This weekend, there's no shortage of markets and festivals to visit as D.C. brings in the fall season. Food trucks will be out in full force, local vendors will be pushing their handmade goods, and animals will be celebrated around town. You can also choose from a couple of noteworthy music events featuring a full orchestra and a legendary go-go band, among other happenings that will get you out of the house and into the autumn air.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
RARE ESSENCE: Founded 41 years ago by a group of D.C middle schoolers Rare Essence is a local legend. They released their 15th studio album last year and still play around town, but they haven't performed on U Street in a decade. If you've never seen them before, go remedy that stat. (U Street Music Hall, 7 p.m., $15)