Media credit: Photographic illustration by Sydney Walsh | Staff photographer
Check out the “Aviation Runway” themed Foggy Bottom fashion show to see some of the district’s newest designers, clothing brands and local models.
Celebrate the end of the first month of class with immersive events all over the city.
Head to a district arts festival on Friday, support local fashion without having to leave campus on Saturday, and head to an educational exhibit at the African American History Museum on Sunday.
Art all night
Start the weekend with a nighttime arts festival that takes place in 16 neighborhoods, including DuPont Circle, Shaw and Van Ness. Between 7 p.m. Friday night and 3 a.m. the next morning, immerse yourself in a variety of visual and performative arts like painting, photography, music, theater and film. The festival, which is sponsored by Mayor Murial Bowser’s office, will feature events such as an outdoor concert featuring DC’s Black Alley at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and a short film festival in Tenleytown.
Several locations. To free. Find more information here.
Fashion show with hazy background
Kick off DC Fashion Week by supporting some of DMV’s rising clothing brands. In collaboration with Howard University, the GW Phi Beta Sigma fraternity will host the “Call Me When You Get Fly” fashion show this Saturday at 8pm in the Grand Ballroom of the University Student Center. The Aviation Runway themed event will feature some of DC’s newest designers, clothing brands and upcoming models.
University student center. 800 21st St NW. Tickets are free. Registration is compulsory. Find more information here.
Keeping the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies, Exhibition at the Museum of African-American History
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its new exhibit this weekend. The 4,300-square-foot exhibit titled “Keeping the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies” explores the era of reconstruction in the United States from an African-American perspective. The exhibition will feature 200 photographs, over 100 objects and 15 audio, video and interactive programs addressing the African-American narrative at a pivotal moment in the country’s post-slavery history.
Timed tickets are free. Registration is compulsory. Find more information here.