Heard about the Gangnam dance sensation? You can learn about it and other aspects of Korean culture at the KORUS festival, one of the best free events in town this weekend.
Lunch with a side of shorts
Knock off work and head to Landmark’s E Street Cinema for a lunchtime showing of short documentaries, part of the DC Shorts Festival. The theater is screening “The Vacuum Kid,” “Paraiso,” “Everything Is Incredible” and “Baffle Their Minds With Bull----, Kerry Leigh.”
Noon. Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. 202-452-7672. www.dcshorts.com .
Day of service
To commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Serve DC is hosting an afternoon of hands-on service projects supporting veterans and first responders. Local and national leaders are expected to speak.
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 14th streets NW. 202-724-2229. www.serve.dc.gov .
Happy birthday, Constitution
To mark the 225th anniversary of the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale law professor Akhil Amar discuss the past, present and future of the nation’s founding document.
7 p.m. National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-357-5000. www.archives.gov .
Discussing David Foster Wallace
D.T. Max, who had access to the late writer’s letters , manuscripts and audio tapes, talks about his new biography of the author, “Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace.”
7 p.m. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. www.politics-prose.com .
Celebrate Korean culture with a three-day festival featuring music and dance, a wildlife exhibit, booths and exhibitors, food tastings, and a tutorial on the Gangnam dance craze.
4 to 10 p.m. (also Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. 703-354-3900. www.koreancelebration.com .
The festivities at Our Lady of Lebanon Church include music and dancing, a moon bounce, children’s games, arts and crafts and more. Enjoy shawarma, falafel, meat pies, grape leaves, baba ghanoush, hummus and more, all of which you can wash down with Lebanese wines and beers or arak.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 7142 Alaska Ave. NW. 202-829-5554. www.ourladyoflebanon-dc.org .
The group performs son jarocho music, the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico, in a performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.
6 p.m. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org .