Life After Hours: Sept. 15-17
Take a break this weekend with a film, festivals and more
We’ve already reached the end of the third week of classes, so take a well-deserved break with a scary movie, street festival, theatre party and more.
If you’re already getting in the mood to watch scary films and eat Halloween candy, look no further than the Hill Center for your Friday night plans. The Center is screening three lesser-known Hitchcock films this month, beginning with Frenzy. The film is free to attend, but register here and check out the other films being shown.
When: Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Metro: Blue line, Eastern Market Station
Celebrate Oktoberfest all month long at Dacha Beer Garden, kicking off this Saturday with a costume contest. Beer from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world, will be on tap at all of Dacha’s Oktoberfest happenings. Check out their website to stay updated on the rest of their events, which include a fundraiser for Bundy Dog Park and a vendor market.
When: Begins Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 1600 7th Street NW
Metro: Yellow line, Shaw Station
One of the District’s most popular neighborhood festivals returns this weekend to H Street. Inspired by the arts, the free festival features live music and dance performances, poetry readings, food vendors, activity stations, exhibits and much more. With 14 different stages across 11 blocks of H Street, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
When: Saturday, Sept. 16 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 4th Street NE to 14th Street NE on H Street NE
Metro: Red line, Union Station
This free celebration brings together over 20 local theatres to signal the start of the 2017-18 season. There will be free food, drinks, giveaways and live performances from several participating theatres. The party also marks the beginning of theatreWeek 2017, which runs from Sept. 19 to Oct. 1, and offers more affordable ticket prices for D.C. shows.
When: Saturday, Sept. 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D Street NW
Metro: Red line, Gallery Place-Chinatown Station
Visit Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues this weekend for a free parade and festival highlighting Latino culture, hosted by non-profit organization Fiesta DC. The Parade of Nations on Saturday features floats and performances by local groups, while Sunday’s festival includes even more performances, food vendors, exhibits and more.
When: Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Saturday, Constitution Avenue NW between 7th and 14th Streets and Sunday, Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd and 7th Streets
Metro: Green/yellow lines, Archives - Navy Memorial Penn Quarter Station