Weekend Happenings October 7-9

Spend this fall weekend enjoying some of the best festivals around! From beer and wine to oysters and Oktoberfest, this weekend has something for everyone!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Union Market Drive In
Union Market
1309 5th St. NE, DC
Time: Friday 8pm-10pm
Cost: $10.00 per car

The Union Market will be showing Ghostbusters for their final Drive-In event of the season.  Enjoy this classic movie from the convenience of your car as well as delicious food from the market and fun pre-show activities for all ages!

All Things Go Fall Classic
Yards Park
355 Water St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-10:30pm
Cost: $75 GA, $150 VIP

Now in its 3rd year, the Fall Classic music festival will feature a combination of great food and even better entertainment. Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun and Sylvian Esso will be on hand to perform while you enjoy bites from Takorean, Shake Shack, Compass Coffee and more!

Taste of DC 2016
Pennsylvania Ave
7th St. NW & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC
Time: Saturday 1pm-8pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
Cost: Varies

Taste food from more than 60 DC area restaurants over two days while enjoying more than 100 specialty beers and wines, live performances and culinary demonstrations at DC’s largest food and drink festival!

MARYLAND EVENTS

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!

Oysterfest X
Ryleigh’s Oyster Federal Hill
36 E Cross St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday and Sunday, starts at 12pm
Cost: FREE general admission; VIP admission varies

Join in this Baltimore tradition for the 10th year in a row! Eat all the oysters your heart desires as you listen to live music and visit tasting tents and raw bars. For VIP ticket pricing, visit the website.

Das Best Oktoberfest
M&T Bank Stadium Lots
1101 Russell St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday VIP, 12-2pm; Saturday General Admission, 2-6pm
Cost: varies

This event brings Germany to America! Put on your best German outfits and enjoy all-you-care-to-taste beers, wines and schnapps. Traditional German music will be played so bring those dancing shoes. Food will be available for purchase. Souvenir tasting glasses are complimentary.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon
Time: Friday-Sunday, 6-9pm
Cost: $36-40 (Saturday sold out)

Enjoy live music, beautiful views of the Potomac and delicious local wine as well as an evening tour of the Washington estate. Event is rain or shine.

City of Fairfax 40th Annual Fall Festival
Old Town Fairfax
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE Admission

Food vendors, children’s activities, live music and over 400 arts and crafts vendors make this annual event one you don’t want to miss!

9th Annual Oktoberfest Reston
Reston Town Center
Time: Saturday, 12-11pm
Cost: FREE Admission

Held in the beautiful Reston Town Center, Oktoberfest Reston features fall beers, traditional German music, German dancing from local groups, children’s activities and food vendors.

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

  • Funky Meters, Birchmere, Friday
  • Broadway’s Leading Men, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday thru Sunday
  • National Philharmonic: Chee-Yun plays The Four Seasons, Strathmore, Saturday & Sunday
  • The Whispers, Birchmere, Saturday & Sunday
  • Anthony Hamilton, Lyric Opera House, Sunday
  • Andrew Bird, Rams Head Live, Sunday
  • Baltimore Ravens VS Washington Redskins, M&T Bank Stadium, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS New York Islanders, Verizon Center, Sunday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

birth.jpgThe Birth of a Nation

Duration:  120 Minutes

Genre:  Biography/Drama

Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner’s quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.

Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junioor, Colman Domingo, Gabrielle Union

girlThe Girl on the Train

Duration:  112 Minutes

Genre:  Mystery/Thriller

Commuter Rachel Watson catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line.

Starring: Haley Bennett, Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney

middleMiddle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Duration:  92 Minutes

Genre:  Comedy

Rafe Khatchadorian has an epic imagination and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to a middle school where students are expected to follow the rules. This doesn’t sit well with Rafe. With help from his new friend Leo, the mischievous lad concocts schemes to drive his tyrannical principal crazy while also using his charm and wits to impress a girl and battle the bullies.

Starring: Lauren Graham, Griffin Gluck, Rob Riggle, Isabela Moner, Thomas Barbusca

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