Weekend Happenings: April 17th-19th

We’re getting used to spending our weekends outside and checking out the local events. On tap this weekend are great outdoor events like Bright-N-Pint, Fells Point Privateer Festival and The Vineyards Spring Festival.


Washington, DC Events:

National Math Festival 
national math festivalVarious Museums
National Mall, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE
Experience mathematics like never before, with the first-of-its-kind National Math Festival! The country’s first national festival dedicated to mathematics will feature dozens of activities for every age—from hands-on magic and Houdini-like getaways to lectures with some of the most influential mathematicians of our time.

Global Citizen 2015 global citizen
National Mall
15th St NW, DC
Time: Saturday from 11am-7pm
Cost: FREE
Earth Day Network will partner with the Global Poverty Project to host this large-scale public event that joins the climate movement with the campaign to end extreme poverty. A free concert will headline No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J Blige, Train, and My Morning Jacket.

Bright-N-Pintbright n pint
Various Bars
Dupont Circle, DC
Time: Saturday, 2-10pm
Cost: $20 online, $30 at event
Dig deep in your closets for your craziest neon or head to the store to grab that glow because it’s time to shine bright with thousands of your closest friends at The Bright-N-Pint Bar Crawl! Round up your crew and get amped for that electric feel with glow-in-the-dark and neon drinking, dancing, and more!

Maryland Events:

Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar
baltimore farmers marketUnderneath the Jones Fall Expressway
At Holliday & Saratoga Streets

Time: Sundays thru December 20th from 7am to sell out (typically noon)
Cost: Free – prices vary on items available for purchase
Baltimore’s farmer’s market and bazaar is open for the season! There will be a huge variety of items available for purchase including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, and dozens of food vendors! Vegan food items will be available.

Fell’s Point Privateer Festival privateer festival
Fell’s Point Main Street, Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
Cost: Activities and Vendors cost varies
Come join the festivities of the 11th annual Privateer Festival! There will be music, dancing, activities for the kid’s, arts and crafts, food, drinks, and live music.

Leitersburg BBQ Festivalleitersburg bbq festival
Ruritan Community Park
21427 Leiter St., Leitersburg

Time: Saturday, 11am-6pm
Cost: $7 in advance; $10 at the gate if not sold out; Kids 12 & under free
Come get your BBQ on! There will be a huge selection of BBQ vendors, live music, free kids games and entertainment, adult games and entertainment and more! This is a great festival the whole family can enjoy!

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg

Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $8 in advance; $10 at the door (children 12 & under free) (Free parking)
Explore an assortment of arts and crafts, available for display and sale, including pottery, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, home décor, photography and more! Also featuring interactive demonstrations, live music, and gourmet foods.

Virginia Events:

Design House Tours
dc design houseDC Design House
956 Mackall Farms Lane, McLean
Time: Friday, 10am-3pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm
Cost: $30
DC Design House is an annual project that brings together Washington, DC’s top interior designers to transform and showcase a house using the best in today’s home renovation and design ideas. This year’s host site is an 8,869-square-foot home in McLean VA that replicates an Old American Farmhouse as a nod to Virginia’s rich countryside, while also offering all the amenities of modern homes.

Arlington Festival of the Artsarlington festival of the arts
Clarendon District
Highland St, Arlington
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE
The annual Arlington Festival of the Arts returns to showcase the finest work of more than 150 leading artists in the country! Enjoy a weekend of true visual inspiration, as over 100 artists will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery; providing all sorts of opportunities to appreciate – and purchase art.

Leesburg Flower & Garden Show
leesburg flower and gardenDowntown Leesburg
King & Market St, Leesburg
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE
The Flower and Garden Festival has become an annual rite of spring for Loudoun County. The festival boasts 150 vendors which include landscapers, gardening suppliers, plant sellers, outdoor living furniture, live music entertainment, activities for the kids, delicious food, and more!

Wine and BBQ Rosé Fest
The Wine Outlet
278 Cedar Lane SE, Vienna
Time: Saturday, 12-6pm
Cost: $5
Rosé Fest will be the first of its kind, with 10-15 rosé wines from around and delicious barbecue from Sloppy Mama! The Wine Outlets prides themselves on being spot on with our wine pairings and this will be an exceptional one, don’t miss out!
wine and bbq fest

The Vineyards Spring Festival
the vineyards spring festivalThe Vineyard
1445 Laughlin Ave, McLean
Time: Sunday, 1-4pm
Cost: FREE
This year’s annual Spring Festival welcomes Blenheim Vineyards, Early Mountain Vineyards, Tarara Winery, Pearmund Cellars, and Potters Craft Cider to pour their latest releases.  The Big Cheese Truck and Fluffy Thoughts will also be at the festival serving up some delicious food.  Admission is free; however, we ask that you bring a donation of food or clothing to donate to Share of McLean.

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

  • Shen Yun 2015: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization, The Kennedy Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Patriot Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • Wicked, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday thru Sunday

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

  • Washington Nationals vs Philadelphia Phillies, Nationals Stadium, Friday thru Sunday
  • Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders, Playoff Game 2, Verizon Center, Friday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2paul blart
Duration: 94 Minutes
Genre: Action/Comedy
After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation.  He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college.  But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
Starring: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verastegui, Danielle Alonso 

Duration: 82 Minutes
Genre: Horror/Thriller
A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.
Starring: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig 

Child 44child 44
Duration: 137 Minutes
Genre: Drama/Thriller
A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.
Starring: Xavier Atkins, Mark Lewis Jones, Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman 

True Storytrue story
Duration: 100 Minutes
Genre: Drama/Mystery/Thriller
When disgraced New York Times reported Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo – Who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.
Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee


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