Social Events in Washington, DC This Week

Let’s explore social events in Washington, DC happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Washington where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Washington

DC short film meetup

DC short film meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Central Library

Our Mission: To make movies. Our goal is to provide a supportive space for budding actors and models to refine their craft, network with like-minded creatives, and build a stunning portfolio through high-quality short film projects. We will actively review scripts. How It Works: Monthly Film Projects: Every month, we conceptualize, write, and produce a new short film that showcases the unique tale(…)

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DC Black Pride Happy Hour!

DC Black Pride Happy Hour!

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Shakers

Come kick off Black Pride weekend with a happy hour! We’ll be at Shakers Bar from 6-9pm. Early arrival is suggested! This event is for Black queers only (no cis men)!(…)

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Spring Picnic Face Painting

Spring Picnic Face Painting

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Bon Air Park Rose Garden

Enjoy a full course in the arts in the entertainment industry. Try your hand at Face Painting, Balloon Art, Glitter Tattoos, Henna, and more. Bring picnic blankets and snacks if you would like.

$5 to join

Visit our Facebook event page:

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Memorial Day Weekend Hike

Memorial Day Weekend Hike

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: US National Arboretum

Come out and join get fit with K.E for a hike! Let’s make new friends and memories while getting fit for summer.(…)

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Cubs Game Watch

Cubs Game Watch

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Ivy and Coney

Come watch the Cubs take on the Atlanta Braves. We’ll be meeting in DC at the Cubs bar Ivy and Coney. We look forward to seeing everyone there!(…)

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Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff @ Johnny Pistolas [Adams Morgan] 🍾🥳

Memorial Day Weekend Kickoff @ Johnny Pistolas [Adams Morgan] 🍾🥳

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Johnny Pistolas

Memorial Day weekend Is here and what a better way to kick It off with an outing at one of the most popular bars at Adams Morgan! We have most of the second floor reserved for us so come for the social, bring friends and explore the vibrant and colorful neighborhood together!

**Instagram**
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Join Us For An Easy Sunset Cruise

Join Us For An Easy Sunset Cruise

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Brompton Junction DC

This ride is open to all new and long-time Brompton owners who don’t want to go on long rides. **This ride will be a fun, pretty and short!** Join members of the Brompton team from DC, LA, and NYC as we take a chill ride along the Potomac and before stopping for refreshments at Washington Harbour.

Feel free to bring a friend who doesn’t own a Brompton. We can loan you one at no cost – just contac(…)

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Come Play: Great Western Trail (2nd Edition)!

Come Play: Great Western Trail (2nd Edition)!

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: The Board Room VA

**Come Play: Great Western Trail!** Come play Alexander Pfister’s 2015 deck building, hand management classic! This new, updated version features a much nicer cover, prettier cow cards, two new buildings, a special new breed of cows that can increase in value over the course of the game, slightly worse board art/graphic design and a couple of other changes experienced players may notice, but have (…)

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Live! T-shirt Party — Arcade, Board Game Night & T Shirt Pickup

Live! T-shirt Party --  Arcade, Board Game Night  & T Shirt Pickup

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: 705 Edgewood St NE

**DCGG Members you have until April 17th to get your shirt here: [https://www.customink.com/fundraising/dc-gaming-group-spring-sale](https://www.customink.com/fundraising/dc-gaming-group-spring-sale)**

Shirts fund are used to pay for things like Meetup and the pop up arcades.

If you choose to send your Shirt to DCGG — This is the main party to pick up your shirt! (Shirts not collected by the en(…)

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May Investor Meet Up @ Port City Brewery Featuring Short Term Rental Panel

May Investor Meet Up @ Port City Brewery Featuring Short Term Rental Panel

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Port City Brewing Company

Join us at our monthly BPG Residential Investor Meet Up for educational workshop on Real Estate Investing. Whether you are a complete novice looking to dip your toes into the world of real estate or a seasoned investor seeking to network with like-minded individuals, this event is perfect for you.

This month, our panel of short term rental experts will cover key topics such as property evaluation(…)

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Travel: Essential to a Good Life? Or is it Overrated?

Travel: Essential to a Good Life? Or is it Overrated?

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: La Bicicletta

**Famous Quotes about Traveling**

*”The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”*
*\- Saint Augustine of Hippo \(4th century AD\)*

*”What gives value to travel is fear. It is the fact that, at a certain moment when we are so far from our own country… we are seized by a vague fear, and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits.”*
*\- Albert Camus \(…)

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Qute & Queer 2.0: The Houseparty of Black Pride

Qute & Queer 2.0: The Houseparty of Black Pride

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Washington

🌈 Get ready for the ultimate celebration! “Qute & Queer” house party is back and better than ever!

Join us at the Lesbifriends House on Saturday, May 25th, from 3 PM to 7 PM for an epic homage to our vibrant Black queer community at “Chocolate City’s Favorite Queer Houseparty.”

🎉 Here’s what’s in store:

🎲 Icebreaker Extravaganza: Dive into playful activities to get the party started!

📸 Pho(…)

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60 Minutes to Success- Interest and Investment Tips for Agents

60 Minutes to Success- Interest and Investment Tips for Agents

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

Join the Legacy Group for an amazing, weekly training session for all real estate professionals, agents-in-training, or anyone who is just interested in learning more! Each week we will have a new speaker come in for this training session.

