This chilly weather reminds us that winter is upon us, but there are reasons to look forward to coat season.
The National Gallery of Art just let us know ice rink will open on Saturday, November 26 free lottery tickets for the 100th National Christmas Tree lighting will begin on Tuesday, October 25.
Even Kings Dominion has big plans for the winter for thrill seekers.
But there are plenty of ways to get your heart rate up this weekend – while the forecast is still good for outdoor activities.
Join in 36th Walk to the end of HIV and you might see some familiar faces from News4!
Or head to Middleburg, Virginia for a precision-timed car race 100 Miglia Warm-Up USA — an introduction to the iconic Italian event.
Haunted houses serve up scares in Maryland and Virginia, and DC has plenty of ghost tours for spine-tingling fun. Here’s our review.
Little ghosts and goblins will be delighted Spooktacular at Montgomery Parks District.
For slower driving, check C&O Canal Boat before it closes again for construction.
One more thing: The 17th Street High Heel Race — arguably DC’s best October tradition — returns Tuesday. After the checkered flag waves, you may even win midnight lunch.
Here’s what else to do this weekend.
What to do in Washington, DC
Stadiumlinks at Nationals Park
From Friday to Sunday
Think premium golf, but at Nationals Park. How many people can say they hit a golf ball from the seat into the dugout? DC may not be in the World Series, but you can still have fun in October at Nationals Park.
Reel Affirmations Film Festival
From Thursday to Sunday
Landmark E Street Cinema plus virtual screenings
Since 1991, the Reel Affirmations Film Festival has showcased films that bring acceptance and inclusion and affirm lived experiences.
Festival producer Kimberley Bush suggested audiences check out “When Time Got Louder,” “Manscaping,” “Being Thunder” and “#LookAtMe,” plus movie guide for details on dozens of titles.
From Thursday to Saturday
National Museum of Buildings
Find wearable art – jewelry, leather and clothing – at the National Building Museum. Thursday is preview night, where you can meet the artists and enjoy snacks and drinks (tickets are $100). General admission on Friday and Saturday is $17.
Wizards Home Opener
Friday, 7 p.m
Capital One Arena
The Wizards will open the season tonight at Indiana, but will be back on Friday to take on the Bulls. Fan parties include magnet giveaways, autograph signings and custom graphics.
Family sports day in the archive
Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm
The National Archives is hosting an extensive new exhibition on sports in history – imagine displays of baseball cards and jerseys that sports legends gave to presidents.
The exhibition is open until January 2024, so you have plenty of time to see it.
Family sports day in the archive on Saturday there will be a home run with the children enjoying some hands-on activities.
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