When/Where: 6 p.m. Saturday on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center.
Why Go: Take in a free performance and then expansive views of the Georgetown and the Potomac from the Kennedy Center balcony. According to the event notice: "The group performs standard jazz tunes in a swing jazz format based on the small bands of the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s."
2. Comic Book & Sports Card Show
When/Where: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean
Why Go: With no comic book store in Arlington, shows like this help provide the fix for enthusiasts and collectors. Various vendors will have Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age and modern comics, plus sports and nonsports cards and collectibles and hobby supplies.
Price: Adults: $3; 18 and under: free
3. E-Reader Tutorials
When/Where: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW, Washington
Why Go: Learn how to download free digital material, including popular fiction, from the library's catalogue. Test out your new Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-reader.
4. The Mary Ann Redmond Band at IOTA Club & Cafe
When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday at IOTA Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Why Go: Critics have likened this Washington-based jazz and R&B singer to Aretha Franklin, Glady Knight and Tina Turner. The Richmond native released her fourth album this past summer. And it's always a good time to support live music!
When/Where: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Heiner Contemporary, 1675 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington
Why Go: This is your last chance to catch the group exhibition of artists' interpretations of the domestic space. According to the event description, "Practicing in different media, these artists address various definitions of home, shifting between its public and private nature."
Price: Free to attend.