This weekend is packed with fun stuff to do!
Friday, September 19th:
For fans of Orange Is the New Black & Burlesque: Black Cat hosts Burlesque is the New Black an Orange Is the New Black-themed burlesque show. Break out your orange prison jumpsuit, there’s even an OITNB costume contest! Tickets ($12 in advance, $15 door) are available online. 9 PM.
For Pre-gaming: H St Festival is on Saturday and most participating bars like Sticky Rice, Red Rocks & more are hosting special pre-festival events. Free, 5pm to Close.
For Art Lovers: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library hosts a preview of “Uncensored,” an art show celebrating the kickoff of Banned Books Week. There’ll be live music, cocktails inspired by the banned books, and loads of art. Tickets ($50) are available online. 7 PM.
Saturday, September 20th:
For the cuteness factor: Kick off Octoberfest at the Weiner 500 Dash at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza with canine contests open to all breeds, including best costume and best trick, plus music and a beer garden. The event is FREE to attend, but racers must register with a $20 donation.
Festival: The H Street Festival is this Saturday! 10 blocks of H Street will shut down, with music, vendors, new bars and restaurants will have previews, and you can check out the streetcars. Free. Noon to 7 PM.
For Bacon lovers: Capitol Bacon Festival at the Fairgrounds outside of Nats Park. Entry gets you 3 bacon samples. You can also listen to live music, hit the full-service bars, and souvenirs. Tickets ($20) are available online. 1 to 7 PM.
Sunday, September 21st:
For Beer & Dog Lovers: Crystal City’s Festival Grounds (near Long Bridge Park) hosts Pups and Pilsners, a dog friendly beer festival including Crystal City restaurants and local brewers. Tickets ($20) are available online. 2 to 6 PM.
For Weird Eats: Festicle is a cook-off to see who can cook the most delicious Rocky Mountain Oysters. We are NOT joking! Spike Mendelson, Erik Bruner-Yang, and Tim Ma will all be cooking as well as entertainment from circus performances and live music from 4 local bands. Tickets ($15 to $25) are available online. 1 PM.