Just like that, 2013 is halfway done. To celebrate the beginning of a new month and the upcoming 4th of July holiday, MDLN Ventures is hosting the #TastegoodDC Independence Block Party at Highlands Cafe & Grill (4706 14th St. NW) in D.C. today. From 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., there will be games, music by DJ Stereofaith and vegan cuisine courtesy of Dffrnt Wrld Deli.

It's a short work week thanks to the holiday, but you can soften the blow of Monday with an evening block party that includes great food and great music.