10 Virtual And IRL Things To Do In D.C. This Weekend October 2-4

Celebrate fall with pumpkin picking and painting this weekend. Gabby Orcutt

10 Virtual And IRL Things To Do In D.C. This Weekend


HERE’S THE TEA: Join the National Museum of Women in the Arts for their new digital series The Tea, where women artists perform live and then engage in a discussion about their art over a cup of tea. This week, local singer and songwriter Tashera will be performing. Tashera was born and raised in Baltimore City, which inspired her pursuit of music. She is currently working on the release of her first EP after releasing two singles in 2018 and 2019. (12 p.m., FREE)

ANGEL OR DEMON: Are humans naturally good or bad? Why do you behave like you do? Join Rui Diogo, a local professor with both Howard University and George Washington University, who will be diving into this complicated question in an online discussion. This is the latest in Profs & Pints Online, which is sure to give you something to think about. (7 p.m., $12)

FARM PARTY: Things may be rough, but you can still enjoy fall this year. Bring the whole family to Reston Farm Garden Market for its annual fall fest. This year will include an inflatable corn maze, bouncy slides, farm animals, balloon artists, and more. The market will also be open for snacks. Coronavirus safety measures will be in place. (Reston Farm Garden Market, opens 9 a.m., $5-$20)

Participate in a stein holding contest at The Wharf this weekend.Engin Ekyurt / Unsplash


OKTOBERFEST AT THE WHARF: Head to The Wharf for its one-day Oktoberfest celebration. This day of German-inspired food, drinks, and specials will include 13 eateries at The Wharf which will be offering different deals. There will be a stein hoisting contest, and a costume contest for your dachshund. If you can’t be there in person, there will also be an online costume contest. (The Wharf, 2 p.m., prices vary)

CINEMATERY: Enjoy dinner and a movie … in the Congressional Cemetery. This movie night is limited to 100 people who will be spread out across the cemetery and your ticket comes with a meal from Taco One food truck, with options like tacos, taco bowls, and chips and dip. This movie series is in conjunction with the Folger Shakespeare Library which means all movies will be modern reimaginings of Shakespeare plays. This week will be 2001’s Ostarring Julia Stiles, Mekhi Phifer, and Josh Hartnett. (Congressional Cemetery, 7:30 p.m., $35)

PUMPKIN PAINTING: Grab the kids and paint some pumpkins at Hops N Shine. This socially distant pumpkin painting is the perfect way to let loose and decorate your home. You’ll get to reserve your own table, which can seat up to 6 people, and will come with two pumpkins and all the painting supplies you need. (Hops N Shine, 1 p.m., $20) 

PLANT TIME: Join volunteers in protecting our local flora and fauna. This Saturday, head to Haley Park in Arlington to find out how invasive plant species harm our local parks. Bring your garden gloves and tools and get ready to get your hands dirty, removing invasive plant species in the park. This is appropriate for ages 9 and up. (Haley Park at 2400 S. Meade St, Arlington., 9 a.m., FREE)

Grab a taco for a good cause at Taco Bamba.Xavier Crook / Unsplash


ORDER IN: Stay safe and enjoy good food all weekend with Ballston’s Sip & Savor Restaurant Week, which will take place all weekend. More than 15 different eateries will be participating with specials, exclusive menus, and deals. There will be options for take-out, delivery, and safe dine-in. (Ballston, all day, prices vary)

FALL FEST: Get in the fall mood with some safe, socially distant fun at Miller Farms. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October you can grab a ticket for hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin picking, and more. There will also be a farm market with donuts, apple cider, and pie. Masks are required. (Miller Farms, Clinton, Maryland., opens 10 a.m., $12)

TACO-A-THON: It’s National Taco Day on Sunday, so celebrate it the right way. Taco Bamba is holding its annual BAMBATHON, where all five Taco Bamba locations will duke it out to see who can sell the most tacos. The locations that sell 1,000 tacos will donate $1,000 to World Central Kitchen. You can even track each location’s developments on Instagram. (Various locations, all day, $3.50 per taco)

Source: dcist.com


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