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Weekend Report: 14 events not to miss this weekend

Thursday, September 14

Country Club at Nationals Park Presented by Budweiser: Before the game against the Braves, fans are invited to saddle-up and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Budweiser Country Club, a pregame music party in the First Street Party Tent. With the purchase of a special ticket, fans will receive a limited-edition Budweiser Country Club T-shirt, one 12-oz. beer, soft drink or water at the event, access to live country music, mechanical bull rides, putt-putt golf and yard games, as well as a ticket to the game.

Taco Bamba Opening in Springfield: Award-winning chef Victor Albisu will open the third location of Taco Bamba, his Mexican street food destination, in Springfield, Va. today. All guests who visit the restaurant on opening day will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win one of 100 cards good for one free taco each week for a year. Taco Bamba, 6691-A Backlick Road, Springfield VA, 11 a.m., free

Goat Underground: The widely-celebrated, intimate dining experience, Goat Underground, returns with two dates this month: Thursday, September 14th and Thursday, September 28. This ticketed dinner event features a creative and eclectic menu from chef Nathan Beauchamp with inventive drink pairings from bar director JD Quioco. The full tasting menu will be revealed to guests upon arrival, but signature specialty items will make an appearance, like Nathan’s famous Shit on a Shingle, an elevated version of chipped beef with caramelized leeks and cream sauce over crispy bread. The Fainting Goat, 1330 U Street NW, 7 p.m., $110

Pepita End-Of-Summer Luau: Summer may be winding down, but the Polynesian party is gearing up at Pepita's luau, where the patio pulses with tiki drinks, leis, a DJ and eats like suckling pig tacos and chili-glazed wings. Pepita Cantina, 4000 Wilson Blvd (entrance on N. Quincy St), Arlington VA, 5 p.m., free

Friday, September 15

Silver Spring Health & Wellness Expo & Dance Fitness Festival: The Annual Silver Spring Health and Wellness Expo & Dance Fitness Festival is a free community OUTDOOR event committed to building a healthier and stronger community in partnership with other health care providers, fitness professionals, health educators, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to empower, inspire and motivate the public to make healthier lifestyle choices. Click here to see the full list of events.

Shop for a Cause with Athleta Georgetown: Join the Humane Rescue Alliance for a shopping event at Athleta Georgetown with 10% of proceeds during the time of the event benefitting HRA. Adoptable animals will be on site too!

Free Sake Tasting at Hanaro: Hanaro Sushi is having a Sake Tasting event and it is FREE! Wind down with some Sake on Friday evening, they will be serving the Happy Hour menu for drinks and dinner. 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Hanaro Sushi Bethesda.

Saturday, September 16

barre3 in the Park: Join barre3 14th Street for its second annual B3 in the Park event on Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m.! This free 60-minute barre3 class returns to the upper deck of Meridian Hill Park (16th Street NW & W Street NW) for an energizing, heart-thumping, al fresco workout. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and following the special barre3 class, local D.C. ice cream and drink brands Ice Cream Jubilee, Gouter, and Sunniva will provide post-class samples for all attendees. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend — or five — as well as a yoga mat, towel and water.

Drag Brunch at Hank's Pasta Bar: Arrive at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. and indulge in one to two hours of unlimited fabulousness! Hank’s Pasta Bar’s brunch menu will feature chef Jamie Leeds’ must-have dishes, such as the Eggie Omelet with Spinach, Mushrooms, Onions and Mozzarella, and Homefries, the Prosciutto Eggs Benedict, and the decadent Nutella Stuffed Focaccio Toast. Jug O' Mimosas & Handcrafted Bloody Mary's will be available for additional purchase!

The Art League’s Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser - Alexandria King Street Art Festival: Purchase one (or many) of 1,400+ handmade bowls created by the talented and prolific artists of The Art League’s Ceramics Department and enjoy a scoop of ice cream – all for only $15 per bowl! Proceeds go to benefit The Art League’s Ceramics department.

Sam Hunt at Jiffy Lube Live: Country superstar, Sam Hunt is bringing is 15 in a 30 tour to Northern Virginia at Jiffy Lube Live. Enjoy one last country concert before summer comes to an end.

Chesapeake Storytelling Festival: Storytellers will take you on magical journeys with stories reminiscing about the carefree days of childhood, showcasing humorous slice of life moments, and looking back on significant historical events and people. The day also includes a special venue featuring stories and activities the whole family can enjoy. There will also be a Children's Tent.

Sunday, September 17

The Color Run at the National Harbor: The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality is coming to the National Harbor! The Color Run Dream Tour, Presented by Lay’s is coming to National Harbor with an all-new Lay’s Poppables Foam Zone, Unicorn Medal, inspirational Dream Wall, giant inflatable unicorns, and Purple Color Zone!

The Maryland Wine Festival: Enjoy 150+ wines for sampling, The Maryland Cheese Pavilion, juried crafts, fabulous food, live entertainment and more at the 34th annual Maryland Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.