Weekend Happenings August 19-21

With only a few weekends of summer left and temperatures dropping a bit from the typical blazing heat, take full advantage at one of the DMV’s exciting events!

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Washington, DC Events:

The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt
The National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Ave. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 2pm
Cost: $19.50; children ages 10-17, $17.50

Rediscover the National Gallery of Art during this special scavenger hunt as you search for works of art that echo characters, places and enchanted objects similar to those in the Harry Potter series.

The Yoga Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm
Cost: $35

The Yoga Expo will be in town this weekend to help the community make healthy lifestyle choices for the mind and body. Partake in unlimited yoga and meditation programs—don’t forget to bring your mat!

Truckaroo
Half Street Fairgrounds
1201 Half St. NE, DC
Time: Friday, 11am-11pm
Cost: FREE admission

Truckaroo is a monthly festival held in the spring to summer where you can taste all of the great food trucks in the area!  Sample from the best trucks and enjoy live music and games as summer winds down!

Maryland Events:

Havre De Grace Art Show
Tydings Park
Havre de Grace
Time: Friday, 5-9pm; Saturday& Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE admission

View the talents from artists and craftsmen throughout the country. Enjoy live entertainment, specialty food and children’s entertainment. Friday night’s event will also feature a wine tasting and beer garden as you enjoy the beautiful sunset!

The U.S. Army Field Band 70th Anniversary Concert
Constitution Park
English Ave., Ft. Meade
Time: Saturday, 7pm
Cost: FREE

Bring a comfortable folding chair and blanket, as you sit back and relax during this amazing concert celebrating America’s Army with the U.S. Army Field Band. The concert includes the 1812 Overture accompanied by the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, paying tribute to those who honor our country.

80’s vs 90s Moonlight Cruise
Baltimore Inner Harbor
561 Light St., Baltimore”
Time: Saturday, 11pm-3am
Cost: $80

Whether you are an 80s or 90s baby or you just love the music, this cruise is for you! Get dressed up and enjoy the sounds of old school R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Pop, House Club, Go-Go and more from your favorite decades.

Virginia Events:

Mount Vernon Inn & Port City Brewing Company’s Garden Fresh Vegetarian Dinner
Mount Vernon Inn
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon
Time: Friday, 6-10pm
Cost: $75

The Mount Vernon Inn has teamed up with Port City Brewing Company to present a delicious 4-course vegetarian meal paired with local craft beers.

Pubs & Puzzles!
Old Town Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 2-6pm
Cost: $25

Put together a team of up to six friends and race through the streets of Old Town Alexandria from pub to pub to solve clues and puzzles at each stop. Solve the clue posted on Friday on the event Facebook page to find out the starting location!

Netherlands Carillon Concert
Netherlands Carillon
1400 N Meade St. Alexandria

Time: Saturday, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE

Enjoy the patriotic sounds and beautiful views of DC while local guest artist, Jesse Ratcliffe, plays popular tunes on the Carillon’s 50 bells. There are only a few benches on the carillon grounds, so be sure to bring a blanket or folding chairs.

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

  • Paul Thorn Band, Birchmere, Friday
  • Old 97’s, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally Summer of 69: No Apostrophe, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Drake: Summer Sixteen Tour, Verizon Center, Friday & Saturday
  • Ira Glass, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • Bob Saget, The Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Train, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday
  • Ted Nugent, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • Comcast Film Fest, Strathmore, Saturday thru Monday
  • Slightly Stoopid, Pier 6, Sunday
  • Black Sabbath: The End, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday
  • Kristin Chenoweth, Wolf Trap, Sunday
  • Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros, Camden Yards, Thursday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

kuboKubo and the Two Strings
Duration:
 101 Minutes
Genre: Adventure/Family/Animation

Young Kubo’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

ben0hurBen-Hur
Duration:
 141 Minutes
Genre: Adventure/Drama

A prince endures years of slavery to take vengeance on his adopted brother, a Roman officer who falsely accused him of treason.

Starring: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi


war dogsWar Dogs
Duration: 114 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama/War

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.

Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller

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