Friday, August 9

Feel Good Fridays

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When: 7:30-9:30 a.m. 

Where: 840 First St. NE 

If you are lucky enough to have the entire Friday off or looking for something to do before you head into the office, enjoy the morning with the NoMa Business Improvement District. Enjoy free coffee, breakfast food and more. 

Ant-Man and the Wasp

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When: At dusk, about 8:30 p.m.

Where: Columbia Town Center

For this week outdoor movie feature, catch Ant-Man and the Wasp at the Columbia Town Center. Bring a blanket and enjoy one of the best superhero movies. 

Saturday, August 10

Smokey Bear's 75 Birthday

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When: 12-4 p.m.

Where: 1631 14th St. NW

Celebrate the legend himself! The Filson will be hosting a birthday party for Smokey Bear that will include an s'mores bar, beer and cocktails. In addition, limited edition Smokey Bear t-shirts will be available for purchase. 

Exploring the Sky 

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When: 8:30 p.m. 

Where: The field just south of the intersection of Military and Glover Roads NW 

Living in a city with lights on at all times of the night, it can make it quite difficult to see the stars. However, Rock Creek Park is inviting you to stargaze with them. Telescopes are provided to get a clear view of the sky. This Saturday, the focus will be on Jupiter and Saturn. 

Sunday, August 11

DC VegFest

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When: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: Nats Park 

Who would want to miss out on over a hundred vegan and vegetarian vendors? DC VegFest, the east coast's largest vegan gathering will be held on Sunday. Learn how to cook delicious meals from one of the many cooking demos, along with listening to celeb speakers and a kids zone just for the kids! 

DC Code & Coffee

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When: 1 p.m.

Where: General Assembly DC

Do you need help on a certain coding project? Or just don't know how to get started? Well, General Assembly DC is offering one of their Code & Coffee sessions where people of all skill levels are welcomed and provided the help and support when it comes to making progress or finalizing a project. 

Free Hugs 

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When: 12-2 p.m.

Where: National Mall

With the news coverage of this past week, it can be quite heavy on someone. Therefore, an event like this is perfect. Receive free hugs, smile and more from this group on the National Mall.