Weekend Happenings in the DMV: November 14th-16th

We are officially into the holiday season and the weekend happenings is bursting at the seams with all sorts of festive events! Be sure to check one (or more) of them out this weekend!

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Washington, DC Events:

Drink the World Beer Festival
drink the world beer festivalDAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Time: Friday & Saturday, 7pm-10pm or 1pm-4pm on Saturday
Price: $49
Drink the World Beer Festival offers unlimited pours of specialty craft beers from around the world, including favorites from the local brewing scene. Navigate your way through an interactive world of beer featuring 80+ beers from over 40 countries, live music, delicious international cuisine, a photobooth, raffle and contests. 

emporiyumThe EmporiYUM Food Market
Union Market, Washington DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-4pm & Sunday, 11am-3pm
Cost: $20 online, $30 at the door
The EmporiYUM is a one-of-a-kind food market that brings the tastiest treats from around the country to Washingtonians. There will sips and samples of specialty cocktails; all while a DJ is spinning live music! 

Museum Shop Around 
The Strathmore, Washington DC
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cmuseum shop aroundost: $8 online, $9 at the door
The Museum Shop Around brings together 20 of the area’s finest museum gift shops to the Mansion at Strathmore for folks to get all their holiday shopping done all under one roof. This annual tradition is great for shoppers looking to find museum-quality decorative arts, handcrafted jewelry, apparel, glassware, toys, books, paper goods and many other items for their holiday and gift shopping.

Maryland Events:

Waterfowl Festivalwaterfowl festival
40 S. Harrison Street, Easton
Time: Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Price: $15
A wildlife art and sportsman’s expo; celebration of small towns and a commitment to conservation. Also includes, food, drink, goods and entertainment! The Waterfowl Festival is fun for families of all ages.

Symphony of Lights 
symphony of lightsSymphony Woods
5050 Symphony Woods Rd, Columbia
Time: Thru January 4th. Wednesdays thru Mondays, 6pm-10pm
Price: $20 per car
The Symphony of Lights, a holiday tradition delighting all ages, is a dazzling, 20-30 minute, drive-through display of more than 75 larger-than-life, light creations illuminated by a fantasy of color, design, and animation. Kick off the 21st Annual Symphony of Lights with Dazzle Dash Weekend and starting driving through the lights on Monday November 17th

Christmas in the Woods
Rockfield Manor
501 Churchville Rd, Bel Air
Time: Thru November 29th.  Fridays 10am-8pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 12pm-5pm
Price: Free
Handcrafts, collectibles, antiques furniture, decorations, jewelry, girls and ladies accessories and gift for all occasions.
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ICE! At the Gaylord ft. Frosty the Snowman
ice at the gaylordThe National Harbor
Time: Thru January 4
Cost: $27-34, $20-28 for children 3-11
The region’s must-see holiday attraction ICE! is back with an exciting new theme featuring Frosty the Snowman! The story of Frosty is brought to life in more than two million pounds of colorful ice. Patrons can walk through the classic Christmas story, slide down 2-story tall ice slides and watch artists as they create these frozen marvels in the live carving zone at the The Frostbite Factory. 

Virginia Events:

Northern Virginia Christmas Market
Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly VA
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
nova christmas marketCost: $87, children under 12 are free
Receive $1 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Capital Area Food Bank
The award-winning holiday arts and craft show features more than 250 fine artisans from more than 20 states! Artisans offer a diverse selection of fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, photography, fiber arts, and thousands home decorating ideas for the holidays. There will also be specialty food vendors will offer gift-packaged gourmet fare; ideal for creating gift baskets, filling stockings, and executive gifts.

Fairfax Holiday Craft Show
Fairfax High School, Fairfax
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-3pm
fairfax holiday craft showCost: $5 for one day pass, $8 for weekend pass, children under 18 are free
Artisans from all over the country, including several local artists, will be showing at the Fairfax Holiday Craft Show to offer you a multitude of delightful holiday gift choices. Enjoy handmade crafts including baskets, dolls, floral items, jewelry, paintings, photographs, pottery, clay, wood items and more.
Attendees are encouraged break during the show to enjoy a hot lunch. 

A Taste of Fall with FACETSa taste of fall with facets
Stacey C. Sherwood Community Center
Time: Saturday, 7pm-9:30pm
Cost: $50
FACETS is hosting its 15th Annual Taste of Fall, an evening filled with food, fun, entertainment, and a live and silent auction to raise funds to help families and individuals in need in Fairfax County. Attendees can sample food and drink from a variety of Fairfax-area restaurants, wineries and breweries while enjoying live musical entertainment by acoustic duo, Katie and Logan.

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

  • Three Dog Night, Birchmere, Sunday

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

  • Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils, Verizon Center, Friday
  • Washington Redskins vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Fed Ex Field, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Dumb and Dumber Todumb and dumber to
Duration: 110 min.
Genre: Comedy
Lloyd and Harry are back in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: “Dumb and Dumber To.” The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner

Duration:  134 min.
Genre:  Drama
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Schultz jumps at the opportunity. Though initially supportive, du Pont’s mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on the third member of the trio, who exudes the confidence both he and Mark lack. Fueled by du Pont’s increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
Starring:  Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall

beyond the lightsBeyond the Lights
Duration:  123 min.
Genre: Drama
Noni, is the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame has Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail
Starring:  Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Richard Colson Baker aka MGK, Danny Glover


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