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H Street Festival
What: An all-day party with patio cafes, speed chess games, food trucks, fashion shows, a tattoo competition, and dancing in the street.
Why: Don’t miss the pie-eating contest and costume karaoke.
When: Sat., noon-7 p.m.
Where: H St. NE, b/t 8th & 14th Sts.
Boutique Warehouse Sale
What: Baltimore shops like Blue Denim Boutique offer huge discounts to raise money for the Junior League’s philanthropic programs.
Why: Get dibs on clothing, jewelry, and shoes with a glass of wine at the Friday night preview.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Hunt Valley Towne Center, 118 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley. Tickets ($20) for Fri. online at jlbalt.org.
What: Faction of Fools takes on Machiavelli’s Renaissance comedy.
Why: The 1518 play tells the story of a corrupt scholar and a band of sketchy characters who help him take advantage of a beautiful woman.
When: Thru Oct. 8. Thurs. & Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.
Where: Eastman Studio Theatre, Elstad Annex, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE, at 8th St. Tickets ($20) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Brainfood Grill-Off and Fundraiser
What: Amateur and seasoned chefs compete in an outdoor grilling contest (using surprise ingredients) to benefit Brainfood, the charity that teaches cooking skills to local youth.
Why: Scott Drewno of The Source, Kyle Bailey of Birch & Barley, and Teddy Folkman of Granville Moore’s head up the roster.
When: Thurs., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Decatur House on Lafayette Square, 1610 H St. NW, at 16th St. Tickets ($75) online at acteva.com.
Photo: Tom Bridge / Flickr