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For Your Weekend: Fun House, Cupcake Wars

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    NEWSLETTERS

    It feels like we just had a break from the work week, but we'll happily take another one!

    -- Outdoor movies are one of the best parts of a D.C. summer.

    -- Have you checked out our guide to 100+ Things to Do in D.C. This Summer? Get ready to make this the #BestSummerEver.

    Here are our top four picks for your weekend:

    Fun House at the National Building Museum
    Through Sept. 3, Downtown D.C.

    Snarkitecture has launched the National Building Museum's newest summer destination, a fun house.

    The exhibit features a grown-up ball pit, inspired by the museum's "The BEACH" exhibit from 2015, and re-imaginings of typical homes. 

    Tickets cost $16 for adults and $13 for youth, students with ID and seniors. Tickets are timed, and curators suggest giving yourself at least two hours to enjoy. 

    5th Annual Old Town Pub Crawl
    Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Old Town Alexandria

    Port City Brewing Company is calling all the beer lovers to Alexandria, where eight restaurants are slinging food specials and brews.

    First, pick up your pub crawl pass at Pizzeria Paradiso, Fish Market, Virtue Feed & Grain, Union Street Public House, Bugsy's Pizza, O'Connell's, Vola's or Chadwick's.

    Each bar offers a stamp. You can bring your completed stamp book to the Port City Tent on the corner of King Street and Union Street to nab a commemorative glass.

    You'll find the after party at Murphy's.

    Cupcake Wars DC

    Cupcake Wars DC
    Sunday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ivy City

    Cooking competitions aren't just for couch viewing anymore! Bakers are arming themselves with sugar, flour and eggs for a chance to win $500 and compliments from professional judges. You can get in on the action at Studio 52.

    The $25 ticket gets you the chance to taste some of the treats... and organizers even suggest bringing your own to-go container.

    Smithsonian Folk Life Festival
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The National Mall

    Celebrate Catalonian and Armenian culture with a whole weekend of events.

    An Armenian coffee ceremony marks a buzzy start to the festivities each day. Academics, wine drinkers, foodies, artists and music-lovers alike will find something to enjoy — and you can keep returning, because it's free to attend.

    Here's a few events to look out for:

    Friday: Winery tastings, embroidery workshop, glassmaking demonstration, a human tower performance

    Saturday: Catalonian dragon mask making workshop, "Cultures of Survival: Armenians in America" discussion, Catalan language lessons, food foraging talks and demos

    Sunday: Armenian-influenced jazz, Cameroonian design talk, carpet weaving, a mystical Cercavila parade

    A full calendar of events can be found here.

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