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What to Expect Around Town This Weekend (April 16-17)

by Tim Regan April 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

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This week has blown by us (or so it seems that way) and now the weekend is finally here. Clearly, it’s time to celebrate. What’s on your agenda?

The National Weather Service predicts sunny, warm weather. So whatever you have planned, it’s probably wise to do it outdoors. Go to a park! Open your window! Wear sunglasses!

Here’s what else you need to know to make the most of your weekend:

  • Here’s how to help spruce up the Kalorama Triangle Saturday.
  • The Columbia Heights Farmers Market returns to 14th St. and Park Rd. NW Saturday.
  • The Emancipation Day parade kicks off at 441 4th St. NW Saturday at 1 p.m. “The day will end with a concert and fireworks display at Freedom Plaza. . . . Bring your families – there will be a truck touch in front of the Wilson Building and food trucks on the north side of Freedom Plaza,” according to the mayor’s office.
  • Reggae music! At Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave. NW) on Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday is Record Store Day. Here’s what record shops across town are doing to celebrate.
  • There will be “Swedish Circus Trial Sessions” in Meridian Hill Park Saturday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The sessions will be held by Swedish contemporary circus group Cirkus Cirkör.
  • Humorous Readings returns to DC 9 (1940 9th St. NW) Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • An event with a flash sale on tomato cages and select plants, locally sourced smoothie samples by Relay Foods, a pottery raffle and a pop-up shop with Beverly Jones, Paper Traveler will pop up at Logan Hardware on 14th Street Sunday.
  • You’ll also have another opportunity to drink cider out of a wooden barrel at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave. NW) Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

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