Weekend Happenings

Weekend Happenings: July 20 – July 22
Check back every Wednesday for new events!

Take in the natural beauty in and around our urban epicenters, or spend the evening enjoying art, theatre, dance, and comedy. Check out our weekend assortment of fun for all ages!

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Brew at the Zoo
National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave NW, DC
Time: Thursday 6-9PM
Cost: $65

What better way to help save animals’ lives than doing so with a beer in hand? Bring your friends out the National Zoo and enjoy great times and great brews with unlimited beer tastings from more than 70 breweries, exotic animal encounters, live music and entertainment, and fare from popular food trucks—it’s a unique after-hours zoo experience!

RIOT! Women in Comedy
The Kennedy Center
2700 F St NW, DC
Time: Friday at 8PM
Cost: $19-49

This celebration of women in comedy will salute our comedy icons while giving today’s stars a national platform to embrace creative risk and emphasize the female perspective in our rapidly evolving culture. Talent features Bridget Everett (Jimmy Fallon, Inside Amy Schumer), Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens), Amanda Seales (Insecure), Melissa Villaseñor (SNL), and Sasheer Zamata (SNL).

Lotus and Lily Festival
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
1550 Anacostia Ave NE, DC
Time: Saturday and Sunday 10-5
Cost: FREE

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens is the only national park dedicated to growing aquatic plants: come see the beautiful blooms and celebrate global culture in the wild wetlands with musical experiences from across the world, lotus tea tastings, and African, Asian, and Latin American performances and lectures for all ages.

MARYLAND EVENTS

Artscape
Mount Royal Ave & Cathedral St; Charles St, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District
Time: Friday and Saturday 11-9, Sunday 11-7
Cost: FREE

Feeling creative? Come out and celebrate Baltimore City’s art industry and pop-up institution in the annual Artscape Festival. Embrace a fully accessible, 100% free world class art festival, right here in the heart of the city. Artscape is held outdoors in tents, and inside the neighborhood’s premier exhibition spaces and performing arts venues. Check out the website for a full schedule of events.

Inner Harbor Spirit Happy Hour Sightseeing Tour
Inner Harbor Spirit
561 Light St, Baltimore
Time: Friday and Saturday at 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30PM
Cost: Starting at $20.95

Join us for a half happy hour event including a one hour sightseeing cruise from the Inner Harbor! Kick back and relax as you take in the sites and enjoy some cocktails and snacks!

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda
Time: Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 and 4PM
Cost: Starting at $12

Join the “Peanuts” gang as they sing and dance their way through the timeless struggles of childhood. This show features catchy songs and is the perfect family outing for the young and young at heart.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

DIY Across America
AR Workshop Alexandria
107 N. Fairfax St, Alexandria
Time: Friday 7-9:45PM, Saturday 11-1:45, 4-6:45PM
Cost: $65 and up

Join AR Workshop locations across the nation for a featured weekend of DIY projects sponsored by HGTV Magazine. Sign up for this exclusive event and make a Plank Wood Sign, Jewelry Board, Wood Tray, Lazy Susan or Wood Photo Frame! Customize your project with your choice of stain and designer paint colors. BYO wine or beer to sip and enjoy during the workshop.

Reels on the Ramp Film Series
National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly
Time: Friday 8-11PM
Cost: FREE

Bring the family for a movie night under the stars on the Udvar-Hazy Center’s outdoor airplane ramp. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets, and insect repellent! Movies begin at dusk. This week’s feature is Apollo 13.

Chantilly Family Festival
Back parking lot: 3914-3910 Centreville Road, Chantilly
Time: Saturday 10-2
Cost: FREE

The festival will feature tons of fun for kids, including petting zoo, two bounce houses, Chantilly Fire Department, stage, military truck, kid friendly activities, free giveaways, and more! Plus, parents, you’ll enjoy meeting local businesses and trying out a new food truck!

PHILADELPHIA EVENTS

Old City Eats
Various locations in Philly
Time: Every Thursday until August 30, 5-8PM
Cost: Half-priced drinks and food specials

Start off your weekend early with half priced drinks and good eats at various locations! There are plenty of places to choose from such as Buffalo Billiards, Capofitto, JJ Bootleggers, Khyber Pass Pub, Lucha Cartel, Nick’s Bar & Grille, and many more.

Summer Fest Live! 2018 at XFINITY LIVE!
XFINITY Live!
1100 Pattison Ave, Philly
Time: Saturday 3-7PM
Cost: $35-90

Stroll around Philadelphia’s top summer Craft Beer Festival.  Receive your own custom stein and sample 175+ summer and fall beers while listening to live music and multiple DJs.

Ballet X Summer Series
The Wilma Theater
265 S. Broad St, Philly
Time: Friday 8PM, Saturday 2PM and 8PM, Sunday 2PM
Cost: $25-50

This show presents three world-premiere performances with live music.  Enjoy the amazing choreography performed by professional dancers.

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

  • Hamilton, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, Kennedy Center, Sunday
  • Erasure, Warner Theatre, Friday – Saturday
  • Panic! At the Disco, Royal Farms Arena, Saturday
  • Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Weezer and Pixies, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday
  • Dispatch, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday
  • DC101 Kerfuffle, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Sunday
  • Queen Latifah and Common, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Nationals VS Braves, Friday – Sunday
  • Bring It! LIVE, Kimmel Center, Saturday
  • Mamma Mia!, Walnut Street Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Mr. Brightside, Fillmore, Friday
  • Beck, Penns Landing, Friday
  • Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party, Sunday