Have a Ball at D.C.’s Restaurants, Concerts and Festivals

Washington, D.C. is one of the nation’s top tourist destinations, so we don’t have to tell you to visit the Washington Monument or White House when making a trip there this week for the Citi Open. Instead, we’ll give you some nontraditional ideas, allowing frequent visitors to try something new and first-timers to blend in with the locals. In between watching Tomas Berdych, Svetlana Kuznetsova and other top ATP and WTA players through Aug. 3, make time to check out these unique spots and events in the D.C. area.

Sweet Spots:

Brunch at Bourbon:

The midday menu at this eatery in Adams Morgan includes unusual morning munchies like grilled cheese (named the best in the area by the Washington Post) and a breakfast old fashioned. Check out the tasty eats and drinks here.

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Happy Hour at DGS:

From 4-7 p.m. enjoy the local Jewish kitchen’s latke, pastrami and other small plates for $5 and speciality cocktails for $7. Named one of the “100 Very Best Restaurants” by Washingtonian magazine the past two years and one of “America’s Best Happy Hours” by Food & Wine Magazine. View the full menu here.

Photo by Scott Suchman, Washingtonian.com

Brownies at Buzz Bakery:

Favorites here include chocolate chip cookies; cinnamon rolls; and a cupcake filled with buttercream frosting, topped with ganache, and dipped in chocolate. Other treats to make your mouth water: peanut butter raspberry pretzel pie and devils food cake with espresso buttercream and oreo crumbs. Salivate over the rest of the desert menu here.

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Entertaining Events:

July 31: Science Behind Harry Potter

It’s Harry Potter’s birthday on Friday and what better way for muggles to celebrate than getting a glimpse at the wonderful world of magic through a tour that shows you how to make potions from Mandrake root and dragon’s blood. Register for $6 here.

Kucherlinskoe lake, Altai mountains (#3)
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Aug. 2: Summer Spirit Festival  

Enjoy performances by six-time Grammy Award nominee Janelle Monae and five-time Grammy Award winner Lauryn Hill, among other hip-hop and soul artists. Tickets start at $46 on Ticketfly.

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Aug. 3: 5th Annual D.C. Africa Festival

Join dozens of African leaders and thousands of attendees from the community at a free event celebrating African culture and heritage in D.C. Enjoy live music and dance performances, a parade and a fashion show. Registration required. RSVP here.

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