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Nationals vs. Cardinals at Nationals Stadium
2012 NLDS Home Game 3
Time: 8:30pm Friday
For the first time since 1933, Washington’s baseball team has clinched a spot in the playoffs.
Redskins vs. Vikings at FedEx FieldTime: 4:25pm Sunday
Orioles vs. Yankees at Yankee Stadium
2012 ALDS Game 5
Time: 5:07pm Friday
Ravens vs. Cowboys at M&T Bank Stadium
Time: 1:00pm Sunday
Concerts at a glance
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- Zac Brown Band: Jiffy Lube Live, 6:30pm
- Jens Lehman w/ Taken By Trees: 9:30 Club, 8:00pm
- Lecrae: The Fillmore,8:00pm
- The Manzarek Rogers Band: The Howard Theatre, 8:00pm
- The White Panda: The Howard Theatre, 11pm
- Ryan Bingham with The Americans and Liam Gerner: 9:30 Club, 8:00pm
- Temper Trap: The Fillmore, 8:00pm
- Anjelah Johnson:Warner Theatre, 7:00pm
- Los Lonely Boys: The Howard Theatre, 8:00pm
- Peter Gabriel: Patriot Center, 8:00pm
Washington, DC Events
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW
Time: 8pm and 10:30pm, Friday and Saturday
From “Last Comic Standing” and the Montreal “Just for Laughs Festival”, Jason Weems wanted to be the same thing as every other little boy: Hulk Hogan, Sunny Crockett and MacGyver. Around the age of 12, he realized these were all middle-aged white men who lived on the edge and it probably wouldn’t work out for him. Ever since that moment, he has been trying to make people laugh to mask the pain
300 Water Street
Time: 1pm-5pm Saturday
Price: $5-$50, depending on pass level
No fewer than 100 unique beers along with a cascade of great food against a scenic waterfront backdrop featuring a few of the area’s top toques, live music, entertainment and family fun and games will be present during this benefit for arcadiafood.org.
Around Washington, DC
Time: Various times, Oct 11-18
It’s not hard work to watch movies. But these movies are mostly about hard work. New movies and classics alike, such as “Office Space,” “Billy Elliott,” “Adventureland” and “The Pajama Game” will grace the screens at the AFI Silver Theatre and the AFL-CIO.
1400 I St. NW
Time: 8pm, Friday and Saturday
Price: $12, $6 age 15 and younger
A costumed ghost tour of downtown Washington, at the White House exit.
1835 14th St. NW
Time: 8pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday
Price: $20; $15 online
Five candidates vie for the presidency during Washington Improv Theater’s unscripted production.
4101 Reservoir Rd. NW
Time: 8pm-1am Friday and Saturday
Price: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $35 both nights
The French Embassy hosts two nights of live music, DJs, art, French short films, food, beer and champagne. Friday features Wax Tailor and White Life; Saturday features Tomorrow’s World (with members of Air and New Young Pony Club) and Housse de Racket.
3225 8th St. NE
Time: 8pm Saturday, 7pm Sunday
A selection of pieces by the late Washington choreographer, dancer and teacher Eric Hampton performed in his honor by Bowen McCauley Dance, Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, DanceSmith, Karen Reedy Dance and Maryland Youth Ballet
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Time: 9:30am, 11am Saturday
Kids get into the swing of things with Mokihana in an exotic adventure to the Hawaiian Islands. After watching Mokihana perform a traditional Hawaiian chant and hula, everyone is invited to participate in cultural dances involving the stories, rhythms and protocols of this ancient Pacific culture.Best for age 4 and older.
3935 Macomb St. NW
Time: 7:30pm Sunday
Michael Chabon, author of such acclaimed works as “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh,” “Wonder Boys” and “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” kicks off the opening reception by signing books and reading from his new work, “Telegraph Avenue: A Novel.”
131 Church St NE Vienna, VA
Time: 12:00pm Friday
Families are invited to step back in time to discover Vienna history right before the Civil War. Children can learn about life in the 19th century, speak to costumed living history interpreters, make crafts, play games and participate in a scavenger hunt.
1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA
Time: 7pm, Friday and Saturday
Price: Prices Vary
A series of fashion shows and events showcasing designers such as Thierry Couture, Periwinkle
202 Harrison St. SE Leesburg, VA
Time: 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday, 11pm-5pm Sunday
Leesburg’s Doener Bistro is breaking out its “Fest Tent” for its annual four-day celebration with music, bratwurst and plenty of Oktoberfest beer on tap. While we like the traditional music of the Alte Kameraden Band, which is performing on Sunday from 1 to 5, we have to admit we’re most interested in Friday’s “Party Night” because the owners promise “The best of today’s Oktoberfest hits.” Translation: “Crazy German party music,” says a Doner Bistro employee.
2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA
Time: Fridays, 12pm-9pm; Saturdays, 10am-9pm; and Sundays, 12pm-6pm
Del Ray artists interpret the meaning of sweet and salty.
300 Glyndon St. NE Vienna, VA
Time: 8pm Friday
Tim Burton’s PG-rated family Halloween movie will be screened in the park.
Route 123 and Braddock Rd. Fairfax, VA
Time: 8pm Saturday
Price: $20-$25, $10-$15 students
Join the writers, producers and correspondents of “The Daily Show” as they bring their Emmy-award winning political humor to George Mason University. Performances from Daily Show favorites like John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, and Adam Lowitt will make this a lineup you won’t want to miss
Route 3, White Marsh Recreation Park Bowie, MD
Time: 8pm Friday
Price: $17, students and seniors $12
A stage play based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel about the daughter of the head of an English sanitarium who is struck by a mysterious illness and doctors believe she is the victim of a blood sucking vampire.
16 Chestnut St. Gaithersburg, MD
Time: 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday
Price: $10 at the door, $8 online in advance, free age 11 and younger
Seasonal crafts, fashion, fine art, jewelry, pottery, wood and metal art.
1313 Bonifant Rd. Colesville, MD
Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday
Price: $7, $5 for ages 2-17 and seniors
Kids can hop aboard a trolley and hop off at Pinson’s Pumpkin Market. Each kid will receive a token with paid admission that they can redeem for a pumpkin at the market, at the Northwest Branch Park.
1821 Crownsville Rd. Annapolis, MD
Time: 10am-7pm until October 21st
Price: $17 adults; $15 seniors; $8 children ages 7 through 15
Huzzah! Gather ye skirts m’ladies, shine your armor m’lords. It’s time to go back in time and partake in renaissance revelry. Quaff an ale, let the children play in the pirate ship and enjoy the entertainment fit for kings and commoners alike. Maid Marian and Robin Hood will be in attendance this weekend, when children under 11 are admitted free. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Time: Marathon and Relay: 8am, 5k: 8:15am, Half Marathon: 9:45, Kids Fun Run: 9:20am
Spaces still remain in many of the races so it’s not too late to join in the fun! Visit the race website for details, course maps and more! Be sure to cheer on your local runners as they come through your neighborhood!
Price: Spectators – FREE!
Around Baltimore, MD
Time: Various times Oct 1-Oct 31
A month-long arts festival, with free museum admissions, concerts, dance, theater and street performances, workshops, classes and more
8633 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring, MD
Time: Various times, Oct 10-18
Price: $11.50; $100 festival pass
This one is not for the kids. But if you want some campy horror films, it’s perfect. With 53 films with titles like “Nazi Zombie Death Tales,” “Ninja vs. Monsters” and “President Wolfman,” you can guess there are no Oscar winners here.
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop Laurel, MD
Time: 10am-3pm Saturday
Price: Free, donations welcome. Small fee for tram rides
The whooping cranes and sea ducks that call this refuge home are the stars of this annual event that will also feature crafts, demonstrations and music by Ryan Buckle and Friends.
11225 Fern St. Wheaton, MD
Time: 7pm Saturday
Price: $13 in advance, $15 at the door
Every year, the D.C. Blues Society selects an up-and-coming blues band to send to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. How to choose the group carrying the torch for the D.C. blues scene? An old-fashioned battle of the bands. Because of the prestigious nature of the competition, you won’t hear the six acts cranking out multiple versions of “Mustang Sally” or “Got My Mojo Working.” Expect a mix of rollicking originals and slow-burning guitar workouts, with more than a few laments about someone’s baby done them wrong.
18751 Hogaboom Lane St. Mary’s City, MD
Time: 11am-5pm Saturday
A celebration of local waterways with kayaking, oyster tonging, musical entertainment, educational exhibits, and other activities.
4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD
Time: 1:30pm, 4pm Saturday and Sunday
After a well-received run earlier this year, Imagination Stage is bringing back its updated version of “Pinocchio” in which a computer game designer creates a son. Best for ages 5 to 12.