Here are a few suggestions for an awesome Shaw-based weekend:
1. Opening Reception for Latest “Nine-by-Ten” Show at William W. Parker Gallery Friday Night - Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran ("WPA\C") hosts an opening reception for its newest a new Washington nine-by-ten” exhibition series exhibition. Like other exhibitions in this series of 9 shows, this upcoming show provides an outlet for 10 WPA\C member artists. The new show features work by Debra Diamond, Paul H. Ellis, Helen Glazer, Freya Grand, Anne Marchand, Philippe Mougne, Dominie Nash, Laura Seldman, Kathleen Shafer, and Gary Thompson.
9x10 Opening Reception
Friday, June 15th, 6-8pm
William W. Parker Gallery (above Mickelson’s Fine Art Framing)
629 New York Ave, NW
2. Hit Vegetate Late Tonight - Vegetate's now open til 12 on Fridays and Saturdays! As they'll be closed tomorrow night for a wedding, make sure to hit it up tonight for a delicious, fresh cocktail.
1414 9th St., NW
3. be: x & be: pulse Saturday Night at be bar - Kick off Saturday evening with the preparty event known as X from 6pm-10pm. X features live electronica, projections, fashion, art, and performance. The Washington Post editors picked it as the event to go to, labeling it a ‘sensory overload’.
X will be followed by PULSE, featuring cutting edge electronica, visuals and drink specials (including free Peroni give aways all night long! $5 RedBull and Vodka).
1318 9th St., NW
4. Jazz at the Blue Bar Cocktail Lounge - Located in the Henley Park Hotel, the Blue Bar Cocktail Lounge of the Coeur de Lion restaurant features a jazz happy hour every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. This opulent and historic setting certainly offers a unique venue for catching up with friends.
Henley Park Hotel
926 Massachusetts Ave., NW
5. Shaw Is Always a Weekend Destination - These regular weekend options are always great: the Liberation Dance Party at DC9, the shows at 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Arena Stage, and Studio Theater, the cultural offerings of the Warehouse Arts Complex, Project 4 Gallery, the Ninth Street Gallery, and the Long View Gallery, and the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like Avenue, Be Bar, and Old Dominion Brewhouse.