Summer is quickly approaching, and it's time to cool off from that scorching June heat. Washington, D.C. has the most awesome activities and events for those wanting to bring out their inner cool. Here are five of the coolest things to do this month:

1. Michael Che performs at Howard Theatre

NY-based writer, actor, and standup comedian Michael Che is a star on the rise. Named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Che applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that The New York Times describes as "a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing … as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.” Che finally hit his stride after three seasons hosting Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update." The “Black Jeopardy” sketches he’s written have been some of SNL’s most politically resonant material in years. Che’s 2016 Netflix special was a thoughtful look at race in Trump’s America — with jokes.  Tickets are $25 to $35. June 15 / 620 T Street, NW

2. D.C. Jazz Festival at The Yards

Yards Park, a beautiful, multi-faceted locale in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, will host D.C. JazzFest at The Yards. Take in the outdoors while enjoying music from a slew of artists, with Saturday featuring the most extensive lineup. Artists include Black Violin, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Gregory Porter, Jacob Collier, and many more. The entire D.C. JazzFest includes more than 90 bands and 300 artists!
The best way to enjoy The Yards is being cool under a cabana. A cabana special includes:
  • 8 general admission tickets (in addition to the tickets that are part of your sponsorship)
  • Access to a private reserved cabana for up to eight people positioned within close view of the main stage
  • Shade from the sun (tented or tree-lined)
  • 2 complimentary bottles of wine (one white/one red)
  • 8 drink tickets for additional beverages (water, soft drinks, beer)
  • Personal wait service for additional drink purchases (wine, beer, soft drinks)
  • Complimentary sunscreen
Tickets are $49 to $150
JUNE 16 -18  / 355 Water Street SE  

3. Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour

This Tony-winning rock musical marks its 20th anniversary with a run of shows at the National. Inspired by Puccini’s La Bohème, it follows seven struggling artists under the shadow of HIV in New York’s East Village. The group learns to live in hope and celebrate the “525,600 minutes” of each year with friendship and love.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play deals with friendship, love, and creativity. Don’t miss your chance to catch one of the most important and influential plays of recent times. $48 to $98 June 20–25 / National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
 

4. Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears

This group is popular enough to have a nostalgia tour.  Classic hits include  “Private Eyes,” "Out of Touch," "Rich Girl," and “Sarah Smile.” Tears for Fears is also on the venue. The group has announced that they were working on their first album since 2004. Hall & Oates have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with their list of hits stretching a mile long. Both will be on the Verizon Center stage for a night of revelry in downtown D.C. $35 to $129.50. June 26 / Verizon Center, 601 F Street NW  

5. Dirty Habit at Kimpton Hotel Monaco

End the month of June by enjoying one of D.C.’s thriving restaurant and bar scenes, Dirty Habit.  It's anchored in expertly-crafted cocktails, innovative social plates, edgy design, and a dramatic urban patio. The restaurant is ideally situated in downtown Penn Quarter at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco.

This restaurant and bar has a vibe all its own, with decor that hearkens back to Batman’s Gotham and Bedlam in London. The somewhat creepy atmosphere is offset by shareable international plates from chef Kyoo Eom. The spot also sports three bars – one in a patio, one in an atrium, and one indoors. Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Washington, D.C. 700 F St. NW

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