Weekend Outlook

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Giuliana Centofanti.

If your parents are in town this weekend, we have a whole guide for that. But if you’re on your own for the weekend, get ready to enjoy some poetry and food.

Friday

Dante’s Inferno

Head over to the Synetic Theater for a performance of the well-known epic, “Dante’s Inferno.” This isn’t just any performance: It hinges on visual effects because it has no dialogue. It’s a departure from the original poem but enticing in its own right.

1800 S Bell Street, Arlington, VA. 8 p.m. $15 to $55.

Saturday

Curbside Cookoff

Visit the Northeast neighborhood this weekend for a chance to sample some of the best-known food trucks of the District. With a general admission ticket, you can try four trucks and a beverage. The festival also includes games, music and dancing.

NoMa Junction at Storey Park, 1005 First St. NE. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $39.

Sunday

Sunday Kind of Love with Heather Derr-Smith and Jee Leong Koh

Join the poetic urbanites at Busboys and Poets for a night of poetry and an open mic segment. Poets Heather Derr-Smith and Jee Leong Koh are featured this weekend, and both bring different beautiful elements to their performances. It’s sure to be the perfect way to unwind on a Sunday night.

Busboys and Poets, 14th and V St., 5 to 7 p.m., $5.

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