Weekend Happenings October 21-23
Posted on October 19, 2016

The fall spirit is in the air! Enjoy themed events like pumpkin bowling, witch and wizard train rides, and dog costume contests!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Boo at the Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoologial Park
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday-Sunday 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $30

One of the Zoo’s most popular events is back!  Bring the whole family to Boo at the Zoo and enjoy treat stations, craft beer and food tastings, animal demonstrations, Halloween entertainment, and more! 

Pumpkin Palooza at the Wharf
Gangplank Marina Park
600 Water St. SW, DC
Time: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Cost: FREE admission

Enjoy all things pumpkin at the District Wharf this weekend as it is transformed into a seasonal beer garden with games, pumpkin bowling, a pumpkin pie eating contest and a costume contest!

The 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Bill Murray
Kennedy Center Opera House
2700 F. St. NW, DC
Time: Sunday
Cost: $75-$250

The Kennedy Center is honoring Bill Murray with the 19th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.  Don’t miss out on this star-studded show! Contact your concierge for ticket options.

MARYLAND EVENTS

Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous
Long Wharf at the Choptank, Cambridge
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE admission

This event is fun for the whole family! Tour the vessels from the Great Chesapeake Schooner Race, go out for a sail, take a dockside tour, enjoy live music and take in the beautiful views.

Witches and Wizards Weekend
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 10am-3:30pm; Sunday, 11am-3:30pm
Cost: varies

Dress up as your favorite witch or wizard and enjoy this magical day! Hop aboard the Wizard and Witches Express, enjoy a sword demonstration, make edible potions and more.

2nd Annual Baltimore Craft Beer Festival
Canton Waterfront Park
3001 Boston St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 12-6pm
Cost: $20-$65

If you could never make it to all the craft breweries in Maryland, now is your chance! Maryland craft breweries are coming together, all in one place, at the beautiful Canton Waterfront Park, Maryland craft breweries are coming together for this day of fun. This event also includes food trucks, live music, trivia, corn hole, and a special event– a homebrew competition!

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Washington West Film Festival
Bow Tie Cinemas- Reston Town Center
11940 Market St., Reston
Time: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (through 10/25), times vary
Cost: Varies; purchase tickets online

This yearly event invites filmmakers and film enthusiasts to enjoy dozens of films that will make you think. All proceeds benefit projects committed to humanitarian causes worldwide.

Air and Scare
Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly

Time: Saturday, 11am-5pm
Cost: FREE Admission ($15 parking)

Indoor trick or treating, spooky science experiments, Halloween crafts, and other festive activities for the kids. Dressing in costume is encouraged!

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest
Lake Accotink Park
7550 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield
Time: Saturday, 2-4pm
Cost: $5-7 per dog

Dress your pup in their most creative costume and bring them to the pavilion to compete for special prizes and treats!

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

  • Rodney Crowell Band, Birchmere, Friday
  • Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart, Eaglebank Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday and Sunday
  • Hot in Herre 2000s Dance Party, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • Gladys Knight, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Brian McKnight, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS New York Rangers, Verizon Center, Saturday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

3131

Duration:  135 Minutes

Genre:  Thriller/Horror

Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours, they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Judy Geeson, Jane Carr, Elizabeth Daily, Ginger Lynn

jack Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Duration:  118 Minutes

Genre:  Action/Adventure/Crime

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper, Danika Yarosh, Ninja N. Devoe, Aldis Hodge


ouijaOuija: Origin of Evil

Duration:  99 Minutes

Genre:  Horror/Thriller

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Starring: Lin Shaye, Doug Jones, Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel

keepingKeeping Up with the Joneses

Duration:  101 Minutes

Genre:  Action/Comedy

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

Starring: Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh

madeaBoo! A Medea Halloween

Duration:  101 Minutes

Genre:  Action/Comedy

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Yousef Erakat, Lexy Panterra, Andre Hall