Summer Means Free Movies, Concerts and More in DowntownDC 


May 7, 2019

Get ready to spice up your summer because the BID is bringing back your favorite outdoor summer series. Watch a Marvel classic this summer as Freedom Plaza transforms into a sunset movie theatre every Tuesday from June 4 to July 9 at Can I Kick It? DowntownDC Summer Flicks. Or grab lunch and enjoy live entertainment in Franklin Park every Thursday in June and July for DowntownDC Live.  

Jazz at McPherson Square
Thursday, 11:30am1:30pm, May 9   

Wolf Trap returns this summer to offer live, outdoor jazz on Thursday, May 9 from 11:30am to 1:30pm in McPherson Square (15th and I streets).  Grab lunch at theFRESHFARM by the White House Market and get comfortable with complimentary picnic blankets, play lawn games and get DowntownDC swag while supplies last. Follow @DowntownDC  on Twitter and Facebook for inclement weather updates. 

DowntownDC Summer Flicks Presents: Can I Kick It? 
Tuesdays, Sunset, June 4-July 9    

Summer Flicks returns for season three! For six Tuesday nights in June and July, Freedom Plaza (13th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring classic Marvel movies mixed live to an original music soundtrack of hip-hop and soul. Come early to snag a seat, listen to a live DJ set, play outdoor games and win DowntownDC swag. On select nights enjoy complimentary popcorn provided by Pret A Manger or cold treats, while supplies last.  DowntownDC Summer Flicks is sponsored by Potbelly, Sandy Spring Bank, District Taco and the National Theatre.

Tuesday, June 4: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Tuesday, June 11: Black Panther (PG-13)
Tuesday, June 18: Deadpool (R)
Tuesday, June 25: Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)
Tuesday, July 2: Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
Tuesday, July 9: Captain Marvel (PG-13)

DowntownDC Live!
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30, June 6 – July 25   

Make the most of your lunch break and head to Franklin Park (13th & K streets NW) for DowntownDC Live every Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm. Enjoy free, live performances by local and international pop, soul and jazz artists. Eat lunch from nearby food trucks or restaurants on complimentary picnic blankets, play lawn games and relax in fun inflatables. Follow @DowntownDCBID on Twitter and Facebook for inclement weather updates. DowntownDC Live is produced in partnership with the National Park Service.  

Thursday, June 6: Washington Performing Arts: Mars Urban Arts Initiative: Cissa Paz Band featuring Jean-Francis Varre
Thursday, June 13: DC Jazz Festival presents Dante Pope After Five Experience 
Thursday, June 20: The Social Power of Music presented by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival – TK Echo
Thursday, June 27: The Social Power of Music presented by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival  – Cigarette
**Special Rain Date Performance** Friday, June 28: Mars Arts DC presents Cissa Paz Band  (Afro-Brazilian Soul)
Thursday, July 11: DowntownDC BID presents Aaron Abernathy (Soul/Funk/R&B)
Thursday, July 18:  Capital Fringe – presents Granny & the Boys (Funk Fusion) Curated by Jim Thomson
Thursday, July 25: Capital Fringe  - presents Twin Jude & Bushmeat (Experimental) Curated by Luke Stewart