Weekend Happenings: August 25–27
Posted on August 23, 2017

 

The sun is shining this weekend and there is so much to do! Enjoy festivals of all varieties and more!

 

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

DCBX #9
Renaissance Hotel
999 9th St. NW, DC
Time: Friday-Sunday, all day
Cost: starts at $45

The hottest Latin dance festival in DC is four days of 24 hour salsa, kizomba, bachata, and more! Not only are there concerts and parties running all day and night, but workshops are offered and open to all levels of dance skill. Check out the website for performance and registration details.

 

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival
The Strathmore
10701 Rockville Park, N Bethesda
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Sprawl out under the stars with the family to watch Moana, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and The Lego Batman Movie. Films begin at dusk; lawn chairs and picnics are welcome!

 

17th Street Festival

17th St. between Riggs and P Sts. NW (DuPont area), DC
Time: Saturday, 12-6pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate life in the 17th St corridor with exclusive discounts to 15+ restaurants and bars in the festival area, with local vendors, live international music, kids zone, and pet zone.

 

MARYLAND EVENTS

Baltimore Vegan Restaurant Week
Various Locations
Baltimore
Time: Friday and Saturday, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner
Cost: varies

Baltimore’s first ever Vegan Restaurant Week ends this weekend! Taste some healthy and new dishes throughout Baltimore.

 

Maryland Renaissance Festival
1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis
Time: Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 10am
Cost: varies

Take a step back in time as you enter the Medieval Ages! One of the most popular festivals in Maryland is back. Enjoy old time dancing, jousting, costumes and more.

 

Sundaes in the Park
Northside Park
125th St., Ocean City
Time: Sunday, 7-9pm
Cost: Free, sundaes are a cost

 Put a cherry on top of your summer! Enjoy live music and ice cream sundaes at the beach.

 

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Rock The Block!
Old Town Square
3999 University Dr., Fairfax
Time: Friday, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE Admission

Come out and listen to country music from the Alex Hilton Band at Rock The Block in Fairfax. There will be a beer garden, food vendors and more. Enjoy the end of summer while relaxing on a blanket or lawn chair as you soak in the warm summer air while you still can!

 

The Ballyshaners Irish Festival in Alexandria
Waterfront Park
1-A Prince St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 11am-7pm
Cost:  Donations Accepted

Celebrate Irish history and culture with Alexandria at the Irish Festival! Experience Irish dancing, Irish wares, Irish food and jewelry while you walk around to the different vendors on-site. Donate as you wish to this fundraiser for the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

 

Taste of the World Cultural Festival
Ida Lee Park Recreation Center
60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg
Time: Saturday, 11am-7pm
Cost:  FREE Admission

America is in need of a little love these days and the Taste of the World is just the event to share and educate. With cultural performances from Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, and more you can watch the beautiful display of how they celebrate their culture. While you’re enjoying the performances, indulge yourself with ethic food from countries like Colombia, India, Lebanon, Peru, Thai and your home the USA. Join Leesburg as they unite and celebrate America’s diversity.

 

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

  • John Mayer, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday
  • Jason Aldean, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Chris Isaak, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Maryland State Fair, MD State Fairgrounds, Lutherville
  • MD Renaissance Festival, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Cirque du Soleil OVO, Royal Farms Arena, Friday – Sunday
  • Nationals VS Marlins Sunday

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

All Saints
Duration: 108 Minutes
Genre: Drama

ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

Starring: Cara Buono, John Corbett, Barry Corbin, David Keith

 

 

Birth of the Dragon
Duration:
103 Minutes
Genre: Action/Biography/Drama

Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend.

Starring: Billy Magnussen, Philip Ng, Terry Chen, Teresa Navarro

 

         

Leap!
Duration:
89 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Animation/Family/Adventure/Musical

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Starring: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler

 

 

 

Check out all of the events happening this summer!