Spearheaded by local scenesters Brightest Young Things, beer-soaked pool parties at the Capitol Skyline Hotel have evolved into a D.C. summer staple. But there’s a new pool party in town: Courtesy of the Rock & Roll Hotel, Sticky Rice, and Dangerously Delicious Pies, Mother Trucker is taking over the retro-glam hotel pool with a less hip, more party-hearty vibe twice a month. Today’s opening party promises fire breathers, aerialists, bounce houses, and tunes courtesy of a few DJs including Reed Rothchild, a four-on-the-floor specialist known for throwing hot bacon to the dancing masses. Still hungry? Walk to the nearby parking lot and choose from a half-dozen food trucks. That area is free, but pool entry costs $15. A tip for the frugal: Starting May 26, bring your D.C. drivers license and cool off in the city-run Randall pool across the street. But please, wherever you dip, make sure you don’t swim on a full stomach.
Mother Trucker begins at 11 a.m. at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW. $15 for pool entry; food truck access is free. mothertruckerdc.com.