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Only a few days remain until VoCALnation! For those of you who are extending your stay a few days, or have family/friends tagging along that want to do some non-a cappella things, we’ve decided to put together a list of events going on in the DMV area.

Thursday, July 12 Events

Okay, so this is a cappella-related, but it’s at a really cool venue. Do you love VCN performers and all-around awesome Swiss group The Glue? Can’t get enough of CAL group and VCN performers the Capital Hearings? We can’t either, and that’s why you’ll be able to find us checking the two out at the Swiss embassy Thursday night! You can purchase tickets on the Capital Hearings’ site. Naturally, since it’s being held at the Swiss Embassy, the ticket price includes a Swiss wine and cheese reception with the performers.

Snowday is also performing Thursday morning! Get your a cappella festival pre-game on with the kids and check them out at the Strathmore Backyard Theater for Children. More info can be found HERE.

BYT is a local event site, and their happy hours are always fun. Thursday night, they’re having an Addams Family-themed happy hour, and it’s sponsored by the Kennedy Center MyTix program, which sells discounted opera/symphony/ballet/musical tickets to the 18-30 set. It’s free to attend, all you need to do is register HERE.

Buddy Guy and John Mayall at Wolf Trap
You can buy tickets HERE.

Weekend Events for Kids

If you have a car, Glen Echo Park is a great place to bring kids. I (Emilie Begin) grew up having picnics here and attending puppet shows.
Glen Echo Park website
The Puppet Co. (the theater is located in the park) website

The Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater has performances for kids on weekdays, and on Friday, July 13, they will be performing “Exploring our WILD Neighbors”, which is recommended for children ages 5-12. More info can be found HERE.

Sunday July 15 Events\

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque de Soleil
You can buy tickets HERE. The show is there Friday and Saturday as well, but we obviously would rather your friends and family attend our concerts!

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Rachel Farley, Dee Jay Silver at Merriweather Post Pavillion
You can buy tickets HERE.

To check out all the current exhibitions at the Smithsonian museums, CLICK HERE.

Sadly, our dear Nats won’t be playing in town the week of the festival, but if you stay in town a few extra days after the weekend, you can see them play the Mets by buying tickets here.

The DC-area has a plethora of (FREE!) outdoor movie locations. This is THE go-to website to find out the who/what/where/when.

There tend to be food trucks at these events, which are kind of a big deal in this town, so make sure to bring a little cash!

If you want more information on what’s going on in DC, the Washington Post’s Going Out Guide is the place to go.

Can’t wait to see you all next week!


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