Weekend Happenings in the DMV: November 7th-9th
Posted on November 07, 2014

With Halloween over, the Holiday season has begun! Be on the lookout for fun, festive holiday activities creeping into the weekend happenings every week. This week is no exception!fall weekend happenings banner 2

Washington, DC Events:

DC BEERathon 
James Hobna Irish Bar, Washington
dc beerathonTime: Saturday from 11:00am-11:30pm
Cost: $65-$80
The 3rd Annual DC BEERATHON is back for all of your beer enthusiasts out there for you to enjoy drink specials, DJs and more! Check-in at James Hoban Irish Restaurant and Bar in Dupont Circle for an all-inclusive self-guided beer tour, featuring 26 bars, each offering an inclusive 12 oz. beer and food specials. 

dc beer festivalDC Beer Festival
Nationals Park, Washington
Time: Saturday from 12pm-4pm
Cost: $40
The DC Beer Festival returns with a once in a lifetime opportunity to eat, drink, and play on the Nationals Park field. The festival boasts over 60 craft breweries and features delicious fall seasonal beers, live music, games, DJs and food. Admission includes unlimited tastings, with food sold separately from a number of food trucks.

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show 
Washington Convention Center, Washington
Time: Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm
Cost: $20 (in advance) $24.50 (on site)
The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show focuses on food and entertaining with more than 400 exhibitors including specialty food companies, caterers, party planners, personal chefs, kitchen planners and appliance manufacturers. The DC show will include appearances from Food Network stars, demonstrations from award-winning local and national chefs and national and regional cookbook authors.
metro cooking dc

Maryland Events:

Maryland Irish Festival 
irish festical ticketsMaryland State Fair Grounds
2200 York Rd, Timonium
Time: Friday from 6pm-11pm, Saturday from 12pm-11pm, and Sunday from 12pm-6pm
Cost: 3 day pass adult- $50.00 / 3 day pass seniors- $30.00
The Maryland Irish Festival is a celebration of Irish culture featuring regional and international Irish music and dance, traditional cuisine, cultural exhibits and vendors of Irish goods.

Christmas in the Woods 
Rockfield Manor
501 Churchville Rd, Bel Air
Time: Thru Nov. 29th ,Fridays 10am-8pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 12pm-5pm
Price: Free
Handcrafts, collectibles, antiques furniture, decorations, jewelry, girls and ladies accessories and gift for all occasions.
christmas in the woods

Cider and Mead Trail Scavenger Hunt
slow food scavenger hunt Various Wineries in Monkton, Silver Spring, Jefferson, Mt. Airy, & Middletown
Time: Saturday and Sunday
Price: $5.00
Slow Food Baltimore and The Maryland Cider and Mead Trail present the second annual Cider and Mead Trail Scavenger Hunt! Visit the 6 small cider and mead producers of Maryland for a fun packed adventure. Taste award winning ciders and meads and earn points by solving clues and performing tasks. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners with the most points. Must be 21 to participate.

Virginia Events:

Alexandria Film Festival alexandria film festival
AMC Hoffman Theater and Beatley Central Library, Alexandria
Time: Friday thru Sunday, times vary
Cost: $0-40
The Alexandria Film Festival celebrates up-and-coming and filmmakers and their new or rare films from all around the world! The festival will have 60 feature-length films, documentaries, animation, and shorts; as well as filmmaker panels and arts presentations to unique and historic venues throughout Alexandria, Virginia.

greater manassas veterans day paradeManassas Veterans Day Parade
Historic Manassas, Manassas
Time: Saturday at 11:00am
Cost: FREE
The Manassas Veterans Day Parade pays tribute to all veterans and active military for protecting our nation at home and overseas. The event is the largest Veterans Day Parade in the NoVa and Washington, DC area. Highlights include military and high school bands, pipe and drum corps teams, military units from the various Armed Services, military vehicles, and members from local veteran organizations.

Holiday Happenings Craft Showcraft show
W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax
Time: Saturday from 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE
W.T. Woodson HS annual craft show features juried handmade arts and crafts. Attendees can shop from a diverse selection of fine arts, jewelry, fiber arts, wood, photography, pottery, giftware, pet accessories, stress relief items and hundreds of holiday collectibles/decorations. All proceeds benefit the WT Woodson Crew Team.

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

  • Dirty Heads, 9:30 Club, Sunday
  • Usher: The UR Experience, Verizon Center, Monday

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

  • Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Baltimore Ravens vs Tennessee Titans, M&T Bank Stadium, Sunday

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

  • Yo Gabba Gabba Live!, Hippodrome, Friday
  • So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour, Lyric Opera House, Saturday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

big hero 6Big Hero 6
Duration:  108 min.
Genre:  Action, Adventure, Animation
An animated adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”
Starring:   Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Daniel Henney 

Duration:  165 min.
Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand, a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home.
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, David Gyasi

the theory of everythingThe Theory of Everything
Duration:  123 min.
Genre: Drama
The movie follows the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen,” by Jane Hawking.
Starring:  Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis