We’ve got our picks for the best events going on, during what is shaping up to be a muggy weekend, including a party dedicated to the Canadian favorite food poutine, the return of the AT&T National and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Food truck Eat Wonky and Rhino Bar have teamed up to celebrate Canada Day with a Poutine Party. What’s poutine, you ask? French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. You can help yourself to as many servings of the snack as you’d like, along with unlimited drinks, including Chocolate City and Yuengling beers and Jose Cuervo, Bacardi and Smirnoff cocktails — all for a cost of $25.
After decamping to Philadelphia so that Congressional Country Club could prepare for and host the 2011 U.S. Open, the AT&T National golf tournament returns with a field featuring host Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Ben Curtis, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Hunter Mahan and defending champion Nick Watney. Even in stifling heat, it’s hard to beat strolling alongside the immaculately manicured fairways or standing under a tree within putting distance of some of the best golfers in the world.
And, of course, the Smithsonian Folk Festival takes over the National Mall. Along with the AIDS quilt, there are displays, performances and exhibitions focusing on the identity, history and creativity of Southern migrants who settled east of the Anacostia River.