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Grab your fluffy friend and enjoy the second to last Pups in the Park night of the 2018 season!(Image: Paul Kim/Washington Nationals)

Weekend Report: Puppies in the park, cocktail classes and lobster Saturday

Friday, September 7

Pups in the Park: Skip the dog park and come to Nationals Park! Pups in the Park presented by Budweiser is a unique opportunity to bring your dog to a Nationals game. You and your dog will both get to enjoy the game with other dogs and dog lovers from seats in our pet-friendly Outfield Reserved section. Tickets are $32 for humans and $10 for dogs.

Saturday, September 8

Private Cocktail Class: Start your Saturday on a high note and join DC Refined for a private cocktail class at one of the Wharf's stunning new rooftop bars, Whiskey Charlie. If you've been following along with our summer cocktail class series, this class will focus on all things whiskey and bourbon! The Whiskey Charlie team will talk you through the differences between the two spirits, sample a tasting flight of brown liquids and teach you how to make WC's signature drink, the Old Scalawag. Tickets are $35.

Lobster Saturday: Every Saturday this fall, Calico will host Lobster Saturdays from 3-7 p.m.. The feast will include 1 1/4 pound lobsters served with corn on the cob and potatoes as sides (offered at market price). Reservations are suggested but not required. Email to book in advance.

Wilson Hardware's One-Year Anniversary: Clarendon's Wilson Hardware is celebrating its first birthday with new brunch features -- including a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar -- and new NFL game watch perks. Start at the Bloody Mary bar with more than 20 toppings and fixings to choose from, then sidle up to the bar to enjoy beer-bucket specials for all of the big games -- from college to NFL -- playing on Wilson Hardware’s new 180-inch HD projector screen.

Art Installation: Robin Bell and the DC Public Library are collaborating on art installations throughout the city including at the LINE DC as part of the city’s Art All Night event. The LINE DC will serve as canvas for Robin’s public art projections on Saturday at 8 p.m. and the projections will be based on this year’s theme of "Words Ignite: The Literature of Activism.” Free to attend.

Tribute to Prince: The first and only estate-approved Prince celebration, 4U will present the music of Prince like never before, with a full symphony orchestra. Throughout the course of the evening Prince’s extensive musical catalog will be represented. Hear his greatest hits as well as some of his lesser-known gems in this musical celebration. Questlove, an avid Prince fan, has helped curate the music and arrangements that will be played by the symphony. Tickets start at $30.

Music and the Mind: Let's discover all the magic, fun, and healing power of drumming! Grab one of 400 percussion instruments onsite for audience members to borrow. Then take your place in the circle and join legendary Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart for an unforgettable experience at the Kennedy Center. Following an introduction by neuroscientist Dr. John Iversen, Mickey will take center stage to guide the entire audience through call-and-response games, lively performances and interactive demonstrations. Free to attend.

John Kerry at Sixth and I: Join David Ignatius as her interviews John Kerry about his new book, Every Day Is Extra. This revealing memoir provides witness to some of the most important events of recent history, as well as a testament to the importance of diplomacy and American leadership to address the increasingly complex challenges of a more globalized world. Book signing to follow. Tickets (including book) are $45.

Sunday, September 9

Adams Morgan Day: Celebrating its 40th year this year, Adams Morgan Day is Washington’s longest-running neighborhood festival. Adams Morgan Day is a free, family-friendly celebration with music, art, and activities for all ages. Enjoy performances all day on two stages from local favorites like Trouble Funk, DuPont Brass and lovely drag queens from Perry's. Several walking tours will be offered throughout the day to highlight the neighborhood's rich history of activism. Free to attend.