It may be the last weekend before classes start, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a little before then.
Learn about alcohol while you’re sipping on a cocktail at a local bar or pick up painting skills from a professional at these spots this weekend.
Walk the Moon at The Anthem
Shut up and dance while listening to Walk The Moon as they hit the stage at The Anthem Friday. Walk the Moon has been touring and starring in music festivals since their second album dropped in 2014, featuring hits like “Shut Up and Dance” and “Work This Body.” In 2017, the band hit the recording studio to crank out their third major record release, “What If Nothing.” This album still features their signature fun beats but is more daring lyrically, and the audience at The Anthem can expect to hear the new tracks played with old favorites at their show this weekend.
The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
Nerd Nite at DC9
Raise a glass – and your IQ – at Nerd Nite in DC9 Club. Nerd Nite brings in area experts to give short, fun lessons about a wide range of topics. This weekend, the topics revolve around alcohol with lessons about salt, prohibition in D.C. and the beer industry. The sessions are about 20 minutes long, giving bar visitors tidbits of interesting information between rounds of drinks without distracting too much from the laid-back bar scene.
DC9 Club, 1940 Ninth St. NW. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $10. 21+.
Painting and Prosecco with Federico Ribigini
With countless paint nights offered around the city, get a professional painting lesson at Via Umbria gallery in Georgetown by Italian artist Federico Ribigni. Enjoy a “pour-fect” night that transports you to Italy where Ribigni will provide prosecco and teach you the techniques of how to paint his signature peonie-like patterns. Ribigni hails from Deruta, Umbria and is the mastermind behind the newest installation in Via Umbria “Feribi.” He is known as a ceramicist, but this installation includes both his ceramics and mixed media pieces – including his creation of wearable art like shoes, hats and backpacks. You can get inspired by Ribigni’s art and then get hands-on experience to recreate his techniques.
Via Umbria, 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets $55. 21+.