Going Out Guide: summer

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

U Street Music Hall bringing the Union BBQ music festival to Union Market

The Union BBQ music festival features a DJ set by Jamie xx of The xx, a Moombahton Massive stage and chefs serving barbecue.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Festivals, summer

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue returns to the National Building Museum in May

Outdoor brisket, Shiner beer and live country music beginning in May.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, summer

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Bid summer farewell with an end-of-season crab feast

Mark the end of crab season at Addie’s in Rockville.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:25 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, summer

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Last chance for Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue

You have but a handful of chances remaining to enjoy the sounds and smells of summer.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, summer

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Labor Day weekend is our last chance for summer fun. Sniff.

Say goodbye to pool parties, water park outings and picnics in the garden.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, summer

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Heavy metal cocktails and punk rock karaoke

A long weekend brings a tribute to Michael Jackson, a day-long blues festival in Rock Creek Park and a party for LGBT rights in Russia.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Karaoke, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda, summer

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Red Apron and 3 Stars team up for Friday night cookouts at Union Market

Enjoy Friday cookouts with fancy hot dogs and fresh local beer through September.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Red Apron, summer, Union Market

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Get your strawberry summer cocktails while you still can

Before you know it, we'll be talking about pumpkin beers and spiced bourbon cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Summer Cocktails, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Drink unlimited Rickey cocktails while celebrating D.C.'s top Rickey

After a month-long search, D.C.'s top Rickey cocktail will be named on Sunday, and you're invited to the party.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Summer Cocktails

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Six cocktails for National Tequila Day

Washington's best tequila cocktails -- no frozen margaritas allowed.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Fake Holidays, Restaurants, Summer Cocktails, Tequila

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/08/2013

The Evens open the Fort Reno concert series tonight

The annual concert series kicks off with an appearance by Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fort Reno, Outdoor Concerts, Summer Music

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Beat the heat with 50 different Rickey cocktails

Fifty bartenders are making their own versions of D.C.'s favorite drink during the annual Rickey Month contest.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Rickey Month, Summer Cocktails

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/05/2013

10 dates you need to make before summer ends

No other season affords this many chances to float side-by-side on the Potomac, hold hands while hiking and to snuggle up during a movie on the Mall.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dating, Events, summer

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Fort Dupont, Carter Barron outdoor summer concerts return in scaled-back form

The popular free concerts will run late July through August.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:59 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Free Stuff, summer concerts

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Here's what to do with your kids this summer

The possibilities of summer are endless. To get you started on the what-to-do, here are activities for kids of all ages.

By Amy Joyce  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  summer

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Your guide to Washington area pools

Although many pool clubs have bidding wars for memberships and multi-year waiting lists, it's not too late to find places to swim this summer.

By Tracy Krulik in Wellness  |  12:12 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  summer

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Join Washington Post critics at 1 p.m. to talk about the arts

The Style section's critics will discuss the summer arts scene during a special live discussion.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Summer Arts Preview

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/05/2013

At Donovan House, Pimm's on draft and summer's best brain freeze

At Donovan House, sip half-price drinks while hanging out in the sun.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, summer

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/04/2013

A slice of Suburbia at Union Market with frozen drinks and lawn games

A temporary outdoor space in front of the market features a bar and games in a grassy seating area.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, summer, Union Market

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The 2013 Summer Concert Guide: 30 shows you need to know

Whether you're into rap, dance, old classics or new-wave banjo pickers, you'll find something in our picks for a hot summer of music.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Live Music, summer concerts, Weekend Section

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Screen on the Green returns for 2013

The outdoor film festival on the National Mall is back with four films.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:14 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Movies, summer

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Toast the season with one of these summer cocktails

Cool off with a summery cocktail from a local bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, summer

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Washington's great escape

From hikes to tennis to secret picnic spots, we tell you how to make the most of Washington's urban oasis.

By Amy Joyce and Fritz Hahn  |  11:18 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Outdoor Activities, Rock Creek Park, summer

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Want to visit the Arboretum? You'll have to wait.

Sequestration rears its ugly head at the Northeast Washington urban park.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:26 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sequestration news, summer

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Parsing summer fashion with the Post’s Katherine Boyle

The Post’s Katherine Boyle joins the Gurus to talk Michelle O, flip-flops, short-shorts and more.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:18 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Summer Guide, Summer Guide | Tags:  summer, michelle obama fashion, Got Plans?