Local Springtime Events: MDW Edition

I’m not going to lie; I had to Google the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Turns out the two days are similar but different.

This is what the internet had to say about it in nutshell: Memorial Day is the holiday set aside to pay tribute to those who died serving in the military, and Veterans day began as Armistice Day to honor the end of World War I.

Cool story, Bro. I’m definitely not an American History buff, but I do know one thing: I’m so thankful for those who currently do and who have served our country…I also know one other thing, which is that a long weekend is the only reason I need to warrant a celebration.

I’ve handpicked some of the most fun and affordable event options for you this weekend (outside of the traditional MDW parades and rallies), especially good for those of you who aren’t necessarily interested in something specifically patriotic.

Another reason to celebrate is because LOCAL’d is offering free delivery all weekend long! Get your order delivered, enjoy responsibly, and make your way over to one of these awesome events:

It’s REMIX night with a Swiss touch: brought to you by The National Portrait Gallery and the Embassy of Switzerland to showcase a night of Swiss and American art and cultural parallels.

Experience electronic music performances, a print workshop by Soul & Ink (glow in the dark ink, need I say more?) art activities, a chance to experience the new exhibition after museum hours.

REMIX Nights are free and open to the public. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

The National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Jazz in the Garden is back! The National Gallery of Art's 2018 Jazz in the Garden lineup features acclaimed musicians presenting a wide variety of jazz styles—swing, funk, hip-hop, Latin, go-go, ska, Dixieland, blues, and more. Every Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. through August 24, 2018, the Gallery will invite visitors to find a seat among the monumental works of art in the Sculpture Garden and enjoy one of the city's favorite summertime activities.

Bring your own picnic and blankets, arrive early and expect crowds.

This event is free to enter. Cash bar.

The Smithsonian Sculpture Garden
To learn more about Jazz in the Garden concerts and performers, please call (202) 842-6941.

What could make a bottomless mimosa brunch even better? The best local comedians around. Join the hosts Maddy Brannon and Kate Flaherty as they tell some jokes, see some other awesome stand up acts, and hear some of the worst brunch stories the audience has to offer.

There is no cover for this events, just make sure you are 21 and over.

The show is located in the upstairs bar with no reservation necessary.

Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St. NW, Washington DC

Doors open at 12:30, show starts at 1:00

Time to solve a murder mystery while taking part in an incredible game and Scavenger Hunt as we bring the game of CLUE® – without a board – to DC.  
Throughout the afternoon, as you compete in tasks and retrieve items and information, more clues will be revealed pointing to the murderer, the weapon and the location. The winner will be the one who earns enough  points through various challenges (Clue themed) and collecting enough items that can used to help decipher the basics of the crime.

Put on your detective hats  you team up and search for clues and participate in incredibly fun and exciting challenges against each other – that will become necessary to sold the crime.

Sat, May 26, 2018
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT

Ollie's Trolley
425 12th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

To learn more about how the game will work, and to reserve your tickets before they are sold out, go to: www.thingstododc.com

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