Things to Do

Our Pick for the Weekend: Dragon Boat Racing

Every spring I look forward to the Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place on the Potomac River near the Thompson Boathouse (2900 Virginia Ave., NW) this Saturday. Fantastically colorful boats painted to resemble dragons—with intricate scales, ferocious dragon heads, and elegant tails—line up to sprint distances of 250 and 500 meters down the water. 8 am to 5 pm; the event continues on Sunday.

The Dragon Boat Festival is just one of the picks for fun things going on this weekend. For more, including an AfroFunk forum, the end of Artomatic, and more, check out Where & When Weekend.