Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we’re fully into fall. There are lots of things to do, including GALA Hispanic Theatre’s debut of the play “Baño de Luna,” a fun new take on the musical “Grease” at the Lincoln Theatre, the D.C. State Fair and more. Happy weekend!
Still Craving More Jazz after DC Jazz Fest? Check Out Rosslyn Jazz Fest
The 31st Annual Rosslyn Jazz Fest returns Saturday at Gateway Park. Enjoy a handful of local food trucks and programming for all ages. The festival will be headlined by Galactic, a New Orleans and Los Angeles-based quintet. More information on the event can be found here.
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Debuting this evening at GALA Hispanic Theatre is “Baño de Luna,” written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz. The story is captivating, about a forbidden love between devout Catholic priest Father Monroe, and an enchanting Havana pianist who is also a member of his parish. The play will be performed in Spanish with English subtitles. More information on how to get tickets can be found here.
Mount Vernon Hosts the George Washington Patriot 5K and 10-Miler
While the 5K is sold out, registration for the 10-mile race is still available. On Sunday, race in person or virtually. Those who choose to attend in person at Mount Vernon can enjoy post-race music, food and drink concessions and a complimentary beer. All participants get a George Washington Patriot Run t-shirt and a medal engraved with a likeness of George Washington’s bust. Awards are also presented and based on first-place overall, by age division and the military/first responder categories. More information on the race can be found here.
See “Grease with a Side of Mumbo Sauce” at The Lincoln Theatre
DC Black Broadway and the Lincoln Theatre present the musical “Grease” reimagined and set in Washington, D.C. in the late ‘80s. Candy and Disco Dan reunite in high school after some summer lovin’. Enjoy a soundtrack of Go-Go music and a dance contest at the end reminiscent of the original movie musical. More information on the show can be found here.
DC Bike Ride is Saturday
One of the biggest celebrations of cycling in the city has readers wind through city streets, taking in all the monuments and memorials. The course is 20 miles and welcomes riders ages 4+. There’s also a Finish Festival at the end with food, music and activities. More information on the event can be found here.
Celebrate the 40th Annual Adams Morgan Day
The longest-running neighborhood festival in D.C., Adams Morgan Day, returns Sunday for its 40th iteration. 18th Street is abuzz with music, for-sale artwork, family-friendly activities, and, of course, lots of delicious food. Celebrate one of D.C.’s most diverse and lively neighborhoods with this volunteer-run showcase. More information on the event can be found here.
Enjoy the D.C. State Fair
Now through Sunday at Franklin Park, check out the D.C. State Fair. The free showcase is full of the agricultural, culinary, and creative talents of the city. Enjoy the tastiest mumbo sauce competition, see the most creative use of space in a micro garden, and more. Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information on the event can be found here.