Weekend Happenings August 12-14
Posted on August 10, 2016

Set time aside this weekend for some family fun before schools start up in the next few weeks!


Washington, DC Events:

National Building Museum
401 F. St. NW, DC
Time: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm thru September 5th
Cost: $16

Explore a glacial sea designed by landscape architects! The ICEBERGS installation is built from re-useable construction materials.

Smithsonian Sleepovers at American History
Smithsonian Museum of American History
14th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday-Saturday, 7pm-9am (registration from 7-7:30pm)
Cost: $135; this is a children’s only event, ages 8-12

Spend the night at the museum with the family where you can enjoy midnight tours, games, crafts and more.  Each ticket includes a child ages 8-12 and their guardian.

Rock the City: Music at the Monument
Carter Barron Amphitheatre
4850 Colorado Ave. NW, DC.
Time: Saturday, 7-10pm
Cost: $25

Join Music at the Monument for a benefit concert featuring local talent! The lineup will include Dave Bass, Terrence Richburg, Javier Starks and The Groove Spot Band.  Ticket proceeds will support the Carter Barron Amphitheatre and Rock Creek Park trails.

Maryland Events:

MD State BBQ Bash
Bond and Thomas St.
2 S Bond St., Bel Air
Time: Friday, 4-10pm; Saturday, 12-10pm
Cost: FREE admission

Check out the festival voted Harford County’s “Best Event” for four years running! This street festival includes the Maryland State BBQ Championship, the MD State BBQ Bash Tailgate Challenge and musical artists; including Clare Dunn, Peterbuilt, The Reagan Years and many more!

Annual Vineyard and Winery Walk
Crow Vineyard
12441 Vansant Corner Rd., Kenneyville
Time: Saturday, 6-9pm
Cost: $30 general admission, $25 for wine club members

Enjoy a beautiful evening exploring Crow Vineyard! A guide will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the vineyard and winery. Plus, enjoy horse drawn antique carriage rides throughout the property while sipping award winning wines. One glass of wine is included with your ticket; a portion of the proceeds will go to The Bridges of Worthmore.

SpartaCon- Rebels Convention
Blue Crabs Stadium
11765 St. Linus Dr., Waldorf
Time: Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
Cost: varies

See your favorite characters from the hit TV show Spartacus! Attend meet and greets, interact with other fans and watch live action gladiator battles!

Virginia Events:

The Plaza at Tyson’s Corner Mall
1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean
Time: Friday, 3-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-8pm
Cost: FREE admission

The largest Vietnamese festival on the East Coast features traditional music and dancing, martial arts competitions, pageants, demonstrations, exhibits, cultural food and children’s activities.

Workhouse Arts Center Brewfest
Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Ox Rd., Lorton
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm
Cost: $15-75

This inaugural event will feature local brews from around the region, local bands, food trucks and local art. Attendees can also play lawn games, enjoy the HopStar lounge and invest in limited edition growlers!

Alexandria Sidewalk Sale
Old Town & Del Ray Alexandria
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 9am
Cost: FREE

Over 50 local boutiques will line the sidewalks of Old Town and Del Ray offering deeply discounted items (up to 80% off!) including home décor, accessories, clothing, gifts and more! Visit the website for full list of participants.

Concerts, Theatre, & Sporting Events at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Birchmere, Friday
  • Darius Rucker: The Good for a Good Time Tour, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday
  • Shawn Mendes, Pier 6, Friday
  • Lyle Lovett & His Large Band/Emmylou Harris, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • 1964: The Tribute, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Kool & The Gang’s Keepin’ the Funk Alive Tour, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • A.R., Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday
  • Old School Hip Hop Festival, Pier 6, Saturday
  • 8th Annual Uke & Guitar Summit, Strathmore, Saturday
  • Bush & Chevelle, Pier 6, Sunday
  • Janet Jackson: Unbreakable World Tour, Royal Farms Arena, Sunday
  • The MY2K Tour: 98 Degrees, O-Town, Dream, Ryan Cabrera, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • Classic Albums Live Presents David Bowie, Wolf Trap, Sunday
  • Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves, Camden Yards, Friday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

petes dragonPete’s Dragon
 102 Minutes
Genre: Adventure/Family/Fantasy

Mr. Meacham, a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete, a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie, Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.

Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence

florenceFlorence Foster Jenkins
Duration: 110 Minutes
Genre: Biography/Comedy

In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he’s facing his greatest challenge yet.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

sausage partySausage Party
 89 Minutes
Genre: Animation/Adventure/Comedy

Life is good for all the food items that occupy the shelves at the local supermarket. Frank the sausage, Brenda the hot dog bun, Teresa Taco and Sammy Bagel Jr. can’t wait to go home with a happy customer. Soon, their world comes crashing down as poor Frank learns the horrifying truth that he will eventually become a meal. After warning his pals about their similar fate, the panicked perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies.

Starring: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Alistair Abell