Weekend Happenings in the DMV- August 9-11
Posted on August 09, 2013

Weekend Happenings Spring

Washington, DC Events

beerweekDC Beer Week
DC Beer Week returns to the nation’s capital this summer with a variety of beer focused events. The annual event is great for craft beer lovers and celebrates the breweries, restaurants, bars, distributors and beer aficionados in the region. Hundreds of venues in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland will host a variety of beer related events, including beer dinners, tastings, educational panels, glassware giveaways, and more. Sunday, August 11 – Brewery Ommegang & Washington City Paper present “HOP CHEF: SPECIAL EDITION – Eight of the area’s most talented chefs will cook with and pair a unique dish with the brewery’s beers to earn the title of Hop Chef DC. The event will be held at the Longview Gallery, located at 1234 9th Street, NW, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person.

Virginia Events

training-camp-headerRedskins Training Camp
West Leigh St., Richmond, VA Price: Free Time: Saturday, Practice at 1 pm During the first few weeks of practice, fans are invited to see the Washington Redskins in action on the practice field. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Practices last between 90 minutes and two hours. After each practice, fans may have the opportunity to get autographs and take photos of their favorite players.

twilightpoloTwilight Polo Club
Great Meadow Polo Club 5089 Old Tavern Rd The Plains, Va 20198 Time: Gates open at 6:30 pm Price: $30 per car load Join in all the fun for a themed night of polo and merriment. Saturday’s theme is Wild West complete with a chili cook-off!

Maryland Events

BBQBash2013 MD State BBQ Bash
Downtown Bel Air, Join us Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th for Maryland’s BIGGEST and BADDEST barbecue event!  Food Vendors, Beer & Wine Garden, Crafter/Exhibitor Village, Little Piggies Fun Zone, 10th Annual Tailgate Challenge and much more!

montgMontgomery County Agricultural Fair
Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, Maryland Time: Friday 3 pm to Midnight, Saturday 10 am to Midnight Price: $10, Children 11 and under free  Since 1949 the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, the largest county fair in the State of Maryland, has been a showcase of farm life in Montgomery County. The week-long county fair is a family event with carnival rides, live animals, a variety of entertainment, food and fun activities for all ages. Kids especially enjoy the opportunity to see all kinds of farm animals up close including prize winning goats, sheep, pigs, dairy cattle, horses, etc. Live entertainment includes Monster Trucks, Demolition Derby, “Fair’s Idol” Competition, and much more.

CirqueItalia
Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St. Frederick, Maryland Time: Fridat 7:30 p.m., Saturday 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m Price: $9-$45 Cirque Italia is a unique water circus that travels across the United States with a stage and tank which holds 35,000 gallons of water. The show features side-splitting comedy and death defying thrills including Olympic Acrobats, contortionists, Coco the Clown from Argentina riding the world’s smallest bicycle, The Gabon Human Pyramid Troupe, a Bull Fighting Matador Act, Guinness Book World Record Jugglers and much more.

Beach Events

Bethany Beach Summer Bandstand Price: Free Listen to great live performances while relaxing right on the beach! Friday: The Philly George Project (Jazz) Saturday: Beat Tells Sunday: Zydeco-A-Go-Go (Cajun)

Sundaes in the Park Northside Park, between 127th Street and the Bay Time: Sunday from 7pm-9pm Bring your picnic basket and beach chairs to Northside Park for ice cream sundaes and live entertainment. For a small fee, enjoy your own ice cream sundae creation as you listen to your musical favorites and watch the sunset over the beautiful Assawoman Bay. The grand finale to each Sundaes in the Park event will be Fireworks at 9pm! This Sunday features: The Reagan Years (80’s Music) and Cascading Carlos (A Juggling Workshop).

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

  • American Idol, Patriot Center, Friday at 7:30 pm
  • Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday at 7:00 pm

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

  • Chelsea vs AS Roma, RFK Stadium, Saturday at 8 pm
  • Washington Mystics vs Connecticut, Verizon Center, Sunday at 4pm
  • Washington Nationals vs Phillies, Nats Park, Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 7:05pm, and Sunday at 5:05pm

Movies Opening this Weekend

Elysium Action Drama Thriller Sci-Fi 109 Minutes Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, and Alice Braga

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Adventure Family Fantasy 106 Minutes In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Starring Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, and Nathan Fillion

We’re The Millers Comedy Crime 110 Minutes A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, and Ed Helms

Planes Animation Adventure Comedy Family 92 Minutes Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. Starring Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, and Carlos Alazraqui