We've got the last weekend in September (and the first weekend of fall) on tap and already, it's shaping up to be a beauty. In between lounging in your new home with a seasonal cocktail, and exploring your brand new neighborhood, you'll have gobs of fresh activities to keep you busy.

If you're wondering what to do this weekend downtown, worry no more! From opening nights at the theater to a festival ALL ABOUT BACON, you've got a wide variety of options. Send September off with a bang, and make your merry own way around town at any one of these 5 events going on this weekend. Walk or bike to any of these events, because we know convenience IS YOUR THING...

  1. Oktoberfest at Gershwins. Going off every night from now until September 28th, Gershwin's 1st Annual Oktoberfest promises a wild ride of festive, seasonal action. Celebrate all things German with music, dancing, food and beer in one of our favorite downtown restaurants.
  2. K2 Opening Weekend VSC. This much talked about play opened earlier this week, transforming the stage at the Wells into the second highest peak of the Himalayas. This adventure story runs through October 12th, so go go go this weekend.
  3. All American Bacon Festival. Mosey on over to Scope Plaza this Saturday, September 27th from 12-5 pm for live music, cocktails and beer AND AN ALL DAY BACON FEST. We didn't make this up, we promise.
  4. Firkin and Food Truck Friday. Every Friday, local brewers, O'Connors (LOVE) offer two special casked beers for tasting, along with favorite local food trucks. This week, CXB BBQ & Eats will be serving up the vittles.
  5. Virginia Opera's Sweeney Todd. Opening at the Harrison Opera House this weekend, the VA Opera kicks off it's 40th anniversary season with the East Coast premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. This dark, dramatic comedy is one for your theatrical bucket list, so check it off and GO.

Photo | The Scout Guide