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6 Fun Things to Do in D.C. This August

By Lily Vu | August 13, 2018 | Culture

Summer’s almost over, but the list of things to do around D.C. is far from small. Here are six events to pencil in your calendar this August.

See a Broadway Classic: Hamilton


Hamilton has made its way to DC at the Kennedy Center and is staying until mid-September. If you’re an art and theater person, this is a legendary production you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets to this unforgettable musical before it's gone.

Get Jazzy at Live Jazz & Bossa Nova

Every Saturday until September 1, come join The Craig Gildner Trio for an evening of smooth tunes and grooves hosted by Acadia Food & Wine. Come for food, cocktails, and of course, come for free! RSVP on Facebook.

Immerse in Culture at Afro Soca Love


Come celebrate love, creativity, and community at Afro Soca Love, the largest multicultural event in North America on Saturday, August 18 at Karma DC Live Music Venue. Dance all night and immerse yourself in African and Caribbean culture.

Jam Out at Audioteka Festival

Make your way to Club Heaven & Hell from August 16 through 19 for the second annual Audioteka Fest 2018. Rock out to over 60 bands all weekend on different stages. You can purchase single day and weekend passes online.

Eat Your Way Around the World


Make your way through over 40 countries from Argentina to Vietnam at the 2018 Around the Word Cultural Food Festival. Enjoy traditional food, dancing, and art at the Freedom Plaza on of August 18. General admission is free with VIP options available. Get your tickets online.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Burning Man comes to D.C. and you should be there. From now until January 21, head on over to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum to explore and participate in an out-of-this-world exhibition full of art installations that bring the Burning Man culture and experience to life without leaving the Capitol.

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