10 Virtual And IRL Things To Do In D.C. This Weekend

A couple of things for you to check out virtually this weekend in D.C.!!

FRIDAY, JULY 31

  • The team behind RASA is opening a third location serving up fast-casual Indian meals. Like at the restaurant’s Navy Yard and Crystal City spots, Mount Vernon Triangle diners will be able to select a premade bowl or build their own bowl with ingredients like lamb kebab, jackfruit, coconut-ginger sauce, mango salsa, and various chutneys. Between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, visitors to the new location can pay-what-they-can for meals (suggested donation $10), with proceeds benefiting DC Central Kitchen. (485 K St. NW, opens 11 a.m., a la carte)
  • D.C. performance artist Brian Feldman is bringing back his long-running show txt, in which he reads a script supplied by audience members’ tweets. This time, the show is taking place on Zoom — and Feldman will be performing as Santa Claus. Half of the proceeds from the Christmas-in-July-themed #merrytxtmas show will go to Black Lives Matter DC. (7:31 p.m., $1-$30 suggested donation)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

  • The five concrete spheres at Rosslyn’s Dark Star Park are present year-round, but on Aug. 1, the sun aligns just right to create a special shadow show. Head to the park Saturday morning to see this once-a-year event, originally created by land artist Nancy Holt in 1984 as the first public art project in Arlington. (Dark Star Park, 9:32 a.m., FREE)
  • A parking-lot concert you enjoy from your car is kind of like a music festival, in the same way that a Phish cover band is kind of like seeing the famous jam band. It makes sense, then, that this Saturday’s drive-in concert at Crescendo Studios in Falls Church features The Last Rewind, a D.C.-based Phish tribute band. The band will be playing inside the studio’s theater, with video projected outside for patrons who are in their cars or seated in lawn chairs. Bringing your own food and drink is allowed. (Crescendo Studios, 8:15 p.m., $20 for a ticket and parking, $70 for a full car of four people)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s annual video game festival is going virtual this year. Head to the SAAM Arcade site Saturday and Sunday to play a selection of games in the Indie Developer Showcase, all of which celebrate female creators and characters. There will be text-based games, dice-rolling games, narrative adventures, and even tarot-card games. The fest will also include documentary screenings about the gaming industry — registration is required for those. (various times, FREE)

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