Beat the heat this weekend with pool parties, art festivals and more!
WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS
Cajun and Creole Food Traditions
National Museum of American History
1400 Constitution Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday 2-3pm
Turn up the heat on food history! With Louisiana native chef David Guas of Arlington’s Bayou Bakery, we’ll cook our way through the origins of the Louisiana Territories to explore how these two distinctive culinary traditions emerged and how the region’s signature dishes represent its rich history.
Bethesda Outdoor Movies
Corner of Norfolk and Auburn Aves., DC
Time: Friday and Saturday 8:30-10:30pm
Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the weekend edition of a fight-night series of blockbuster hits under the stars! On Friday night, “Hidden Figures” tells the story of three female African-American NASA geniuses inn the 1960s overcoming the odds and blasting John Glenn into space. On Saturday, pursue your wildest LA superstardom dreams vicariously through Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in “La La Land.”
Sip and Dip Rooftop Pool Party
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave. NW, DC
Time: Sunday 1-7pm
Cost: starting at $30
Sip on a drink and take a dip in the fabulous rooftop pool with a view to envy, while you enjoy exclusive music from some of DC and Arlington’s most talented DJs and performers.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-8pm
Art and craft lovers come together for the largest free arts festival in the US! Meet with artists, fashion designers and craftspeople and browse through their collections and creations, listen to incredible live concerts on outdoor stages, partake in family friendly events such as hands-on projects and children’s entertainers and sample an international food and beverage menu, all in the streets of Baltimore!
Columbia Comic Con- Galactic Con
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-Columbia
5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm
Let your inner child free as you meet with comic creators and illustrators, play with your favorite comic toys and more!
Maryland German Festival
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd., Timonium
Time: Saturday, 11:30am-10pm; Sunday, 11:30am-6pm
Cost: $10 General Admission, $7 Seniors and Military
Dig deep into your German Heritage, or just come out for a day of fun! Enjoy German music, traditional folk dancing, food, beer and more.
Herndon Friday Night Live-The Reflex
Downtown Historic Herndon
777 Lynn Street, Herndon
Time: Friday, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Cost: FREE admission
Featuring the most popular local and regional acts from up and down the east coast, Friday Night Live was named BEST of NoVA 2012 by Northern Virginia Magazine. The summer concert series features cover bands playing rock and roll, modern rock and classic rock. This Friday night the popular 80’s band, The Reflex, will be rockin’ it old school with songs by Blondie, Duran Duran, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Whitesnake and more!
The Big Flea & Antiques Market
Chantilly Shopping Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
Time: Saturday, 9am-6pm & Sunday, 11am-5pm
Cost: $10.00 admission-valid for the entire weekend.
Looking for great deals on antiques & collectibles? The Big Flea & Antiques Market will have over 700 booths to shop for unique and affordable items. Don’t miss out on the chance to find a hidden treasure!
Summer in the City
1500 Cornerside Blvd., Tysons
Time: Saturday, 1-3pm
Cost: FREE admission
Bring your hula skirts and join in on the fun with Ukulele Phil and The Hula Kids this Saturday. Grab your free snow cone and enter your name to win a tenant giveaway from 1pm to 3pm. Tysons West will also be providing free entertainment as well as balloon twister. Bring the whole family and get ready to play!
CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Kendrick Lamar with Travis Scott and DRAM, Hippodrome, Friday
- Hans Zimmer Columbia, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Friday
- Greensky Bluegrass, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday
- Rick Ross, Pier 6, Saturday
- Jake Owen at Power Plant Live!, Rams Head, Friday
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Royal Farms Arena, Sunday
- Maryland German Festival, Maryland State Fair Grounds, Timonium, Saturday – Sunday
- Orioles VS. Astros Friday-Sunday
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found.
Starring: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy
Duration: 122 Minutes
Four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Starring: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Duration: 137 Minutes
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna