Weekend Happenings in the DMV: July 18th-20th
Posted on July 18, 2014

We are well into summer and the warm weather events just keep on coming! With the beautiful forecast be sure to check one, or a couple of them out!

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Washington, DC Events:

Yelp’s 10 Year Anniversary Bash 
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd, SE Washington, DC
yelp 10 year bashTime: Sunday, 4pm-7pm
Yelp is inviting everyone to help celebrate their anniversary at their 10 Year Anniversary Bash at the Anacostia Arts Center! Food and beverage will be available to snack on courtesy of the sponsors; plus, a DJ will be playing dance music all evening. Admission is free, but there will be donations accepted ($10 suggested) at the door to raise funds for the Anacostia Arts Center, whose mission is to revitalize and sustain development in Historic Anacostia. Those who donate will receive a limited edition Yelp flask (while supplies last) or other prizes donated by event sponsors.

Celebrate America celebrate america
DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D St NW, Washington, DC
Time: Friday & Saturday, 7pm
As America turns 238 years old, Celebrate America will commemorate the United States Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States and celebrate the heritage of America and our Founding Fathers. Pastors, leaders, church groups, youth groups, and all believers, all around America are encouraged to join and to be a part of this great American event.

The DC Scoop dc scoop
Union Market
1309 5th St NE, Washington,DC
Time: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Ice Cream enthusiasts, DC’s sweetest event is back! Gather at Union Market to celebrate summer’s sweet treat. There will be ice cream available to taste and buy from local artisans and a wide array of products including gelato, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles and of course, good old-fashioned ice cream!

3 Stars Artists and Artisans Festival 
3 stars brewing company3 Stars Brewing Company
6400 Chillum Pl. NW, Washington DC
Time: Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Price: $15
This event is dedicated to showcasing local musicians, graffiti artists, clothing designers, food trucks and distillers. Highlights include a live set by rock band Spirit Animal, graffiti art, food truck snacks and a tasting with New Columbia Distillers.

Maryland Events:

Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods.
Time: Friday & Saturday, 11am-9pm & Sunday, 11am-8pm
Price: Free
Charles Street, Mount Royal Avenue, and much of the area around Station North Arts & Entertainment District will fill with art and culture during Artscape, the nation’s largest free art festival in the country. In addition to dozen musical performances at several stages, performing arts include dance, opera, theater, film, and experimental music. Family-friendly activities include hands-on art projects, demonstrations, competitions, and more. Additionally, more than 150 artists and craftspeople will display their work.

Bubble Days 
Maryland Science Center
601 Light St., Baltimore, MD
bubble daysTime: Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-4pm
Price: Free with admission
Kids of all ages can stop by and meet a bubble artist, and get in on the action by making bubble solution and wands! What bubble day would be complete without a contest, so be sure to use your very own solution and wand to compete in a bubble blowing contest!

Cinema Al Fresco Open Air Film Festival cinema al fresco
Ciao Bella Restaurant
236 South High St., Baltimore MD
Time: Fridays Thru September
Italian-themed movies are projected on the outside of the Ciao Bella Restaurant, and movie-goers can enjoy free popcorn. Live music and dancing begins at 7 p.m., while screenings start at 8:30 p.m. or 9 p.m., depending on the length of the film. This Friday’s movie is Gladiator.

Bethesda Central Farm Market 
7600 Arlington Blvd, Bethesda, MD
Time: Sundays thru December 28th, 9am-1pm
Price: Free
Stop by to get great food from over 60 vendors! New to the market this weekend, are fruits and berries galore including peaches, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and red and black raspberries!
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American Market  national harbor logo
National Harbor

On American Way, between Waterfront & Fleet St., National Harbor, MD
Time: Saturdays thru October, 10am-4pm
This upscale farmers market features the opportunity to sample goods grown from local farmers, specialty foods and unique hand crafted gift ideas!

Virginia Events:

Alexandria Comcast Outdoor Film Festivalcomcast film festival
Waterfront Park
1A Prince St, Alexandria, VA
Time: Friday & Saturday, 5pm. The movie starts at 8:30pm
Price: Free
Join the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival for movies at dusk right next to the Potomac River. Seating is on the lawn at the park, so arrive early with your beach blankets and lawn chairs! Sponsor booths will be available selling food and drinks. Friday- Despicable Me 2; Saturday- Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Clifton Film Festival 
clifton film festivalWorkhouse Arts Center
Clifton, VA
Time: Saturday, 4pm
Join fun at the Clifton Film Fest, showcasing original films made by the surrounding community at the Workhouse Arts Center. Visitors can watch original films and support the filmmakers at the festival! There will be a variety of films including independent dramas, comedies, documentaries, and animations.Free admission, no tickets required.

Mosaic Central Farm Market 
central farm market 12910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA

Time: Sundays Thru October, 9am-2pm
Price: Free
Stop by to get fresh food from over 30 vendors from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania! New to the market this weekend, are fruits and berries galore including peaches, cherries, blackberries, blueberries and red and black raspberries!

Reston Farmers Market 
11406 North Shore Dr., Reston, VA
Time: Saturdays, 8am-12pm, thru November 8th
The Market offers a wide variety of freshly picked fruits, vegetables and cut flowers. Other highlights include fresh eggs, baked goods, honey and cider, milk and cheese products and a wide array of meat products!

reston farmers marketFilms in the Park
Strawberry Park
2910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA
Time: Friday, 7pm

Price: Free
Every Friday night through August, venture out to the Mosaic District to watch films on the big screen! During July, they offer the All American Series, with this Friday’s movie being JOBS.

Beach Events:

Movies on the Beach at 27th Street  ocean city
27th St. Oceanside, Ocean City, MD
Time: Friday thru August 8th, 8:30pm
Free movies on the beach for the entire family!  Bring your beach chair or a blanket and enjoy the perfect setting to watch a movie- right by the beach! The Movie this Friday will be Despicable Me 2.

Boats, Buttons, Beans and Beer! Walking + Brewery Tour 
Dogfish Head Brewery
6 Village Center Blvd., Milton, DE
Tmilton historical societyime: Saturday, 10am- 12pm
Price: $5
Tour begins and ends at the brewery and includes a 45 minute walk around the historic town. Learn why boats, buttons, beans and beer are important to the town of Milton! The second half of the tour consists of a guided tour of Dogfish Head Brewery and you even get free samples! Reservations are required.

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

  • Daddy Yankee, Echostage, Friday at 8pm
  • Fall Out Boy and Paramore, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Friday at 5:30pm
  • Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday at 7pm
  • O.A.R and Phillip Phillips, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Saturday at 5pm
  • Queen with Adam Lambert, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Sunday at 6:30pm

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

  • Monster Jam, Hagerstown Speedway, Friday Thru Sunday
  • DC United vs Chivas USA, RFK Stadium, Sunday at 8pm
  • Washington Nationals vs Brewers, Nats Park, Friday at 7:05pm, Saturday at 7:05pm, and Sunday at 1:35pm

Theatre at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Disney’s The Lion King, The Kennedy Center, Thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

sex tapeSex Tape
94 min – Comedy
A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.
Starring: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, and Ellie Kemper


the purgeThe Purge: Anarchy
103 min – Action | Horror | Thriller
A couple are driving home to their kids when their car runs out of gas just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, Leo goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles.
Starring: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, and Kiele Sanchez

fire and rescuePlanes: Fire & Rescue
83 min – Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family
When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins forces with fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, The Smokejumpers, to battle a massive wildfire.
Starring: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, and Curtis Armstrong