Weekend Round-up

The National Cathedral. Photo credit: AgnosticPreachersKid/Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a quick round-up of what’s happening this weekend, culled from my favorite D.C. blogs and websites:

Saturday 5/8

Shortcut to Europe: Travel across the EU on Saturday–without even leaving the District! Just like last week’s Embassy tours, the EU Embassies will be rolling out the red carpets for patrons this weekend. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this weekend, EU embassies will be open for tours and offer cultural activities–and in some cases, cuisine–to the public. Free shuttles to the different embassies leave from Dupont Circle, on Massachusetts Ave. Click here for more details.

National Cathedral Flower Mart: Take in the beauty of spring flowers and prime views of the National Cathedral at the 71st Annual Flower Mart. Sponsored by the All Hallows Guild, this free event draws as many as 10,000 people every year. In addition to the gorgeous flowers that will be on hand, there will also be entertainment, art, rides and games, and of course, food! The Ukrainian embassy will also be on hand to showcase Ukrainian culture and cuisine. The event starts today (Friday) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Click here for more details.

National Train Day: All abaord for trains galore at Union Station on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.! But wait–even if you’re not a train aficionado, there will still be plenty to do at this free event. Meet and greet with the National Train Day spokesperson, Taye Diggs (*sigh,* one of my faves) or watch a cooking demonstration (and snag a sample) from Michel Richard, of Central and Citronelle fame. Click here for more details.

Sunday 5/9

Dolcezza Grand Opening Party: Finally! After being postponed for a month, Dolcezza Gelato is hosting its grand opening party on Sunday from 12-6 p.m. at its spiffy new Dupont location. Head over for free samples of its artisan Argentinean gelato and smoked pig from Bev Eggleston of Eco-Friendly Foods. An odd combination at first glance, yes, but when you think about it, gelato and pork could be the best marriage of food ever. Check here for details.

Happy weekend, everyone!

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