Some Up and Coming picks from the DC North calendar and other sources. Of course they're all accessible from the 42 bus!
July 11 -- Bastille Day Celebration. Alliance Francaise de Washington. Self explanatory. The deadline for advanced reservations has passed. Perhaps if you call them and and attempt to explain that je ne sais quoi quality I've observed in people who adore this holiday for some reason. $45. 7PM. 2142 Wyoming Ave NW. 202-234-7911. UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT.
July 12 -- Intercambios at Dos Gringos. A conversation exchange. Themed gatherings where participants can practice foreign languages and meet new people from different cultures. 6-9PM. Every Saturday. Dos Gringos 3116 Mt Pleasant St NW.
July 12 -- Mount Pleasant Films in the Park Series. This week its Shrek. Starts at 9PM. Free. At Lamont Park.
July 12 -- White House Summer Garden Tour. Surprisingly, open to the general public. See the Rose Garden and more. Get tickets at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion (15th and E NW) Distribution begins at 8AM: first come, first served. First garden tour starts at 10AM. Another begins at 4PM. Unauthorized flower pickers subject to court marshall. Free. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
July 15 -- Popular Movie Tuesday. "Popular" is a loosely defined term this week. The movie is 10,000 BC. 6PM. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Auditorium A-5. 901 G St NW.
July 16--Art and Coffee. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Actually each Wednesday-Sunday. Starts at 1:30PM each day. Meet inside at the F Street Lobby. Go upstairs and browse the storied pieces of the Luce Foundation Center. Then have coffee in one hidden gem of an interior. Astonishing and beautiful. SAAM. F Street NW between 7th and 9th.
July 25 -- Open Mic at the Potters House. Music and spoken word. All ages and free. 7PM. 1658 Columbia Rd NW.
August 5 -- First Tuesdays in Adams Morgan. Shopping and dining deals at most establishments. Great restaurant deals! 18th St from Columbia to Florida and Columbia Rd from 18th to Wyoming. Every first Tuesday of the month.