Remix Your Weekend: Thanks for bringing back the pandas, John Boehner
Bethesda Arts Row Festival: Now in its 16th year and featuring the work of over 190 juried museum artists, this is one of the most prominent arts and crafts festivals in the mid-Atlantic. Even if you’re thinking of buying original art, go and find ceramics, drawings, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculptures, and so much more on display. The festival is open this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Music in the Circle: The Dupont Festival, which organizes activities in the Dupont Circle area throughout the year, is hosting a special afternoon of musicals by the Keegan Theatre on Saturday. The performance, starting at 1:30 p.m. at Dupont Circle Park, will include excerpts from “Spamalot,” “Spring Awakening,” “The Full Monty,” among other musicals. Admission is free.
The Legend of Cool Disco Dan: From Friday through Sunday, the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring is screening this documentary that tells the story of the other Washington, D.C. in the 1980s—the other side that tourists never visit and politicians conveniently neglect – through the eyes of graffiti artist Cool Disco Dan. Cool Disco Dan will even be there for a special signing after the 5:15 p.m. screenings this weekend. Tickets are $12 and are discounted if you show your student ID at the box office.
National Zoo: While Vox knows that the National Zoo is a permanent attraction, relish in the fact that you can see the baby pandas again thanks to the end of the government shutdown. The exhibit buildings are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the grounds from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.