10 Oct 2019


To Do: Weekend of October 10th – 13th

All Things Go returns to Union Market this weekend

OMG the Nats. I went to bed so only knew about the win when I woke up this morning and saw the family text thread between the college kid and my husband. Enjoy this moment, everyone!

It is officially Indigenous People’s Day Weekend so celebrate as you see fit.

Tonight, Kate Stewart, a 3rd generation librarian who worked at the Library of Congress will speak about her book A WELL-READ WOMAN: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport. It tells the story of a woman who escaped Nazi Germany as a young girl and ended up spending a lifetime fighting censorship, and ultimately working at the Library of Congress herself. Maria wrote a little more about it here. The discussion is free and takes place at the Northeast Library at 7:30pm.

I don’t know about you but as much as I love this neighborhood, I also love leaving it and seeing new places. Local author Jess Moss appears at East City Bookshop to discuss her first book, Easy Weekend Getaways from Washington, DC: Short Breaks in Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland. The discussion is free and begins at 6:30pm. Reservations are encouraged.

Friday is a DCPS day off and the Southwest BID is hosting a Book Bazaar with Carpe Librum. This giant used book sale takes place in the lot at 4th and M Streets SW. There will be live music and food trucks. The day kicks off with a story time at 11 a.m. courtesy of DC Public Library. You can see the full line-up here.

Saturday and Sunday is the Annual All Things Go Music Festival at Union Market. Both days feature artists all day beginning at noon. The festival also features other activities which in past years have included
360-degree slow motion photo booths, virtual reality lounges and spray paint walls. Tickets begin at $70 for one day admission. There is also a Nellie’s Brunch Party Bus bundle for $99 that is wow. More All things Go information can be found here.

Also on Saturday, support Maury Elementary by shopping at East City Books! 20% of all sales between 3 and 6 p.m. will go to Maury’s Parent-Teacher organization. More details here.

The Wharf hosts the first annual Tug of Wharf to benefit The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on the District Pier at 101 District Square SW. Teams will compete and raise money for the organization.

Sunday, Capital City Symphony opens its 52nd season at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The season is a celebration of the outdoors as expressed through the joy of music. The orchestra will open with Copland’s bright, optimistic work, An Outdoor Overture. The program features the extraordinary violist Colin Sorgi performing both Jennifer Higdon’s beautiful Viola Concerto and Berlioz’s renowned symphonic journey, Harold in Italy. Tickets are $15.00 – $25.00 and the concert begins at 5 p.m.

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