Weekend Happenings: October 12-14
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It’s October, so get festival-ready with Bloktoberfest, Booktoberfest, Beeftoberfest, and Beertoberfests galore! With any luck, the weather will fall into line for autumn enjoyment.
WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS
Death Becomes Us Pop Up Bar
1839 7th St NW, DC
Time: Thursday 5PM-12:30AM, Friday and Saturday 5PM-1:30AM
Cost: No cover
Drink Company’s signature Pop-Up Bar experience returns for fall with the Death Becomes Us: the new true crime-inspired bar will feature three chilling vignettes devoted to some of the most heinous and most famous cases in history.
National Law Enforcement Museum Grand Opening
400 7th St NW, DC
Time: Saturday at 10AM
This new museum will open its doors Saturday to memorialize American law enforcement with than 20,000 objects to tell the story. There will be live entertainment outdoors, a photobooth, forensics demonstrations, finger printing, and more. Timed entry tickets will be required to enter the museum. While you wait to get inside, take a walk through the interactive bridge to learn more about American law enforcement.
H Street Festival – Rescheduled
H St NE, DC
Time: Saturday 12-7PM
One of DC’s most popular neighborhoods pulls out all the stops for this annual festival that draws thousands of attendees every year. The H Street Festival will feature live music, dance performances, family-friendly activities, contests, and plenty of food vendors across its 14 staging areas, with dozens of businesses participating.
Autumn Glory Festival
15 S. 3rd St, Oakland
Time: through Sunday
The annual Autumn Glory Festival is a five-day celebration of autumn that features the beauty of the local fall foliage. The festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows, and much more!
Baltimore Beefsteak Oktoberfest
417 Benninghaus Rd, Baltimore
Time: Friday 6:30-11:30PM
The third annual Baltimore Beefsteak, to benefit Family and Children’s Services, will feature music, entertainment, food for meat-eaters, seafood lovers, and vegetarians alike, and will also have microbeers, small craft bourbons, and wine.
Good Beer Festival
5561 Plantation Lane, Salisbury
Time: Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 12:30-5:30PM
The Good Beer Festival offers unlimited tastings of 100 different American craft brews, including a Local Beer Garden featuring Eastern Shore breweries.
Fall for the Book Festival
George Mason University Fairfax Campus
4400 University Dr, Fairfax
Time: through Saturday, 10AM-8PM
Cost: Most events are free
An all-ages, independent, non-profit literary arts fest that connects readers and authors, illustrates the ways reading encourages cultural growth, and gives children their first experience with the thrill of writing creatively.
Portside in Old Town Festival
1A Prince St, Alexandria
Time: Friday 3-10PM, Saturday 12-7:45PM, Sunday 9:30AM-4PM
Cost: Free admission
The Portside in Old Town series offers free themed happenings in history, art, music, and fitness with activities for families and for adults, plus additional pop-up experiences and events. The series kicks off this weekend and continues through 2019. Drop by for pizza and gelato, a waterfront beer garden, an exotic car exhibit, tall ships tours, live music and lights performances, and more!
Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace
410 S. Maple Ave, Falls Church
Time: Thursday – Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM and 7PM
Take a dark and mysterious journey into the life of Edgar Allan Poe. This fresh and imaginative musical uses Poe’s poetry and short stories as its base, and his shifting obsession with the women in his life as its catalyst. With hauntingly beautiful melodies, Nevermore breathes new life into Poe’s work and explores a twisted true-life tale that is as bizarre as his classic stories of the macabre.
OctoberFEAST at Peddler’s Village
2400 Street Rd, New Hope
Time: Saturday Sunday 11AM-5PM
Cost: Pay as you go
Explore German culture with cold beer, bratwurst, and live music. There will be shopping, a wine and spirits garden, and axe throwing!
Fishtown RiverCity Festival
1301 N. Beach St, Philly
Time: Saturday 12-6PM
Cost: Pay as you go
The festival kicks off with a 5k run, then bands, food trucks, craft beer, and local vendors. There will be games and activities for kids such as magic shows, a moon bounce, and a pet tent.
South St between Broad St and 18th St, Philly
Time: Saturday 12-8PM
Cost: Free admission – choose your beer packages starting at $15
This block party consists of incredible food trucks, such as pierogis, barbeque, Italian, and tacos; a great selection of craft beer, and live music. Bring the family, there are activities for all ages!
CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Les Miserables, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday – Sunday
- Beetlejuice, National Theatre, Friday – Sunday
- Alejandro Fernandez and Los Togres Del Norte, Eagle Bank, Saturday
- Romeo Santos, Eagle Bank, Sunday
- Disney on Ice: Mickey’s Search Party, Royal Farms Arena, Saturday – Sunday
- Chris Stapleton, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
- Cage the Elephant and Judah the Lion, Entertainment and Sports Arena, Saturday
- Streetlight Manifesto, Ram’s Head Live, Friday
- The Record Company, Ram’s Head Live, Sunday
- So So Def 25th Cultural Curren$y Tour, Capital One Arena, Sunday
- Ravens VS Titans, Sunday
- Redskins VS Panthers, Sunday
- Capitals VS Maple Leafs, Saturday
- Maroon 5 with Julia Michaels, Wells Fargo Center, Friday
- Flyers VS Golden Knights, Saturday
- Florence and the Machine, Wells Fargo Center, Sunday
- Romeo & Juliet, The Kimmel Center, Friday – Sunday
- Michael Franti & Thievery Corporation, The Fillmore Philly, Saturday
- Murder By Death, Theatre of the Living Arts, Saturday