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Wednesday
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Celebrate Summer With Smithsonian “Solstice Saturday”

"The Smithsonian will celebrate the first Saturday of summer— 'Solstice Saturday'—with free parties, programs and performances June 23. In addition to programs for adults and children, most Smithsonian museums will be open until midnight..."

Tuesday
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Locked up for years as teens, they’ve returned home to D.C. hoping to make a difference

Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post

"For Will Avila, walking around the District’s Brightwood neighborhood brings back memories of crime and neglect. His mother abandoned him at a McDonald’s when he was small; his father struggled with alcohol; the only sense of family he found was in a gang..."

Sunday
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The Scene: Halcyon Awards honor a filmmaker, a former mayor and a founder

Helena Andrews-Dyer, The Washington Post

"Washington society came out to raise more than $650,000 for Halcyon on Friday at the local arts and business incubator’s annual awards night, held this year at Washington National Cathedral. The evening honored filmmaker Lee Daniels; Mitchell J. Landrieu, the former mayor of New Orleans; and Shinola founder Tom Kartsotis..."

Sunday
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June Entertainment Guide 2018

Jason Fraley, WTOP

"Which fun events should you go to around the D.C. area in June?"

Saturday
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Music Picks: June 2018

M.K. Koszycki and Michael Loria, On Tap Magazine

Both legends in their own right, Case and LaMontagne are teaming up for a night of flourishing folk at The Anthem as the official kickoff to the inaugural run of Halcyon’s By The People Festival, an arts and dialogue festival “bringing people together around the themes of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” It’s a win-win for all involved. 

Friday
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Your Best June

Svetlana Legetic, Brightest Young Things

D.C. has been talking about BY THE PEOPLE, [the festival will]...include a little something for every art and civic minded Washingtonian.

Friday
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14 things to see, drink and do in the Washington area in June

Lori McCue, The Washington Post

At the inaugural By the People festival, created by the start-up incubator Halcyon, artists will cover the District with yarn (as in Stacy Cantrell’s yarn-bomb at the Parks at Walter Reed), light (Nick Cave’s “Untitled” projection at Washington National Cathedral), fabric (Chloe Bensahel’s installation at Union Market) and more in a series of installations and performances, most of them free.

Friday
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Summer is rich with historic American music

Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

Missed out on tickets to “Hamilton”? Looking for something to evoke the spirit of the show, but at a more reasonable price? Washington’s classical calendar is full of events that relate in one way or another to the main themes of this blockbuster musical.

Tuesday
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A Big Hit: Washington, DC Knocks it Out of the Park All Summer Long

Destination DC features By The People in its press release detailing top festivals and summer 2018 activities throughout Washington, DC.

Wednesday
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13 Can't-Miss Summer Festivals & Events In Washington, DC

Summer in the nation’s capital is packed with free and family-friendly festivals featuring everything from jazz music to the wonders of barbecue.