If you have $5
Put it back in your pocket. You won’t need it to go to the Kennedy Center’s Open House, which features more than 30 free performances and activities on Saturday. A parade kicks off the day at 11:30 a.m., followed by free performances from the National Symphony Orchestra, Latin band Del Castillo, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and the Wong Chinese Lion Dancers. These groups, and many more, kick off the Kennedy Center’s 34th season, and let the venue show off its brand-new outdoor plazas.
If you have $10
Use it for Metro fare out to Rosslyn on Saturday to catch the Rosslyn Jazz Festival. From 1 to 7 p.m., four different performers will take the stage at Gateway Park, including Grammy-nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon. Use your change to buy an iced coffee, sit down in the park and enjoy the smooth sounds.
If you have $20
… and you’re legally of age, go to the Brickskeller Saloon’s Red Cross benefit, which is going on each night this month. Five percent of all proceeds from beer sales will go to the Red Cross, and the owners will match that amount in donations. Also, you’ll get to experience a bar listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most beers available on their menu – at 1,032, there are a lot of choices. Drink, be merry and support a good cause.
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