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This week, spring into summer with our editor’s picks.

By Alexandra Bryant

Head out into the sweltering heat (summer is officially here!) and reward yourself with decadent food, divine wine and plenty of rooftop dancing.

White Out

Art Soiree’s Funky White Night
Saturday, June 1
7 p.m.–midnight
Beacon Sky Bar
1415 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Free but must register in advance here

Art Soiree starts the summer season off right with its third annual Funky White Night at Dupont Circle’s Beacon Sky Bar. Don your best all-white duds and dance the night away to electronic beats while overlooking downtown Washington.

Union Market (Courtesy photo)

Blessed Brunch

Gospel Choir Brunch
Saturday, June 1
12:30 p.m.
Union Market
1309 5th St. NE
Free music

Start the week in a soulful mood with a visit to Union Market, where you can munch on a curated selection of some of D.C.’s best bites and groove to Ward 5’s own Israel Baptist Church. Starting this week, the market serves up this musical feast the first Saturday of every month.

Food Fests

Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival
Saturday, June 1
noon-5 p.m.
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Dr.
Centreville, VA 20121
$30 general; $7 children. Available here

The 32nd annual Vintage Virginia Wine and Food Festival brings food trucks, local wineries, chefs and local bands together in one massive celebration of summer. Foodies will be particularly interested in checking out seminars with several local chefs who have appeared on “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Chopped.”

Taste of Georgetown (Photo courtesy Brittany Garrison with ThreeLockharts PR)

Taste of Georgetown
Saturday, June 1
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wisconsin Avenue and M Street
Food tastings start at $5; beer and wine tastings start at $4. Tickets available here.

Get your fill of Georgetown’s restaurant scene at this annual event, which this year brings 25 dining destinations and an Iron Chef-style competition to Wisconsin and M. Proceeds benefit Georgetown Ministry Center’s programs for the homeless.

Art for the People

Supernova Performance Art Festival
Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9
Freedom Park
1101 Wilson Blvd.
Rosslyn, VA

Rosslyn Art Project and Pink Line Project’s “Supernova” brings 75 performing artists from all over the world to the streets of Rosslyn. This art “happening” includes an art sports competition, a parade and a party in addition to various art performances throughout Rosslyn. For a complete list of performances spaces, click here.

“We Steal Secrets: The Wikileaks” (Photo courtesy Focus World)


We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks
Opening Friday, May 31
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
$8.50-$11.50 adults; $7 children. Available here.

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side,” “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) explores the idea of transparency in the halls of government with this up-close look at Julian Assange’s controversial Wikileaks website coupled with American soldier Pfc. Bradley Manning’s actions in downloading classified government documents.

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