Residents across the Capitol Hill area will be pedaling through puddles this weekend, with two major biking events planned over the next two rainy days.
Cycling enthusiasts will brave the weather on Saturday for New Belgium Brewery’s Tour de Fat, a celebration of bicycling and beer drinking at Yards Park. On Sunday, roads around the National Mall and in Georgetown will be closed for the citywide DC Bike Ride.
Steady rainfall is expected throughout Saturday morning with temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s. Less rain is expected on Sunday, though there will still be some scattered showers across the area. Sunday wil also be about ten degrees warmer than Saturday.
Here’s what else you might want to know for this weekend:
- Balance Gym on Capitol Hill are holding a free Community Fitness Day on Saturday with family-friendly activities to inspire a more active lifestyle
- A ten-day art festival called the POW! WOW! Festival kicks off in NoMa on Saturday with a party and market set to include food trucks, DJs, vendors and, of course, art.
- The Folger Theatre hosts screenings of Shakespeare-based movies at Yards Park in Navy Yard both days this weekend. On Saturday they will screen the 2004 version of “The Merchant of Venice” starring Al Pacino and Sunday will feature a screening of the classic Romeo and Juliet-based musical West Side Story. Both screenings begin at sunset.
- The National Postal Museum celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a special themed story time for young children.
- The Hill Center’s “Seeing Red Film Series” continues with a screening of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” which has been called the most frightening film ever.
- The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is screening the 1987 comedy “Spaceballs” in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater Sunday evening.
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