Weekend Happenings: October 16th thru 18th

We are well into fall and the great autumn events just keep on coming! With everything from beer festivals to brats, there is something for everyone!


Washington, DC Events:

DC Oysterfest
oysterfestUnion Market
1309 5th St. NE, DC
Time: Sunday 12-5pm
Cost: $35
This festival is more than just oysters! Come sample food, beer and wine from some of the best producers in the DC area while listening to live bluegrass music. But most importantly, come enjoy this celebration of our region’s greatest offerings, especially the abundance of sustainably farmed Chesapeake Bay oysters!

Abunai Pop-Up Luaupop up luau
H St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 12-9pm
Cost: $40
Join in the pop-up luau in DC hosted by Abunai, a Honolulu based company pushing the boundaries of Hawaiian cuisine. The luau will include unlimited Hawaiian style food and drink, along with free giveaways! Location will be disclosed after you ticket has been confirmed.

Night at the Yards
Lot Q
Water St. & 4th St. SE, DC
night at the yardsTime: Friday, 7pm
Cost: $110 online, $120 at the door
Join in at the 8th Night at the Yards & 4th Annual Rising Stars Awards for a pleasant evening under the stars with a great view of the river. Taste great food from 25+ of DC’s favorite restaurants and caterers complemented by beer, wine, special liquor samples, and more.  Enjoy one of the funkiest bands to arise from New Orleans, Dumpstaphunk!

Maryland Events:

Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar
Underneath the Jones Fall Expressway
At Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Time: Sundays thru December 20th from 7:00am to sellout (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.

Baltimore Running Festivalbaltimore running festival
M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday,  8am-5pm
Cost: Registration fees vary – see website for details
This marathon is produced by Corrigan Sports Enterprises. Various types of races are available, as well as a fitness expo and festivities for runners of all ages held throughout the day.

Beards, Beers & Brats
Historic Downtown Mt. Airy
beards beers and brats5 N Main St., Mt Airy
Time: Saturday, 11am-5pm
Cost: Tasting tickets 21 & over $30; General admission 16 & over $20; General admission 15 & under $10 (all pricing is if tickets are purchased in advance)
This event will offer a beer, bratwurst and sausage tasting. It will also feature a beard and mustache competition! Don’t miss out on the fun! The event will be held rain or shine.

Seventh Annual Cockeysville Fall Festival
cockeysville fall festivalCranbrook Shopping Center
594 Cranbrook Rd., Cockeysville
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Live music, games, raffles, local vendors and plenty of family fun await you at this annual festival! This year’s festival is benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore which provides a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families.

Maryland Renaissance Festivalmaryland renaissance festival
1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis
Time: Saturdays and Sundays thru October 25th
Cost: Adults $24; Seniors $20; Children $10
Enjoy “feasting and frolic” in Revel Grove with King Henry VIII and his royal court. There will be costumes, crafts, music, dancing, performances, Jousting, chicken legs & more!

Virginia Events:

The Art of John Lennonjohn lennon
Tyson’s Corner Center
1961 Chain Bridge Rd., Tysons
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 12-6pm
Cost: FREE
Road Show Company exhibiting of the extraordinary artworks of John Lennon; where all artwork is on display and available for acquisition. Scheduled events will feature expert Nim Vaswani, the collection expert on the works of Lennon; speaking on the exhibited art and providing insight into the history and stories behind the pieces. 

Fall Color Tour
Pohick Bay Regional Park
6501 Pohick Dr., Lorton
Time: Saturday, 2-4:30pm
Cost: $30
Join in for a guided tour on the marsh of Pohick Bay; just in time for the beautiful foliage that comes with the changing of seasons!  Tours discuss the wonderful nature, aquatic vegetation, native animals and beautiful scenery found on the Bay. Come a bit early, to be fitted for a life jacket and equipped with a boat and paddle prior to the tour. 

NoVa Brewfestfall brewfest
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11am-7pm
Cost: $25 online, $25 at the gate
At the 9th Annual NoVa BrewFest, 60+ breweries will feature their best American style beers! The beer festival highlights the intricacies of each particular beer, how beer is made and how to brew your own. The festival will also include live music, a cornhole tournament, tons of food available for sale, and a family area.

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

  • Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: In Concert, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday
  • Keiko Matsui, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, Warner Theatre, Saturday

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

  • Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Verizon Center, Saturday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Duration: 103 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy/Horror
After author R.L Stine’s imaginary demons are set free in the town of Greendale, Maryland a teen teams up the with author’s daughter.
Starring: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee

Bridge of Spiesbridge of spies
Duration: 142 Minutes
Genre: Biography/Drama/History/Thriller
During the Cold War, the CIA recruits an American lawyer to assist in the rescue of a pilot who is detained in the Soviet Union.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Duration: 121 Minutes
Genre: Biography/Drama
Based on the newsroom drama following the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report that investigated then-President George W. Bush’s military service and the subsequent firestorm the criticism that cost the careers of anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes.
Starring: Cate Blanchette, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Moss 

Duration: 118 Minutes
Genre: Drama
When 5-year-old Jack and his Mom escape from their enclosed surroundings that he has known his entire life, the young boy makes an exciting discovery: the outside world.
Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson


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