Weekend Happenings September 23-25

From brews to books to “Boo!”… The DMV has something to help you celebrate the last weekend of the summer season and gear up for fall!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

National Museum of African American History & Culture Grand Opening
National Mall
14th St. and Constitution Ave, NW DC
Time: Saturday, Events Start at 9am
Cost: FREE

Celebrate the museum grand opening and learn about the history of the African American experience and how it shaped our nation.  Visit the website for more information on a schedule of events, timed passes and more.

Opera in the Outfield
Nationals Park
1500 S. Capitol St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 7pm
Cost: FREE

Join fellow opera lovers and the Washington National Opera for a live simulcast of The Marriage of Figaro straight from the Kennedy Center Opera House!  Gates open at 5pm for pre-opera activities for the whole family.

Art All Night: Made in DC
THEARC Theatre
1900-2100 8th St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 7pm
Cost: FREE

This free overnight arts festival will take place in seven DC main street neighborhoods and bring visual and performing arts to the area! From painting, fashion and music, to dance, theatre and film, to businesses, indoor and outdoor spaces, there is something for everyone!

MARYLAND EVENTS

Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Time: Friday-Sunday, 11am-7pm
Cost: FREE

Get wrapped up in a good book (or 10!) this weekend! Meet your favorite authors, listen to seminars, and find your new favorite read.

Fall Fridays on Calvert
Wilkes Ln.
Calvert and Fayette Sts., Baltimore
Time: Friday, 5-8pm
Cost: FREE 

From now until October 7th, treat yourself to this great after work event! Enjoy outdoor concerts, local food, beer and wine. Bring your friends and coworkers to ease down after a busy week!

Annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival
Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pk., Westminster
Time: Saturday, 11am-6pm
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $5 for non-drinkers

Experience Maryland’s premier beer festival! Held on a beautiful historic site with over 16 acres of land; sample Maryland beers from breweries all over the state. Food and crafts will also be available for purchase.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Fields of Fear
Cox Farms
15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7:30-11pm
Cost: $15-25

Cox Farms comes alive with creatures of the night once the sun goes down! Take a hayride through the Zombie Zoo or enter the haunted corn maze. Don’t forget to enjoy some refreshments around the bonfire. Not recommended for children under 12.

Decades Party at Lost Rhino Retreat
Lost Rhino Retreat
22885 Brambleton Plaza, Ashburn
Time: Saturday, 8pm
Cost: FREE Admission

Get into the Halloween costume spirit early with a fun night of creative costumes, drinks and dancing! Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best couples costume, and winner of the dance contest,

American Tribute to German Style Beer Festival
Tysons Biergarten
8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons

Time: Saturday, 1-6pm
Cost: $20-30

Over 50 American breweries will be showing off their best German style beers. This event will also feature live music, great food, and games. In addition, the event is kid and dog friendly!

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Brad Paisley, Jiffy Lube, Friday
  • The Pink Floyd Experience, Hippodrome Theatre, Saturday
  • National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Sunday
  • Baltimore Orioles VS Arizona Diamondbacks, Camden Yards, Friday thru Sunday

 MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

sevenThe Magnificent Seven

Duration:  2 Hour 13 Minutes

Genre: Crime/Action

Looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control of the Old West town of Rose Creek. With their lives in jeopardy, Emma Cullen and other desperate residents turn to bounty hunter Sam Chisolm for help. Chisolm recruits an eclectic group of gunslingers to take on Bogue and his ruthless henchmen. With a deadly showdown on the horizon, the seven mercenaries soon find themselves fighting for more than just money once the bullets start to fly.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Lee Byung-hun, Vincent D’Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett

storkStorks

Duration:  1 Hour 40 Minutes

Genre:  Fantasy/Comedy

Storks deliver babies — or at least they used to. Now, they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, lands in hot water when the Baby Factory produces an adorable but wholly unauthorized girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race against time to make their first baby drop before the boss finds out.

Starring: Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Katie Crown

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