Arts and Culture in DC

Neal R. Gross & Co. is proud of our hometown of Washington, DC, and we know better than to take our city for granted. While the District is obviously well-known as the center of American political life, Washington is also home to an abundance of arts and culture. From Michelin star restraunts to world class museums, there’s a lot more to this city than just the monuments or national parks. This week we wanted to highlight some of our favorite cultural events taking place in DC; hopefully you can make it to one or all of them!

Beginning our arts and culture list, this Friday kicks off the annual Capital Jazz Fest at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in nearby Columbia, Maryland. Featuring artists like Charlie Wilson, Robin Thicke, and Corrine Bailey Rae, this festival is an underappreciated stop on the summer concert circuit, and tends to be less crowded than some of the bigger-name concerts. A highlight for many is the old-school dance party taking place Saturday night, so be sure to check that out.

Though off the beaten path from most local museums, several galleries in the Dupont Circle area are offering free admission this Saturday, June 3rd. While tourists and locals alike often take advantage of the Smithsonian’s free tickets, exhibits at the Phillips Collection and the Anderson House tend to offer rarer paintings and artists that you can’t see anywhere else. Attendees are being engouraged to use the hashtag #walkdkmc, so don’t forget to stay plugged into your social media profiles.

Fans of South American cuisine be forewarned! This Sunday kicks off the Taste of Peru at the University of the District of Columbia. With nearly fifty participants expected to set up booths, this festival gives you a great chance to sample some of the very best ulluco and ceviche. In addition to the cuisine samplings, the event includes a fashion show and a achance to win a free trip for two to Lima!

As you can see, there’s no shortage of arts and culture in DC at any given time. We hope you enjoy these events and so much more; we know the staff of NRGCO sure will!

Did we miss any of your favorite cultural events coming up this June? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!