The 22 best things to do in D.C. this weekend and next week
The thirty second DC Black Pride weekend pays homage to the Clubhouse, a neighborhood gathering place and legendary dance membership that was positioned in Petworth from 1975 to 1990. The hub of the celebration is once more the (*22*) Hotel close to Mount Vernon Square, which hosts workshops and city halls on quite a lot of topics together with relationships and religion; a vendor market; and occasions together with a tribute to the Clubhouse, with home music by DJ Suspense (Saturday at 3 p.m.); a expertise showcase with music and comedy (Friday at 6 p.m.); and the annual Mary Bowman Poetry Slam (Saturday at 6 p.m.). Beyond the primary venue, although, there are events occurring at nightclubs and occasion areas throughout city. Just a few highlights embody Pride by the River, a free Sunday celebration in Anacostia Park (midday to 8 p.m., projectbriggs.org); Monday’s Pride in the Park at Fort Dupont, that includes music, DJs, ax throwing, a spades match and extra free enjoyable (midday to 7 p.m., ushelpingus.org); and Sunday’s Greatest Cookout of All Time at Gateway DC, headlined by Ari Lennox and that includes DJs, go-go bands, distributors and meals vehicles (2 to 8 p.m., eventsdc.com. $65-$105). Through Monday. See dcblackpride.org for a full schedule of occasions. Official occasions, together with the tribute to the Clubhouse and the expertise showcase, are free however require advance reservations.