Weekend Guide: Flower Mart, Playground Design Charette and More

The weekend is here! How are you going to spend it in Georgetown and beyond?

1. Flower Mart at Washington National Cathedral

When/Where: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Why Go: The family-friendly event features arts and crafts, jewelry, plants, music, dance, and more. Check out the 8th Annual Floral Exhibit, “Flowers Around the World,” displaying floral designs from DC's embassies. For the kids there are rides, games, puppet shows, and an antique carousel. The funds raised at Flower Mart go toward the maintenance and development of the grounds and gardens of the Cathedral.

Price: Free to attend.

2. Design Charette for Rose Park Playground

When/Where: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Jerusalem Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall, 2600 P St. NW.

Why Go: Parents and their children are invited to a design charette to offer ideas and help design the future of Rose Park and its playgorunds. There will be age-appropriate activities to engage children and adults alike. Refreshments wil be served.

Price: Free to attend.

3. Book Sale at Georgetown Library

When/Where: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Georgetown public library, 3260 R St. NW.

Why Go: The Friends of the Georgetown Library group presents its annual spring book sale featuring books, DVDs, CDs, VHS and more. Stop by to pick up books about Washington or to check out the collection of kids books.

Price: Free to attend.

4. STASH at Heiner Contemporary

When/Where: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through June 8 at 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Why Go: Take advantage of a rare opportunity to see artwork that is usually viewed by appointment only. The exhibition is culled from Heiner's flat files and storage, featuring work by Polly Apfelbaum, Ingrid Calame, Tara Donovan, Deborah Kass, Kate Shepherd, Jon-Phillip Sheridan and Austin Thomas.

Price: Free.

5. Dumbarton Oaks Park Open House in the Park

When/Where: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dumbarton Oaks Park, on R St. NW between Avon and 31st Streets (walk down the paved path to the park gate).

Why Go: The open house highlights "the park's rich cultural heritage with poetry, music, and historic tours, as well as opportunities to experience and learn about the park's environment," according to a press release. For the kids there will be a free music class in the meadow with Levine School of Music at 10:30 a.m. For the literary-minded stop by for poetry at noon with Grace Cavalieri, the DC poet laureate, who has written a poem for the Park, "In the Beauty of the City,” which she will debut Saturday.

Price: Free to attend.


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