Celebrate the start of the semester by getting out of your residence hall before homework starts to pile up. This weekend, you can dine out with a discount and check out images of dissent before finishing off your weekend seeing a twist on a classic fairytale.
Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week
This weekend, you won’t have to blow your back-to-school budget if you want to try a new restaurant. During Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, nearly 250 restaurants in the District will offer reduced prices through Sunday. All restaurants participating offer pre-set lunch, dinner or brunch menus to highlight some of their best dishes. This year, brunch and lunch are $22, while dinner goes for $35. Restaurant week has gained popularity among residents of the District, so make sure to make a reservation to secure a table on the only weekend of the event. If you don’t have Friday classes, head to a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try for lunch to beat the restaurant week rush that will be sure to come Saturday and Sunday.
Restaurants around the District. $22 for brunch and lunch and $35 for dinner.
‘Images of Protest and Dissent’ at Johnny Pistolas
A pop-up gallery will take over Johnny Pistolas this weekend to present work from 20 local amateur photographers with a theme of “Protest and Dissent”. The gallery coincides with several prominent marches like the March for Life, the Indigenous People’s March and the Women’s March, which highlight the gallery’s theme. With the intention of sparking conversation and social interaction around art, this pop-up gallery is a hybrid of a party and art show. Along with art, Johnny Pistolas will be serving up drinks and offering up prizes and games during the gallery showing.
Johnny Pistolas, 2333 18th St. NW. 7 p.m. Tickets are $17. 21+.
Cinderella at the Kennedy Center
Catch the first and only weekend of “Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: Cinderella” at the Kennedy Center. The show, which opened Tuesday, will have its final performance Sunday so this weekend is your last to grab tickets before the show closes. Matthew Bourne’s rendition puts a twist on the time-honored fairytale when Cinderella falls in love with a Royal Air Force pilot in World War II-era London. With award-winning designs and lighting, this show – and its intense plot – will be sure transport you to across the pond.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.