1. Jazz in the Garden
The D.C. summer mainstay for young professionals (and others who generally enjoy boozing in gardens to free live music) is back! Tonight is the first Jazz in the Garden of the Season with blues group, The Tom Principato Band from 5pm to 8pm. Bring a blanket to sit on, because these tend to crowd up. It’s also fairly easy to sneak some of your own snacks in, but I’d recommend sticking with the NGA’s sangria. Check out the summer schedule here.
2. Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran
Speaking of free, the Corcoran Gallery of Art has summer exhibitions and programming free of admission on Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. This Saturday is your first chance to stop in. Pictured above is a photo from The Deep Element: Photography at the Beach, on of the summer exhibitions. “This exhibition brings together photographs of the beach from the late 19th century through the present day, revealing the many ways that artists have explored and been inspired by this rich subject.” says the Corcoran online. Check out all the exhibitions at their website.
3. All You Can Eat Crab @ Policy
Years ago, I had never experienced “all you can eat crab.” Sure, I’ve had all you can eat specials before, but never with crab, but then… then came enlightenment. There’s no going back once you’ve experienced the wonders of unlimited crab. So, if you’re around DC this Monday (Memorial Day) make sure to check out Policy Restaurant and Lounge, where for $35 you can eat all the crab you want, and be enlightened too. Check out Policy’s website for all the details.
4. National Memorial Day Parade
If the glorious feasting experience that is all you can eat crab isn’t your thing, then perhaps you feel like doing something a little more patriotic this Memorial Day? Well, as always, DC will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade, beginning at 2pm on Monday. This year’s parade features veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Head over to the parade’s official website for all the info you need to know about Monday’s parade.