There’s some good stuff happening in the area this weekend. Here are some fun events for good causes to check out.

Tonight, there is a benefit at Comet Ping Pong to support Transformer, a non-profit visual arts space at 14th and P NW.  There’s a $10 cover and $1 PBRs, featuring an art installation, live music, a DJ set and dancing. 

This Saturday is the 17th Street Festival. It will be taking place on 17th Street between Riggs and P St NW from 2-6 pm. There will be musical performances, vendors, and activities for pets and kids. In conjunction with this festival, there will be a showing of Batman at 8pm at Stead Park (1625 P St NW). Profits from the festival will go towards Ross Elementary.

There has been very few violence in our neighborhood so far, so unfortunately I had a feeling that something might happen soon. MPD has only announced that there was a shooting at the 2400 block of 17th street (right near the Harris Teeter), with no more information on the victim’s condition, identity, or any other details about the crime. I’ll update as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: DCist is reporting that police reports say two black males — one six-foot with dreads in a white tank and blue jeans, the second in non-descript dark clothing shot a yet unidentified victim.

UPDATE 2: Prince of Petworth also heard from MPD that the victim is an adult male who is in critical condition.