Staying in town this holiday weekend? Don’t sit at home pining over your friends Facebook updates by the beach. Get out of the house and try something new that will make all your out of town friends wish they never left.
Even More Fast and Furious
Crazy to think the famous movie franchise is up to its sixth installment. If fast cars still gets your motor running, then check out the Fast and the Furious 6 movie release party happening at the Dirty Martini Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Enjoy delicious food, like the mini dirty burgers or the tuna tartar tostadas, and drinks, like the My Bitter Sweet Mr. Darcy or the Hot Passion. The Dirty Martini features a modern restaurant and lounge look with the classic dining club appeal. The movie release party kicks off at 10 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. Reservations are required. Send an email with the number of people in your party to RSVP@nightlifeagency.com.
If you prefer surrounding yourself with nature, instead of souped up Mustangs and Civics, then consider purchasing tickets for KarmaFest 2013. The one-day festival features music, meditation, holistic workshops, lectures, psychics, healthy foods and more. Founded by Patricia Hawse, the spiritual event started as a response to help relieve stress experienced by Hurricane Katrina response volunteers in 2005. Learn how to belly dance, meet internationally acclaimed artists or listen to a spiritual lecture. The kid-friendly and pet-friendly event kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday and takes place at Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley, MD. Tickets are available online or at the door. For more information, visit the KarmaFest 2013 website.
When it comes to the weather, Mother Nature sure knows how to throw us some curve balls. If summer decides to make an appearance this holiday weekend, then check out the adults-only pool party happening at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. This weekly event will feature DJs and dancing, fashion shows, live music, costumed dancers and other surprise entertainment. Bottle service and table reservations available. The grand opening party kicks off at 12 p.m. on Sunday. Send a text with your full name to 202-737-3783 and receive free admission, otherwise it’s $20 to enter.
Dark Beer Lovers Unite
Celebrate the three-day weekend with a barrel-aged Russian imperial stout. Birch & Barley and ChurchKey present Ales from the Darkside, an annual event that features a variety of hard-to-find dark beers. Enjoy a glass of Against the Grain Gungle Gem, Baird Dark Sky or Evil Twin Naked Lunch. The popular restaurant and bar will feature 20 dark beers sold either by the glass or per four-ounce pour. Birch & Barley and ChurchKey features an unparalleled collection of over 500 beers. Enjoy a tasty meal, like pan fried soft shell crab or the honey glazed duck breast. The restaurant and bar also features weekly brunch specials.