Beyond the Books

Your Guide to student life

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 2:43 p.m.

It’s Monday…

The first week back at school doesn’t have to be all about academics. Get out of the classroom for these events.

View of the Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Vcelloho under the Creative Commons License.

- Sponsored by Lululemon Athletica, Yoga in the Park will take place Wednesday in Dupont Circle. Bring your yoga mat and workout gear to the free session, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

- Get reacquainted with the nation’s capital on a Tidal Basin Paddle Boat ride. A two passenger boat ride costs just $12 an hour, and the boats are available to rent Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Reserve your trip online in advance to beat the crowds and guarantee yourself a scenic ride.

And to prepare for Fall Fest, check out Diplo’s latest single, “Set it Off.”