Weekend Happenings May 27-30

It’s Memorial Day weekend and we’ve got plenty of exciting ways to celebrate the long holiday weekend!

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Washington, DC Events:

French Embassy Gatsby Soiree
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 7pm
Cost: $30-$45

The French Embassy will open its doors this Friday night for a rare evening of dancing, socializing, networking and more.  Come dressed in cocktail attire as you tango, waltz and swing the night away.  Parisian desserts and drinks will be available for purchase.

Taste of Peru
University of the District of Columbia
4200  Connecticut Ave. NW, DC
Time: Sunday, 10am-6pm
Cost: $15, children under 10 are FREE

Sample award winning Peruvian cuisine from local restaurants and chefs from all over the United States as they celebrate culinary creativity and Peruvian culture!

National Memorial Day Parade
Constitution Ave.
Between 7th and 17th St. NW, DC
Time: Monday, 2pm
Cost: FREE

Come down to the National Mall this Memorial Day to pay tribute to all those who have served our country.  Now in its 12th year, The National Memorial Day Parade is the nation’s largest Memorial Day event.

Maryland Events:

Balticon 50
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 E Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Friday thru Sunday, times vary by location
Cost: varies

Lovers of all things science fiction unite at this unique Baltimore Festival! Meet your favorite sci-fi authors, artists, screenplay writers and more; including guest of honor and Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin! View the full schedule and ticket pricing before attending.

Ocean City Spring Arts and Crafts Show
Convention Center
4001 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Get your house in perfect shape for the summer! Garden accessories, jewelry, candles, florals, nautical items, wood crafts, and other homemade items will all be available for purchase. And for those who love great party snacks, there will be homemade fudge, chocolates, and various dips and mixes available.

Soft Shell Spring Fair
Crisfield City Dock
1300 E Main St., Crisfield
Time: Sunday, 12-4pm
Cost: FREE

Taste the delicious seafood Maryland has to offer as you dine on soft shell crabs, homemade crab cakes, and browse through arts and crafts. Also, enjoy live entertainment all afternoon!

Virginia Events:

Memorial Day Cookout
Hidden Brook Winery
43301 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11am-6pm; Monday 12-5pm
Cost: FREE

Hidden Brook will be celebrating Memorial Day all weekend long with an all-American cookout complete with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, live music, and of course their delicious wine!

2016 Summer Blast Off!
Wolf Trap Filene Center
1551 Trap Rd., Vienna
Time: Sunday, 8pm (gates open at 6:30pm)
Cost: FREE; park will close at capacity

Wolf Trap’s 2016 performing arts season kicks off with an evening of patriotic favorites played by the United States Marine Band and concludes with a dazzling fireworks display.

Arlington National Cemetery Wreath Laying Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Time: Monday, 11am
Cost: FREE

This annual event honors the nation’s fallen soldiers with a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The ceremony will feature the United States Army band and will be immediately followed by a memorial observance program hosted by the Department of Defense.

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

  • Paul Taylor Dance Company, Kennedy Center, Friday & Saturday
  • Bach’s B Minor Mass, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday & Saturday
  • Freddie Jackson, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Tweet’s the Charlene Tour, Howard Theatre, Saturday
  • An Evening with Justin Hayward, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Farhan Live Zinda Tour, EagleBank Arena, Sunday
  • Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Nationals Park, Thursday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

x-men apocalypseX-Men Apocalypse
Duration:
 2 Hours 24 Minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne

alice in wonderlandAlice Through the Looking Glass
Duration:  1 Hour 53 Minutes
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Starring:  Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Alan Rickman, Richard Armitage, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Sheen

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