6 events you'll want to check out this week

See Sting perform with Peter Gabriel at the Verizon Center on Thursday, June 23. (Image: Sakura/

Monday, June 20

The Official Opening of Blender Season: What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than sucking down a frozen beverage or two? Join 2 Birds 1 Stone as they unveil their new Pina Coladas for the season, as well as serving up their Frozen Aperol Spritz & Punch for $6 each, complete with charred ice. 2 Birds 1 Stone, 1800 14th St NW, 7 p.m., free

Tuesday, June 2

MCON: For the first time, MCON 2016 is coming to Washington, D.C. from June 21-23. With event hosts such as the Case Foundation & Achieve, MCON will bring together millennial leaders in politics, comedy, social good, the arts, startups, and more for three days of interactive programming and nighttime parties at the Renwick, Spanish Cultural Center and Nat Geo with live entertainment, food trucks and more! Speakers range from Brad Jenkins of Funny or Die to Sylvia Earle, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and social media icon Matt Bellassai. National Geographic Society (location of evening events varies), 1145 17th St., NW, see website for daily schedule, $125-$350

Inside Out: If you haven't made it out to Adams Morgan movie night yet, this is your last chance. Grab a blanket and some popcorn and head over to Marie Reed Elementary School for "Inside Out." And if you get there early, you may score a free cookie from Tryst. Marie Reed Elementary School, 2200 Champlain St., NW, 8 p.m., free

8th Annual Home Runs for Horton's Kids: Horton's Kids will host the 8th Annual Home Runs for Horton's Kids at Nationals Park. The event will feature the opportunity to take batting practice from home plate, play catch in the outfield, race President Teddy and much more. All of the proceeds will support Horton's Kids, a social change organization providing academic support, youth development and health and basic needs services to one of the most violent and under-resourced communities in southeast DC. Nationals Park,1500 S Capitol St., SE, 6 p.m., $250, admission is free for children under 14

Wednesday, June 22

A Tribute to Joan Rivers: The opening night of the Kennedy Center's District of Comedy Festival features a celebration of the entertainment icon and trailblazer Joan Rivers, hosted by her daughter, TV host/producer/New York Times best-selling author Melissa Rivers. Featured presenters and performers will include Louie Anderson, Rachel Bloom, Dick Cavett, Gilbert Gottfried, Meghan McCain, Kelly Osbourne, Aubrey Plaza, Bob Saget, and Jordin Sparks. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St., NW, 7:30 p.m., $59-125

Thursday, June 23

Sting and Peter Gabriel Concert: Two of music's most iconic artists, Sting and Peter Gabriel, will unite this summer for a once in a lifetime concert tour. Having first toured together in the eighties for Amnesty International, Rock Paper Scissors will find Peter Gabriel and Sting performing both separately and together, playing their own songs as well as melding their bands to explore each other's most celebrated hits. Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m., tickets start at $80 on Stubhub

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