FRIDAY, JULY 10

SCIENCE NERDS: Unleash your inner science nerd and join Story Collider, a group of scientist storytellers, who will be sharing their stories on the theme of “home.” Audience members will be encouraged to share their own ten-word stories as well. This week, a biochemist and two neurobiologists will be entertaining you. Hop online and enjoy stories of home from home. (7 p.m., FREE or pay up to $50)

TRUE CRIME: How does fictional forensic anthropologist Temperance “Bones” Brennan identify bodies and solve crimes? Novelist and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs will be in conversation with Karin Slaughter on her character, who is also the inspiration for the show Bones, and how she translates real-life drama into fiction. This virtual program is by the Smithsonian Associates. (12 p.m., $25-$35)

GRAND FINALE: It’s been with you since the start of quarantine and now it’s coming to an end: Living Room Sessions, Sixth & I and DCist’s virtual concert series. For its grand finale, this virtual concert series is starting a half hour early to bring five local talents from their living room to yours: Mystery Friends, Luke Stewart, Lotion Princess, Be Steadwell and Yasmin Williams. Don’t miss it. (3:30 p.m., FREE)

LIFE FINDS A WAY: Union Market’s summer drive-in series is bringing the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park to its big screen this Friday. Enjoy this thriller starring Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum as the group battles their way through a theme park gone wrong as it’s overrun with dinosaurs. All visitors to this drive-in are asked to stay inside their cars during the movie, but Union Market vendors will be on-site for food pick-ups. (Lot opens 7:30 p.m., film starts at 9 p.m., $20)

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Elio Santos

Grab a cup of tea and learn about Palestinian embroidery.Elio Santos / Unsplash

REAL QUEENS: Meet some queens this weekend with Politics & Prose’s virtual talk series in partnership with Brightest Young Things. Authors of Queens of the Resistance, which celebrates influential women on Capitol Hill, will be talking about the book and their own accomplishments. Brenda Jones is Rep. John Lewis’ longtime communications director and Krishan Trotman is executive editor of Hatchette Books, so don’t miss out. (8 p.m., FREE but donations appreciated)

RISE AND SHINE: Kids can join Busboys and Poets’ Culture Queen for an engaging and interactive storytime. The program will feature music, movement and storytelling, and it is appropriate for all ages 5 and up. The best part? It’s a recurring series, so if you like it, you can keep enjoying it! (10 a.m., FREE)

IN BLOOM: The lotus and lilies are in full bloom at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. If you’re a photographer, join a small Capital Photography Center class to learn how to best photograph these beautiful blossoms. Class is limited to 8 people, but even if you can’t get into the class, it’s never a bad time to take a socially distant walk through the gardens in the early morning light. (7 a.m., $99)

SEW COOL: The Museum of the Palestinian People is celebrating its one year anniversary with a free online class on tatreez, a form of embroidery. Wafa Ghnaim, author of Tatreez & Tea, will be teaching a free class on an iteration of the Tree of Life. Patterns will be available for free download 24-hours ahead of class. (11 a.m., FREE but donations appreciated)

SUNDAY, JULY 12

Wendy Scofield

Did you know there’s a lot of history in the Congressional Cemetery? Learn more with a tour.Wendy Scofield / Unsplash

SUNDAY STROLL: How about a stroll through a cemetery? In addition to online virtual tours on Saturday, the Congressional Cemetery is now offering small group tours through its historic grounds. Tours are limited to 9 people and face coverings are required, so sign up soon. (1 p.m., $5)

GARDEN YOGA: Yoga Heights is holding an outdoor yoga class at Wangari Gardens, weather permitting. Yogis are asked to wear a mask throughout class and to keep their distance. And luckily, the class is in the early morning before it gets too hot. (9 a.m., $10-$20)

SOURCE: DCist