THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
DC Cooks Ahorita at the Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library
DC chef and cookbook author Jonathan Bardzik, whose second cookbook, Seasons of Taste, is coming out next month, will lead a live Latin American-themed culinary demonstration in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. 7 PM; RSVP requested.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
ATOS Trio at the Library of Congress
The critically-acclaimed, Berlin-based ATOS Trio coaxes the classical sounds of Kirchner, Hersch, Block, and Beethoven from their instruments. Attendance is encouraged even if online reservations are sold out. 8 to 11 PM.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
Expo Italiana at the Marriott Wardman Park
Lovers of Italian cuisine, craftsmanship, and culture: This is for you. Look for—among other things—an indoor bocce court, food and drink samples, live music, and a lunch provided by Mike’s Deli, whose home base is Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. 9 AM to 4 PM.
Best of Brookland at 701 Monroe Street, Northeast
Bethesda Row Arts Festival at Downtown Bethesda
Bethesda Row is transformed into an outdoor gallery displaying the works of more than 190 artists. Admission is free; the art, however, is not. Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
Seaton Smith at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Seaton Smith hails from DC, has been a regular on the NYC standup circuit, and is currently filming a new FOX series in LA. He’ll be back in town Sunday night, performing free standup for the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. 6 PM.