Embrace the District by getting your fair share of arts, culture and music for free this weekend, or cheer on the Nationals with bonus drink specials.
Night Out at the Nats
If you’re feeling underwhelmed by GW’s lack of fall sports spirit, then take a step outside of Foggy Bottom at Night Out at the Nats. Buy tickets through D.C. Fray, a group that puts on games and trips for D.C. locals, and for $25 you can score tickets to watch the Washington Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition to great seats in the Scoreboard Pavilion section, you’ll get pre-game drink specials like $3 Bud Lights at Due South, a Southern-inspired restaurant just steps from the stadium.
Due South, 301 Water St. SE. Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St. SE. Ticket pickup 5:35 to 7:05 p.m. Game at 7:05 p.m. $25.
202 Arts and Music Festival
Enjoy a jam-packed day of arts, music and culture in this vibrant celebration of D.C. in Canal Park. With live performances, art exhibitions, cultural experiences and interactive workshops, plus a massive dance party to end the night, the festival offers something for everyone. DC Shorts, an organization devoted to letting short filmmakers learn and explore their craft through mentorships and other programs, will be there screening films. The event will also feature live performances by Handsome Hound, Nana Malaya and more. There will be workshops held at the festival with Kankouran West African Dancer and Drummers and M Street Yoga, as well as various plein air artists who will showcase their outdoor painting technique.
Southwest Waterfront, Fourth and M streets, SW. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Adams Morgan Day
Wrap up your weekend with the District’s longest-running neighborhood festival, a celebration of Adams Morgan’s history and culture through art, music and other activities. Now in its 39th year, the event promises special deals from participating businesses and restaurants like a $3 small specialty coffee or tea served with a scone from Sweet Science Coffee. Mayor Muriel Bowser will take to the stage to speak briefly around 1 p.m. Then Batala, Dupont Bass, Doomscat and other local and international groups will perform live music. For the full experience, get a $10 wristband that will get you special discounts, including 10 percent off at Tryst and discounted beer from Roofers Union.
18th Street between Kalorama and Columbia roads. Noon to 6 p.m. Free.