1. Awesome Con, the annual convention celebrating pop culture and geekdom, is returning to DC this weekend! Held at the Washington Convention Center, it’s running Friday – Sunday, and tickets start at $15/day. We’ve been a few times, and it is always a blast with fantastic guest panels (Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd this year!), comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. There’s something for all ages, including a whole Awesome Con Jr. area with programming especially for kids.
2. You can add another Smithsonian to your museum rotation this weekend: The Hirshhorn reopens on Friday, August 20! Hours will be 10am – 5:30pm Wednesday – Sunday, and no timed-entry passes will be required. In the meantime, get kids excited about going back to the modern art museum with some online projects especially for little artists.
3. The National Children’s Museum will start welcoming visitors again on September 2! It will be open Thursday – Sunday with two timed sessions each day: a morning session from 9:30am – 12:30pm, and an afternoon session from 1:30-4:30pm. Tickets are now available — reserve yours here! And read more about the museum in this KFDC write-up from its brief opening in early 2020.
5. He may not be a Nat anymore, but you still gotta love this slide.