FYIDC: Top 5 Weekend Picks

by Editorial

A Madonna birthday blowout, a Kungfu spectacular, and a beer cruise? There really is no place like D.C. Check out this weekend’s top 5 picks.
By Shannon O’Reilly

Come out and celebrate the Queen of Pop's birthday at Town Danceboutique's Madonnarama.

Another Truckeroo!

Like most of the district, we can’t get enough of the food trucks. This months Truckeroo is on Friday, August 12th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free entry, live music, and the Das Bullpen bar. Does it get any better? 19 food trucks have already signed up, and more are sure to come. So cool down with a popsicle from Pleasant Pops or dig into some pies at Dangerously Delicious. 100% Hunger satisfaction guaranteed.

Get Into The Groove

Happy birthday Madonna! Celebrate the queen of pop, this Saturday at Town Danceboutique with music and videos all night long at this years Madonnarama. With three decades of hits and remixes, its sure to be an all night birthday bash. There will also be live performances by The Ladies of Town and the Town Dancers. So “Express Yourself” and get “Into The Groove.” Doors open at 10 a.m.

All About The Funk

Calling all hipsters and music enthusiasts. If you haven’t gone already, Saturday is the last night in the Fort Dupont summer concert series. Closing out the summer is the funk band, Mandrill. Formed by three brothers, this unique musical group takes funk and adds a sprinkle of Latin, salsa, rock, blues, and soul. Their songs have been sampled by hip hop acts Kanye West, Eminem, and Public Enemy. So grab a blanket and picnic basket for this free musical event.

Did Someone Say Beer?

Start off Beer Week in luxury. Thanks to Odyssey Cruises, you can lay back and relax on the Potomac while sipping on a variety of beers from two dozen breweries, including New Belgium, Unita, Allagash, Flying Dog and 3 Stars. This beer cruise and dinner includes a buffet and unlimited sampling. The cruise sets sail at 6 p.m and tickets are $85. You can buy them HERE.

Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

Come and see 20 world Wushu-Kungfu champions from China at their greatest, as they show some fierce fighting and mind boggling aerobatics.  For the first time ever, the American Wushu-Kungfu Federation and the O-Mei Wushu Kungfu Center present a Kungfu show featuring martial arts seen in blockbusters such as “Fighting Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Fearless” and “Kung Fu Panda.” The show starts Sunday, 3 p.m., at the George Mason University, Center for the Arts. You can buy tickets HERE.

Get your blankets and picnic baskets ready. American funk band, Mandrill, is performing for Fort Dupont's last show in their free summer concert series.

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