By Emily Prendergast

The time of the week to say cheers to a long weekend has finally arrived! This could be one of the last of warm and sunny weekends before fall kicks in. Grab a blanket and sit out on The Mall or stop by one of DC’s many free events this weekend to take advantage of the time away from school work. Here are a few things to do this weekend if you are at a loss for where to go with your friends.


  • Friday Nights with The House: Night in Annapolis

For only $3, you and your friends can enjoy a night out in Maryland’s capital city, Annapolis, for food, milkshakes, and instagram worthy views. The House will be taking buses of students to the gorgeous city on Friday, October 5th. In order to reserve your spot on a bus, stop by The House’s table in the Pryz before Friday night!

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  • “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde

If you want to be transported into a love story set in London from the 1800’s, consider supporting Catholic University’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets are available now and performances will be taking place from October 4-7 at Hartke Theater.

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  • Glenstone Museum Expansion Opening

The Glenstone Museum, which first opened its doors in 2006, is opening a new expansion on October 4th. This expansion includes a new building and new outdoor sculptures. Admission is free, but in order to enter, you will need to book a time to visit the museum. Located right outside of Potomac, Maryland, the space also features minimalistic art, architecture, and landscapes with trails to explore.

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  • Love Beer Fest

For our friends that are over 21 years old, if you enjoy trying new beer from across the country, get yourself to The Capital Riverfront on Saturday, October 6 for this year’s annual Love Beer Fest.

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  • Florence + The Machine

You survived Hurricane Florence, can you survive the intense rhythm and talent of Florence Welch, the lead singer of Florence + The Machine? The group is coming to perform at The Anthem in DC on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6.

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  • DC Ghost Tour

What better way is there to enter into “spooky season” than booking a ghost tour around D.C. with your friends? There are several companies in the area that offer ghost tours that cater to different parts of D.C. and everyone’s preferred level of scare.

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  • Picnic on The Mall

While the sun is out and locals and tourists alike are wandering around the city, grab a blanket, food, and some good company for a picnic on the National Mall. Enjoy the weather and spend some time taking in the city that you live in this weekend.

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  • Vikings at the Wharf

Hosted by the Norwegian Embassy and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid Atlantic Chapter, Inc, The Draken Village will dock at the Wharf in DC. Draken Harald Hårfagre is the world’s largest functioning Viking ship. Embrace your inner viking and buy a tickets online for $12.

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  • Tour of the U.S. Capitol building

The Capitol Building is beautiful from the outside, but have you ever taken a tour on the inside? You can book a tour online for free to see the rotunda and the beautiful architecture while listening to the history and various fun facts about the building.

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  • Renwick Gallery

The Renwick Gallery is a free Smithsonian museum that features unique and breathtaking modern art pieces that make for amazing pictures. Located by the White House in federal Washington, this gallery is open daily from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

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If you decide to venture and check out one of these events or locations around the DMV this weekend, be sure to tag us @cuatower on Instagram or Twitter to be featured on our page!

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