Weekend Happenings in the DMV
Posted on October 12, 2012


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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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Washington, DC Events

 Jason Weems at The Improv 

1140 Connecticut Ave. NW
8pm and 10:30pm, Friday and Saturday

Price: $20

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

Snallygaster at The Yards Park

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.


DC Labor FilmFest at Various locations 

Around Washington, DC

Time: Various times, Oct 11-18

Price: $7-$11.50

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.


Ghost Story Tour of Washingtonat McPherson Square Metro Station 

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.


POTUS Among Usat Source 

1835 14th St. NW
8pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday

Price: $20; $15 online

Five candidates vie for the presidency during Washington Improv Theater’s unscripted production.

BYT Presents: French Underground  at La Maison Francaise – Embassy of France 

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.


Eric Hampton…With Us, Again at Dance Place 

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

Hula with Mokihana at National Theatre 

1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
9:30am, 11am Saturday

Price: Free

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.

Jewish Literary Film Festival Opening Night at Washington Hebrew Congregation 

3935 Macomb St. NW

Time: 7:30pm Sunday

Price: $20-$50

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.”

Virginia Events


Life in 19th century Viennaat Freeman House 

131 Church St NE Vienna, VA

Time: 12:00pm Friday

Price: Free

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.


Northern Virginia Fashion Weekat Artisphere 

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

and Maven.


Doener Bistro Oktoberfestat Doner Bistro 

202 Harrison St. SE Leesburg, VA

Time: 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday, 11pm-5pm Sunday

Price: Free

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.


Sweet ‘n Saltyat Del Ray Artisans 

2704 Mount Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA

Time: Fridays, 12pm-9pm; Saturdays, 10am-9pm; and Sundays, 12pm-6pm

Price: Free

Del Ray artists interpret the meaning of sweet and salty.

Corpse Brideat Glyndon Park 

300 Glyndon St. NE Vienna, VA

Time: 8pm Friday

Price: Free

Tim Burton’s PG-rated family Halloween movie will be screened in the park.


Indecision Tour 2012 The Daily Show Liveat Center for the Arts – George Mason University 

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 HodgmanAl Madrigal, and Adam Lowitt will make this a lineup you won’t want to miss


Maryland Events


Dracula at Bowie Playhouse 

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.


Sugarloaf Crafts Festivalat Montgomery County Fairgrounds 

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.


Pumpkin TrolleyFestat National Capital Trolley Museum 

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.

Maryland Renaissance Festival at Maryland Renaissance Festival Grounds 

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.

Baltimore Running Festival

Baltimore, MD

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!

Free Fall Baltimoreat Various locations 

Around Baltimore, MD

Time: Various times Oct 1-Oct 31

Price: Free

A month-long arts festival, with free museum admissions, concerts, dance, theater and street performances, workshops, classes and more

Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival at American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center 

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.


Patuxent Wildlife Festivalat National Wildlife Visitor Center 

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.


DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands at American Legion Post 268 

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.

Riverfest!at Historic St. Mary’s City 

18751 Hogaboom Lane St. Mary’s City, MD

Time: 11am-5pm Saturday

Price: Free

A celebration of local waterways with kayaking, oyster tonging, musical entertainment, educational exhibits, and other activities.

P.Nokio: a Hip-Hop Musical at Imagination Stage 

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.