It’s not just the temperature that will soar to new heights.
Columbia Heights Day
What: The giant community festival includes live music, dance, and food specials at area restaurants, like Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza and The Wonderland Ballroom.
Why: All-day happy hour and a cupcake-eating contest.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: Harriet Tubman Elementary School, 3101 13th St. NW, at Irving St.
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free for All
What: The bard moves inside for an edgy take on The Taming of the Shrew.
Why: Not taking advantage of free theater is just Shrew’d.
When: Thru Sept. 12.
Where: Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW, at 6th St. (202-547-1122).
Brunch at Sei
What: Greet the day with eggs Benedict in kimchi hollandaise, French toast with green tea sugar, and edamame hash.
Why: Sei good morning.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: 444 7th St. NW, b/t D & E Sts. (202-783-7007).
What: Grub on authentic NOLA mudbugs, listen to live blues, and sip beer specials to raise money for troops overseas.
Why: You’re cray cray for crawdads.
When: Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Cowboy Cafe, 4792 Lee Hwy., Arlington (703-243-8010).
Free Summer Saturday
What: The Corcoran Gallery of Art wraps up summer with a final flourish of gratis exhibits and programs.
Why: Stick a Corc in your weekend.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 500 17th St. NW, at New York Ave. (202-639-1700).