Weekend Happenings: November 6th-8th
Posted on November 04, 2015

It’s the first weekend of November and temperatures are starting to drop—but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Grab your coat and head out to one of these great fall events…

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Washington, DC Events:

FotoWeekDC 2015 Opening Party
Foto DC logo verticalFormer Spanish Ambassador’s Residence
2801 16th Street NW, DC
Time: Friday, 7:30pm-11pm
Cost: $50 online, $60 day of (21+ event)

Celebrate with FotoDC and enjoy this opening party as you browse photography exhibitions, open bars, appetizers, photo booths, music and more to lunch the 8th Annual FotoWeekDC.

salute to americaSalute to America
DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D St.  NW, DC
Time: Sunday, 2pm
Cost: FREE (tickets are required)

Salute To America: Washington is the unofficial kickoff to veterans’ week activities in the nation’s capital! The Help Hospitalized Veterans, a non-profit organization, is on the fifth and final stop in DC for the 2015 HHV Salute To America Concert Series.   The concert series includes performances by Jefferson Starship & The Grass Roots.

DC Beer Festival
dc beer festNationals Park
1500 S Capitol Street SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 12-3pm OR 5-8pm
Cost: $40 (21+ event)

The DC Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park!  Enjoy dozens of craft breweries featuring seasonal beers, food trucks, lawn games, entertainment and more.  This is a rain or shine event. Use promo code “Nationals2015” for $5 off!

Maryland Events:

Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar
Underneath the Jones Falls Expressway
At Holliday & Saratoga St., Baltimorebaltimore farmers market
Time: Sundays thru December 20th from 7am to sellout (typically noon)
Cost: FREE – prices vary on items available for purchase

Baltimore’s farmer’s market and bazaar is open for the season! There will be a huge variety of items available for purchase including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, and dozens of food vendors! Vegan food items will be available.

greek food festGreek Food & Cultural Festival
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
24 W Preston St., Baltimore
Time: Friday & Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday 12—6pm
Cost: FREE

The festival will feature family-friendly activities such as cathedral tours, Greek jewelry shopping, silent auctions, cultural exhibits, live Greek dance performances, Greek dance lessons, and of course the finest Greek cuisine! Don’t miss out! There is free parking in both church lots and additional paid parking in area garages.

The 42nd Annual Maryland Irish Festival
Maryland State Fairgrounds
md irish fest2200 York Rd., Timonium
Time: Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; & Sunday, 12-6pm
Cost: $20

The MD Irish Festival features traditional Irish food, drinks, dance and music. There will also be children’s activities, cultural exhibits, and more!

heavy seas festHeavy Seas Chili & Cheese Festival
Heavy Seas Brewery
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd., Halethorpe
Time: Saturday, 12-4pm
Cost: $39

Heavy Seas hosts this all-you-care-to-taste beer and chili affair at the actual brewery with 10+ restaurants, cheeses from all over, and live music. Your ticket gives you a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited access to Heavy Seas beer, chili, and cheese!

Virginia Events:

Novemberfest
novemberfestRustico Restaurant & Bar
827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 12-5pm
Cost: $10

Join Rustico Alexandria for their 4th annual Novemberfest!  30 of the finest breweries from Virginia will be sampling 50 craft beer and brewed ales and lagers. Don’t forget to satisfy your hunger with smoked turkey legs, cider and doughnuts!

manassas vet paradeManassas Veteran’s Day Parade
Intersection of Prescott Ave. & Quarry Road
Manassas
Time: Saturday, 11am
Cost: FREE

The largest Veterans Day Parade in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area will include military and high school bands, pipe and drum corps teams, military unites from various Armed Services, military vehicles, and members from local veteran organizations.

Tyson’s Corner Center Ice Rick Opening Night
tysons ice skateTyson’s Corner Center
1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean
Time: Friday, 3-11pm
Cost: varies

This 6,000 square foot ice rink will be open daily from November to March with hours extended during the holidays.  The Ice Rink not only has public skating, but learn-to-skate lessons, birthday parties, and Saturday Night Rock n’ Skate!

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

  • Book of Mormon, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday thru Sunday
  • So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour, Warner Theatre, Friday
  • Wanda Sykes, Warner Theatre, Saturday & Sunday

Sports at a Glance
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, Verizon Center, Saturday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

spectreSPECTRE
Duration: 148 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller
After receiving a cryptic message from his past, Bond must uncover a sinister organization.  While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond digs through the layers of deceit to unveil the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christopher Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes

peanutsThe Peanuts Movie
Duration: 93 Minutes
Genre: Animation/Adventure/Comedy/Family
Snoopy takes off on his greatest mission as he and his team take the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis.  Meanwhile, his best pal Charlie Brown, begins his open epic adventure back home.
Starring: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller, Francesca Capaldi