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Weekend Report: 9 events still happening during Hurricane Florence

Thursday, September 13

Evenings at the Edge: Explore the National Gallery of Art after hours at the first Evenings at the Edge of the fall season! Enjoy a sneak preview of the Rachel Whiteread exhibition before it opens to the public on September 16, along with performances from acclaimed bass player (and D.C. native) Ben Williams and tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith. -DJ Adrian Loving will spin British hits, while guests explore the world pf paper embossing, or view a silent film projection. Free to attend, and British-inspired fare/beverages will be available for purchase at the Roof Terrace Bar.

Zoo Uncorked: Get ready for the wildest wine tasting in town at Zoo Uncorked at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Raise your glass for conservation and enjoy wine tastings from local and national wineries and vineyards in the beautiful setting of the Zoo. Tickets start at $55.

Georgetown Twilight Sip & Shop: Diego from Diego Downtown and Elisabeth from District of Chic invite you to J. Crew for an evening of shopping, styling and refreshments from local bar Cotton & Reed. The bloggers will provide fashion advice and attendees will get a first look at J. Crew's ne arrivals for fall. Free to attend.

Friday, September 15

José Andrés in Conversation with Tim Carman: It seems apt to be talking about José Andrés disaster relief efforts with Hurricane Florence on the horizon. His new book "We Fed an Island" was just released on September 11, detailing how the chef dropped everything to feed the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The Washington Post's food reporter Tim Carman will interview him at Politics and Prose. Tickets are $15 for just the event and $35 for the event and the book (no signing though).

Kevin Hart at Capital One: Catch the comedian on his "The Irresponsible Tour" at Capitol One Arena this weekend, but be prepared to hand over your cell phone before you sit as phones and photos are strictly forbidden. Tickets start at $34.50.

Evening at the French Embassy: Celebrate the traditional "Rentrée" the French way with an evening of French food and wine! Network with fellow Francophiles, French VIPs, diplomats, professionals and business people as you enjoy the cooking of Chef Mark Courseille. Tickets are $65.

Saturday, September 16

Yoga at the Kennedy Center: Enjoy a free, all-levels vinyasa yoga class in the Grand Foyer as part of the Kennedy Center's Sound Health program connecting the performing arts to mind-body wellness. An instructor from a different local yoga studio leads each session, and this weekend instructor Kate MacDonnell is teaching. Free to attend.

NSO Pops Star Wars A New Hope: Experience the classic original film in the Concert Hall! Join Luke, Leia, and Han Solo on their epic journey as the NSO’s performance of John Williams's Oscar-winning score takes the music to new heights, from the bustling Cantina scene to the foreboding trumpets echoing Darth Vader’s first appearance. Tickets start at $34. (Also happening Thursday and Friday evening)

Sunday, September 17

Redskins Home Opener: Assuming Hurricane Florence doesn't mess things up too badly in the area, the Redskins will take FedEx Field for the first time in the 2018 season this weekend to take on the Indianapolis Colts. After a week one win, the first under coach Gruden's leadership, has given fans an early reason to be hopeful. Let's see if it continues! Tickets start at $60.