WASHINGTON - It's going to be hot this weekend, which means slapping on the sunblock and hitting the streets. Ride your bike through Rock Creek Park, celebrate diversity or listen to some jazz.
The City of Alexandria is hosting free concerts all summer. Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Alexandria Citizens Band - the city's oldest performing arts organization - is celebrating 100 years. Join them in front of city hall for a wide array of musical genres including marches, jazz, classical and patriotic tunes.
Head to the Grand Slam Fest Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge. Family friendly activities include a Potomac Nationals baseball clinic, a petting zoo, games, a dance competition and live music. There will also be vendors and food. Entry is free.
Dandies & Quaintrelles are back for the third annual Seersucker Social. In case you missed it last year, this is one of the District's most fashionable events. Participants get decked out in vintage attire, hop on their bikes and take a leisurely ride through the city and up to Hillwood Estate in Rock Creek Park. There, they drink gin, listen to music and do quaint things like picnic and play croquet. Check their website for registration information.
Capital Pride continues this weekend with several big events throughout the District. At the Howard Theatre, Brightest Young Things hosts a huge party complete with DJs, drinks and live entertainment. Saturday, there will be free HIV testing, adoption workshops, a beer garden and a dance for LGBT youth between the ages of 13 and 21.
Don't miss the Capital Pride Street Festival on Sunday. There will be food trucks, art and plenty of entertainment to go around. The event is free, but a $5 donation is recommended. Check the official Capital Pride website for a full list of events.
Interested in buying art, but don't know where to start? Join outsider art expert Grey Carter at Art Enables Saturday afternoon for a discussion on purchasing and collecting. The talk is part of an ongoing show, "Trust the Eye", at the Off-Rhode Studio in Northeast D.C. The folk art exhibit runs through June 29, but the opening reception and lecture start at 1 p.m. and go until 4 p.m.
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