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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Weekend update: Honoring those who serve


Today is Veterans Day, a time to thank and honor those who have served their country. In today’s Weekend section, we have a list of events that allow you to do just that, starting with ceremonies and observances today and going as far out as the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in June. In between are many great ways in which the military serves us beyond the battlefield, with parades, concerts, air shows and exhibits.

Also in Weekend:

We round up a list of the best events going on this weekend, including the annual Tweed Ride, a cine-concert by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips at the National Gallery of Art, set against a backdrop of silent screen tests by Andy Warhol and the reopening of National Cathedral. (For more on the concert, see Mark Jenkins’s feature on Dean & Britta and the silent screen tests filmed by the famous pop artist.)

The holidays are still pretty far off, but some of the best places to buy unique crafts and gifts are opening up shop very soon. See our list of some of the best offbeat holiday markets.

Washington doesn’t have a Little Italy with clay bocce courts, but you can now get your fix at Black Jack, a fancy cocktail lounge that has bocce courts indoors.

Opening today is “Stay,” the first collaboration between Pulitzer-nominated playwright-director Heather McDonald and dancer-turned-choreographer Susan Shields.

You won’t find may tourists Gloucester Courthouse, Va., but you will find a small town with lots of charm and fascinating landmarks in the courthouse building that dates to 1766 and a fire-gutted 18th century mansion.

Michael O’Sullivan takes a look at “Hong Seon Jang: Sugar High,” an exhibit of works that are as much of a head rush as the title would have you think.

We’ve already told you about some of the best places to karaoke. Well, now you can dust off your cabaret chops at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, which hosts a monthly open mike.

And we’ve got reviews of all the latest movies, including “J. Edgar,” “Melancholia,” and “Immortals.”

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