Get Out: Ideas for the Weekend

There's lots of ways to enjoy the weekend without breaking the bank.

There's lots to do in and around Bethesda this weekend, and did we mention much of it's free? Kick off fall right with some great activities! Our picks:


Where/When: 6-9p.m. Friday in Rockville Town Square, East Middle Lane and Maryland Ave. in Rockville

Why Go: Enjoy live music every Friday evening in September in Rockville Town Square, along with food and drink specials at neighboring restaurants. This weekend, Donegal Xpress will play Irish-American roots rock.

Price: Free


Where/When: 7:30p.m. Friday at the

Why Go: Emerging writer fellows Ellis Avery, author of The Teahouse Fire, Chris Goodrich, author of Nevertheless Hello, and Angela Woodward, author of End of the Fire Cult, will read from their work. The reading will be followed by a gathering at Also at the Writer’s Center this weekend, you can check out at 8p.m. Saturday.

Pricing: Free

3.  Kid’s Day At

Where/When: 9a.m. – 1p.m. Saturday along Norfolk Avenue near Fairmont Avenue

Why Go: Special activities for kids at this weekend’s FRESHFARM market will include “build-a-bug,” a scavenger hunt, coloring, live music and a kid-friendly chef demo. The Susan G. Komen walkers are also set to pass through the market on their three-day route around the nation’s capital in support of breast cancer research, so stop by to cheer them on!

Pricing: Free


Where/When: 6p.m. Saturday at Great Falls Tavern, 11710 MacArthur Boulevard, Potomac

Why Go: This event will benefit the C&O Canal Trust and its programs, including Canal Quarters and Canal Discoveries, and will feature live music, seasonal foods, desserts from Firehook Bakery, campfires and more.

Pricing: $150 ($115 is tax-deductible)


Where/When: 10a.m. Sunday at the

Why Go: View a screening of this acclaimed Korean film and stick around for a discussion afterwards. The screening is the first in a series at Landmark, held through May, hosted by

Pricing: Subscribe to the series for $125 for 10 tickets or $110 for eight tickets, or buy a single ticket for $15.


Where/When: 11a.m. Sunday at Glen Echo Park, 7300 Macarthur Boulevard in Glen Echo

Why Go: This annual festival is a celebration of Glen Echo Park’s past and present. Learn about the park and its many programs, enjoy demonstrations, music and roving performers, and take a ride on the historic Dentzel carousel before it closes for the season.

Pricing: Free

Correction: This article has been corrected to indicate that the event happening Friday evening at the Writer's Center is the Emerging Writer Fellowship Celebration and Reading. We regret the error.


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