When/Where: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at The Washington Harbour (3000 K Street, NW).
Why Go: This 21-and-older event features local artists and plenty of pageantry, like a "Fastasy Body Painting Show." According to the event notice, the night is a "fantastic, fairy-laden setting of color, art and music."
Pricing: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Where/When: 3501 2nd St S, Arlington, VA (shuttle from Ballston Metro)
Friday, August 10, 2012: 2-10pm (outdoor); 4-10pm (indoor)
Saturday, August 11, 2012: 10am-11pm (outdoor); 10am-9pm (indoor)
Sunday, August 12, 2012: 11am-10pm (outdoor); 11am-7pm (indoor)
Why Go: The 36th annual fair features pig races, funnel cake, pony rides and more. Stop by the Patch table to say "hi" and pick up some Patch gear!
Pricing: Admission is free, but games, food, rides, etc. vary in price.
When/Where: 9 a.m. Saturday at Lululemon (3265 M St., NW)
Why Go: The event notice invites athletes to "check out our clinic to run faster & pain free with improved running form; obtain your Boston qualifying time; be competitive in your age group; have fun!"
Pricing: $20. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information Include in subject line: "Run Clinic- First name, Last name".
When/Where: Noon to 3 p.m. at the Washington Harbour (3000 K St., NW)
Why Go: Feel the tropical vibes of the steel drums and the gentle breeze from the Potomac.
When/Where: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Ireland's Four Courts
Why Go: Heinekin specials during the Summer Olympics. Miss them and you'll have to wait four years.
Pricing: Depends on your appetite!