Around Town: European Union Embassies’ Open House, 5/14/16

Embassy Tour

Go inside the heart of 28 different embassies this Saturday, May 14th.

The annual open house gives you the chance to visit Europe without the plane ticket. At least the spirit of Europe.

Find the participating embassies and locations here.

This year they also offer a Scavenger Hunt. Check-in, answer questions and do feats of strength! (Not really, just feats of photo taking). The more you do, the better the prize. The top point getters get ‘Swag Bags’ which may include, but not limited to: alcohol, mugs and books. Find details here.

Download the App or check out the Open House Brochure for details and embassy locations.

European Union Embassies’ Open House
Multiple Locations in the NW
May 14
Free Admission (some embassies may charge fees for samples of food and drinks)
All ages

Around Town: Your Weekend Plans, 5/2/15

Day of the Dog by Congressional Cemetery

This Saturday, May 2nd, no boredom allowed.

There are more than enough things happening to keep us all fully entertained.

Here are some recommendations:


For food lovers, try the Taste of 8th (Barracks Row).

You can try many of the restaurants on Barracks Row (8th St SE), with $5 appetizer sized samples. You can also buy 5 tickets for $20.

Participating restaurants include; Banana Cafe, Belga, Cafe Kimchi, District Doughnut, Lavagna, Lola’s, Matchbox, Medium Rare, Molly Malone’s, Spring Mill Bread Company, Trattoria Alberto, Ugly Mug and more.

Taste of 8th
Barracks Row (8th St SE)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
$5 per ticket ($20 for 5 tickets)


For dog lovers, try the Day of the Dog.

Bring your pup out for a festival and 5K run at the Congressional Cemetery.

Food trucks, activities and plenty of wonderful, adoptable dogs will be waiting.

Day of the Dog Festival and 5K Run
Congressional Cemetery (1801 E Street, SE)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
FREE admission (Raffle and activity/food tickets will also be available for purchase)
$40 for 5K Run
All ages


For globetrotters, try the Around the World Embassy Tour.
More than 40 embassies will open their doors this Saturday to the public. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. In previous years, guests were able to pet alpacas, play with robots, learn indigenous dances, try new cuisines, and more. Come see the world through the embassies of our global neighbors.

See tips on getting around.

Around the World Embassy Tour
42 Embassies in Washington, DC
Saturday, May 2, 2015
FREE admission
All ages

List of participating embassies:

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