Fall is officially here and that means it’s time for Oktoberfests and more!
WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS
Union Market Drive-In Movie
1309 5th St. NE, DC
Time: Friday, 7-10pm
Cost: $10 per car
Treat yourself to a dramedy classic, Clue, in which six dinner guests must solve a murder while mystery and hilarity ensue. Gates open at 5:30 and close promptly at 6:40, so make sure you grab some movie snacks from the market (try a falooda from Toli Moli!)
19 Dupont Cir. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 7-11pm
Cost: $50 benefitting the DC Public Library Foundation
It’s Banned Books Week, a time to reflect on both classic and contemporary publications that have been challenged for daring to display culture, reveal history, and speak out against censorship. This 21+ event features banned book-themed cocktails, live music, pop-up shops, and provocative art to increase awareness of our literary freedom.
Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Sts. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 11:30am-3pm
Traditional Latino music and art of all kinds, with exhibits and panels by museum curators, highlight the important cultural contributions to the rich history of our American melting pot. This event is family-friendly and bilingual!
Das Best Oktoberfest
165 Waterfront St., National Harbor
Time: Saturday, 11:30am-9pm
Cost: $25-$60; Kids 12 and under are FREE
If you can’t make it to Germany this year, here’s the next best thing! Sample beers from all over the world, listen to oompah bands, try German foods and more.
Hops and Harvest Festival
10227 Wincopin Cir., Columbia
Time: Saturday, 12-9pm
Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
This fun festival is filled with beer tastings, music, entertainment, artisans and more!
Maryland Renaissance Festival
1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis
Time: Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 10am
Take a step back in time as you enter the Medieval Ages! One of the most popular festivals in Maryland is back. Enjoy old time dancing, jousting, costumes, and more.
The Village at Shirlington
4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington
Time: Saturday, 12-7pm
Cost: FREE Admission; $30 to sample beer
Capital City Brewing Company is celebrating their 18th annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest this Saturday. Spoil your taste buds with 4oz. samples of over 65 brewery tastes. Local food vendors providing authentic Oktoberfest food will be available while you enjoy an authentic German band.
We’ve Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health
Wiehle-Reston Metro Station Plaza
1904 Reston Metro Plaza, Reston
Time: Sunday, 7:30am-10am
Come support those who suffer from back and neck pain by participating in the Spinal Health’s We’ve Got Your Back Race. All will be welcomed with music and a block party to start out the day. All proceeds go to the Spinal Research Foundation.
1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm
Encounter giraffes and camels up close and one on one at meet & feeds. Explore safari animals in free roaming preserves during a 20-min. safari bus tour. Your kids will love to see real live animals at the Zoofari so don’t miss out this weekend!
CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Bill Engvall, Lyric Opera House, Saturday
- Bruno Mars, Capital One Arena, Friday and Saturday
- Nationals vs Pirates, Friday – Saturday
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND
Duration: 115 Minutes
Genre: Comedy Drama/Action/Thriller
A TWA pilot is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States. The operation spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, Cale Landry Jones
Duration: 98 Minutes
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Five medical students embark on a dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. They trigger near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for short periods of time. As their trials become more perilous, each must confront the sins from their past while facing the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side.
Starring: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons