Weekend Suggestions Oct. 10-11

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(Megan Zendek/ Fourth Estate)


Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer



Taste of DC

The Taste of DC is a two-day event happening along Pennsylvania Avenue NW Oct. 10-11 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m each day. There will be food and drinks from over 50 restaurants around the D.C. area along with live musical performances, according to the event’s website. Ben’s Chili Bowl’s World Chili Eating Championship will take place during the festival at 3 p.m. Saturday. General admission tickets are $20 each. Check out the website to see what the tickets include!


Fall Harvest Festival: Kinder Farm Park

This festival, happening Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville, Md., is free and offers tons of things to do for people of all ages. According to the event’s Facebook page, there will be scarecrow making, blacksmith demonstrations, hayrides, pumpkin painting and live music.

Address: 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville, MD 21108

Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 11


Individual World Poetry Slam Finals

The Individual World Poetry Slam is a four-day event ending Saturday, Oct. 10, with finals happening at 7 p.m. at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Northwest. According to its website, the event brings “world acclaimed feature performers, poetry and performance workshops, specialty slams, open mics, and events for all ages to Washington, D.C.” Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Address: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20001


On-Campus Events

“A Bright New Boise” 

Put on by Mason Fringe, a group of Mason theater students, “A Bright New Boise” will be showing at the Center for the Arts this weekend. Showtimes are Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 2 p.m.

See a brief synopsis below or visit http://today.gmu.edu/69182/ for more information.

“In the bleak break room of a run-down hobby shop in Boise, Idaho, Will, a disgraced evangelical touched by scandal, chases a modern miracle –reconnection with his estranged son. Soon, his fellow employees uncover his secret past, his son falls even deeper into depression, and Will must choose between rebuilding a normal family life or returning to the faith that at one time gave his life meaning.”

Aquila Theatre performs “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”

This weekend students have the chance to see the classic play “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” performed at Mason by Aquila Theatre, a renowned theatre company that visits over 50 U.S. cities each year. The performance will take place October 10 at 8 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center at Mason’s Science and Technology Campus. Tickets are free with a student ID.

Visit http://www.hyltoncenter.org/calendar/636/ for more information, and see below for a brief synopsis.

“The legendary literary sleuth comes to the Hylton Center in this witty and wild whodunit! Sprung from the brilliant mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this is an exhilarating tale of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. Sherlock Holmes skillfully maneuvers through the twisted web of London’s most fascinating cases, which only he can solve. Many of Doyle’s best-known characters are here: the trusty Dr. Watson, the red-headed pawnbroker Jabez Wilson, and Irene Adler, the woman who got away. Presented by the acclaimed British-American touring troupe Aquila Theatre, this thrilling performance is an unforgettable ride that keeps you on the edge of your seat.”

Poetry Day

According to its website website, Poetry Day will bring together “More than 20 current and former state Poets Laureate from across the Mid-Atlantic area” to join in a “celebration of poetry.” The event will offer workshops, open mic performances and more. The event, happening at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, will take place Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Click the link below for more information.