Happy weekend friends! Fall activities are upon us, temperature be damned. Climate change really interferes with society’s collective need to rush into the wool sock/hygge season.
Light a pumpkin spice candle and get out there.
First, make sure you check out The Set List.
Tonight,celebrate arts and community at the annual gala for the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Always a fun event with food, drinks and entertainment. Tickets are here.
Friday and Saturday is the Unite the District Fest at Audi Field.
Guests will be able to enjoy tastings from 20+ restaurants and 10+ breweries, with live music from local bands like Black Alley and White Ford Bronco. There will also be a biergarten, art gallery and interactive installations, cooking competitions and more. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20-$35.
The final drive-in movie at Union Market is The Wiz. Diana Ross! Michael Jackson. Just go. It’s $10 per car and free if you walk or bike. You will be singing Ease on Down the Road all weekend, but honestly that could be just what the world needs. I’m singing it now and all I did was type it out.
Saturday is the Annual Dead Man’s Run at Congressional Cemetery at 6 p.m. The ghoulishly festive 5K and Kids Fun Run is an unofficial kick-off to the best season on the Hill. Runners and revelers are all invited to don their spooky finest. What’s NOT fun about jogging skeletons? There is still time to register here.
Sunday, the Nationals will be back home playing the Dodgers and that’s all I will say lest I jinx anything.
Spend the late afternoon discussing Black Women Arts and Activism at the Atlas. Mavhu Wakatama Hargrove (poetess/author) will lead the discussion about how women of African descent use the arts as a means of expression and a way to achieve social change. Follow that with by enjoying Akua Allrich and the Tribe’s 11th annual Nina Simone Miriam Makeba concert. Tickets to the discussion are $5 and the concert are $20-$30.