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.


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.


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 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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