Weekend Happenings July 15-17
Posted on July 13, 2016

Head to some fantastic local events to keep the summer fun rolling this weekend!

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Washington, DC Events:

Living Earth Festival 2016
National Museum of the American Indian
4th St. & Independence Ave. SW, DC
Time: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE

Now in its seventh year, the Living Earth Festival informs the public about environmental issues with artist demonstrations, a Native American cooking contest and much more! This year’s festival will focus on traditional Native agriculture practices and the importance of Native foods in our diets.

International Colombian Festival
Gallaudet Pavilon
1399 5th St. NW, DC
Time: Sunday, 10am-7pm
Cost: $15, children under 10 are FREE

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day in DC this weekend! Sample the best Colombian cuisine in the DMV and watch local and international artists as you take in the Colombian culture.

Citi Open 2016
Rock Creek Park Tennis Center
5520 16th St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, Various Times
Cost: varies

This weekend kicks off the 2016 Citi Open! This tournament is the only elite ATP World Tour 500 level event held in the U.S.; perfect for tennis buffs of any age!

Maryland Events:

Artscape
Mount Royal Ave., Cathedral St., Charles St., Bolton Hill and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods
Baltimore
Time: Friday, 11am-9pm; Saturday, 11am-9pm; Sunday, 11am-8pm
Cost: FREE

Join over 400,000 other art lovers for the largest free arts festival in America! This year, experience the theme of space as you view fine art work, fashion designs, visual art exhibits, sculptures, art cars, photography, music, and theater. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

First Annual Wine and Wheels Auto Show
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard
15010 Roddy Rd., Thurmont
Time: Saturday, 12-5pm
Cost: $5 general admission; $15 vehicle registration

An interesting combination makes for a great event! Classic and modern cars will be on display for your viewing, along with a Top-Ten Best Cars competition where you can vote on your favorites. Live music, food trucks, and wine will all be available throughout the day.

Jamaica Day Reggae Festival
Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairground Ground Rd., Friendship
Time: Saturday, 1-9pm
Cost: $45

Experience an island getaway at home at the Jamaica Day Reggae Festival! Become acquainted with the best in reggae music, Jamaican cuisine, fashion, arts and crafts, and jewelry. Profits go towards establishing a leadership training center in Jamaica for at risk youths.

Virginia Events:

Slide the City
Tysons Corner
7911 Westpark Dr., Tysons
Time: Saturday, 12-7pm **event has been rescheduled to  Saturday, August 6**
Cost: $40-$99

Come join in on some summer fun, as Slide the City closes off the streets to host a slip n’ slide that spans over 1,000 feet—the world record longest slide! Enjoy an all-day block party with live music, sand, drinks and food trucks for a true summer party!

Art Month Traditional Teas: Watercolor Tea
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln., Leesburg
Time: Sunday, 1-3pm
Cost: $30 **sold out**

Afternoon Tea at Oatlands is a valued tradition where attendees can enjoy an afternoon having tea, shopping and touring the historic property.

Red, White & Beagle – A Benefit for Beagle Freedom Project
Barrel Oak Winery
3623 Grove Ln., Delaplane
Time: Sunday, 1-4pm
Cost: $30-$45

The 2nd annual Red, White & Beagle charity fundraiser will include wine tastings, tasty vegan snacks, a silent auction, a raffle and swag bag giveaways for both people and pups. This fundraiser will benefit the Beagle Freedom Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to give beagles and other animals used in laboratory testing a chance at life after research.

Concerts, Theatre, & Sporting Events at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • American Ballet Theatre: Romeo and Juliet, Wolf Trap, Thursday thru Saturday
  • Phil Perry, Birchmere, Friday
  • Umphrey’s McGee, Pier 6, Friday
  • The Bayside Tigers, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • Evermay Chamber, Strathmore, Friday
  • Brian McKnight, Strathmore, Saturday
  • Rusty Musicians of Artscape, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Saturday
  • The Seldom Scene & Mint Condition, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Vans Warped Tour, Merriweather, Saturday
  • Bring It! LIVE, Hippodrome Theatre, Saturday
  • Reverend Horton Heat & Dale Watson, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Gwen Stefani: This is What the Truth Feels Like Tour, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday
  • Illustration Class for Kids, Strathmore, Sunday
  • Mint Condition, Warner Theatre, Sunday
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band/Los Lobos/North Mississippi Allstars, Wolf Trap, Sunday
  • Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Nationals Park, Friday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

ghostbustersGhostbusters
Duration: 1 Hour 57 Minutes
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth

the infiltratorThe Infiltrator
Duration: 2 Hour 7 Minutes
Genre: Crime/Drama

In 1986, federal agent Robert Mazur goes undercover to infiltrate the trafficking network of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Working with fellow agents Kathy Ertz and Emir Abreu, Mazur poses as a slick, money-laundering businessman named Bob Musella. Gaining the confidence of Roberto Alcaino, Escobar’s top lieutenant, Mazur must navigate a vicious criminal underworld where one wrong move could cost him everything.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjiman Bratt, Amy Ryan