Weekend Happenings in the DMV: September 12th-14th

Even with Fall rolling in and the cooler temperatures starting, there are still a bunch of red hot events taking place this weekend!

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Washington, DC Events:

Nation’s Football Classic 
RFK Stadium
nations football classic2400 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday, 3:30pm
Price: $25 (upper level) and $50 (lower level)
The AT&T Nation’s Football Classic is an annual football game held in RFK Stadium that celebrates the tradition of historically African American colleges and universities. The event was created to commemorate the college football experience, recognize the history of service by the students, faculty and alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, highlight the unity of African American culture, and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions. This year, the game features Morehouse College versus Howard University.

Adams Morgan Day 2014 
Adams Morgan, Washington DC (18th St NW)
adams morgan dayTime: Sunday, 12pm-7pm
Price: FREE
The 2nd Sunday in September is Adams Morgan Day, an annual neighborhood festival with live music and international food from around the world. Patrons can enjoy diverse retailers, food and craft vendors, nonprofits, specialty products, and artists. The Kid’s Fair has games, interactive science exhibits, clowns and the Chinese Lion Dancers. The Dance Plaza is a favorite with dance performances, live music, & workshops on rumba, Mexican folk, Bolivian & salsa!

17th Street Festival
17th St NW Corridor, Washington DC
Time: Saturday, 12pm-6pm
Price: FREE
The 17th Street Festival is a community event that celebrates the 17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P St NW. The festival will include musical performances throughout the afternoon, artist vendors, a pet zone, a kid’s zone, exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the community and businesses.
17th street festival

Taste of Georgetown
Water St, Washington DC
taste of georgetownTime: Saturday, 12pm-5pm
Price: FREE, must purchase tasting tickets on site
Taste of Georgetown is DC’s most anticipated epicurean festival with creative tastes from more than 35 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, as well as an expansive Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion and live entertainment. Patrons are encouraged to relax, picnic-style, with their Tastes in the scenic Georgetown Waterfront Park. 

Maryland Events:

Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD.
Time:  Saturday, 12pm-6pm
Price: General Admission (includes unlimited tasting of all beers): $40.00 Designated Driver Ticket: $20 Ages 13-20 Ticket: $10 Children 12 and under free
Enjoy craft beer tastings from over 35 breweries representing the best selection of beers ever presented in Annapolis! Attend educational seminars on topics from Craft Beer 101 to Cooking with Craft Beer. There will be a selection of fine cuisine from “Catering by the Bay” (Bayside Bull) of Edgewater. Listen to live music on The Pilsner Stage: smooth jazz; island music; rock and roll; classics; R&B; country; and more. Music for all ages! Stroll among the Festival Shops and purchase a one-of-a-kind gift from our arts and crafts exhibitors.
craft beer music festival

The Great Frederick Fair
Frederick Fairgrounds
great frederick fair797 East Patrick St, Frederick, MD

Time: Thru September 20th – Daily, 9am-9pm
Price: Adults $5-$8, Children 10 and under Free
Visit the Great Frederick Fair where highlights include exhibits, carnival rides, live entertainment, educational programming and eateries. This is sure to be a fun event for the whole family!

Anne Arundel County Fairanne arundel county fair
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
1450 General’s Highway, Crownsville, MD
Time: Wednesday & Friday, 4pm-11pm; Thursday, 10am-11pm; Saturday 9am-11pm & Sunday, 9am-8pm
Price: Admission includes parking.  Ages 16 & over – $6.00. Ages 8 through 15 – $4.00. Ages 7 & Under- FREE
Come support the honorable profession of farming and agriculture in Anne Arundel County while enjoying carnival rides, food, music, craft vendors, games, livestock and much more!

Maryland Renaissance Festival renn fest
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!

Virginia Events:

Virginia Wine Festival 2014
Great Meadow at the Plains
virginia wine festival5089 Old Tavern Rd, The Plains VA
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11am-6pm
Cost: $30 (online) or $35 (at the gate)
The Virginia Wine Festival is the largest annual wine festival in Virginia, featuring wine tastings from 50 Virginia wineries, gourmet food samples, seminars, concerts, arts and crafts and more. Attendees can learn everything from wine and food pairing to wine history to planning a tour of Virginia’s wineries. Entertainment includes the music of Inner Rhythm Quartet, Johnny and the Headhunters, Glory on the Floor and Jr. Cline and the Recliners.

Alexandria King Street Art Festival
King Street, Alexandria VA
Time: Saturday, 10am-7pm & Sunday, 10am-5pm
alexandria arts festivalCost: FREE
The Alexandria King Street Art Festival transforms Old Town Alexandria into an outdoor art gallery featuring the nation’s top award-winning artists. The outdoor art festival will line King Street; showcasing sculptures, paintings, photography, glass, jewelry and more. The “Alexandria Art Experience” features artist-led, hands-on, creative activities, and an Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser.

Taste of Falls Church at the Fall Festival
Community Center
taste of falls church223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Price: FREE, must purchase tasting tickets on site
The Fall Festival will highlight the area’s popular restaurants with the Taste of Falls Church. Festival goers can sample cuisine from Fall Church restaurants, enjoy live entertainment, crafters, businesses and civic organizations; and a kid’s area with pony rides, amusements, face painting and craft projects. The event is held rain or shine!

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

  • Carnivores Tour: Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Verizon Center, Saturday

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

  • Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees, Camden Yards, Thru Sunday ** Please note these are Derek Jeter’s last games at Camden Yards
  • Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, FedEx Field, Sunday

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

  • Once the Musical, Hippodrome, Saturday
  • Cirque Du Soleil: Amaluna, The Plateau at National Harbor, Thru September 21 

Movies Opening this Weekend:

no good deedNo Good Deed
 84 min   –   Thriller
Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.
Starring: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, and Leslie Bibb 

dolphin taleDolphin Tale 2
 107 min   –   Drama | Family
The team of people who saved Winter’s life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother’s passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
Starring:   Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd, and Nathan Gamble

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