If everybody’s working for the weekend then the weekend should be best spent relaxing, having fun or trying something new. Forget swinging by the bar where everyone knows your name and try one of these exciting adventures on for size. Who knows, you may make new friends, meet someone special or build new connections with members of your community!
Stand-Up and Stilettos
Tired of the same old girls night out routine? Head over to the Howard Theatre this Saturday and check out nationally recognized comedienne Queen Aishah and her all-female cast in Funny-N-Stilettos. The show offers “a platform for great female comediennes of diverse backgrounds and cultures to showcase their talents together while empowering other females.” Other comediennes featured on the tour include Sara Contreras, Olivia Fox, Melanie Comacho, Maija DiGiorgio and Shep da Comedienne. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30.
It’s Easy Being Green
Living greenly is more than just recycling soda cans. It’s also about eating healthy foods and utilizing technology that helps save the planet. At the 4th Annual Green Living Expo DC, attendees will learn how to be more energy efficient, how to grow and sustain healthy foods and learn about community gardening. The event will also feature bike tours, ZipCar and Car2Go displays, various demonstrations including healthy cooking and composting, raffle drawings plus activities for the kids. Stock up on groceries thanks to the UDC Farmers Market who will also be on site. The expo takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. at the UDC Plaza/Van Ness Metro. Admission is free.
She sells seashells…
Summer may have officially come to an end however summer-like festivals are still going strong. Take the 45th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival for example. The event features a wide variety of tasty treats including crab nachos, steamed clams, crab cakes, fish and chips, funnel cake fries, frozen peppermint lemonades and much more. Check out the Capital’s 22nd Crab Soup cook-off competition or the Department of Natural Resources Maryland Fishing Challenge. The event also features chef demonstrations, beer tasting, live entertainment and more than two dozen arts and craft vendors. The kids will have a ball in the inflatable moon bounce, face painting and various animal exhibits. The festival takes place on Saturday September 8 and Sunday September 9. Tickets are $14.