Rain Driving

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Get ready for a washout-weekend, folks.

Although the latest forecasts predict that Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin won’t directly impact D.C., expected heavy rains and flooding have caused some of the area’s happenings scheduled for the next three days to be called off:

1) Capitol City Brewing Company’s Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest at Arlington’s Shirlington Village

Originally set for Saturday, the event has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11. Drink your sorrows away at home.

2) Taste of Bethesda at Woodmont Triangle

The yearly food fair scheduled for Saturday is being cancelled for the first time in its 26-year history. “Set-up for the festival that annually attracts 45,000 attendees, begins at 2 a.m., and due to the predicted high winds and significant amounts of rainfall at this time, the event has been cancelled,” a press release explains. Taste of Bethesda will not be rescheduled this year, so if you were planning to go with an empty fridge at home, now is your time to stock up.

3) The Smithsonian’s Autumn Conservation Festival “in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains”

“With the declaration of a State of Emergency in Virginia due to Hurricane Joaquin, we have made the tough decision to cancel the Autumn Conservation Festival at SCBI this year,” the institute advises on its website. You can forget enacting your Sound of Music fantasies (“High on a hill was a lonely goatherd“) and watch the film instead.

4) Race for Every Child in Downtown D.C.

The event held to raise money for children’s medicine has been cancelled, but organizers “are exploring future options.” Runners can still fundraise online, so if they continue to feel charitable this weekend, they’ll have an outlet.

5) Adams Morgan PorchFest

The music festival that was going to be held for the third time in front of buildings throughout the neighborhood has been postponed until Oct. 24, according to the event’s Facebook page. Bye bye, Miss American Pie… for now.

If you really must get outside this weekend (stir-crazy, much?) you can still check out DC VegFest, as of right now.

Email citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com with other cancellations or changes that our readers should know about.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery