There's TONS going on in and around Shaw this weekend. Here's just a sampling of your options.
1. The Last Farmers' Markets of the Year Are Just in Time for Thanksgiving - This is the last weekend of 2007 for BOTH the 14&U Farmers' Market (in front of the Reeves Center on Saturday from 9-1) AND the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market (in front of the Big Bear Cafe at 1st and R Streets, NW on Sunday 10-2). The 14& U market will feature grass fed Turkey, chestnuts and walnuts. Both markets will carry carrots, potatoes, brussel sprouts on stalks, winter squash, sweet potatoes, potatoes, lots of greens and salads, apples, pears, cider, stuffing, pork and lamb sausage, honey, jams and jellies. Aisha Bond's sweet potato pies and breadpuddings and buttermilk pecan pies (from OLD family recipes) will also be at both markets this week and are apparently a must for any holiday meal.
2. Show Off Your Shaw Pride at the Shaw Monthly Cleanup - Meet some neighbors, pick up some trash, plant some flowers, and mulch some treeboxes tomorrow morning. Meet at 9 a.m. at 9th and O streets (outside of Azi's). Updates and additional details here
3. Learn To Make Some Southern Goodness - This Saturday from 11 am-1 pm, Acadiana is hosting a "Southern Holiday Tips Cooking Class." Let the chefs from Acadiana teach you how the south feeds visiting relatives and friends during this season! The cost is $75 per student. To register, contact Darnell Howell at 202.222.0987 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Check Out Shaw's Newest Nightlife Venue - Tomorrow night (November 17th) kicks off the first installment of Town's weekly Saturday night party, "UPTOWN," featuring a classic dance party vibe. Doors open at 9pm and there's a $12 admission (21 and over only). The night will feature music by David Knapp and Wess and performances by X-Faction. Alcohol service stops at 3am and the party continues until 5am.
2009 8th Street, NW (at the corner of 8th and U Streets)
Washington DC 20009
5. These Regular Options Are Always Great - the Liberation Dance Party at DC9, the shows at 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Arena Stage, and Studio Theater, the cultural offerings of the Warehouse Arts Complex, Project 4 Gallery, the Ninth Street Gallery, and the Long View Gallery, the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like The Space, Avenue, Be Bar, Nellie's Sports Bar, and Old Dominion Brewhouse, and great meals at Vegetate, Etete, or Queen of Sheba.
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