Noah Nothman, 5, bottom left, and his sister, Kailey Nothman, 7, right, chase bubbles on E. Diamond Ave. during the 73rd Annual Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade in 2011. (Matt McClain/For The Washington Post)
Labor Day Parade

Need Labor Day plans? Head to Olde Towne Gaithersburg for the 75th annual Labor Day Parade, complete with high school marching band performances, horses, clowns and more. This year’s celebration is dedicated to Gaithersburg’s law enforcement community in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Gaithersburg Police Department.

1 p.m. Olde Towne Gaithersburg, Summit and Diamond avenues, Gaithersburg, Md. 301-258-6350.

International Young Artist Piano Competition

Prize-winning young pianists from the 2013 competition perform classical European and Chinese works on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.

6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

A Canstruction 2012 entry by EYP which won Jurors’ Special Recognition. (National Building Museum)


Head to the National Building Museum to check out the Washington Architectural Foundation’s Canstruction 2013 competition, in which local architecture and construction teams build structures out of canned goods. The theme for this year’s competition is the National Mall. Cast your vote for your fave and donate canned goods to the Capital Area Food Bank.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448.

Make your own comic

Watch Rafer Roberts work on the spring 2014 edition of “Magic Bullet,” a local, semi-annual comics newspaper presented by DC Conspiracy, a collaborative group of local comic writers, editors, artists, fans and creators. Guests can also make their own comic and leave it to be displayed at the gallery.

6:30 p.m. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 703-875-1100.

Petworth’s Fashion Night Out

Willow Fashion and Fia’s Fabulous Finds host a Fashion Night Out, with a fashion show and preview of fall fashions from local boutiques. After the show, there will be a “swag bag” giveaway at Fia’s and a 10-percent-off sale at Fia’s Fabulous Finds and Willow Fashion. There will also be an on-site, professional stylist to help guests rework their wardrobes for fall.

7 p.m. Fia’s Fabulous Finds, 806 Upshur St. NW. 202-492-8278. Registration required.

5th annual Green Living
Expo DC

A day of events geared toward helping you go green. Learn how to get the most out of your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes in the “5 a Day CSA” cooking class. Sit in on panel discussions on energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling, gardening and water. There also will be vendors selling food and green products, as well as face painting courtesy of the Wilson High School Art Club. D.C. locals who register in advance can enter to win a year’s supply of free Honest Tea.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. University of the District of Columbia, Dennard Plaza, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW (entrance on Van Ness Street NW). 202-274-5000. Registration required.

Freecycle Fete

Score some free stuff at DC Home Buzz’s Freecycle Fete, “a garage sale where everything is free.” Part the annual Adams Morgan Day, Freecycle Fest gives neighbors an opportunity to get rid of the junk that’s been clogging up their closets, and bargain seekers get a chance to find treasure in their neighbors’ trash.

3 p.m. 18th Street NW, between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road.

— Lauren McEwen