Weekend Happenings in the DMV: August 22nd-24th

Even though school is right around the corner, there are still a ton of fun summer events happening all around the area! Here are just a few!

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Washington, DC Events:

Trillectro Music Festival 
trillectroRFK Stadium, Washington DC
Time: Saturday, 12pm-11pm
Price: $69
Trillectro Music Festival is bridging the gap between hip-hop and electronic music; ending the summer with an unforgettable day of high-energy performances and DJs playing crowd favorites, hidden gems, and their own trill creations. The event will feature both renowned headliners and emerging talent for a must-see show for hip-hop and electronic fans alike! Food and beverages will be available for sale inside the venue.

Capital Dragon Boat Races 
captial dragon boat regattaSouthwest Waterfront, Washington DC
Time: Saturday, 8am-4pm
The 2014 Capital Dragon Boat Regatta, formerly located in National Harbor, will be located on the Southwest Waterfront this year for an afternoon full of a variety of racing. Teams of 20 will be racing in multiple 500m, 2,000m races and long distance races. The races are a great boating experience for both spectators and athletes as they compete for medals and trophies.

Breweries on the Block  dc beer week
Union Market, Washington DC
Time: Sunday, 2pm-8pm
Celebrate the end of DC Beer Week 2014 with all of your favorite local breweries. Breweries on the Block will be featuring beers from DC Brau, 3 Stars, Atlas Brew Works, Chocolate City, Lost Rhino, Mad Fox, Flying Dog, Right Proper Beer Works, and Port City as well as frozen slushees from Suburbia and hot dogs from Red Apron Butcher. Tickets include all you can drink beer and slushees.

2nd Annual Craft BREWHAHA brewhaha
Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington DC
Time: Friday , 8pm-11pm
Price: $65
Old Ebbitt Grill will be celebrating DC Beer Week on Friday night for an evening full of local craftbeer, food and music at the 2nd Annual Craft BrewHaHa. Nine local craft brewers will be paired with nine local chefs will celebrate the growth of craft beer here in the nation’s capital while The Hi Steps perform on stage. Tickets include entrance to the BrewHaHa and all the beer, food and music you can handle.

Maryland Events:

Maryland State Fair maryland state fair
Timonium Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Time: Friday thru September 1
Price: Adults $8, Children $3
Even though summer is coming to a close there is still time to get your fill of everything summer fairs are known for including rides, food, live music, horse shows and much more!

Maryland Renaissance Festival 
1821 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis, MD
Time: Now thru October 19th
Price: Adults $17, Children $8
Join in all the fun as they recreate a 16th century English village accompanied by crafts, pubs, jousting and more! This is one the whole family will love!
maryland renaissance festival

Cinema Al Fresco Open Air Film Festival  cinema al fresco
Ciao Bella Restaurant

236 South High St., Baltimore MD
Time: Fridays Thru September 5th
Price: FREE
Movies are projected on the outside of the Ciao Bella Restaurant, and movie-goers can enjoy free popcorn. Live music and dancing begins at 7 p.m., while screenings start at 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m., depending on the length of the film. This Friday’s movie is Used People. 

Virginia Events:

Manassas Civil War Weekend  
Historic Downtown Manassas, Manassas VA
manassas civil war weekendTime: Friday thru Sunday
Price: FREE
Step back in time in Historic Downtown Manassas during this three day event and experience Civil War events and learn about the lives of soldiers and civilians as they faced hardship beyond measure. Various events will be held in Historic Manassas surrounding the Manassas Museum Lawn and also at Liberia Plantation.

Fall Vegetable Gardening Class 
fall vegetableBurke Branch Library, Alexandria VA
Time: Saturday, 10:30am-12pm
Price: FREE
The VCE Master Gardeners of Northern VA will be putting on a free cooking class to teach participants all they need to know to keep their garden growing in the fall and winter months. The session will include what and how to plant and how to manage your crops in the colder months; along with tips on pest and disease issues. Advance registration is required.

Wags N Whiskers wags n whiskers
The Village at Shirlington, Arlington VA
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Price: FREE
This year will be the biggest Wags N’ Whiskers to date—with three live bands and exhibits ranging from pet services and accessories merchants to onsite adoptions. Attendees will be able to enjoy $5 pet portraits, demonstrations, giveaways, merchant specials and family-friendly activities such as face painting, balloon art, strolling entertainment and live music performances by Dan Haas (10am-12pm), Taylor Carson Duo (12pm-2pm) and The Morrison Brother Band (2pm-4pm). 

Jazz and Cigars Under the Stars the winery at bull run cigars
The Winery at Bull Run

15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, Va
Time: Fridays thru August 29th, 6pm-10pm
Price: $40-$69
Stop by for an exclusive summer event featuring live Jazz on the patio, cigars overlooking the scenery, smore’s on the lawn, and of course the main event: Sangria Pitchers and Wine!

Films in the Park
Strawberry Park
2910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA
Time: Friday, 7pm
Price: Free
Every Friday night through August, venture out to the Mosaic District to watch films on the big screen! During August, they offer the Food and Film series, with this Friday’s movie being a Frozen Sing-a-long.


Concerts at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Motley Crue and Alice Cooper, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday
  • Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Lyle Lovett, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Boston, Wolf Trap, Sunday

Sports at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Baltimore Ravens vs Washington Redskins, M&T Bank Stadium, Saturday
  • Washington Nationals vs San Francisco, Nats Park, Friday thru Sunday

Theatre at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna, The Plateau at National Harbor, Thru September 21

Movies Opening this Weekend:

sin citySin City: A Dame to Kill For
102 min – Action | Crime | Thriller
Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

stands allWhen the Game Stands Tall
115 min – Drama | Sport
The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis, and Laura Dern

if i stayIf I Stay
106 min – Drama
Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, and Joshua Leonard


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