Turns out you can get a dose of extreme adventure right in the heart of downtown DC. This weekend brings the Adventures in Travel Expo to the Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Pl., NW). Not only can you get help from hundreds of experts on planning your next exotic vacation, but you can participate in free, hands-on activities such as scuba-diving lessons, a rock-climbing wall — even an aerial zip line. The expo runs from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday and costs $15; free for ages 16 and under. Call (202) 249-3000.
The Adventures in Travel Expo is just one of our picks for events happening around town this week. For even more fun times and entertainment, a Washington Social Club show, a free evening of composer John Cage’s music at the National Gallery, or the 2007 DC Idiotarod, check out Where & When Weekend, our regular column on the best of what's going on this weekend.