company RareSweets will set up shop at La Colombe Coffee this Friday at 1 pm where pastry chef and founder Meredith Tomason will preview a selection of her specialty desserts.

Also in the mix, Tomason will be serving up its Italian specialty, affogato, atop La Colombe’s espresso shots. Three ice cream flavors will be available, including milk chocolate cacao nib, crème fraiche and dark caramel.

La Colombe is located in Shaw’s Blagden Alley, at 924 (Rear) N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Offerings while supplies last.

The Glo Run

Saturday, August 9. 2014

glorunIn search of a unique way to get fit with family and friends this weekend? Take part in the 5k Glo Run at the RFK Stadium parking lot this Saturday. At 7 pm, brightly lit walkers and runners will gather to raise funds for non-profit, Playworks. In 18 elementary schools across the District, Playworks is committed to creating healthier, happier environments for over 6,000 students every day.

Get more info HERE.


New Vintage Jazz and Wine Festival

Saturday, August 9, 2014

newvintageWho doesn’t love the soothing sounds of jazz and a glass of fine wine? This Saturday from 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm, experience them both at the Fairgrounds across from Nats’ park.  The event will feature over a dozen world-class wines and the latest sounds in modern and classic jazz.

As a bonus, Art Whino will be adding two live painting stations where artists will create large scale pieces for silent auction.

Get more info HERE.

Splash Yards: Water Battle and Tiki Bar Party

Saturday, August 9, 2014

splashyardsThis Saturday, fun-loving splashers are encouraged to get out your stylish bikinis and swim shorts and gather the crew for DC’s biggest Water Battle at Splash Yards!

The event will feature live DJ music, tiki bar by Bluejacket, frozen drinks, lawn games, pools, water slides, surfboard water game, lounge stations, misting tent, giant Instagram photo booth and water galore!

The event starts at 2 pm, is free and 21+.

Get more info HERE.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 – Sunday, August 10, 2014

Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

sidewalksaleIn the mood for some discounted shopping this weekend? Don’t miss the 5th Annual Summer Sidewalk Sale in Old Town and Del Ray, Alexandria this Saturday and Sunday.

Over 50 shops will host promotional events and clearance sales offering deeply-discounted summer merchandise and product demonstrations from some of Alexandria’s top boutiques and design stores.

There will be free parking in Del Ray and Old Town at all parking meters and city-owned garages and lots.

Get more info HERE.


As always, if you’re looking for more to keep you busy throughout the weekend, check out these recurring events: Drive in Movies at Union Market, Picnic in the Park at Farragut Square, Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran, Hill Country’s Backyard BBQ at the National Building Museum,Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery and Art Soiree’s Saturday Night Rooftop Fusion at the Beacon Sky Bar.

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