Climbing into firetrucks and other D.C. government vehicles as a member of the general public usually is frowned upon, unless you have authorization to do so.
And that approval is coming Saturday.
A menagerie of city vehicles is rolling onto the RFK Stadium campus as part of the annual D.C. Department of Public Works “Truck Touch.”
If you go to the event, you might want to get there in the morning. No rain is expected then, according to the National Weather Service. But Saturday afternoon and evening could include showers and storms, as the temperature rises to the lower 80s. Sunday is expected to bring more rain, with a high temperature in the mid 80s.
Here’s what else you might want to know for this weekend:
- Metro’s “SafeTrack” plan takes effect Saturday with weekend train service ending at midnight.
- The Southwest DC Farmers Market is having its grand opening Saturday.
- The fairgrounds in Navy Yard will host a festival where residents can taste more than 80 craft beers in addition to wine, cider, food, live music and art Saturday and Sunday.
And according to Jessica Oros, interesting places to stop for D.C.-area art this weekend include:
- Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place SE.)
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday
Families are invited for a docent led tour of “Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963-1975.” For more information, click here.
- Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center (10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, Md.)
3 to 5 p.m. Saturday
Dale O’ve Jackson presents a series of paintings and sculptures which express his African heritage. For more information, click here.
- Honfleur Gallery (1241 Good Hope Road SE)
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday
“Hear/Here” curated by Jarvis DuBois features the works of four artists who focus on activism through art. For more information, click here.
- Vivid Solutions Gallery (1231 Good Hope Road SE.)
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday
Scott G. Brooks and Todd Franson showcase their works in “Uncovered,” which examines cover art without text and logos. For more details, click here.
Photo via Flickr/DCDPW