What You're Doing This Weekend

"Walking Dead" premiere, Writers on the Row, Passion Pit, White House garden tours. Get going already!

What are you doing this weekend? We offer up some suggestions:


  • Just when we thought drinking on a Saturday couldn't be beneficial, Snallygaster proves us wrong. Hello, drinking for a cause! Snallygaster Craft Beer Festival will serve up more than 150 craft brews and food at Yards Park (3rd and Water St. SE) to benefit Arcadia, a nonprofitdedicated to creating a more sustainable local food system in the area. 1- 5 p.m.; $25 and up.
  • If your love is lost, Temper Trap may be able to find it. Catch the indie Australian band at the Fillmore (8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring). Doors open at 7 p.m.; general admission $33; standing room only.


  • When was the last time you hung out on the South Lawn? This fall's White House Garden Tour will take you through the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, and the Kitchen Garden. Athough online tickets are all spoken for, the National Park Service will hand out free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis at 15th and E streets NW starting at 8 a.m. Be line early! Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m; Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; free.
  • In need of some fine art? The Maryland Festival of the Arts (908 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring) brings metalwork, painting, jewelry, fiber, photography, mixed media and many other art disciplines to one place. Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; free admission.


  • If you still can’t get that song featured in the Palm Pixi commercial out of your head, you may want to see what else Passion Pit has to offer. Frontman Michael Angelakos -- whose battle with bipolar disorder led him to cancel some shows in July -- and company will be at the 9:30 Club (815 V St. NW). 7 p.m.; tickets are sold out, but check Stubhub or Craiglist.
  • Whether you’re intrigued by a post-apocalyptic world or just like the idea of zombie pets. catch the season three premiere of "The Walking Dead" at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington). Doors open at 8 p.m.; free admission.
  • Fashionistas looking for a dose of retro goods should check out Planet Maud Vintage & Co.'s vintage show at Marvin (2007 14th St. NW). Shop, mingle and enjoy great music while giving back at the same time. All benefits from the event will go to Teaching for Change. 2- 6 p.m.; free admission.
  • Bethesda book lovers will enjoy this weekend's Writers on the Row (4950 Elm St., Bethesda), where literature and lifestyle blend. There will be special appearances from Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis Lamontage of Georgetown Cupcake, as well as Amy Reingold and Maz Rauber, the authors behind the "Capital Girls" trilogy. You'll also find discounts on drinks, shoes, sweets and more. 1-5 p.m. 

Check Out the Scene: Keep up with what's happening in the D.C. area anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sign up for our e-mail newsletters.

Contact Us