What to do this week in DC: Labor Day Weekend 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013:

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Jazz in the Garden: Every summer, the gallery hosts the popular National Gallery of Arts Jazz in the Sculpture Garden outdoor concert event from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sip, snack, and rewind outside while listening to the last show of the season.

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Nationals Baseball: There’s nothing like summer nights at the ballpark. Enjoy this Labor Day weekend in the nation’s Capital watching an All-American baseball game. This week the Nationals face the Mets; starting time is 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, August 31, 2013:

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DC Blues Festival: Enjoy the Labor Day weekend by relaxing to the blues music at the 25th Annual DC Blues Festival. The event will be held from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Carter Barron Amphitheater. In addition to an instrument “petting zoo,” this free event features well-known artists and workshops.

Sunday, September 1, 2013:

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National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2013: Every year, the National Symphony Orchestra performs a free Labor Day Concert on the U.S. Capitol – West Lawn on the Sunday prior to Labor Day.  Produced by the Kennedy Center, the show celebrates the beginning of the performing arts season. Music lovers can pack a picnic and enjoy the weather, the weekend, and the music. The event features Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and musical selections by Tony DeSare, a vocalist and pianist. Narrated by Michael John Casey, the National Symphony Orchestra will play music that highlights the American landscape, patriotic classics, and more.  While gates open at 3 p.m., with a dress rehearsal at 3:30 p.m., the main concert begins at 8 p.m.

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