Monday – Check out “Ai Weiei: According to What?,” the Hirshhorn’s new exhibit by the artist behind the Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads sculptures in the museum’s central plaza. Find out what to expect in this KFDC review. The museum is open from 10am – 5:30pm. Admission is free.
Tuesday – Play, picnic, and enjoy the surrounding scenery at Hains Point. Drive all the way down, almost to the tip, to reach the playgrounds. They’re set amid big grassy areas with picnic tables and bathrooms right there, too. And the spot offers great views of the rivers and airplanes taking off and landing at Ronald Reagan Airport.
Wednesday – Celebrate National Fossil Day on the National Mall! The event hosted by the National Park Service and Natural History Museum will include presentations and activities for all ages from a variety of organizations. Join the fun from 10am – 2pm. Admission is free.
Thursday – Catch a performance of Mouse on the Move at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The show, which runs at the Atlas from October 17-22, is the first of this season’s Theatre for the Very Young series.
Friday – Hang out in the Obama’s backyard on a White House Fall Garden Tour. The Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Kitchen Garden, and South Lawn will be on view to guests. The public is invited, but every visitor (small children included) needs a ticket to tour. Starting at 8am, tickets will be distributed at the Ellipse Visitor Pavillion at 15th & E Streets NW on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours run from 9am – 3pm, and entry times are indicated on tickets, so keep your day open if you hope to go.