Weekend Round Up, Sept. 22 – 25

Happy Fall Equinox! And, this weekend we have so many cool seasonal activities. We’ve got a big weekend round up today with great things to do for all personalities, from D.C. Art All Night to National Public Lands Day, a Rent the Runway pop-up, the Atlantic Festival at the Wharf and more. Grab that coffee because you’re going to need it!

Intersections: Jonathan Monaghan Opens at The Phillips Collection 

An immersive installation at The Phillips Collection opens today at the Dining Room of the Phillips House. Enjoy dreamy artscapes where past and present collide and the sacred and urbane overlap. Expect to see things like a video-projection featuring a mythical horse walking on a beach toward a spaceship-coffeeshop-altar. Explore the fantastic and ritualistic, all with a somewhat cynical view of the fast-paced, consumerist culture we live in. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

Mosaic Theatre Presents “Reflections from the Past, Present and Future” Tonight 

This evening from 7-8 p.m., visit the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building in the Coolidge Auditorium to hear playwright Ifa Bayeza. Bayeza will discuss her upcoming series of plays called “The Till Trilogy,” which reflect on the life, death and legacy of Emmett Till. There will also be performances by The Washington National Opera and a group of student actors from Howard University. Register here.

Martyred civil rights figure Emmett Till in a photograph taken by his mother on Christmas Day in 1954. Wikipedia.

D.C. Art All Night is This Weekend 

With activations in all eight wards in 22 different neighborhoods, Art All Night is back and bigger and better than ever. See your favorite artists and discover new ones as you stroll through neighborhoods around the District. Georgetown’s version is Friday from 5:30-10:30 p.m. on Wisconsin Ave. from N through R Streets NW. Venture up to Tenleytown Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight for an artistic extravaganza with over 20 live bands, interactive art exhibits and more. Check out D.C. Art All Night here. For our article about Georgetown’s Art All Night see here.

Moroccan art at the African Union during Georgetown’s Art All Night in 2021. Photo by Chris Jones.

National Public Lands Day at Dumbarton Oaks Park 

Keep Dumbarton Oaks Park looking beautiful Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. for National Public Lands Day. Meet at Lovers’ Lane, approximately 200 feet east of R and 31st Streets NW, at a signpost that reads “Dumbarton Oaks Park—Open Dawn to Dusk.” It’s recommended to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts, socks and closed-toe shoes. Don’t forget a water bottle! Note: if the weather is bad, volunteer day will be cancelled. More information can be found here.  

Volunteers are welcome Saturday at Dumbarton Oaks Park for National Public Lands Day. Courtesy Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy.

The Atlantic Festival: Now Through Tomorrow 

The Atlantic Festival is currently running at The Wharf now through tomorrow. The festival is anchored at District Pier and includes an outdoor experience and programming. Now in its 14th year, the festival includes main-stage interviews, book talks, happy hours and more. Expect to see Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, White House National Climate Adviser Ali Zaidi, Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.) and more. More on all the events happening throughout the festival can be found here.

Check out The Atlantic Festival today and tomorrow at The Wharf. Courtesy The Atlantic.

Check Out Mountaineering Day on Saturday 

The European Union National Institutes of Culture in Washington, D.C. (aka EUNIC DC) is hosting “Mountaineering Day” at the Embassy of the Czech Republic Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages are welcome at the event, which will include a climbing wall, cold brew, the folk band Orchester Prazevica, a mapping and sustainability challenge and many more activities. The whole family will like this one as you “mountaineer through Europe.” More information can be found here.

Courtesy EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC DC).

Georgetown Fashionistas Unite! The Rent the Runway Pop-Up is Here 

Rent the Runway has popped up in Georgetown Park with a sample sale now through October 9. If you need a wardrobe refresh, expect to see brands like Saylor, Ronny Kobo, Iro, See by Chloe and more. The store’s hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. More information can be found here.

Want to spice up your wardrobe? Courtesy Rent the Runway.

Theatre Week Returns with a Kickoff Fest and Concert 

Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Arena Stage, celebrate the free event “Theatre Week,” which features over 45 area theaters. Attendees can participate in a meet-and-greet to learn about DMV theater offerings, performances by GALA Hispanic Theatre, Keegan Theatre, Signature Theatre and more. There will also be workshops for children ages 3-7 from Arts on the Horizon and Washington Improv Theater’s “Improv for All.” More on the celebration can be found here.


Theatre week kicks off this weekend! Courtesy Arena Stage.


Walk to Raise Awareness about Diabetes on Saturday 

The American Diabetes Association is hosting their 2022 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes on the National Mall Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and warm-ups start at 9 a.m. There will be a free family wellness festival at 10 a.m. The walk fundraises and brings awareness to research, advocacy and improving the lives of those with diabetes. Click here to sign up for the walk.

Want to step out to help the American Diabetes Association? Courtesy ADA.


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