Enjoy the food, friends and fun that come with any summer barbecue, but kick it up a notch at the Safeway 15th annual 2007 National Capital Barbecue Battle Saturday and June 24 in Washington. The battle provides the usual fare of any regular weekend barbecue, along with cooking demonstrations, tips from celebrity chefs, music -- including Chuck Brown and Fools & Horses -- and talent shows, as well as barbecue from local and national restaurants.
The National Capital Barbecue Battle runs 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. June 24 at Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., between Ninth and 14th streets, Washington. Admission is $10; $5 for ages 6-12; free for those 5 and younger. Call 301-860-0630 or go to barbecuebattle.com.