DCPS kids start school on Monday, so this is their final weekend. Some charters started this week and most private schools follow the King’s Dominion law and start after Labor Day, which is how it should be. This will be my final year as a DCPS parent and it has not really sunk in. It probably won’t until I finally stop checking for weather-related school closures.
Meanwhile, here are a few ideas for your weekend. You don’t have to take my advice. I have teenagers, so I’m used to being ignored.
Tonight, Mosaic Theater presents a preview performance of playwright Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Fabulation is the satirical story of a publicist who falls down the social ladder after her boyfriend leaves with all her money. The performance is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20-$35. The show runs through September 22.
Friday, Truckeroo is back at the Half Street Fairgrounds. From 4 to 11 p.m., you are free to purchase food from a variety of participating food trucks while enjoying live music. Or take that food and wander over to Yards Park for the Friday Night Concert. This week’s band is La Unica and the concert gets started at 7 p.m.
Saturday is Garfield Park Native History Day. Come out and learn about the Anacostan tribe who once ran their dogs in the area that is now Garfield park. You can check out some of the articles about the artifacts that were found during the building of the park in 1883 (not the artifacts themselves). The event is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
I am teaching yoga in the Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library at 9 a.m. if you are also into both Shakespeare and yoga. I can’t promise you will touch your toes but the Bard won’t mind.
By the way, don’t forget that August 24 marks the Burning of Washington! The United States Capitol will have an entire day of programming dedicated to the day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can find more information at visitthecapitol.gov
You can also catch Take Me Out to the Ballgame at the National Postal Museum–a panel presentation that explores the intersection of music and baseball, and the eponymous song and its significance. The panel takes place from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE.
Sunday, beat the double Back to School/Sunday Scaries whammy with Summer Step Xplosion with Step Afrika! Come out to a dance party with the troupe and DJNitecrawler at Yards Park. The funs begins at 4 p.m. and is free to all.