The H Street corridor Ben’s Chili Bowl has turned one year old this week, and it’s time to party.
The half-smoke purveyor at 1001 H St. NE is celebrating Saturday with games and a visit from the Nationals Natsmobile.
The thermometer is expected to reach the lower 90s Saturday under partly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. But storms might develop in the afternoon. No rain is in the forecast for Sunday, which likely will have a high temperature in the upper 80s.
And according to Jessica Oros, an editor at East City Art (more info about them on Facebook, Twitter or through the publication’s newsletter), interesting places to stop for D.C.-area art this weekend include:
Addison/Ripley Fine Art (1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW)
11:30 a.m. Saturday
Artists Isabel Manalo and Christopher Addison plan to discuss the cultural inspirations of Manalo’s exhibit “Unscripted, Naturally.”
Foundry Gallery (2118 8th St. NW)
5-8 p.m. Saturday
Members of the Foundry Gallery are celebrating “summer, outdoors, freedom from school, and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service” in an all-gallery art show, according to its website.
Studio SoHy (5132 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, Md.)
7 p.m. Saturday
Studio SoHy is scheduled to present a posthumous exhibit of nationally acclaimed painter Ted Kliman, who had been known for his “soaring, haunting canvasses,” as East City Art’s website noted.
DC Arts Center (2438 18th St. NW)
4 p.m. Sunday
Artist Sarah West is scheduled to discuss her exhibit “Vanishing Point,” in which West combined references to Early Renaissance paintings with digital symbols and artifacts, according to East City Art’s webpage.
The Clay CoOp (328 North Stonestreet Ave., Rockville, Md.)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Local clay artists from the D.C. area are slated to showcase their works in Clay CoOp’s event, “Proximity.” All art work present at the show is up for sale, according to East City Art’s website.