Looking for something different this weekend? Check out unique festivals, eclectic music, and more!
WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS
Lotus and Water Lily Festival
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Anacostia Ave and Douglas St. NE, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Honoring the blooming of lotus and water lilies at the gorgeous Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, this family-oriented celebration lauds the picturesque plants with gardening workshops, Asian and African dancing performances, and hands-on activities like face painting and lotus tea tasting.
DC Scoop: Ice Cream Social
Dock5 at Union Market
1309 5th St. NE, DC
Time: Saturday, 1-4pm
DC’s sweetest event is back! Enjoy frozen treats and savory snacks from your favorite ice cream shops and local food trucks. After sampling, vote on your favorite flavors and help crown the People’s Choice winner for best ice cream.
International Colombian Festival
2400 E Capitol St. SE, DC
Time: Sunday, 10am-8pm
Tu musica, tu gente, tu ambiente, tu aguardiente! Celebrate Colombian Independence Day (July 20th) early with music, family activities, games, traditional food, arts and crafts, and the passionate spirit of Colombian folklore. Step and twirl along with Latin Grammy-winning sensation Toto La Momposina, along with other salsa, reggaeton, cumbia, and hip hop performances.
Mariachi Flor de la Toloache
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown
Time: Saturday, 7-9pm
Get into the groove and join this fun outdoor concert series! Enjoy the sounds of the first and only all women mariachi group.
Movies on the Beach
8916 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach
Time: Saturday, Dusk
Bring the whole family out for a movie night! Up on the screen this week is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Ladew Gardens- Grooving in the Grass- Summer Concert Series
Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton
Time: Sunday, 6-8pm
Cost: $15 for General Admission; $5 for children; $13 for Senior and Students
Get into the luau spirit! Enjoy beautiful views of the gardens while you listen to fun Caribbean and Latin music. Don’t forget your best soca, samba and tango moves!
Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park
1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington
Time: Friday, 6-11pm
Come out for an outdoor movie with games, drinks and dinner. Watch The Father of the Bride while enjoying food from Saffron Gourmet & Tacos Matadores. The Pub in the Park will be offering beer, wine and seasonal sangria to top the night off. Street parking is available. Atlantic Parking on N. Moore Street is $3 after 6 pm until midnight.
First Annual Crab Feast
13648 Tarara Ln., Leesburg
Time: Saturday, 1-6pm
Cost: $75 per person ($35 for under 21)
JB Seafood, Old Ox Brewery and Tarara Winery join together to present the First Annual Crab feast. Come out to enjoy as much crab as you can eat from 1pm-4pm along with wine, music and games until 6pm.
BBQ Brews & Food Trucks
G. Pfitzner Stadium
7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge
Time: Saturday, 11am-7pm
Cost: $5 in advance; $10 at the door
If you like BBQ, Brews & Food Trucks, this event is for you! VA StrEats is bringing local vendors and trucks to an all-day event serving great food, hand-crafted brews and entertainment. Come celebrate the summer the best way possible!
CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Zac Brown Band with Darrell Scott, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday
- #IMOMSOHARD, Lyric Opera House, Saturday
- My Morning Jacket & Gary Clark Jr., Merriweather, Friday
- Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, & Father John Misty, Merriweather, Saturday
- Vans Warped Tour 2017, Merriweather, Sunday
- Intern John’s Peer Pressure Comedy Tour, Ram Head’s, Saturday
- 5th Annual Charm City Summer Fest, Rams Head, Saturday
- No Scrubs: 90’s Dance Party, Ram’s Head, Saturday
- I Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, Stafford, VA, Saturday
- Orioles VS Cubs, Friday – Sunday
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
War for the Planet of the Apes
Duration: 140 Minutes
Caesar and his fellow apes are at war against the humans. As the apes start to suffer heavy losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts in order to face the Colonel in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Gabriel Chavarria, Chad Rook, Judy Greer
Duration: 90 Minutes
Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old Clare is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her hoarder father and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying after each wish.
Starring: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert
The Big Sick
Duration: 120 Minutes
Based on Kumail Nanjiani’s real-life relationship, a Pakistani-American comedian falls for an American woman, despite the fact that his family wants him to consent to an arranged marriage with someone from his own culture.
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter