Weekend Happenings: August 11–13
Posted on August 09, 2017

 

 

After the rain comes the sun! Enjoy a beautiful weekend filled with movies, music and more!

 

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Capitol Riverfront
Canal Park, 200 M St. SE, DC
Time: Thursday, 7pm
Cost: FREE

Bring a picnic and lawn chairs, and get ready to channel your inner wizard! This free screening will dazzle young and old with stunning Harry Potter-esque visual effects and an adventurous story of magical creatures.

 

Otakon
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 9am-2am; Saturday, 9am-2am; Sunday 9am-5pm
Cost: $85 in advance online, $100 at the door

Otakon is an annual summer convention derived from otaku, a popular slang for “one with obsessive interest,” as in a devoted fan! Celebrate and discover Asian pop culture: from anime and manga, to music and movies, to video games and other fandoms. Check out the website for a full schedule of events.

 

Summer Soiree
Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
3100 South St. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 4-11pm
Cost: FREE to attend; various food and drink specials

Drink pink and enjoy rosé all day at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown! Wind down with smooth tunes and a specially crafted menu centered on rosé wines.

 

MARYLAND EVENTS

Baltimore County Restaurant Week
Various Locations
Baltimore County
Time: Friday-Sunday, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner
Cost: $15-$35

Baltimore County Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy tasty brunches, lunches and dinners at some of your favorite restaurants throughout Baltimore County.

 

Seafood Feast-I-Val
Sailwinds Park
200 Byrn St., Cambridge
Time: Saturday, 1-6pm
Cost: Varies

 All the seafood you can eat! Enjoy steamed crabs, fried clams, crab soup and more.

 

Here’s to the 90’s Tribute- Dance Floor
Rams Head on Stage
33 West St., Annapolis
Time: Saturday, 8pm
Cost: $20

It’s a blast from the past! Enjoy some nostalgic music and get out your best dance moves to groove with tunes the 90’s.

 

 

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Filipino Festival
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
8200 Woodman Rd., Henrico
Time: Friday, 5-10pm
Cost: FREE

For the eleventh year in a row, the Filipino Festival will showcase the Filipino culture.  Come experience their cultural food, music, dances and more.  All proceeds go towards various charities, ministries and projects of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and Our Lady of Lourdes School.

 

Peach Festival
Marker Miller Orchards
3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester
Time: Saturday, 9am-5pm
Cost:  FREE

Can’t get enough peaches?  Come eat some peach cobbler, peach pie, peach turnovers, peach ice cream or fresh peaches while you listen to live music from 1-3pm or enjoy a wagon ride around the farm.

 

Double Bubble Fun Run
Van Dyck Park
3720 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax
Time: Saturday, 12-4pm
Cost:  $40

Spend some quality fun time with your kids during the 4th annual Double Bubble Fun Run for parents and their kids.  With more than 13 stations filled with bubbles, foam, slides, colors and obstacles you are sure to create some great memories with your loved ones.

 

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

  • Kidz Bop Best Time Ever Tour, Hippodrome, Saturday
  • Elvis Live in Concert, Lyric Opera House, Friday
  • Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Young, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Sunday
  • Jeezy, Pier 6, Friday
  • Mary J. Blige, Pier 6, Sunday
  • Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • Lifehouse and Switchfoot, Wolf Trap, Sunday
  • Nationals VS Giants Friday – Sunday

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

Annabelle: Creation
Duration: 109 Minutes
Genre: Horror/Mystery/Thriller

Several years after the tragic death of their little girls, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

Starring: Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, Lulu Wilson, Anthony LaPagila

 

The Glass Castle
Duration: 127 Minutes
Genre: Comedy

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to theirpoverty.

Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

 

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
Duration: 91 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Annimation/Family/Adventure

Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

 Starring: Will Arnett, Katherine Heihl, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan