You’ll be able to skate through the weekend with ease thanks to the slew of fun activities happening around the district. From high energy roller derby races and flying machine making, to slow and steady jazz concerts and garden themed festivals, there’s something for everyone in your crew.

Photo: DC Rollergirls

Stadium Armory

DC Rollergirls Home Game
Come see the DC Rollergirls in action! This double header will feature an opening game by Maryland Area Roller Sports Junior Derby vs. the Pittsburgh Derby Brats, followed by the main event: a game between two of our legacy home teams, the Cherry Blossom Bombshells and Majority Whips. SatEvent details.

Penn Quarter

Potted Potter
Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic! Even if you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, this performance will make you and the entire family roar with laughter. Fri.-SunEvent details.


Royal Adventure Days at the B&O
Kids journey to five royal kingdoms, where they participate in hands-on activities with some of their favorite fairy tale characters. Activities include mining for gemstones, building a catapult, creating flying machines, learning archery, and building lanterns. Sat.-SunEvent details.


Jazz Family Day
Jam at SAAM during Jazz Appreciation Month, and celebrate the influence that jazz has had on artists with a variety of activities and performances. Improvise with your own jazz-themed crafts, complete a swinging scavenger hunt, and bop to jazz performances throughout the day. SatEvent details.


Community Clean Up
Pack up any and all unwanted items and bring them to Chesterbrook Elementary School to have JD Callander and Associates dispose of them for free. Items that will be accepted include but are not limited to: furniture, electronics, tires, and large appliances. SatEvent details.

Capitol Hill

Garden Party
Celebrate the arrival of spring at the National Postal Museum’s Garden Party! Activity stations spread throughout the museum are designed to encourage awareness of and appreciation for the natural beauty all around you. Special guests from Smithsonian Gardens, Smithsonian Libraries, and several local garden clubs will be on hand to share their love and knowledge of the greater Washington area’s native flowers, trees, and plants. Sat.-SunEvent details.

What do you have planned for the weekend? Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady