The Weekend Guide

arena stage homecoming!

Jazz hands.


Arena Stage Homecoming
A full day of events and free performances by 150 artists to celebrate the ovation-worthy theater space reopening.

Why: Don’t miss the dancing Manzari Brothers, cabaret concerts with Nina Negri and Bayla Whitten, and tours of the breathtaking venue. 

When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Where: 1101 6th St. NW., at Maine Ave. (202-488-3300).

Muncheez Mania
The new sandwich and crepe spot throws open its doors and curbside carryout window to offer the savory and sweet snacks for free (today only, noon-2 p.m.).
Why: Choose from options ($3-$7) like a Wild Thyme sammie with olive oil, za’atar, sesame seeds, and vegetables or PB&J and Nutella crepes.
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 1071 Wisconsin Ave. NW, at M St. NE (202-567-3000).

Kitchen of Innovation
An arts incubation dinner where attendees see and listen to project pitches from dancers, filmmakers, painters, and puppeteers and vote on who receives the admission money raised that evening.
Why: Local businesses (Sweetgreen, Frosting, Marvin) provide the meal; you supply the funding.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, at 16th St. Tickets ($15-$20) at the door. To make reservations, e-mail kitchenofinnovation@gmail.com.

Brazilian Celebration
Cafe Saint-Ex throws an all-day party with authentic dishes, caipirinhas, samba, and electro funk from DJ Neville C.
Why: DailyCandy readers get 20 percent off whatever they order.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m.
Where: 1847 14th St. NW, at T St. (202-265-7839).

Photo: Nick Lehoux / Courtesy of Bing Thom Architects

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Muncheez Mania
1071 Wisconsin Ave NW
@ M St NE
Washington, DC 20007
St. Stephen's Church
1525 Newton St NW
@ 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
1847 14th St NW
@ T St
Washington, DC 20009
1101 6th St SW
@ Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024