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Weekend Update: Get rolling

Also in today’s Weekend section:

Our picks for the best of the weekend : There are festivals galore, including the Crafty Bastards art sale, Taste of Bethesda, Del Ray’s Art on the Avenue and the Cantina Cup sailboat races on the Southwest waterfront.

A look at the classy Jack Rose bar, which offers more than 1,000 whiskeys to sample. It’s not just for aficionados, though: everyone will enjoy craft cocktails, an outdoor grill and a fantastic rooftop deck

Singer Madeleine Payroux visits Strathmore to promote her new album, “Standing on the Rooftop.”

The final works of abstract painter Seth Rosenberg , who passed away in 2009, are featured in a retrospective at the McLean Project for the Arts.

To prepare for Jane Comfort and Company ’s performance at the American Dance Institute, picture Dancer Barbie, says Lisa Traiger: “The performers wear wigs, shiny skin-tone spandex tights and push-up bras to attain the look, and their stiff-legged, tiptoed walks and elbows bent just so complete the picture.”

This week’s best new film? It’s “ 50/50 ,” says critic Ann Hornaday. She hands the Joseph Gordon-Levitt flick three-and-a-half stars, saying “’50/50’ takes the hackneyed convention of illness-driven melodrama and reinvigorates it with honesty, clear-eyed compassion and unsentimental wit.”

You might also like: Find family festivals, polka and huge mugs of beer in our list of the best Oktoberfest events , or find details about apple picking and seasonal day trips in our Fall Guide .

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.
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