Weekend Happenings July 8-10
Posted on July 06, 2016

Make the most of the summer heat this weekend at socials, soirees and seafood festivals!


Washington, DC Events:

All American Beer Festival
The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds
1201 Half St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 1-4pm, 7-10pm
Cost: $35; this is a 21+ event

Need another reason to celebrate America?  Stop by the All American Beer Festival this weekend for unlimited samples of America’s best beers and full pour stations. In addition, enjoy live entertainment, food trucks and more!

24th Annual Sinatra Soiree
Dock 5 at Union Market
1309 5th St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 8pm-1am
Cost: $85-$95; this is a 21+ event

Don’t miss the 24th annual Capital Club Sinatra Soiree!  One of the biggest parties of the summer will include a premium open bar, light appetizers and live music from the Radio King Orchestra.

Smithsonian Sleepovers: National Air and Space Museum
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 7pm-9am (registration from 7-7:30pm)
Cost: $90; this is a children’s only event, ages 8-12

Drop the kids off at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for a special Smithsonian Sleepover event!  Activities include interactive exploration of the museum, games, challenges, craft projects and much more—a young pilot’s dream come true!

Maryland Events:

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival
St. Clement’s Island Museum
38370 Point Breeze Rd., Coltons Point
Time: Saturday, 3pm
Cost: $60 for members, $65 for non-members, kids under 12 are FREE

Sit back and relax on the museum lawn as you take in the views of St. Clement’s Island! Listen to live jazz artists, including Selina Albright, Matt Marshak, and Eric Darius, and enjoy a smorgasbord of delicious seafood, BBQ, sides and beverages available for purchase.

Baltimore Caribbean Parade & Carnival
Lake Clifton Park
2701 St. Lo Dr., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 12-10pm; Sunday, 12-9pm
Cost: FREE

Join the Caribbean Carnival for tropical island vibes where all your worries go away! Get a taste of paradise as you watch the fun-filled parade (Saturday, 12-5pm) filled with music, dancing and extravagant costumes. Later, enjoy the festival and sample Caribbean foods, drinks and more!

Merryland Music Fest
Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia
Time: Saturday & Sunday, doors open at 12pm and show starts at 1pm
Cost: varies

Enjoy a fun-filled day of music and relaxation with friends! This festival brings together musical artists such as Grace Potter, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, The String Cheese Incident, and Shakey Graves just for you!

Virginia Events:

8th Annual Workhouse Ice Cream Social
Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton
Time: Saturday, 12-4pm
Cost: $20

Each guest will receive a handmade bowl, created by local artists, filled with delicious ice cream while enjoying live music, activities and a raffle. All proceeds benefit the Workhouse Arts Center Ceramics Program.

2016 #ALXBrewTour Walking Tour & Tasting
Old Presbyterian Meeting House
323 South Fairfax St., Alexandria

Time: Sunday, 2-4:30pm
Cost: $25

This guided tour will take you around Old Town Alexandria’s local brewing scene, allowing you to taste samples from up and coming homebrewers and offers insight from the authors of Alexandria’s Historic Breweries.

Alexandria and USA Birthday Celebration
Oronoco Bay Park
100 Madison St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 5-10pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate America’s 240th birthday and Alexandria’s 267th on the scenic Potomac waterfront! The event includes live music from Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, patriotic birthday cake, food vendors, and an exciting fireworks display.

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

  • Miel San Marcos and Danny Berrios, Eaglebank Arena, Friday
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: Sounds Live Feels Live Tour, Jiffy Lube Live, Friday
  • Merryland Kick-Off Concert, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • NSO: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Maks and Val Live on Tour, Eaglebank Arena, Saturday
  • 10th Anniversary Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Toby Keith: Interstates and Tailgates Tour, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday
  • Merryland Late-Night Concert, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • NSO: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Special 35th Anniversary, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • Merryland Music Fest, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Saturday & Sunday
  • Little River Band, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Disturbed & Breaking Benjamin with Alter Bridge & Saint Asonia, Jiffy Lube Live, Sunday
  • Illustration Classes for Families, Strathmore, Sunday
  • Carlos Vives, Wolf Trap, Sunday
  • Baltimore Orioles vs. Los Angeles Angels, Camden Yards, Friday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

mike and daveMike & Dave Need Wedding Dates
Duration:  1 Hour 38 Minutes
Genre: Comedy

Mike and Dave are young, adventurous, fun-loving brothers who tend to get out of control at family gatherings. When their sister Jeanie reveals her Hawaiian wedding plans, the rest of the Stangles insist that the brothers bring respectable dates. After placing an ad on Craigslist, the siblings decide to pick Tatiana and Alice, two charming and seemingly normal women. Once they arrive on the island, however, Mike and Dave realize that their companions are ready to get wild and party.

Starring:  Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Adam DeVine, Sam Richardson

secret life of petsThe Secret Life of Pets
Duration:  1 Hour 31 Minutes
Genre:  Comedy/Animation

Max is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that’s bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious rabbit named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who’ve done them wrong.

Starring:  Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Louis C. K., Eric Stonestreet, Lake Bell, Ellie Kemper