This week’s edition of Weekend Happenings in the DMV is packed with upcoming holiday fun! Begin by paying tribute this Veteran’s Day at your local parade and then let your Christmas and holiday shopping commence!
Washington, DC Events
Union Market Drive In
1309 5th Street NE
Time: Friday, 7:30pm
Union Market previously hosted Washington DC’s first drive-in movie experience this summer. Films tied to a particular theme will be shown on Union Market’s 3-story wall as part of our Encore Series this fall. A variety of Union Market vendors will also participate, serving food, drinks and fun snacks. Stop by for the last movie this Fall showing “Bridesmaids” this Friday!
Fall Fringe Festival
607 New York Ave., NW
Time: Now-November 17th
Didn’t get enough of the Capital Fringe Festival this summer? The annual performing arts event in Washington, DC introduces risk-taking art and non-traditional performances including theater, dance, music, poetry, puppetry and more. Select favorite former performances will be repeated in Fall Fringe (plus a few brand new shows).
The District Flea
The District Flea Grounds
945 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Saturdays, Now-November 30th, 10am-5pm
Expect 70-80 vendors of everything from vintage eyeglass frames to antique furniture and vintage clothing at this big, new flea market on a 37,000 square foot lot in Shaw, created by the producers of New York’s famous Brooklyn Flea.
FotoWeek DC, the annual celebration of photography in Washington, DC features programs including a photo contest and juried exhibition, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings and more. Please visit the website for times, locations and pricing.
Time: Saturday, check in between noon & 3pm
The original idea behind the Beerathon was to create a marathon event for those of us whose enthusiasm for running includes making a beer-run. So, come participate, rock out all day with beers, great food, bands, djs, and the most fun you can have legally. The course is designed by a certified Beerathon Course map Veteran, having extensive experience planning prior successful Beerathons to include only the most fun venues. It includes 26 leading bars and restaurants and is designed to give you a chance to visit old standbys while checking out some newer venues. Once you pick up your laminated ticket at one of the check-in locations, you are free to go in any direction and order you choose!
Alexandria Film Festival
The Alexandria Film Festival showcases high-quality films during a celebration of new and established filmmakers and their new or rare films. Bringing 60 new and rare feature-length films, documentaries, animation, and shorts, the Alexandria Film Festival also includes filmmaker panels and arts presentations to unique and historic venues. Please visit the website for specific locations, times, and prices.
Manassas Veterans Day Parade
Time: Saturday, 11 am
The community parade includes military and high school bands, pipe and drum corps teams, Military Units from the various Armed Services, Military vehicles, and members from local Veteran organizations. Please visit website for parade routes.
Northern Virginia Christmas Market
Dulles Expo Center
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Price: Adults – $7, Children – Free
This arts and crafts market features Christmas collectibles and thousands of home decorating ideas for the holidays.
American Freedom Festival
Patriot Center at George Mason University
Time: Sunday, 7:30pm
Legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd performs a tribute concert that honors our Veterans and Armed Forces while benefiting various organizations that serve and support our Veterans, Active Duty Military Service Members, Wounded Warriors and their families throughout the country.
Christmas in the Woods
501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air, MD
Time: Now-December 1st
Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm & Sunday, 11am-5pm
Handcrafts, collectibles, antiques, florals, Victorian, country, jewelry, furniture, girls & ladies accessories, perfect gifts for all occasions!
Montgomery Village Holiday Craft Bazaar
Lake Marion Community Center
8821 East Village Ave., Montgomery, MD
Time: Saturday, 9am-3pm
This annual event will host over 50 vendors from the Maryland area, featuring all handmade crafts including, holiday decorations, jewelry, clothing, glass, quilts and more.
Maryland Irish Festival
Timonium Fair Grounds
2200 York Rd., Timonium, MD
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
This celebration of Irish culture features local, regional, and international Irish music and dance; traditional cuisine; cultural exhibits and workshops; and a variety of Irish vendors. Get your fill of corned beef and cabbage (or Irish beer and whiskey, if that’s your preference), or take part in the many children’s activities planned. Please visit website for pricing and times.
Veterans Day Weekend Celebration
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm & Sunday, 11am-4pm
As a salute to Veterans, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum will display items from World War II and from various branches of the military. Veterans with proof of military service will receive free admission over the weekend.
Concerts at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!
- Grouplove, American University, Friday at 7pm
- Paramore, Patriot Center, Saturday at 7:30pm
- Lynard Skynard, Patriot Center, Sunday at 7:30pm
Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!
- George Mason Basketball vs American University, Patriot Center, Friday at 7pm
- Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn, Verizon Center, Friday at 7pm
- Maryland Football vs Syracuse, Byrd Stadium, Saturday at 3:30pm
- Navy Football vs Hawaii, Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Saturday at 3:30pm
- Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati, M&T Bank Stadium, Sunday at 1pm
Movies Opening this Weekend:
THOR: The Dark World
(Action | Adventure | Fantasy Sci-Fi – 112 Minutes)
Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, and Stellan Skarsgard.
The Book Thief
(Drama | War – 131 Minutes)
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Ben Schnetzer.