Weekend Happenings: August 14th thru 16th
Posted on August 14, 2015

The hot weather doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon, and neither do the fun summer events! From beer festivals to blues, be sure to get out and about this upcoming weekend!


Washington, DC Events:

Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th St NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 8-11pm
Cost: $65
Find your fellow beer enthusiasts and head to BrewHaHa for a celebration of local craft beers, food and music! Nine local craft brewers paired with nine local chefs—where each brewery will feature two beers and each chef will create a dish that enhances the beer pairings.   

Beer Olympics beer olympics
Various Bars
U St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 2-10pm
Cost: $15 online, $20 at the door
Register your team of four to compete in the Beer Olympics and win a $1,000 prize! The event will include games at each of the venues; and teams will be judged on points, costumes and more. Start training and planning your costumes for this amazing pub crawl!

Hot 5 at Hill Centerhill center
Hill Center
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, DC
Time: Sunday, 5-7pm
Cost: FREE
Hot 5 at Hill Center is a series of outdoor concerts in the Hill Center’s beautiful gardens; perfect for an evening picnic with friends or family—with food and drink available for sale!  The events feature an opening Q&A with the artist, which are all locally based. This week’s artist is Sine Qua Non, serving up an unorthodox combo with anything from Western classical small-group jazz from the 1960s, ’80s pop, calypso and much more.

Maryland Events:

Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaarbaltimore farmers market
Underneath the Jones Fall Expressway
At Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Time: Sundays thru December 20th, 2015 from 7:00am to sellout (typically noon)
Cost: Free – prices vary on items available for purchase
Baltimore’s farmer’s market and bazaar is open for the season! There will be a huge variety of items available for purchase including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, and dozens of food vendors! Vegan food items will be available.

Kegs & Corks Festkegs and corks fest
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
1450 General’s Highway, Crownsville
Time: Saturday, 12pm-6pm
Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the gate/ Age 13-20 $15 in advance; $20 at the gate/ 12 & under free with paying adult
Enjoy unlimited samples of both craft beer and Maryland wine. There will also be live entertainment and a variety of arts and crafts vendors. Lawn chairs, blankets and small pop-up tents are permitted. This year’s event benefits the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

Hot August Blues & Roots Festivalhot august blues and roots fest
Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville
Time: Saturday, gates open at 11am (Check website for schedule)
Cost: $69 in advance; Children 12 & under free
The festival will feature plenty of good music including The Counting Crows, Railroad Earth, Shakey Graves and more!

Feast of St. Gabriel Festivalfeast of st. gabriel
Little Italy
Stiles & Exeter Streets, Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, August 15th 12pm-8pm; Sunday, August 16th 11am-7pm
Cost: $1 donation
The St. Leo Roman Catholic Church hosts another festival on the streets of Little Italy! There will be Italian food, wine, beer, live music, a bocce tournament, kid’s activities, and more!

Virginia Events:

The Plaza Party
The Village at Leesburg
1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg
Date: Friday & Saturday, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE
Join in each week for live music and fun at the Village at Leesburg! Every week debuts a new theme to go along with music, games, and giveaways.  Adults can enjoy dinner and drinks at 12+ outdoor patios and dining options to enjoy the music while kids can enjoy Bubble Spectacular Shows, a pop-up fountain, and other fun activities.

Vietfestviet fest
The Plaza at Tysons Corner
McLean, VA
Date: Friday, 3-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-8pm
Cost: FREE
The Vietfest is an outdoor festival that showcases the best of Vietnamese culture, talent, business, and people. The festival also includes cultural cuisines and vendors, exhibits, entertainment, Miss Vietfest Pageant, various fun competitions, a children’s carnival, and more. 

Prince William County Fairprince william county fair
Prince William County Fairgrounds
Manassas, VA
Time: Friday, 5-8:30pm; Saturday, 12-9pm; Sunday, 12-8pm
Cost: $10
The Prince William County Fair dates back to 1949 and today is Virginia’s largest County Fair. The annual event in Manassas, Virginia includes livestock exhibits, a variety of midway shows, truck and tractor pulls, Monster Trucks, Lawnmower Racing, a rodeo, demolition derbies, baby contests, pet shows, live music, storytelling, games and carnival rides.

Cindy’s Legacy: Golf Clinic & Happy Hourcindys legacy
Herndon Centennial golf Course
909 Fendale Ave., Herndon
Time: Friday, 5-9pm
Cost: $15-40
Enjoy an after-hours golf event where attendees have a choice of: a golf clinic, 3-hole foursomes, and/or networking in the clubhouse! Enjoy delicious BBQ, a silent auction, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit Cindy’s Legacy, a charity providing financial and administrative support to cancer patients and their families. 

Beach Events:

Tattoo Arts Festival 2015virginia beach tattoo fest
Virginia Beach
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA
Time: Friday thru Sunday
Cost: $25.00 for the Day, $45.00 for the Three Day Weekend
Featuring over 200 tattoo artists and live tattooing! Live music, side show acts, suspension acts, local art, and more will provide a weekend of amazement. If you have children ages 12 and under Sunday is Family Day where all ages are welcome. Tickets for Sunday’s Family Day are discounted to $15.00, and 12 and under get in free.

Pirate School
31750 Lake View Drive
Selbyville, DE
Time: Saturday 10am
Cost: Free
Pirate School  is a comedy show for the whole family held at The Freeman Stage at Bayside. You will need to bring your own chair for this event.

2nd Annual Fig Festival & Fig Cake Bake-Offfig festival
Outer Banks
999 Irvin Garrish Hwy
Ocracoke, NC
Time: Friday, 1pm-10pm
Cost: Free
All ages are invited to come out and enjoy the fig cake bake off, live music, dancing, and much more! There will be a handful of vendors with various fig products, as well as face painting and crafts for the kids. This year there will be a celebrity at the judges table, Pit Master and Author Bob Garner!

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

  • Arena Lacrosse League, Royal Farms Arena, Saturday
  • Shear Madness, The Kennedy Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Phish, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday & Sunday

Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics, Camden Yards, Friday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Straight Outta Comptonstraight outta compton
Duration: 147 Minutes
Genre: Biography/Drama/Music
From Compton, California the group NWA emerges in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hip Culture with music and tales about life in the hood.
Starring: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr. 

The Man from U.N.C.L.Ethe man from uncle
Duration: 116 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy
During the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin partake in a joint mission against a secretive criminal organization, that is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki