More in sports: local teen tennis star Hailey Baptiste grew up five minutes from the courts in Rock Creek. After years of sneaking through the fence to watch others win big on the courts she used for practice, she won her first WTA match Tuesday against the No. 2 seeded player and was rewarded by a stadium full of fans chanting her name.
Casey Trees is one of the hottest volunteering gigs around. You can secure a spot at future tree plantings (which include great snacks!) and future events by becoming a member today.
Ford’s Theater after hours
Come see the ghost of Abe Lincoln (*scary ghost noise*) or just drink complimentary drinks and mingle with the young folks at this cool historic theater. (6-8pm)
A Harry Thursday
Merlin’s beard! You can sip butterbeer and watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at the Black Cat tonight. Look out for more Harry Potter Thursday night movie nights through August. (7pm)
If you’d rather show your fandom by correctly identifying who on earth Stan Shunpike was or remember all seven horcruxes, head to Harry Potter trivia at Squash on Fire. (6pm)
Reminders from the Weekly Scheduler
Don’t let your friends in New York get all the good rooftop bar pics this season. Kennedy Center x Smithsonian presents a summer rooftop happy hour series with Port City Brewery samples, drink specials, and live music from JP Harris and Karen Jones. (5pm)
A Phillips After 5 Night Market with food trucks serving global cuisine, an early preview of Hillyer’s August exhibitions, DIY activity and live music from Evergreen. (5pm)
WPA and Library of Congress bring #DontMuteDC vibes to the Summer Concerts on the Lawn with Anacostia’s own ENTATY Music, plus a dance workshop. (7pm)