As a great poet once said, it's time to get funky. D.C.'s Funk Parade is in its fifth year, promising to get everyone on U Street dancing.
Saturday also brings open house day for European Union embassies (plus some hangers-ons... looking at you, United Kingdom!). Pro-tip: Hungary promises to serve wine.
Looking to enjoy your weekend cheaply? Here's our top free and cheap picks in D.C.:
Saturday, 1 p.m., U Street Corridor
The funk will go on — despite nearly being cancelled due to financial reasons.
Stage shows, vendors and food will take over the street from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Check out the lineup here.
The actual parade kicks off from the Howard Theatre at 5 p.m., with a procession of musicians, roller skaters, dancers, drummers and more.
There will be a number of shows at area venues after the public festival ends at 7 p.m., including U Street Music Hall, the Velvet Lounge and Songbyrd. You can pay a cover or buy a pass online.
Plan ahead and check out our picks for upcoming concerts:
6th Annual Takoma Porch Music Festival
Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Takoma Park
Wander through Takoma Park's Old Town enjoying dozens of local musicians. Here's a full list of performers and map of the porches.
Great American Square Dance Revival
Saturday, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Columbia Heights
Break out your cowboy boots. Admission costs $5, and you're encouraged to bring snacks and water.
Parties, Eats and Drinks
New Orleans Seafood Festival
Saturday, two sessions, National Harbor
Nosh on crabs, sides and sip unlimited beer and wine samples near The Carousel. Tickets start at $59 for adults.
Bleu & Brew Fest
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Vint Hill, Virginia
Sip endless brews, each paired with a cheese. Tickets start at about $50.
Taco Beer Tequila Festival
Saturday, various times, Yards Park
Join taco trucks and local breweries at Yards Park for a day of indulgence. Tickets start at $45 and come with taco tickets, beer samples and a margarita.
Hirshhorn Spring Gala
Saturday, 8:30 p.m. party, downtown
This defies the "free and cheap" designation, but you can moonwalk straight back to the '80s as the Hirshhorn honors Jeff Koons with an evening filled with Funfetti cake, neon macaroons, an open bar and evening access to the museum's "Brand New" exhibit. Party tickets cost $250. We've seen many apartments cheaper than a dinner ticket.
Supreme Core Cider Taproom Launch
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Langdon/Arboretum
Ivy City is launching a taproom that celebrates cider. Steamed crabs will be served and Green Leaf Society is scheduled to play.
Royal Wedding Pop Up Bar
All weekend in Shaw
Whether you want to toast to royal love or need to mourn that Prince Harry is off the market, this is your spot. Check out our preview here:
Cultural and Community Connections
EU Open House Day
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., various embassies
The United Kingdon, Romania, Croatia, Sweden, France, Poland, Spain and many other embassies are set to open their doors Saturday for a celebration of European culture. The organizers made a useful map and guide of everything you need to know.
Maryland's Government House 150th Anniversary
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Annapolis
The official home of Maryland's governors has been standing for 150 years, and the state is celebrating by opening doors. You can tour state rooms, check out the gardens, nom refreshments and enjoy entertainment.
Virginia Renaissance Faire
Opens May 12, Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia
Starting this Saturday and running through June 10, the faire-with-an-e will offer music, dancing, crafts, food and beverages including ales, ciders and mead. Watch knights joust, weavers and spinners at work, and acrobats and magicians charm the crowds. You can probably also get one of those gigantic turkey legs. Admission is $10; kids age 5 and younger get in free.
Walk for the Animals
Saturday, 9 a.m., Arlington
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is getting out early on Saturday to raise money for pets who need a forever home. Go for the animals — and also food trucks, vendors, a photobooth and a doggy costume contest.
Sports and Sporting
The Capitals will be in Tampa Bay facing the Lightning this weekend. It's been two decades since the Capitals last got this close to winning the Stanley Cup, though, so you gotta watch.
Find the Caps games on NBC Sports, 8 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Sunday.
Art & Film
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
Satuday and Sunday, 10 a.m., Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle
Artists exhibiting cermaics, photography, sculpture and more will head to Bethesda this weekend for a street fair. Live music is scheduled throughout the day.
Animezing!: Ocean Waves
Friday, 6:30 p.m., Dupont Circle
Register in advance for free tickets to see this Japanese film that's not often seen in the U.S.
Washington Jewish Film Festival
Through May 13, various theatres
Catch a huge range of films including the Ruth Bader Ginsberg documentary "RBG." Here's a calendar of the films.
"2001: A Space Odyssey" Immersive Exhibit
Through May 28 at the National Air and Space Museum
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at The Renwick
Through January 2019, downtown
A slice of the fantastical and larger-than-life arts festival Burning Man has taken over the Renwick Gallery and even spilled out onto the surrounding streets. Expect a lot of buzz and selfie-takers, but between the virtual reality experience, the epic Grand Salon makeover and the larger-than-life displays, it'll be worth the inevitable lines and crowds.
Check out our first look here: