Weekend Happenings July 29-31
Posted on July 27, 2016

July may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun has to end! Make the most of your weekend at concerts, celebrations and more!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS  

Red Bull Global Rallycross
RFK Stadium
2400 E Capitol St. SE, DC
Time: Friday, 12-7:30pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm
Cost: $15 day pass, $45 weekend pass

Now in its 3rd year of coming to DC, the Red Bull Global Rallycross is designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports while allowing fans to get up close and personal with the drivers, cars and more!

Music at the Monument: Rock the City
Carter Barron Amphitheatre
4850 Colorado Ave. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 7-10pm
Cost: $25

Help celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday with a benefit concert to support the Carter Barron Amphitheatre and Rock Creek Park trails. Performers include Phil French, The Grove Spot Band & Show and Sylver Logan Sharp. Doors open at 6pm.

Bluejacket Brewery Sunday Tasting Tour
Bluejacket Bewery
300 Tingy St. SE, DC
Time: Sunday, 2pm
Cost: $29

Get a full tour of the Bluejacket Brewery! Five tasting pours will be included in the tour including tank samples of brews in progress.

MARYLAND EVENTS

Annual Watermelon Festival
Wright’s Market
9300 Old Railroad Rd., Mardela Springs
Time: Saturday, 12-4pm
Cost: FREE

Spend a beautiful summer day eating free watermelon slices, watching or participating in watermelon seed spitting contests, watermelon eating contests or watermelon bowling games. Enjoy the Little Miss Watermelon Princess Contest, free firetruck rides, face painting, a petting zoo and other games and activities.

Trifecta Food Truck Festival
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Racetrack Infield
2200 York Rd., Timonium
Time: Saturday, 12-9pm
Cost: $15 general admission, children under 12 are FREE

Over 25 of Maryland’s best gourmet food trucks are coming together this weekend for the festival! In addition to delicious food, there will be live music hosted by Rodney “Pie Man” Henry, a dunk tank, mechanical bull, pie eating contest, kids’ area and much more.

Chrome City Ride
The Benedictine School
14299 Benedictine Ln., Ridgely
Time: Sunday, 8:15am-2pm
Cost: $25

It’s time to break out your motorcycles, street rods, classic and custom cars; and take them for a ride to benefit a great cause! Trophies and raffles will be available. All proceeds benefit the children with disabilities at Benedictine School.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Harry Potter Birthday Weekend
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
105-107 South Fairfax St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 7-10pm; Sunday, 1:30-6pm
Cost: $6-15

Harry Potter fans of all ages can celebrate the character’s birthday and the release of The Cursed Child with apothecary tours (both adults-only and kid friendly versions), exploring potions referenced in the book series and an interactive scavenger hunt through Old Town Alexandria.

Summer Concerts in the Park: Still Surfin’
McLean Community Center – Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean
Time: Sunday, 5pm
Cost: FREE

Still Surfin’ has been performing Beach Boys music for 14 years. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening under the stars enjoying the ultimate summer soundtrack!

Yappy Hour
Forge Brew Works
8532 Terminal Rd., Suite L, Lorton

Time: Sunday, 12-5pm
Cost: FREE

Bring your furry friend to enjoy some local craft beers every last Sunday of the month. All growler refills and merchandise are 15% off. Water bowls, treats and toys are provided for the pups!

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Rhaphsody in Blue, BSO Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Thursday & Friday
  • Fifth Harmony, Eaglebank Arena, Friday
  • Lyfe Jennings, Birchmere, Friday
  • Dark Star Orchestra, National Theatre, Friday
  • RHYE, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • NSO: Tchaikovsky & Debussy, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • NSO: Star Trek into Darkness, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • The Music of David Bowie, BSO Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Saturday
  • Samantha Fist with Davy Knowles, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Counting Crows & Rob Thomas, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Merry Jane Presents Snoop Dogg & Wiz, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday
  • Julion Alvarex Mis Idolos Hoy Mis, Eaglebank Arena, Sunday
  • Garbage, Rams Head Live, Sunday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

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Bad Moms
Duration:  101 Minutes
Genre: Comedy

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

Starring:  Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo

 

 

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Jason Bourne

Duration:  123 Minutes

Genre:  Action/Thriller
It’s been 10 years since Jason Bourne walked away from the agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon. Hoping to draw him out of the shadows, CIA director Robert Dewey assigns hacker and counterinsurgency expert Heather Lee to find him. Lee suspects that former operative Nicky Parsons is also looking for him. As she begins tracking the duo, Bourne finds himself back in action battling a sinister network that utilizes terror and technology to maintain unchecked power.

Starring:  Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles