The DC Lineup for this weekend: Weather-permitting

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While many functions are canceled this weekend due to the forecast of severe weather, there are still events taking place around the city for those willing to venture out. Some organizers caution that they may have to postpone their events depending on weather conditions, so stay up to date by monitoring advisories on websites and social media.


  1. Neighborhoods in All Quadrants: WalkingTown DC will feature guided tours in over 50 neighborhoods across DC, starting Saturday and continuing through next weekend. Steve Shulman, executive director of Cultural Tourism DC, relayed that their tour guides are committed to giving the tours rain or shine, as promised on the website — even in the face of the hurricane. A few of the tours focus on the environment and flooding, so guides plan to use the hurricane as a discussion point for these issues. Times vary throughout the day, with most walks lasting two hours. Find details on the registration page.


  2. Ward 3 Neighborhoods: The 29th annual Glover Park Day is scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Guy Mason Recreation Center at 3600 Calvert St. (The Glover Park Citizens Association-sponsored event was rescheduled from June 2 due to rain.) The community comes alive with tables to promote local businesses, artists, crafters, food and music. It is family-friendly with activities such as face painting and a dog obstacle course by Dog Child.


  3. Wards 3/4 Neighborhoods: Nearby on Saturday is Chevy Chase DC Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This festivities start with a tour from WalkingTown DC called “Historic Chevy Chase.” Continue the celebration with a chili cook-off, a book fair, a Metropolitan Police drug take-back where residents can safely dispose of leftover medications, a moon bounce and more. Events extend along Connecticut Avenue NW from the common area between the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library and the Chevy Chase Community Center near McKinley Street. Review rules for the chili contest and find more details about the fair on the Chevy Chase Citizens Association’s website.


  4. The 39th annual “Celebration of Textiles” will feature artist demonstrations and dance performances, as well as hands-on activities. (Photo courtesy of The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum)

    Universities: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will host “Celebration of Textiles: Turkey on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the 39th annual festival celebrating textiles. Local artists will create fabric pieces in real time alongside dance performances by the university’s international student organizations and Kardelen Dance. Visitors can also sample Turkish coffee, learn about nomadic women’s weaving on a tour of the exhibit A Nomad’s Art: Kilims of Anatolia, or weave an evil eye, which, in Turkish tradition, guards against bad luck. With the weather challenges expected this weekend, DC could use the extra protection.


  5. Museums: A rainy weekend could be the right time to catch up on the exhibit Your Community, Your Story: Celebrating Five Decades of the Anacostia Community Museum, 1967-2017, now one year into its run in the Community Gallery at the Smithsonian’s museum in Anacostia. According to the museum’s website, this show focuses on how the 50-year-old cultural center “helps us understand city life and strengthens community bonds.” The exhibit goes until Jan. 6. The museum at 1901 Fort Place SE is free and open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  6. Beverages: DC Wine Fest goes from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday at Big Chief, an industrial bar and event space at 2002 Fenwick St. NE in Ivy City. Visitors buy passes starting at $35 to attend the event for two to three hours, enjoying art, food, music and, of course, wine. The ticket price includes tastings of local wines from District Winery along with national and international varieties.


  7. José Andrés will discuss his new book Friday evening at Lisner Auditorium. (Photo by Ryan Forbes)

    Food: Another timely event is Friday evening’s talk by chef José Andrés on his book We Fed an Island, presented by Politics and Prose with George Washington University. Andrés will discuss his efforts to provide food to thousands in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Tim Carman, food reporter for The Washington Post, will join the conversation, which starts at 7 p.m. in GW’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. Tickets range from $15 to $35. Online sales have cut off, but any remaining tickets will be on sale at the box office starting at 6 p.m.


  8. Charity Sports: Raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation by participating in the Prevent Cancer Health Fair and 5K Walk/Run this Sunday — rain or shine. Nearly two-thirds of the fundraising goal has been met: about $192,000 of the desired $300,000. The casual, untimed walk/run begins at Nationals Park, then goes through the Capitol Riverfront and back to the starting point. Participants enjoy access to the health fair as well as Nationals’ batting cages and dugouts. Tickets are free for children; $20 for youth ages 13 to 16; and $35 for ages 17 and older.


  9. Traditional Sports: For more intensity, check out the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5-Miler. These races take place alongside the Potomac River and are officially timed. Participants must be at least 10 years old — and able to run a 15-minute mile for the half-marathon and a 20-minute mile for the 5-miler. The national anthem and welcoming ceremonies start at 7 a.m., followed by the half-marathon at 7:05 a.m. and the 5-miler at 7:40 a.m. Registration costs $110 to $120 for the half-marathon and $55 to $60 for the 5-miler.


  10. Music: This weekend, the Parks at Walter Reed will conclude its three-part summer jazz series, which features local recording artists, musicians and vocalists. The concert is scheduled for Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a rain date the next afternoon. “Crossing our fingers for clear skies this weekend,” organizers tweeted on Thursday. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for the event on the Great Lawn. Walter Reed is located at Georgia Avenue and Butternut Street NW.

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