What to Know
- Clouds and drizzles will slow down by Friday evening. Don your trench coat, grab your umbrella and check out Georgetown's French Market.
- It'll be warm Saturday, so put on the summer outfit you've been saving, ignore any sprinkles and enjoy Broccoli City or a food festival.
- Sunday's your sunny day — but temps will stay in the 50s. Sweater up for Frulingsfest's pig roast or National Harbor's Food and Wine Fest.
Whether you're in the mood for chocolate, beer, croissants or a pig roast, you're covered this weekend — we're pretty sure it's impossible to hit every food fest happening. That's on top of Broccoli City, which isn't so much a place to eat endless leafy greens but a chance to catch Cardi B, Miguel and Migos at D.C.'s homegrown, innovative music festival.
Enjoying your weekend cheaply? Here's our top free and cheap picks in D.C.:
Broccoli City Music Festival
Saturday, RFK Stadium
Migos, Cardi B and Miguel are slated to take the stage at D.C.'s signature music festival. If you missed out on the 5K, conference and other activities, just keep an eye out for next year's festival. It keeps getting bigger and better every year.
Cardi B announced on Twitter that Broccoli City will be her last performance for awhile because of her pregnancy. So if you're a fan, here's your chance!
Beck, Unknown Moral Orchestra, Calexico and Echosmith are also in town this weekend. Check out our picks for upcoming concerts:
Ryan Hemsworth at U Street Music Hall
Friday, 11 p.m., U Street
Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth will have U Street Music Hall moving on Friday. If you're over 21, the show is free before 11 p.m. (but expect a line). A ticket will cost you $10.
Classical Musicians Electrify Classic Rock
Saturday, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center
The classically trained musicians of Electric Fantasy will strum out their favorite classic rock songs their electric violins, guitars, keyboards and basses.
In other genre-bending news...
Shaolin Jazz at the Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Anacostia Community Museum
The Wu Tang Clan-inspired group blends jazz, hip-hop and rap for a powerful performance. Plus, it's free!
Saturday, 11 p.m., The Howard Theatre
Tickets for this all-night afrobeats show start at $20.
Laughs and Literacy
Independent Bookstore Day
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day by scoping out a local bookstore near your neighborhood. The organizers have put together this handy map.
Questlove's Creative Quest: Discussion & Book Signing
Saturday, 8 p.m. at Kennedy Center
Questlove just released the book "Creative Quest." Grab a ticket to the talk for a copy of the book and a chance to get it signed.
Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour
Saturday, 8 p.m., The Theater at MGM National Harbor
NeNe Leakes, Loni Love, Sherri Shepherd, Hope Flood, Melanie Comarcho and Sam Jaw are performing. Tickets start at $40.
Art Hop Takoma
Saturday and Sunday, Takoma Park
Artists, music and dance will take over downtown Takoma at this festival, which also features free yoga, a bounce house, demonstrations and studio tours.
Art in the Alley
Saturday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Trinidad
Head to the 1200 block of Florida Avenue NE for an outdoor celebration of art and music.
"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:
Parties, Eats and Drinks
DC Chocolate Festival
Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. for families and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Woodley Park
Elevate your chocolate experience with tastings and talks focused on all things cacao. Tickets start at $30.
Through Sunday at WunderGarten in NoMa
It's like Oktoberfest but in the spring. Head over on Saturday for drinking games at the Bavarian Olympics (3 p.m.) or on Sunday for a pig roast (3 p.m.).
National Food and Wine Festival
Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., National Harbor
Skip breakfast and come hungry for all-you-care-for sips and snacks. Tickets start at $39, which seems like an amazing deal considering rose, wine, beer and other adult beverages are included.
Taste of 8th
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Barracks Row
Twenty restaurants are signed up to offer tapas-sized tastes along 8th Street. One ticket gets you one small plate. You can buy tickets online; it costs $5 for a single ticket or $20 for five tickets.
Northeast Eats 2018
Saturday, 4 p.m. at Union Market's Dock 5
Dozens of local food vendors will offer up unlimited bites. Tickets are $75 and benefit the Washington Jesuit Academy, a school for boys from underserved communities.
Bethesda Row Restaurant Week
Lunches go for $18 and dinners cost $34 at several downtown Bethesda eateries.
Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar's Last Weekend
Through Sunday, Shaw
Your last chance to catch this year's Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar is on Sunday. Doors close at 12:30 a.m.
Georgetown French Market
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Munch on croissants and macarons while pursuing shops. You'll also find live music, a French-themed photo booth and street performers.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., La Plata
A dog costume contest, talent show and an owner-pup lookalike contest will keep you entertained while your furry friend can enjoy an agility course, play area and fashion show. Adult tickets are $10.
National Prescription Drug Takeback Day
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Safely dispose of unused prescription drugs at a DEA-approved location. Find them here..
Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park
Saturday, 11 a.m., Glen Echo Park
The iconic carousel is opening for its 98th season.
LOFT Coder Summit
Saturday, 8 a.m. at George Mason University
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Telemundo 44 have partnered to create the Latinos on Fast Track Coder summit, featuring networking opportunities, workshops and more.
Sports and Sporting
Friday, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, 4:05 p.m.
Sunday, 1:35 p.m.
Special tickets are required for this weekend's series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Nats Park has some very interesting new drinks and bites to try:
Sunday, 3 p.m., Capital One Arena
They're still in it! The Capital's second game against the Pittsburgh Penguins is scheduled for Sunday as the team keeps fighting for the Stanley Cup. Tickets are still available as of this writing, starting at $80.
Friday, 7 p.m. at CapitalOne Arena
The Wizards continue their series against the Tornto Raptors in the playoffs. Tickets (as of publication) start at $29.