Social Calendar: July 10 – July 16

Photo of a type cabinet at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center courtesy of erin m

Each week in this space I will be bringing you some ideas of things to do to keep busy around town. Obviously, this is will never be a complete record of everything going on, so please feel free to chime in with comments about your own recommendations or accuse me of suggesting complete rubbish.

Thursday, July 10: Our fellow bloggers over at The New Gay are throwing a party they call “I Heart DC”. How could we not recommend that? The “co-ed and straight friendly” party will prominently feature DC bands in the indie-oriented playlist.

Friday, July 11: Attend the opening of “ACADEMY 2008″ at the Conner Contemporary. The show features selected works by recent BFA and MFA graduates of area universities. Reception runs 6-8 (show hangs until July 26).

Saturday, July 12: Wale – Mark Ronson associate, mixtape impresario, and consummate District-representer – headlines the “Welcome to DC Concert” at Love. It is really important to the promoters that you note their dress code – “Please be business casual!” (the many sartorial prohibitions are listed on their site).

Sunday, July 13: Give in to the Frozen Yogurt Zeitgeist that has taken over the city this summer. Stage a tasting and report back. Suggested competitors: Mr. Yogato, Iceberry, Tangysweet, et al.

Monday, July 14: Bastille Day. Organized festivities available, if you are in to those. Alternately, maybe drinks at Napoleon is more than thematic enough.

Tuesday, July 15: The Cato Institute presents a policy forum entitled “McCain and Obama: Comparing Their Economic Platforms”. Experts from Cato and the Center for American Progress will discuss the candidate’s positions over lunch. Knowledge is power. (Note: Event is free, but requires advance RSVP)

Wednesday, July 16: Find something at the Capital Fringe Festival that looks worth a Wednesday night. It could turn out to be good or completely dreadful. Either way, let us know what you picked.

Brittany has tried to leave DC, it just never lasts. She has lived in Chicago, California, and China – but she always comes back home. Brittany is a drinks, nightlife, and style correspondent for We Love DC. Between columns, you can find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or standing by the bar. Email her at brittany(at)

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