Weekend Happenings May 5-7
Posted on May 03, 2017

May is kicking off with parades, festivals and more!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Funk Parade
U St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, Day Fair: 12-7pm; Parade: 3pm-4pm; Music Festival: 7pm – 10pm
Cost: FREE

In honor of U Street’s Diverse cultural history, people from all over the District come to celebrate the spirit of funk at this free, one-of-a-kind parade, street fair and music festival. Watch the streets come to life with a roller-skating salute to DC in the ‘70s, live musical performances and entertainment from a variety of vibrant dancers, marching bands and visual artists.

Kids In The Castle
Heurich House Museum
1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-2pm
Cost: FREE

Doors will open for kid-friendly, self-guided tours. Children’s and parents are invited to wander through the house and complete a photo scavenger hunt to win prizes, then head to the museum garden to play games and relax.

Kentucky Derby
The Next Whisky Bar
2650 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington DC
Time: Saturday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: $50

We’re off to the races! Watch the Kentucky Derby in style while sipping bottomless Juleps at The Next Whiskey Bar! Included in your ticket are 3 flavors of bottomless Juleps, food stations with southern favorites, contests, and two TV’s to watch the race, both inside and outside.

MARYLAND EVENTS

Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
Various Locations
Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 9am-7pm
Cost: FREE

Watch as unique and interesting sculptures take the streets of Baltimore! Pull up a chair, or get a great view in Federal Hill Park as you cheer for your favorite.

Baltimore Food and Wine Festival
Rash Field
Inner Harbor Waterfront, Baltimore
Time: Saturday, VIP Admission, 11am-5pm; General Admission, 12-5pm
Cost: VIP Admission, $79 in advance and $90 onsite; General Admission, $39 in advance and $45 onsite

Food and wine lovers come together to enjoy this tasty festival! Sip on over 150 wines, beers and spirits while you dine on tasty bites from your favorite food trucks and restaurants.

First Sunday Arts Festival
First blocks of West and Calvert Sts., Annapolis
Time: 12-5pm
Cost: FREE 

The first Sunday Art Festival of the year is here! Meet crafters and browse through beautiful artwork while you enjoy food trucks and live music.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Revolutionary War Weekend
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon
Time: Saturday – Sunday, 9am-5pm
Cost: Seniors, $16; Adults, $18; Youth, $9; Children FREE

This two-day event will be one of the largest Revolutionary War re-enactments in the region! Several hundred Continentals, Redcoats, cannons and cavalry will be in action on the estate. A host of other Revolutionary War themed activities can be found throughout the weekend.

Pirate Fest 2017
Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm
Cost: $10; Boat Tour Tickets, $4; Paddle Boat Races, $7 per boat

Ahoy! Sing along to seafaring music, hear swashbuckling tales, meet live parrots and see amazing demonstrations. Take a Pirate Boat Tour or pilot your way to victory in a Pedal Boat race. Shop for exotic treasures in our Marketplace. Enjoy sailing, science and craft activities for all ages. Find booty on a treasure hunt and try a pirate skills challenge. Dress like a pirate and join the fun!

O’Sullivans Sundays-Free Standup Comedy Show
OSullivan’s Bar & Restaurant
3207 Washington Blvd. Arlington
Time: Sunday, 6pm-9pm
Cost: FREE

Laugh off your weekend with a live stand-up comedy show featuring local comedians from the Northern Virginia area. Showroom opens at 6pm for dinner and drinks before the show.

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

  • Off the Cuff: Stravinsky Firebird, BSO & Meyerhoff, Friday – Saturday
  • Najee, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Wmal Free Speech Forum “The First 100 Days”, Birchmere, Sunday
  • PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue, Hippodrome Theatre, Saturday – Sunday
  • The Xx, Merriweather, Saturday
  • Marsha Ambrosius & Eric Benet, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • Off the Cuff: Stravinsky Firebird, Strathmore, Friday – Sunday
  • FlowerMart 2017, Mt. Vernon Park, Baltimore MD, Friday – Saturday
  • Baltimore Wine & Food Festival, Rash Field, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Saturday
  • DC Funk Parade at U Street Musical Festival, U Street Washington DC, Saturday
  • Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase Race, The Plains, VA, Saturday
  • Orioles VS. White Sox, Friday – Sunday
  • Nationals VS. Phillies, Friday – Sunday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

guardiansGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Duration: 135 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter is revealed.
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Kurt Russell