Weekend Suggestions


Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer

Welcome (back) to Mason! Here are some events happening on and around campus this weekend that students might enjoy. Whether one feels like staying at Mason or heading out to D.C., there are plenty of events to attend, from theater performances to welcome back block parties.


Here are some of the events happening in and around D.C. this weekend:


The FRESHFARM market at Dupont Circle is located just outside the Metro’s Dupont Circle station on the Red Line. Students can sample local fruits and vegetables along with gelato and many other foods. The markets will be open Sunday, Sept. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cash is likely preferred to cards. See FRESHFARM’s website for the full list of vendors coming this weekend.



Women’s Voices Theater Festival

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival is an ongoing event happening this fall in over 50 theaters in Washington, D.C., that will showcase new plays composed by female playwrights. Click the link below to explore some of the featured plays.



Pentagon Memorial

The Pentagon Memorial is a memorial for the 184 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, at the Pentagon. Visitors can access an audio tour by going to the event’s website or by calling (202) 741-1004 once they arrive at the Pentagon. For anyone who wishes to visit Friday, keep in mind that the memorial will only be open to the public after 11 a.m. Check the website for more information. The closest Metro stop is the Pentagon station, which is located on the Blue and Yellow lines.



Adams Morgan Day

Adams Morgan Day is a neighborhood street festival that has been held annually for more than 30 years, according to the event’s Facebook page. The fair will take place along 18th Street and will feature plenty of live performances and food for students to enjoy. The festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The closest Metro stop is the Woodley Park-Zoo (Adams Morgan) station located on the Red Line. Check out the website for specifics.



Shows in D.C. this weekend:

 Sept. 3-27: “Night Falls on the Blue Planet” by Kathleen Akerley will be showing at Anacostia Playhouse. The closest Metro stop is Anacostia on the Green Line. Tickets for students are $20, so bring a student ID with you! The address is:

2020 Shannon PL SE
Washington, DC 20020

Sept. 7-Oct. 4: “Women Laughing Alone with Salad” by Shelia Callaghan will be showing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The closest Metro stop is the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter station located on the Green and Yellow lines. Tickets will cost between $53 and $68, depending on the night. Some showings will offer a $5 discount if you use the code WVFEST. The address is:

641 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Sept. 11- Oct. 18: “Destiny of Desire” by Karen Zacarias will be showing at Arena Stage. The closest Metro stop is Waterfront, which is on the Green Line. Tickets are priced between $52 and $64 with the code ”WVFEST” online for Friday; $60-72 Saturday and Sunday; $40-56 Tuesday.

The address is:

1101 Sixth Street, SW

Washington, DC 20024


Mason Campus Activities:

For those hoping avoid the Metro or stay on campus, the Welcome Back Block Parties hosted by Mason Hosing and Resident Student Association will be happening this Saturday, Sept. 12, on campus! There will be food and games at each event. The times for each neighborhood’s party are listed below:

President Park: 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Shenandoah Shore)

Hampton Roads: 4-6 p.m. (Rappahhannock Rodeo)

Whitetop/Rogers Courtyard: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Aquia Arcade)


JC Cinema:

Off-Campus Student Programs and Services is having an International Movie Night at the Johnson Center Cinema from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14. Featured movies will range from Bollywood and international films to special interest issue films.


On Friday, Sept. 11, “Inside Out” will be playing at the JC Cinema starting at 6 p.m. The viewing is sponsored by Mason Cares and OSI Films. There will be free refreshments, including unlimited servings of popcorn and flavored seasoning. Students can watch for free with a Mason ID, and the price for faculty is only $1. General admissions tickets are $3. Look for forms around campus.