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4 community and cultural events to check out in Washington this weekend

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By Hoodline - Published on June 20, 2019.

Looking to get out into the community this weekend?

From a museum hop to a solstice party celebrating the Inka Road, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural events coming up in Washington. Read on for a rundown.

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NüVoices DC Gelato Social and Museum Hop

From the event description:

Join us for gelato at the Hirshhorn, then head over to the Freer-Sackler to catch the final weekend of the "Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912" exhibit. We'll meet with Grace Murray, head of Public Programs, participate in a public tour and finish off with a gallery talk by museum curator Jan Stuart.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh Street SW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

A Live Pitch for Libraries

From the event description:

Awesome Foundation Libraries and Awesome Foundation DC are hosting a pitch event. Six finalist proposals will be selected and pitched to our panel of judges and members of the D.C. and library communities. Our judges will choose two winning pitches, with one exclusively focused on the D.C. community. Come and see the ideas they have for D.C. and beyond.

When: Saturday, June 22, 5:45-8:15 p.m.
Where: OpenGov Hub, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, #500
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Solstice Illuminated Dance Party

From the event description:

Join us on solstice Saturday for an afternoon of Andean music, dance and family-friendly activities celebrating the Inka Road. In the evening, the celebration becomes the Solstice Illuminated Dance Party on the museum’s Welcome Plaza. There will be a DJ, refreshments and food, with all galleries open throughout the evening. 

When: Saturday, June 22, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

LGBTQ Community Happy Hour Rooftop Social 

From the event description:

Enjoy the spectacular sunset and socialize. Bring friends and meet new people. 

When: Sunday, June 23, 7-9 p.m.
Where: The rooftop of the Embassy Row Hotel, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Parking in DC can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of DC parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.


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