Thursday, September 5, 7 p.m.
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St., NW
Your chance to play Quidditch in a theater, which is usually reserved for Shakespeare performances, is here. On Thursday, “Potted Potter,” the international sensation among Harry Potter fans, makes its DC debut at Sidney Harman Hall. The 70-minute show manages to fit in all, okay, most, of the plot points from every Harry Potter novel, and a quick Quidditch game, too. Tickets start at $45 and the show runs through September 15.
Thursday, September 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Glow Sessions with the Young Rapids
Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave.
Hang out in the gorgeous garden of a Dupont Circle Victorian mansion and listen to the shoegaze-y sounds of DC experimental pop band Young Rapids, thanks to the Pinkline Project and the Heurich House Museum.
Friday, September 6, 7:15 p.m.
Outdoor Movie Nights in Lamont Park
Lamont Park, 3258 Mt. Pleasant St., NW
Every DC neighborhood has to have an outdoor movie night, it seems, and Mount Pleasant is no exception. The 2013 edition of Outdoor Movie Nights in Lamont Park kicks off on Friday with "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and an appearance by the Fojol Bros. food truck, as well as special deals from local restaurant Radius Pizza.
Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DC Meet Market
Logan Circle, 15th St. and P St., NW
Find something totally unique at DC Meet Market, a monthly street bazaar where the coolest creatives in DC sell their wares. Think jewelry, t-shirts, art, crafts, food and more — plus family-friendly performances from local bands.
Saturday & Sunday, September 7-8
King Street Art Festival
480 King St., Alexandria
Alexandria’s long-running arts festival draws in 200 artists from across the U.S. and the world — that’s a lot of art in case your walls are looking empty. There’s activities too, like the The Art League's Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser, where $15 gets you scoops of ice cream from Artfully Chocolate, and a sweet hand-made artisan bowl to hold that chocolate sundae.
Sunday, September 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Adams Morgan Day
Adams Morgan, 18th St., NW
Of course Adams Morgan goes all out for its annual neighborhood festival. This year’s 35th annual Adams Morgan Day includes six stages and a whopping 60 musical performances, tons of food and crafts from vendors, and a hippie “everything’s free” yard sale from Freecycle, too.