The Weekend Guide

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On the catwalk.

Walk This Way
What: Professional athletes, including DeAngelo Hall (Redskins), John Carlson (Capitals), and Ben Olsen (D.C. United), cut sharp figures in local labels like Eric Finn Custom Clothiers and Bishme Cromartie to raise money for the domestic violence support network.
Why: Your chance to leer at the fellas.
When: Tonight, 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: Kastles Stadium, 800 Water St. SW (202-483-6647). Tickets ($40) at walkthiswayevent.com.

Columbia Heights Day
What: More than 60 local shops and nonprofits host an open house with games and special events like yoga (10 a.m.), a cupcake-eating contest (2 p.m.), and an Octoberfest beer garden styled by Meridian Pint.
Why: Park it here for lunch (food trucks line Kenyon St.).
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Harriet Tubman Elementary Field, Kenyon St. NW, b/t 11th & 13th Sts.

Epic Smokehouse
What: Wayne Halleran and Joon Yang (The Palm) have created a meat monster — the body of a steakhouse with the brains of a barbecue joint — in Pentagon City. Chomp on chops, loins, ribs, and nicely priced apps (smoked onion dip, kalua pig rolls).
Why: Bacon-infused bourbon and candied bacon cupcakes keep your diet consistent.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 1330 S. Fern St., b/t 12th & 15th Sts., Arlington (517-319-4001).

Ai Weiwei: According to What?
What: Installations, videos, and photos by China’s best-known living artist and social rabble-rouser take over three floors — and overtake the senses. In the spirit of democracy, the museum produced a paperback edition of the exhibition catalog for $5.
Why: Count on it — 3,200 porcelain crabs, 38 tons of steel rebar, thousands of crystals, and three middle fingers.
When: Sun.-Feb. 24, 2013.
Where: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Ave. SW, at 7th St. (202-633-4674).

Artisphere Free Family Day Open House
What: Arlington’s contemporary art and performance space softens its edge to welcome families to its second birthday. Performers include bubble fairy Jennifer Stephens, magicians, a stilt walker, and mural making with Albus Cavus.
Why: You’re a kid at heart.
When: Sun., 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (703-875-1100).


What: Road trip to the area’s only Bavarian-themed beer garden for an evening with Bob Lougheed and The Mystery Train Band, who pay tribute to the King.
Why: Clink steins and sing along.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Blob’s Park, 8024 Max Blobs Park Rd., Jessup (410-799-7130). Admission is $15.

Photo: Vithaya Photography / Courtesy of Walk This Way

1330 S Fern St
bt 12th & 15th Sts
Arlington, VA 22202
8024 Max Blobs Park Rd
@ Annapolis Rd
Jessup, MD 20794
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
Harriet Tubman Elementary Field
Kenyon St NW
bt 11th & 13th Sts
Washington, DC 20010
Kastles Stadium
800 Water St SW
Washington, DC 20024
700 Independence Ave SW
@ 7th St
Washington, DC 20560