There is a ton of great stuff happening in our neck of the woods this weekend. Here's a look at some of the fun.
The Lewis & Keys Trio will perform in the courtyard of Gallery O on H (1354 H Street NE) as part of the Jazz in the Hood series. The concert is free, so catch the performers in action from 8 pm to 10:30 pm.
If you're looking for a good scare, you might want to investigate It Comes at Night (link plays music), a new horror movie opening tonight at the Angelika Pop Up (550 Penn Street NE).
By the way, the theater is also playing Get Out, which is definitely worth seeing in the theater if you haven't yet.
Cultivate the City hosts an Urban Balcony Transformations workshop at H Street Farms (the rooftop of W. S. Jenks Hardware at 910 Bladensburg Road NE). Learn how to transform your balcony into an urban oasis whether you are interested in growing edibles or ornamental plants. The Cultivate crew will help you choose the best plants for your sunny or shady space, and how to make the most of your existing balcony architecture. They'll also highlight their vertical growing systems that can help maximize growing potential in small spaces. The class will be held 10–11 am. Tickets are $20 to $60 (depending on whether you choose one of their starter kits).
Take the kids to a musical instrument petting zoo hosted by the DC Youth Orchestra at Union Market (1309 Fifth Street NE). Children ages 5 through 12 years are invited to explore one of the instruments over the course of an hours. The wind, string, and brass sections will all be represented. Free from 10 am to 11:30 am.
You may like fashion, yoga and whiskey, but have you considered combining the three? The Strut Truck is pulling up to Republic Restoratives (1369 New York Avenue NE) for a Saturday morning all levels Vinyasa yoga workshop led by instructor Jarrick. The class will start promptly at 11:15 am and run for one hour. Check-in starts at 11 am. After class there will be a Strut Yogi Social at 12:30 pm, followed by a tour of the distillery and a whiskey tasting at 1 pm. Participants should bring their own mats. 11 am to 1:30 pm. Tickets are $15 to $25 depending on whether you want only the yoga, only the tour (comes with a Republic Restoratives souvenir), or both.
Langston Golf Course celebrates its 78th anniversary this weekend with family friendly fun. The Langston Heritage Celebration will feature popcorn and face painting, golf workshops and lessons, and golf giveaways for the whole family. Learn about the rich history of African American golfing, and the role Langston has played in it. It's all free from 12 pm to 2 pm. You can even take the streetcar (Oklahoma Avenue stop). 2600 Benning Road NE.
Hit up the Halcyon Stage Pop Up at Union Market (1309 Fifth Street NE) where the Wolf Trap Opera and the Experimental Orchestra will present 20 short opera and musical pop ups in two hours. Meeting front of Union Market at noon to claim your maps and proceed to take in the sights and sounds scavenger hunt style. Free. 12 pm to 2 pm.
Ethiopian sounds mix with soulful modern jazz when Abinnet Berhanu & Hebret Musica (link plays music) take over the courtyard at Gallery O on H (1354 H Street NE). 8 pm to 11 pm, no cover.
Toki Underground (2nd floor of 1234 H Street NE) welcomes Astro Donuts for a special pop up during which you'll be able to order delights such as a black sesame glaze donut ($3), lemongrass donut pudding with Milk Cult's Royal Tea Ice Cream ($8), and scallion biscuits and tonkotsu ($5) with optional kimchi cream cheese ($1). Beer, wine, cocktails, and plenty of non-alcoholic beverages will be served. 11 am to 2 p.m. (or until they sell out). The full menu is posted on Toki's website. Who wouldn't love a black sesame adult milkshake?
I still haven't seen a final schedule or map, but the annual Trinidad Garden Tour is indeed still scheduled for Sunday. Meet at the corner of Montello Avenue and Morse Street NE between noon and 1 pm. Tony's Garden in right there, and the group will host a social prior to embarking on the tour at 1 pm. It's a fun way to get garden ideas and meet neighbors. Bring a water bottle, and don't forget your sunscreen.
You can still score tickets ($30) to Cotton & Reed's (1330 Fifth Street NE) all you can eat crab boil that runs from 6 pm to 9 pm. S. S. Shucking will be on hand offering freshly shucked oysters by the half dozen ($12) and the dozen ($20).