Get Out: Family Movie Night, Clarendon Day and More

The weekend is here! How are you going to spend it?

1. Clarendon Day

When/Where: Near the Clarendon Metro

Why Go: Clarendon's largest street festival promises live music, food from Clarendon restaurants and craft beer. There will also be rides and a Kids Zone. Read our full festival guide. Patch is a sponsor of this year's Clarendon Day.

Price: Free

2. Family Movie Night at Stoddert Recreation Center

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Stoddert Recreation Center's field, 4001 Calvert St. NW

Why Go: Enjoy some beautiful weather and family-friendly films close to  home. Stoddert will be showing "Hop" or "Madagascar 3." If there is inclement weather the film will move inside.

Price: Free.

3. PARK(ing) Day

When/Where: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Boulevard and Lynn Street intersection in Rosslyn

Why Go: According to a flier, PARK(ing) is a "world-wide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public spaces." As part of the event, Arlington's homelessness assistance group, A-SPAN, is collecting gently-used professional attire to in a jumbo shopping cart created by artist J.P. Flick.

Price: Free

4. Hoya Fall Picnic

When/Where: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday just inside the front gates of the university, 37th & O Street NW.

11:30 a.m. - Grace Notes
11:50 a.m. - GU Pep Band
12:30 p.m. - Georgetown Chimes
1 p.m. - Saxatones
1:30 p.m. - Superfood

Why Go: Enjoy grilled society burgers, entertainment from the GU Pep Band and Georgetown Chimes, and games for kids of all ages, including a caricaturist, balloon twister and face painting.

Price: Free

5. National Weather Service Open House

When/Where: 9 a.m. Saturday at 43858 Weather Service Road in Sterling

Why Go: If you've caught the weather bug, the National Weather Service is hosting a rare open house. See a weather balloon launch and meet with meteorologists.

Price: Free

Jason Spencer September 21, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Patch is a sponsor of this year's Clarendon Day! We'll be in space 307 -- on your left as you head down Wilson Boulevard toward the Kids Zone. (Basically, we're across from the CVS.) Come see us! We have lots of cool Patch swag to give away — including totes, sunglasses and stainless-steel water bottles!


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