Weekend update: Classes to put you in the back-to-school spirit


Alexis Taylor learns the basics of DJing at the Beat Refinery in Bethesda. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

Here’s what else you’ll find in this week’s Weekend section:

The Fojol Bros. of Benethiopia truck, PORC and Feelin’ Crabby are among Justin Rude’s favorite food trucks.

Fritz Hahn has the scoop on where to watch your favorite college football teams.

Tom Morello, guitar dynamo of Rage Against the Machine, traded in his electric guitar and pedals and transformed himself as an acoustic player and old-fashioned folk singer. He plays Friday at the Birchmere.

For the first time in her long career, Holly Twyford, one of the city’s most prolific leading actresses, is stepping into the role of director. The play? No Rule Theatre Co.’s production of “Stop Kiss,” a drama about a two women who fall victim to a hate crime.

Here’s what’s in store for September theater: the Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center, “Fela!” at Shakespeare Theatre, “Macbeth” at Synetic Theater and more.

The National Portrait Gallery’s new show, “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter” provides a complex portrait of what it means to be Asian in contemporary American society. Get a preview of the show with our photo gallery.

Get some thrills paddling the Class 3 white-water rapids of the Shenandoah River.

For your weekend getaway: There’s a new way to jaunt between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Now you can take the East River Ferry, which traces a crescent shape studded with five stops in Queens and Brooklyn.

Anne Kenderdine’s job is sharing what’s fun to do in D.C. She joined The Washington Post in 2000, and she’s been focused on local arts and entertainment for her whole career. As the Going Out Guide Deputy Editor, she edits the Going Out Gurus blog and stories for the Weekend section and she also shapes the Going Out Guide’s Web site, mobile site, i

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