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AT&T National, Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Things to do in D.C. this weekend

Tiger Woods signs autographs for fans at the 9th green after he played in the Pro-Am event at the AT&T National golf tournament. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Food truck Eat Wonky and Rhino Bar have teamed up to celebrate Canada Day with a Poutine Party. What’s poutine, you ask? French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. You can help yourself to as many servings of the snack as you’d like, along with unlimited drinks, including Chocolate City and Yuengling beers and Jose Cuervo, Bacardi and Smirnoff cocktails — all for a cost of $25.

After decamping to Philadelphia so that Congressional Country Club could prepare for and host the 2011 U.S. Open, the AT&T National golf tournament returns with a field featuring host Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Ben Curtis, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Hunter Mahan and defending champion Nick Watney. Even in stifling heat, it’s hard to beat strolling alongside the immaculately manicured fairways or standing under a tree within putting distance of some of the best golfers in the world.

And, of course, the Smithsonian Folk Festival takes over the National Mall. Along with the AIDS quilt, there are displays, performances and exhibitions focusing on the identity, history and creativity of Southern migrants who settled east of the Anacostia River.

Brandon Weigel is an editor for Baltimore City Paper and an alumnus of The Washington Post's Going Out Guide.


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