Weekend Round Up, Sept. 23 – 26


With the vernal equinox this past Saturday, it’s the first “Official Weekend of Fall” and there’s so much to do both indoors and out in the cool breezes! Bring furry friends to Oak Hill Cemetery for their annual Dog Day, enjoy Art All Night around the city this weekend, and attend a book signing at a Chevy Chase boutique. Just upstream from the Kennedy Center, the Head of the Potomac crew races will also be held from Thompson Boat Center once again. Enjoy!

This Saturday, Oak Hill Cemetery is for the Dogs 

Enjoy Fall Dog Day at Oak Hill Cemetery this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Free and open to the public, this well-attended celebration is the only day of the year dogs are welcome to explore Oak Hill’s grounds. Oak Hill will be accepting donations during the event for the restoration of their Historic Bungalow Iron Fence. Don’t forget to bring a mask if you aren’t vaccinated. More information on the Oak Hill Cemetery’s Dog Day can be found here. 

Don’t Miss Art All Night this Weekend 

The city will be filled with the joys of art this weekend! Friday and Saturday brings Art All Night, a festival full of local artists and exhibits by business improvement districts offering exhibits, classes, demonstrations and more. Over 100 local artists will be in all eight city wards during Art All Night. We’re personally looking forward to The Georgetowner’s exhibit featuring world renowned photographer Fred Maroon. More information on Art All Night can be found here. 

At Art All Night there will be many booths to browse. (Scene from 2019’s Art All Night. Photo from Art All Night’s Facebook Page.)

Book Signing at Nina McLemore in Chevy Chase this Weekend 

Esther Safran Foer, matriarch of the Safran Foer literary family and author of the memoir “I Want You to Know We Are Still Here,” will be at Nina McLemore’s boutique on Western Ave. NW in Chevy Chase. Her book signing will be in person as well as livestreamed at 11 a.m. on Saturday. In her book, Foer – whose first years were spent in displaced persons camps in Poland just after WWII — tells the story of her mother’s journey to escape the Nazis and later, her post-war life in the United States. Foer’s memoir details her search for the people and places connected to where Foer’s parents grew up. RSVP for the signing at dc@ninamclemore.com. 

Bring Your Crew to See These Crews Cruise

This Sunday at 8 a.m. see the 2021 Charlie Butt Scullers’ Head of the Potomac Regatta, named in honor of famed local crew coach, Charlie Butt, who headed Washington-Liberty’s teams for over 40 years from the Potomac Boat Club (PBC). Hosted by the Potomac Boat Club (PBC), the first race of the regatta will begin at Thompson Boat Center beginning promptly at 8 a.m. Take the whole family to cheer on the boats as they race upstream on the Potomac. Note: masks required in all indoor spaces at the Thompson Boat Center and PBC. The second floor of the Thompson Boat Center will be open for the regatta, for getting packets and medal pickups, but regatta participants are asked not to congregate there or in any indoor areas. Port-a-potties will be on hand for those in need. More information on the regatta can be found here. 

Where’s Your Pedaling? Bike Around Town this Weekend  

The annual D.C. Bike Ride will be held this Saturday September 25. The course is family-friendly and offers a fun and healthy way to experience and see our great city while riding on two wheels instead of the usual four. If you need any more convincing to take your bike downtown for the event, there will be a post-ride Finish Festival with entertainment and activities for all ages. More information on the D.C. Bike Ride can be found here. 

41st Annual Race to Beat Cancer Begins this Weekend 

The Four Seasons Hotel in D.C. is kicking off its 41st annual “Race to Beat Cancer” this weekend to benefit the MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Washington Cancer Institute. Since 1980, the Four Seasons has hosted the Race to Beat Cancer benefiting cancer research as a community 5K race. The race has raised just over $3 million over the past few decades. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will again be virtual this year from this Saturday through October 1. The virtual race day program will be on October 2. More information on the fundraising race can be found here. 

 

 

 

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