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The Weekend Guide

baltimore grand prix!

Let’s not get carried away.

SPEED
Baltimore Grand Prix
What:
Rev your engines for the first-ever car race around downtown Balto and the Inner Harbor, featuring drivers like Marco Andretti and Danica Patrick.
Why: Cars going 180 miles per hour, plus infield concerts and street parties all weekend.
When: Fri.-Sun. Full schedule online at baltimoregrandprix.com.
Where: Pratt St., at Charles St., Baltimore. Tickets ($20 and up) online at baltimoregrandprix.com.

EAT
District of Pi Opens
What:
Order Chicago-style pizza (formerly available only via food truck) at an actual, sit-down restaurant with a full menu and bar.
Why: Deep-dish options like the South Side Classico (mozzarella, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, and onions) or thin-crust pies like the Lincoln Park (feta, zucchini, and basil).
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 910 F St. NW, at 9th St. (202-393-5484).

HEAR
Black Cat Anniversary Party
What:
The D.C. music institution celebrates eighteen years with nine bands for just $5.
Why: Don’t dance to the likes of Garland of Hours, Oh So Peligroso, Autograph by Proxy, The Max Levine Ensemble, and others.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, b/t S & T Sts. (202-667-4490). Tickets at the door.

DRINK
Hudson Happy Hour
What:
Savor the last moments of summer with $5 beers and $6 mixed drinks on the Dupont restaurant’s patio.
Why: Large pitchers ($29) of the White Sangria Fusion Margarita with pear, sage, lavender, and grapefruit.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 4-7:30 p.m.
Where: 2030 M St. NW, at 21st St. (202-872-8700).

Photo:  Chris_inTO / Flickr

LOCATIONS
Baltimore Grand Prix
W Pratt St
@ Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Disctrict of Pi
910 F St NW
@ 9th St
Washington, DC 20004
202-393-5484
2030 M St NW
@ 21st St
Washington, DC 20036
202-872-8700
1811 14th St NW
bt S & T Sts
Washington, DC 20009
202-667-4490
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