THE U.S. OPEN
The greatest tennis tournament this side of the Thames starts August 19. There's no better way to blow a weekday afternoon than scarfing down strawberries and cream while watching the sport's hottest players pound the Courts.
THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
Be patriotic! Stand on the picket-slash-cheering line (depending on what side you're on) at the Democratic Convention on August 25-28 in Colorado. If you miss it, fear not. The Republican convention begins shortly after, on September 1 in Minneapolis.