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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 09/26/2011

This week’s events Sept. 26 - Oct. 2

Friday, Sept. 30

Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour, set on the bucolic hills overlooking the Potomac, Mount Vernon’s twice-a-year wine festival featuring Virginia wines is a perennial sell-out. 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. $35. 703-780-2000 or http://www.mountvernon.org/calendar/index.cfm/fuseaction/event/calID/72/.

Psycho Safari, Tulip Gulch Productions, now in its 25th year, introduces a new haunted attraction at Prince George’s Stadium with more than 30 actors, props and special effects. Expect to spend 20 minutes inside. 6:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Bowie Baysox, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $17. 301-805-6000 or www.baysox.com.

Yo Gabba Gabba!, the popular children’s show comes to life. 7 p.m., George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. $25-$45. 202-397-7328, 703-993-3000.

Saturday, Oct. 1

“Strange Fruit,” an exploration of African-American identity through photographs and video works by Hank Willis Thomas. Saturdays-Sundays, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.

Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam, featuring comedians Aries Spears; Corey Holcomb; Tommy Davidson; Capone; Gary Owen and Tony Roberts. 7 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW. $35-$45. 202-628-4780.

Jimmy “Junebug” Jackson, a performance by the jazz quartet. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 22, HR-57, 816 H St. NE. $15. 202-667-3700.

Hip hop dance workshop, learn popular dances from the 80s and 90’s, including the reebok, kid-n-play and cabbage patch. 4 p.m. Oct. 1. Joy Of Motion Dance Center, Atlas, 1333 H St.NE, $25-$30. 202-399-6763, atlas@joyofmotion.org.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Kinderfest, the 31st annual event for pre-school and elementary school-aged children includes performances, hayrides, moon bounces, games and crafts. Noon-5 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Free. 301-699-2456.

Kings of Salsa, Cuban choreographer Roclan Gonzalez Chavez and others perform a spicy blend of cool, street salsa, Afro-Caribbean hip hop and classics. 4 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $30-$46. 703-993-7759.

Hip Hop master class, Joseph Nontanovan, former artistic director of Culture Shock, D.C., shares his rich journey through hip hop, theatre and concert dance. Bring kneepads and learn high-energy moves. 5 p.m. Oct. 2. Joy Of Motion Dance Center, Atlas, 1333 H St. NE, $25-$30, registration required. 202-399-6763, atlas@joyofmotion.org.

Professional cooking class, Chef Danielle Turner leads a hands-on class focusing on Italian cuisine. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 2. Linganore Wine Cellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy. $85, registration required. 301-831-5889, http://www.linganore-wine.com/

By Jillian Sowah  |  10:28 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Categories:  Events

 
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