On 5/22/24, join us via Zoom or at the Keri Shull Team Office for 60 Minutes to Success’ “Math with Marty: Interest and Investment Tips for Agents”.

Attendees(…)

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BCC Tech Talk: API Security

BCC Tech Talk: API Security

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Excella

In today’s interconnected digital landscape, APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) serve as the vital bridges connecting various software components. However, this very openness makes them susceptible to security threats. Join us for an enlightening session with **Charles Shirer**, where we’ll delve into the intricacies of API security. Abusing API Security will discuss how to look at API secu(…)

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ADMO Community Gardens Walk

ADMO Community Gardens Walk

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 1841 Columbia Rd NW

Moderate but Brisk-paced (2.5 mph) –7.5 mile loop starting from Fleet Feet (1841 Columbia Rd NW) in Adams Morgan. We will walk to Tregaron Conservancy and to Newark Street Garden via Macomb St. We will then hike Glover Archbold Trail and walk through the Glover Archbold Garden. Next up is Whitehaven Garden via Whitehaven Trail and then back to ADMO . Walking surface will be dirt, asphalt trails a(…)

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DC BLACK PRIDE LADIES ALL WHITE TEA DANCE

DC BLACK PRIDE LADIES ALL WHITE TEA DANCE

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Eaton DC

Robyn Holden presents the 2nd Annual D.C. Black Pride All-White Rooftop Tea Dance.

Hosted by Shari DEE
Get ready for a night to remember. This event will sell out. Don’t wait!!! Get your tix today!!!

**-Early Bird Tix: $20**
**-After May 1st: $25**
[https://www.eventbrite.com/…/dc-black-pride-ladies-all…](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-black-pride-ladies-all-white-rooftop-tea-dance-the-eato(…)

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The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Agua 301 Restaurant

A historical page-turner of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.
One of the best Nonfiction books of the Year: NY Times, WSJ, TIME, Smithsonian, NPR, Vulture, K(…)

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Cool Moms go to Maman (Union Market)

Cool Moms go to Maman (Union Market)

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: maman

Join us on the 3rd Thursday from 8 AM to 10 AM at Maman in Union Market!

Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is co-ordinated – so let us take the stress out of your hands! Join all your cool mom friends for good coffee and delicious breakfast options at maman.

Cool Moms Club will meet for this FREE event in the lounge area at the picturesque maman. Drop by anytime from 8 to 10 to see your friends(…)

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17th! meeting of DC history book club

17th! meeting of DC history book club

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: undefined

The book for this month is, “Most of 14th Street Is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968.”

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36076318-most-of-14th-street-is-gone

also feel free to follow ya boy (me) on goodreads!

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/156626131-kevin-k(…)

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Arlington National Cemetery; honoring SGT Raymond H. Gray; lunch afterwards

Arlington National Cemetery; honoring SGT Raymond H. Gray; lunch afterwards

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Arlington National Cemetery

The 589th Engineer Battalion was organized, manned, armed and equipped from scratch at Fort Hood, TX in July 1966. We deployed on three ships to Quy Nhon, Vietnam in April 1967 for further inland movement to An Khe. I served in the 589th for 22 months from Day 1. We lost 25 brothers in Vietnam, interred in cemeteries across the US.

Sergeant Raymond Gray is the only 589th casualty at Arlington Nat(…)

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Spring Picnic Face Painting

Spring Picnic Face Painting

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Bon Air Park Rose Garden

Enjoy a full course in the arts in the entertainment industry. Try your hand at Face Painting, Balloon Art, Glitter Tattoos, Henna, and more. Bring picnic blankets and snacks if you would like.

$5 to join

Visit our Facebook event page:

https://facebook.com/events/s/spring-picnic-face-painting/847690160530025/(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Washington is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Washington on https://washington.org/find-dc-listings/dc-events, Eventsdc.com, or Thrillist.com.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

Beautiful Mongolia

Beautiful Mongolia

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

The Mongolian children of the diaspora in America will present a remarkable concert showcasing traditional Mongolian culture. 30 students from the Anura Music studio will participate in the concert, alongside Mongolian dancers and traditional long song singers.
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Brazilian Concert

Brazilian Concert

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

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Orquestra Criança Cidadã (Children’s Citizen Orchestra) is a Brazilian social project that has been changing the lives of hundreds of children and teenagers through musical education. In 2015, the projec

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Calling All Bruce Springsteen Fans

Calling All Bruce Springsteen Fans

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

Bruce in the USA is one of the world’s greatest tribute bands to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

https://www.bruceintheusa.com

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After Work Social: Live Entertainment

After Work Social: Live Entertainment

◦ When: Thursday, Jun 6th

◦ Where: Donahue Lounge

Taking you back to this lovely lounge in Georgetown. The terrace will be open and I’ll have LIVE entertainment for you. We’ll mingle, enjoy some classics and dress to express. Dancing encouraged!

Save the date. Details and ticket link coming soon

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Events for Professional Women Empowerment

Capital Connects: Cocktails & Conversation – Circa at The Boro

Capital Connects: Cocktails & Conversation - Circa at The Boro

Connect with the Ellevate DC community over cocktails and conversation.

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