Weekend Happenings in the DMV 11/16-18
Posted on November 16, 2012

Happy Friday! With the weekend upon us here is a look at all of the great events going on in D.C., Virginia and Maryland this weekend! We hope you have a great weekend!

FotoWeekDC
Various locations around Washington, DC
Time: Various times, November 10-18
Price: Weeklong pass to FotoWeek Central, $5 in advance; $7 at the door
Thanks to iPhones, Instagram and other 21st-century trappings, we all fancy ourselves as photographers these days. But viewing the exhibitions at this annual showcase might be a humbling experience. Some of the best photographers from around the world compete to win sizable cash prizes, and their works are displayed at venues around the city. Some of those same photographers teach seminars throughout the week on the industry, photojournalism and other useful info for budding photo enthusiasts.

Holiday Shops Presented by the Junior League of Washington
Sphinx Club
1315 K St. NW
Time: 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday
Price: $5
The Junior League’s annual shopping event moves downtown this year but expect the same mix of glam jewelry and accessories, gourmet snacks and preppy housewares. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction benefit local literacy charities.

Next: Spain
Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street NW
Time: 8pm Friday, 2pm and 8pm Saturday
Price: Starting at $23
Just because Hispanic Heritage Month is over doesn’t mean you have to end your love affair with Hispanic culture. Next: Spain, co-presented by Company E and the Shakespeare Theatre Company, honors the contemporary dance coming out of, you guessed it, Spain. The program features four segments, including the world premieres of Y – A Spanish Suite and Few. If you’re unsure about Spain’s contribution to the arts besides Pablo Picasso, here’s your chance to find out.

San Francisco Ballet
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Time: 7:30pm Friday, 1:30pm and 7:30pm Saturday, 1:30pm Sunday
Price: $25.00-$109.00
The company presents two shows: a ballet adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” by Helgi Tomasson and a mixed-repertory program consisting of “Trio,” set to Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence”; “RakU,” a story of love and separation set to an original score by Shinji Eshima; and “Number Nine,” featuring 24 dancers and set to a score by Michael Torke, at the Opera House.

Photographs of Social Life in Washington DC, 1900-1960
Carroll Square Gallery
975 F St. NW
Time: Various times, ongoing events that end November 30th
Price: Free
The National Geographic Image Collection presents a selection of photographs that illustrate Washington’s past.

Of the People
Contemporary Wing Pop-Up Gallery
1250 Ninth St. NW
Time: 11am-6pm, through November 24th
Price: Free
The gallery presents political-themed works by Shepard Fairey, El Teneen and Ralf Schmerberg.

The Frog Prince
National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Time: 9:30am and 11am Saturday
Price: Free
Black Cherry Puppet Theatre stages a musical puppet show. Best for age 4 and older.

Whiskeys of the World Dinner
The Occidental
1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Time: 7pm Saturday
Price: $79
A five course meal with pairings will highlight regional whiskeys from Scotland, Ireland and North America.

The Laurie Berkner Band
George Washington University – Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St. NW
Time: 11am Sunday
Price: $25-$100
The band — made famous by its appearances on Nick Jr. — comes to Washington with a new album of holiday songs.

Virginia Events

Cyrano De Bergerac
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle Manassas, VA
Time: 8pm Saturday
Price: $24-$40
Aquila Theatre performs the 19th-century French play about a romantic, but ugly, man.

Bowen McCauley Dance
Artisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd. Alrington, VA
Time: 8pm Saturday
Price: $25-$75, $20 students and seniors
Choreographed by Wolfgang Seierl with live music and video footage of the company.

Alexandria Film Festival
Various locations and times Friday-Sunday
Price: Varies
The festival is an intimate four-day celebration of film in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, located a few miles from Washington, DC. The Festival highlights the talents of local, national, and international filmmakers. Alexandria is home to film producers and enthusiasts, arts patrons, members of Congress and their staff, corporate executives, and other influential groups. The city attracts many visitors and residents of the Washington metropolitan area who value its arts and history community.

Maryland Events

The Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair
Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center
8230 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD
Time: 9am-9pm Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday, 9am-4pm Sunday
Price: $10
The largest book arts event on the East Coast, Pyramid Atlantic showcases handmade books, limited edition prints and artisan papers. Demonstrations by artists and lectures from scholars, collectors, and publishers complement the beautiful display of original works.

Finnish Christmas Bazaar
Rover Road Unitarian Church
6301 River Rd. Bethesda, MD
Time: 11am-3pm Saturday
Price:  Free
Pick up stylish Finnish glassware and more holiday goods at Finn Spark’s Christmas bazaar.

Bunnicula
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Dr. Germantown, MD
Time: 1pm, 3pm Saturday
Price: $14
As vegetables begin losing their color and other strange occurrences start happening, one family begins to consider that their new pet might be more than a simple bunny.

The Streets of Baltimore: Songs of Our City
The Patterson/Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD
Time: 7:30pm Saturday
Price:  $12-$17
Maryland singers and songwriters perform songs about Baltimore. Journalist/songwriter Geoffrey Himes hosts.

Guts & Glory: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
12 N. Eutaw St. Baltimore, MD
Time: 8pm Saturday
Price: $40-$150
Food Network star, author and renowned chef Anthony Bourdain will stop in Baltimore for his Guts and Glory Tour. Bourdain will share his life experiences as a chef and world traveler in his usual blunt and hysterical manner.

The Baltimore Museum of Art Grand Re-Opening
The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore, MD
Time: 9pm-12am Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday
Price: Free
The Baltimore Museum of Art unveils the first of many renovations to its illustrious galleries when the Contemporary Wing re-opens this Sunday! The newly transformed space shows off hidden treasures that didn’t fit in the old space, as well as new pieces commissioned for the museum. Can’t wait until Sunday? Come out Saturday for BMA Late Night, this free for all shindig celebrates the renovation with local bands, dancing and a cash bar!

European Union Film Showcase
American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 8633 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring, MD
Time: Various times, November 9-20
Price: $12
Now in its 25th year, this popular festival highlights the best of current European films. This year, there are more than 40 films to choose from, including multiple award-winners. Highlights include Germany’s Oscar selection, “Barbara,” “Hyde Park on Hudson,” a comedy that stars Bill Murray as FDR, and the Cannes Grand Prix winner “Reality.”

Juried Faculty Exhibition
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD
Time: Various times, ongoing events that end November 18th
Price: FREE
A jury selects just a few of MICA’s faculty to showcase their work in this exhibition. The exhibit highlights the faculty’s diversity in content, medium and style.

Sports at a Glance

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Baltimore Ravens @ Steelers, Sunday at 8:20pm, NBC
Washington Redskins vs. Eagles, Sunday at 1:00pm, FedEx Field
Navy Football @ vs. Texas State, Saturday at 3:30pm, Annapolis, MD
Wizards vs. Utah, Saturday at 7:00pm, Verizon Center
DC United vs. Houston Dynamo, Sunday at 4:00pm, RFP Stadium

This Weekend’s Lineup

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Kaki King, 8pm Friday at The Howard Theatre
Timeflies, 8pm Friday at The Fillmore Silver Spring
The Bright Side Tour – AER plus Yonas and David Dallas, 9pm Friday at State Theatre Virginia
Aretha Franklin, 6pm Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall
Lamb of God, 7pm Saturday at The Fillmore Silver Spring
Dan Deacon, 8pm Saturday at 9:30 Club
The MMG Tour: Maybach Music Group – Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale and Machine Gun Kelly, 7:30pm Sunday at Patriot Center
Magnetic Fields, 8pm Sunday at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue