1) Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
What: The Smithsonian's annual tradition is back (food and drink is available for sale along with the music). More here.
Where: Sculpture Garden Pavilion, Constitution Ave. and 9th St. NW
When: Friday at 5:30 p.m.
2) Knife Skills Class
What: ThinkFoodGroup's Joe Raffa teaches a knife skills class in Alexandria. More info here.
Where: La Cuisine, 323 Cameron St., Alexandria, Va.
When: Sunday at 10 a.m.
3) Barbecue at Jack Rose
What: It's a party on the roof at Jack Rose Sunday and Monday, with $5 specials, half-priced grill items, and more.
Where: Jack Rose roof terrace, 2007 18th St. NW
When: Sunday at 2 p.m., Monday at 5 p.m.
4) Delaplane Strawberry Festival
What: This two-day event is all about berries, but also has family-friendly activities like pony rides, games, and more. Info here.
Where: Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, Va.
When: Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.
5) Adult picnic at William Jeffery's Tavern
What: Find smoked hot dogs, spiked popsicles, a DJ and more at this two-day event.
Where: William Jeffrey's Tavern, 2301 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va.
When: 5 p.m. Sunday through midnight on Monday
ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Dirty Martini pig roast...Midnite BBQ event at Union Market...The Majestic starts up weekend brunch...Nats Stadium holds a Taste of the World event.