Weekend Happenings August 5-7
Posted on August 03, 2016

Enjoy the first weekend of August with events for you and your pets, wine festivals and Olympic celebrations!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Washington Woofstock 2016
DC Pavilion
1399 5th St. NE, DC
Time: Saturday, 3pm-7pm
Cost: $5

Come out to celebrate man’s best friend at DC’s premier dog-friendly event! There will be craft beer tastings, live music, food trucks and plenty of pups, of course!

Summer Paint Jam
1301 Rhode Island Ave. NE, DC
Time: Saturday, 12pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Over 25 of DC’s most dynamic graffiti, fine art and street artists will be creating new works of public art along Rhone Island Ave. Stop by to watch the artists in action, meet local artists, vendors and learn about how you can support the art scene in DC!

Biscuit Jam
Indusctrious Ivy City Warehouse
1900 Kendall St. NE, DC
Time: Saturday 12pm-10:30pm
Cost: varies

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. (DC’s premier biscuit shoppe) will be hosting a music, food and arts festival celebrating their second anniversary and the connection between local artisans and the community.

MARYLAND EVENTS

46th Annual Corn Roast Festival
Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mills
3311 Littlestown Pk., Westminster
Time: Saturday, 11am-5pm
Cost: $13 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, under $6 are FREE

Enjoy a delicious feast of fried chicken, applesauce, sliced tomatoes, rolls with butter, iced tea, lemonade, and of course, roasted corn. Throughout the day you can listen to jazz music, explore the gift shop, blacksmith shop, various vendors, and stoneground flours from the Mill.

Frederick Wine Festival
Carroll Creek Linear Park
Frederick
Time: Saturday, 11am-5pm
Cost: General Admission- $35 in advance, $45 day of event; DD tickets- $20 in advance, $25 day of event

Be one of the first to check out Frederick’s first wine festival! This celebration invites you to sample wine from all across the state of Maryland, as well as taste food selections from local chefs!

Groovin’ in the Grass: Swampcandy
Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pk., Monkton
Time: Sunday, 6-8pm
Cost: varies

Listen to this wonderful blues and Americana group as you enjoy the sites of Ladew Topiary Gardens! Bring a picnic and get ready to dance and sing the night away.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival
Frying Pan Farm Park
2709 West Ox Rd., Herndon
Time: Friday-Sunday – times vary throughout the festival (check website for details)
Cost: FREE admission

Summer may be winding down soon, but enjoy some good old fashioned fun at this event with carnival rides, food, farm competition events, live music and more.

Double Bubble Run
Van Dyck Park
3720 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax
Time: Saturday, 10am and 1pm
Cost: $20

Wind your way through a 1K obstacle course filled with bubbles, color stations and foam obstacles. Open to kids and adults of all ages! Race will be held in two sessions- register online for your timeslot.

Olympics Wine Dinner
Twisted Vines
2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington
Time: Sunday, 6pm
Cost: $70

Celebrate the opening of the 2016 Olympics with a four-course dinner paired with six wines from every continent.

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

  • Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Thursday and Saturday
  • Digitour Summer, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • BSO: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone, Strathmore, Friday
  • The Go-Go’s, Warner Theatre, Friday
  • Wolf Trap Opera: La Boheme, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • NSO: Seth MacFarlane and the Great American Songbook, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • Josh Groban, Jiffy Lube, Saturday
  • Joe Walsh, Pier 6, Sunday
  • Bring It! Live, Warner Theatre, Sunday
  • The Band Perry, Wolf Trap, Sunday
  • Washington Nationals VS San Francisco Giants, National’s Park, Friday thru Sunday

nineNine Lives
Duration:  1 Hour 27 Minutes
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy

Tom Brand is a billionaire whose workaholic lifestyle takes him away from his loving wife Lara and adorable daughter Rebecca. Needing a present for Rebecca’s 11th birthday, Brand buys a seemingly harmless cat from a mysterious pet store. Suddenly, a bizarre turn of events traps poor Tom inside the animal’s body. The owner of the business tells him that he has one week to reconnect with his family, or live out the rest of his days as a cute and furry feline named Mr. Fuzzypants.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Robbie Amell, Malina Weissman

squadSuicide Squad
Duration:  2 Hours 10 Minutes
Genre:  Fantasy/Crime

Intelligence officer Amanda Waller decides to assemble a team of dangerous, incarcerated supervillains for a top-secret mission. Figuring it has nothing to lose, the U.S. government supplies weapons to Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and other despicable inmates. Dubbed the Suicide Squad, the united criminals must defeat a mysterious and powerful entity while contending with the antics of the diabolical Joker.

Starring: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis