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We the Dogs DC will be hosting the 2nd annual Bipawtisan March to bring the community together as animal lovers and advocates. (Image: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/ DC Refined)

Weekend Report: 10 events to enjoy this weekend

Thursday, September 20

Bourbon Cocktail Takeover: Jack Rose is celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month all week long with a variety of events.Bourbon cocktails are taking over Jack Rose’s Saloon on 9/20, when the bar team will serve up a special menu of 12 bourbon cocktails for only $10. The menu will showcase six classic bourbon cocktails – the Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Julep, Whiskey Sour, Boulevardier, and Rickey – each followed by their own creative cocktail spinoff. Free to attend.

NSO Pops Presents Get Out: Watch the groundbreaking film in the Concert Hall with the score performed live by the NSO! In this speculative thriller/comedy that won the 2017 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, a young African American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate—only to become ensnared in a more sinister reason for the invitation. Tickets start at $29.

Author Talk with local Katie Bianco: As a native Washingtonian and former senior editor of DC Modern Luxury magazine, Bianco knows the city inside-out. In her updated version of the classic guide, "100 Things to Do in Washington, D.C. Before You Die" gives the latest information on touring the White House and Capital, but also tells you where you can sample D.C.’s favorite dish. Free to attend, signed copy costs $16.

History Happy Hour at the Willard: Join Jim Hewes, renowned bartender at the Willard InterContinental, and Dr. Alison Mann, Public Historian at the United States Diplomacy Center at the U.S. State Department, for a fun and informative look at moments in diplomatic history and their unique ties to the Willard InterContinental. Tickets are $49.

Friday, September 21

José Andrés Patio Party at Fish: Labor Day might be over, but we're not putting our summer whites away just yet. Enjoy a Friday night fete and raise a glass to toast an epic summer on the patio of Fish by José Andrés located at MGM National Harbor. Enjoy crisp rosé in the rosé garden, Spanish cider poured from the barrel, an array of cocktails and an abundant selection of food highlighting summer flavors and teasing new fall and winter menu items. Tickets are $76.

Saturday, September 22

GreenHaus Festival: This two-day celebration of the best in music, art, medical cannabis and culture is bringing headliners Gucci Mane and Dipset to D.C. They will be joined by fellow performers Bone Thugs, DJ Paul of Three Six Mafia and BlocBoy JB. Tickets start at $70.

Wiener 500 Race: Dogs will race in heats of up to 8 dogs each, with a championship race for the winners of each heat.Beyond the official races, there will be a costume contest and an opportunity to meet some furry friends who need homes from Humane Rescue Alliance. Free to attend.

Throwing Shade Live: Comedians Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson give their fresh takes on women’s issues, LGBTQ issues and pop culture with hilarity and vulgarity. Plus there's singing, dancing, games and clowns -- can you even handle it? Tickets are $29.

Sunday, September 23

Bipawtisan March: We the Dogs DC will be hosting the 2nd annual Bipawtisan March to bring the community together as animal lovers and advocates. The goal is to show that a group of individuals from different political and ideological backgrounds can come together and find common ground on a position that they all support: our pets. Attendees are encouraged to bring family-friendly signs and wear costumes to show “Why I March.” Free to attend.

Taste of Georgetown: One of the most anticipated epicurean festivals in the city will be celebrating its 25th year with creative tastes from more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants. This year, guests will be able to enjoy beer and wine as they stroll from booth to booth. Tickets start at $22.