National Building Museum

BEACH Late Night

Summer block party 2015The Museum will remain open until 9 pm Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Enjoy extended hours to visit exhibitions, experience the BEACH, and snack on treats and drinks from Union Kitchen. Beach games and special tours will also be available.

DJ set and live performance by Shark Week

Staggering crowds with their surf-pop garage sound since 2013, Washington, D.C.’s Shark Week keeps one foot planted in the past, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as David Bowie, The New York Dolls, the Velvet Underground and Ennio Morricone.

Beach Fuzz, the band’s debut full-length record out May 19 on PaperCup Music, offers a palette of jaded love songs to paint your summer with textured gem-toned vibes. The album seamlessly blends tight punk numbers, beach ditties, brooding western lullabies and sprawling, freaked out, psychedelic jams with wry wit, reverb-drenched chorus backgrounds and percussive rhythms.

Capturing the frantic energy of their notoriously raucous and carefree live shows, the record also showcases the band’s honed precision and ambitious range. The songs build on the foundation of their critically acclaimed self-titled EP and their follow up seven-inch record, Santurce, named for the Puerto Rican neighborhood where it was recorded.

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Union Kitchen Snack Bar Special Guest: 
Dirty South Deli

Union Kitchen's special menu for the Museum's first late night includes food offering from the Dirty South Deli. Undone Chocolate will also have a demo/educational table about their amazing, organic, bean-to-bar, chocolate. Try a sample and buy a full bar of your favorite flavor. Behind the bar, Union Kitchen will have local craft beer offerings, red, white, and sparkling wine, and two specialty cocktails, featuring Colleen, owner and head mixologist at Wild Roots Apothecary and "The Great White Shark," featuring One Eight Distilling's white whiskey.


Join us for future late night events: 

Wednesday, July 15 *Member Appreciation Night
Wednesday, July 22
Wednesday, July 29 *Keystone Society Night
Wednesday, August 5
Wednesday, August 12
Wednesday, August 19
Wednesday, August 26
Wednesday, September 2

Visit the Admissions Desk to purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may sell out prior to 5 pm.

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.