Weekend Happenings April 28-30
Posted on April 26, 2017

As April’s showers begin to subside, we’re in for some clear skies this weekend! Enjoy craft shows, fly a kite or touch a truck!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Smithsonian Craft Show
National Building Museum
401 F St. NW, DC
Time: Friday-Saturday, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Cost: $17 for one-day admission, $30 for two-day admission

Peruse the best in contemporary American folk art for view and sale—from baskets to paintings to jewelry and everything in between, the casual art observer and the most seasoned collector will find treasures of all kinds.

Georgetown French Market
Wisconsin Ave.  from O St. to Reservoir Rd., DC
Time: Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm
Cost: FREE!

Transport yourself to the charming streets of Paris- Open air market, street performers, live music and special discounts at area restaurants and boutiques.

Acadiana Crawfish Boil
Acadiana Restaurant
901 New York Ave. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 2-5pm
Cost: $65

If you’ve never been to a crawfish boil, you’ve been missing out on a flavorful Southern tradition of exquisite seafood, outdoor festivities, bountiful jazz and hand-crafted signature New Orleans cocktails. This is an all-you-can-eat opportunity (all food is included, and pay as you go alcohol) so come hungry.

MARYLAND EVENTS

Maryland International Kite Expo
2nd to 6th St., Ocean City
Time: Friday-Sunday, 8:30am-2pm
Cost: FREE 

“Let’s go fly a kite,” comes to life! Watch colorful kites soar through the sky, learn tricks and tips on how to fly and participate in games and activities along the beach.

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show
City Dock, Annapolis
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: One Day, $12; Two Day, $19; Children 12 and under are FREE

Ahoy! Come out and meet other sailors, check out new models of various boats and shop for the latest electronics and accessories for your sailing pleasures.

Marquee Ball 2017: Disco Nights
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, VIP dinner at 5:30pm, Party at 8pm
Cost: $50 for members, $55 for nonmembers 

Get your groove on at this party! Dress up in your best 70s attire, put a bid down at the silent auction, sip on cocktails, take pictures in the photo booth and more. Proceeds go to the Creative Alliances’ free Youth Education Program.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Civil War Ball
Gadsby Taven Museum
134 North Royal St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 8-11pm
Cost: $45

Looking for a night on the town? Then stop by the Gadsby Tavern Museum for the Civil War Ball.  Waltzes, polkas, reels to live music and a cash bar to be provided!  Period attire is recommended to complete the experience.

Touch a Truck
Dominion High School
21326 Augusta Dr., Sterling
Time: Saturday, 10am-3pm, Horn Free 10-11am
Cost: varies

Touch a Truck is hosted by Joshua’s Hands, a non-profit organization that seeks to encourage service from grateful hearts and to help provide scholarships and educational funding for those who need it.  Join Joshua’s Hands this Saturday at Touch a Truck.  Children of all ages are welcome to come and see some of their favorites such as firetrucks, cement trucks and tractor trailers.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring Fever Party
Brew Republic Bierwerks Tap Room
15201 Potomac Town Pl. Woodbridge
Time: Saturday, 7:30-11:30pm
Cost: FREE

As the weather gets warmer, hair gets lighter, drinks get colder, nights get longer and life gets sweeter.  Come celebrate this upcoming summer with music, beer and food! Dress the part to win “Best Summer Wear” prizes and enter into the limbo contest for bragging rights!

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

  • Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones And Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, Birchmere, Friday
  • Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Strathmore, Friday
  • AC2: An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday
  • 2017 M3 Rock Festival- Kix, Loverboy, Winger, Merriweather, Friday
  • 2017 M3 Rock Festival- RATT, Tom Keifer, Dokkem, Merriweather, Saturday
  • Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Birchmere, Saturday
  • 2017 M3 Southern Rock Classic feat. Lynyrd Skynrd with Charlie Daniels Band, Sunday
  • John Tesh – Grand Piano Live, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Balanchine, Ratmansky, Tharp. Warner Theatre, Wednesday – Sunday
  • Maryland International Kite Expo, 2nd to 6th Ocean City Maryland, Friday – Sunday
  • Orioles Vs. Yankees, Friday – Sunday
  • Nationals Vs. Mets, Friday – Sunday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

circleThe Circle
Duration: 110 Minutes
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Based on the best-seller by Dave Eggers, THE CIRCLE is a thrilling modern morality tale. As Mae rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, she is encouraged to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment begins to affect the lives and future of her friends, family, and that of humanity.
Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Bill Paxton

latinHow to be A Latin Lover
Duration: 115 Minutes
Genre: Comedy
When a fading gigolo, Maximo, is kicked out of the house by his aged mistress, he is forced to return to live with his estranged sister and her pre-teen son. As Maximo tries to rekindle his power as a Latin Lover, he finds himself bonding with his nephew Hugo, and he begins to learn that being a Latin Lover means that loving money isn’t as important as the love of your family.
Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch, Kristen Bell

sleightSleight
Duration: 90 Minutes
Genre: Sci-fi/Thriller
A young street magician is left to care for his little sister after their parents’ passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant m ind to save her.
Starring: Jacob Latimore, Dule Hill, Seychelle Gabriel. Storm Reid