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Culture Vulture

A compilation of interesting—and, most important, free—lectures, cultural events, and more throughout the week.

Monday September 14
Small-business owners will appreciate journalist  Robert Spector’s talk at Poltics and Prose tonight—he’s out in support of The Mom and Pop Store, a case-by-case examination of the best local establishments across the country.  7 PM. 

Tuesday September 15
Bust out your knitting needles at the Renwick Gallery's Sit and Knit session today.  A local knitting-and-crocheting expert will share work samples, stories, and project ideas, and is ready and willing to answer any project-related questions. Bring that scarf you’ve been meaning to finish, and pretend it’s a mid-day happy hour.  American Art Museum, first floor, 11 to 1.     
Wednesday September 16
The DC Shorts Festival grants free access to three mini-documentaries today at E Street Cinema.  We’re especially curious about Hillel’s Angels­— a look inside the world of Jewish motorcyclists. Noon. Call 303-393-4266 for more information.

Thursday September 17
Very few occasions bring the Washington fashion scene together like DC Fashion Week’s Industry Networking Party, so you best believe we’ll be out to meet as many people as we can. Just want to model-watch? The event also features a swimwear catwalk.  Senate Square, 201 I Street, Northeast. 7PM; no ticket required.
Friday September 18
At 5:30, the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church kicks off its 49th annual Greek Festival with traditional foods, a book and trinket marketplace, and live music.  It runs through Sunday at the corner of 16th and Upshur Street, Northwest. Click here for more information.  

Saturday September 19
The H Street Festival & Bazaar takes over DC's Atlas District from noon to 6 today.  Expect music and dance performances, craft stalls, international foods, rock climbing, carnival games, and more—including a showcase of local design talent in the 3 PM fashion show.  H Street, Northeast, between 12th and 14th Streets. For more information, click here.  

Sunday September 20
Friends of the National Zoo are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiesta Musical.  Explore Latin American crafts, music, costumed dancing, and animal demonstrations from 11 to 5 today.  National Zoo, no tickets required. 

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.