Weekend Happenings: August 4–6
Posted on August 02, 2017

 

August is here but have no fear — summer is not gone yet! Enjoy food festivals, football games, and more!

 

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Endless Summer Festival: Wine, Beer, and Music
Half Street Fairgrounds
1299 Half St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 1-9pm
Cost: $17.95 and up

Sips of summer surge on with wine and beer tastings, food trucks, live music, and tons of outdoor games and art at the Half Street Fairgrounds across the street from Navy Yard Metro. This event is 21+ only.

 

2017 OutWrite LGBT Book Festival
The DC Center
2000 14th St. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 6pm; Saturday, 9am-8pm; Sunday, starting at 10am
Cost: FREE

Celebrate writing the rainbow with our community’s LGBT authors and poets—with readings, special speakers, panels, book sales, exhibits, and workshops all weekend long.

 

SAAM Arcade
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Sts. NW, DC
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am-7pm
Cost: FREE

Grab your joystick and press play! Participate in game building workshops, listen to musicians inspired by digital works, and play more than 100 video games. This special exhibit will also feature 40 independent games created by both student and professional developers.

 

MARYLAND EVENTS

Baltimore Restaurant Week
Various Locations in Baltimore
Time: Friday-Sunday, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner
Cost: $12-$35

Baltimore Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy tasty brunches, lunches and dinners at some of your favorite restaurants throughout Baltimore.

 

Berlin Peach Festival
The Calvin B. Taylor Museum
208 N Main St., Berlin
Time: Saturday, 11am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Life is peachy! Taste delicious peaches and peach based pies and dishes at this festival. The fun-filled event features pie baking and eating contests, craft demonstrations, games and more!

 

Baltimore Ravens Training Camp
Navy Marine Corp Stadium
550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis
Time: Saturday, 6-8pm
Cost: FREE event, $10 for Parking (cash only)

Watch your favorite players practice for the 2017 football season! Enjoy an interactive fan experience and meet some of your favorite players.

 

VIRGINIA EVENTS

LA LA Land in Concert
Wolf Trap
1551 Trap Rd., Vienna
Time: Friday, 8:30am-11pm
Cost: $40-$60

Come see the six-time Academy Award winning film La La Land projected on an HD screen at Wolf Trap. Venture along with the aspiring actress and Jazz musician as they struggle between keeping their dreams alive and keeping their love alive.

 

Heritage to Horizons Summer Concert Series
Air Force Memorial
1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington
Time: Friday, 7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Don’t miss the last Heritage to Horizons concert this Friday! Max Impact and The US Air Force Honor Guard will play an unforgettable concert in honor of the 2017 Portraits of Courage selectees. Not to mention the exhilarating flyby that will leave you speechless.

 

Saturday Cinema
John Carlyle Park
300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 8:14pm
Cost: FREE

Wondering what to do this Saturday that won’t break the bank? Plan a night under the stars with a date or some friends at John Carlyle Park’s free Saturday Cinema night. Grab your blanket, lawn chairs, a picnic basket and enjoy the comical film Caddyshack at sundown.

 

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

• Florida Georgia Line, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
• Summer Spirit Festival, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday – Sunday
• Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank, Rams Head Live, Saturday
• J Cole, Royal Farms Arena, Sunday
• Roger Waters, Verizon Center, Friday – Saturday
• La La Land Concert with NSO, Wolf Trap, Friday
• Orioles VS. Tigers Friday-Sunday

 

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

Detroit
Duration: 143 Minutes
Genre: Crime/Drama/History/Thriller
Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel

Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

 

The Dark Tower
Duration: 95 Minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Western
The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black

Starring: Katheryn Winnick, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle

 

Kidnapped
Duration: 94 Minutes
Genre: Action/Thriller
When her six-year-old son is abducted from a carnival a desperate mother decides to take matters into her own hands rather than wait for law enforcement to help her. Her relentless pursuit eventually leads her to uncover a larger kidnapping ring.

Starring: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn

 

 

Check out all of the events happening this summer!