What to Expect for the Capitol Hill Area This Weekend

by Sean Meehan November 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

Sidewalk and parked cars at sunset

Back on October 16, I said that the weekend forecast might have meant that cold weather was here to stay. But with today being the hottest Nov. 6 ever recorded in the District, I think it’s time to abandon any long-term weather predictions and leave it up to the professionals.

The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang predict that a cold front tonight will bring more normal temperatures in the 50s and 60s on Saturday and Sunday, with showers possible on Saturday.

With the cold front comes a long list of events scheduled for this weekend, offering plenty of chances to enjoy the relatively normal weather while it lasts. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this weekend in the Capitol Hill area:



Trouble Makers: The Struggle
Gallery O on H (1354 H St. NE)
Friday 7-10 p.m.

The H Street gallery will hold a reception tonight for the opening of their new exhibit Trouble Makers: The Struggle, featuring visual artist Lusi Peralta Del Valle and musician W. Ellington Felton.

Prudential 4.01K Race
Stadium-Armory campus
Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Prudential 4.01K race is set to begin at 10 a.m. from the Stadium-Armory campus. After the race there will be a post-race festival open to the public with food trucks, games and a surprise concert sponsored by Pandora.

DC Beer Festival
Nationals Park (1500 S Capitol St. SE)
Saturday 12-3 p.m. or 5-8 p.m.

Craft breweries, DJs, food trucks and lawn games will come together at Nationals Park this weekend for the DC Beer Festival. Guests can choose to attend one of two sessions. Tickets include unlimited beer tasting and access to other event activities which will set up shop throughout the ballpark. Admission is $40 per person and available online.

2015 Hilly Awards
St. Marks Episcopal Church (301 A St. SE)
Saturday 6 – 10 p.m.

The tradition of honoring Capitol Hill area business returns this weekend. The formal event will have food and live music to bring together local businesses and their loyal customers. Gala tickets for the general public are $75, but prices vary for Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce members. They can be purchased online.

Side Yards
Yards Park (355 Water St. SE)
Saturday 6-10 p.m.

A carnival complete with magicians, fire breathers and contortionists is coming to Navy Yard. A collection of East Coast sideshow performers,many from the traveling Circus of Wonders, will put their quirky talents on display for guests. A burlesque show is also planned for one of three performances stages, a new feature to this year’s event. There will be live music, food available for purchase and a beer garden by Due South, which opened near Yards Park in August.

Taste of H
Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St. NE)
Sunday 6-10 p.m.

The annual Taste of H fundraiser for J.O. Wilson Elementary school will feature food and drinks from 15 area restaurants in addition to silent and live auctions.

Open Houses

Looking for a new home in the Capitol Hill area or just want to see what your neighbors’ houses look like inside? We’ve highlighted a few open houses this weekend to get you started. But be sure to check out our real estate section for a full listing.


Five of the six Metro lines will undergo maintenance this weekend

  • Red Line trains will operate every 18 minutes
  • Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 20 minutes
  • Yellow Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only


On Saturday, buses will detour around the National Mall and L’Enfant Plaza from 6-11 a.m. for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Affected bus lines are : 30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 52, 54, 74 and P6



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