The Weekend Guide

asia after dark!

Psy-ize up the competition.

Asia After Dark: Korea Seoul Train
Get on board the K-wave express, an art party inspired by the gallery’s Korean holdings, and let the pop music set work its magic.
Why: Sip soju cocktails and Korean beer.
When: Sat., 7-11 p.m.
Where: Freer Gallery of Art, 12th St. NW, at Jefferson Dr. SW, on the National Mall (202-633-1000). Tickets ($30) at the door.

Our Editors’ Favorite Finds
Check out the apps, books, and BBC imports we’re stalking this week.
Why: A cross-country project, literati-friendly reading tool, and page-turning travel tome top our list.
When: You wanna branch out and stay in at the same time.
Where: Get in on what’s got our team buzzing.

Vendetta Opens
Belly up to the casual Italian spot where seven pastas (with eight toppings) and a cool burrata salad with pear compote are made for a Corleone wedding.
Why: Hustle on one of the two 25-foot indoor bocce courts lined with oyster shell flour.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1212 H St. NE, b/t 12th & 13th Sts. (202-399-3201).

The Capital Pride Festival
Traditionally D.C.’s largest one-day event, the street fair earns its hype with myriad performance stages and dance tents.
Why: Listen up as Emeli Sandé, Icona Pop, and Cher Lloyd duke it out for song of the summer.
When: Sat., noon-7 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Ave., b/t 3rd & 7th Sts. NW.

2013 Source Festival
Feast on a buffet of new work from area playwrights, such as ten-minute plays, artistic “blind dates,” full-length dramas, and the crowd-pleasing Talent Show.
Why: After NYC, D.C. has the largest number of theater seats in the nation.
Where: Fri.-June 30. Full schedule online.
Where: Source, 1835 14th St. NW, b/t T & Swann Sts. (202-204-7800). Tickets ($10-$20) at sourcefestival.org.

Photo: Cory Grace / Courtesy of Freer Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution

best of washington, d.c.!

1212 H St NE
bt 12th & 13th Sts
Washington, DC 20002
The Capital Pride Festival
Pennsylvania Ave SE
bt 3rd & 7th Sts
Washington, DC 20003
1835 14th St NW
bt Swann & T Sts
Washington, DC 20009
Jefferson Dr SW
@ 12th St NW, on the Nat'l Mall
Washington, DC 20004