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Friday, August 22 from 11:30 AM - 2 PM, Fairmont’s 5th Annual Sustainability Fair, showcasing the eco-efforts of many DC-based organizations as well as the hotel’s own green program. Guests will be treated to honey tastings from the hotel’s rooftop hives along with vegetable dips seasoned with herbs from the hotel’s garden. Many of the participants bring complimentary samples for attendees such as energy saving light bulbs. Free and open to the public. In the Colonnade Room of the Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St NW, http://bit.ly/1s6SteM
Saturday, August 23, 9 AM - 4 PM, The Capital Dragon Boat Races (formerly the National Harbor Dragon Boat Regatta) is being held along the pristine waters of the Washington Channel along the beautiful southwest waterfront, celebrating Asian culture and bringing a family-fun event to the Washington DC area. The regatta is an open competition, seeking participants of ages 12 years of age or older. No experience is required and training sessions are being offered. Dragon boat racing is an important part of the Chinese traditional culture, dating back more than 2,300 years. At 600 Water Street, SW. More info: http://www.capitaldragonboat.com/
Saturday, August 23 at dusk, showing of Macbeth, a filmed production by the Folger Theater company, directed by Teller (of Penn Teller) in 2008. Free. Gates open at 7 PM. At Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street Colorado Avenue. More info: http://www.folger.edu/woSummary.cfm?woid=950
Thursday, August 28, Brew NOT at the Zoo. Every year the National Zoo throws a big bash and the tickets are always sold out far in advance. Even if you could get tickets, why pay $85 to $100 to drink craft beer at the Zoo when you could be enjoying Brew NOT at the Zoo for free? This special event is for brew lovers with independent spirits. All you do to participate is stay at home, crack open a bottle of your favorite independently crafted beer and park yourself in a comfy chair and watch Nat Geo or Animal Planet instead of going to the zoo. Wait, you don’t even have to watch animals on TV -- go ahead and watch sports if you prefer. There, that was easy! We don’t even need to tell you that you’re attending this week’s fake event, because anyone can enjoy Brew NOT at the Zoo, anytime.