The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Oct. 7-13 (Down in the Reeds)

by Fritz Hahn, Chris Kelly, Anying Guo and Adele Chapin for The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide

Down in the Reeds at the Parks at Walter Reed: Head to the Parks at Walter Reed, the former grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, for a day of music. The event is back in person after a two-year hiatus, and this year, three stages host musicians and workshop presenters such as kids’ entertainer Baba Ras D (11:30 a.m.), members of the Washington Jazz Arts Institute (noon), women-led drum circle Bele Bele Rhythm Collective (3:30 p.m.) and headliners RDGLDGRN (6 p.m.). Check out food trucks, art vendors and family programming in between sets. The festival is asking that attendees over the age of 12 be fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative coronavirus test within 48 hours of the event and wear masks when not eating or drinking. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

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