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  • Weekend Best Bets:  National Capital BBQ Battle, Quicken National Golf, Beers & Wines, Crabs and Cars with lots of great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News


    All Weekend:

    National Capital Barbecue Battle on Pennsylvania Ave, NW, features a tasty array of bbq, guest demos with attractions, music and the ultimate battle all weekend. For info 

    The Choctaw Nation Arts and Music Festival at the Native American Indian Museum Friday and Saturday has artists demos, kids hands on activities, special guests, music and more. For info

    3rd Annual Skate Fest in Fairfax is a Sk8 for a cause competition on Fri. and Sat. featuring music, family friendly games and activities with vendors and more. For info  

    The Kennedy Center presents the Tony-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots at various showtimes all weekend. For info  

    Wolf Trap hosts Riverdance in its 20th Anniversary World Tour at various showtimes all weekend. For info  

    AFI International Documentary Fillm Festival takes place throughout this weekend at landmark venues around town with viewings, Q&As, guest speakers and more. For info  

    Dulles Expo Center has the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo featuring new products, demonstrations, technique workshops for every level experience new ideas all weekend long. For info  

    International Gem & Jewelry Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds boasts something for everyone with the largest selection of gems, jewelry, rocks and supplies all weekend long. For info  

    Quicken Loans National Golf Tournament at Congressional the worlds top golfers descend on the nation’s capitol for a weekend long annual tournament. For info   

    Sat., June 25

    Vine on the Waterfront Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival features local wines, foods and art with music & entertainment and a kids corner. For info  

    Family Day with Spongebob Squarepants at the National Postal Museum where it’s transformed into Bikini Bottom with nautical themed games, activities and entertainment. For info  

    Red, White & Brew Beer and Wine Festival at Yards Park will feature 2 sessions of 100+ American beers and wines while enjoying DC’s best food trucks kicking back with friends, tunes and games. For info  

    American Acoustic Shows with mandolin virtuoso, singer-songwriter Chris Thile at the Kennedy Center at various showtimes throughout today. For info  

    Shinola Block Party in Logan Circle will feature bands, bluegrass, DJs, treats, games and more. For info  

    Historic St. Mary’s City Beer Fest feature 50+ craft beers with vendors, music and entertainment, kids activities and more. For info  

    Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is 30,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, music and family fun. For info 

    Old Town Fairfax Antique Car Show will have live bluegrass music, food and kids fun. For info  

    Vienna Concerts on the Green evening show with bluegrass. For info  

    Saturday Night

    The Black Cat hosts the Vancouver rock outfit Black Mountain. For info  

    Maryland Hall host the Pure Zeppelin Experience a masterful tribute to one of rock's great bands. For info  

    9:30 Club has Balkan Beat Box. For info  

    U Street Music Hall presents synth-pop of New Zealand’s Ladyhawke. For info  

    Jammin’ Java has Stephen Kellogg SK Family BBQ. For info  

    Stone Room Concerts presents Joy Ike with the Carolina Pelaeze Duo. For info  

    Rams Head On Stage has Psycho Killers: Talking Heads Tribute.For info  

    The Hamilton it’s Start Making Sense Tribute to Talking Heads. For info  

    Jiffy Lube Live hostx the return of The Dixie Chicks.For info  

    Sun., June 26:

    (Up)Rising Festival on Rhode Island Avenue is an arts-focused festival with performers, local food and drink, vendors, activities and more. For info  

    Pupusa Fest in Columbia Heights celebrates a cultural savory dish with sales for charity with health fair, vendors and more. For info  

    Summer BBQ Series at 3 Star Brewery on Chillum Place will feature guest chefs, beer, music and more for 21+. For info  

    Bull Run Winery has The Farm Effect Food Truck sales with Live music by Jerry Irwin.For info  

    Merriweather Post Pavilion has the Kerfuffle Festival. For info  

    Sunday Night:

    FedEx Fields hosts Guns and Roses Unite Tour. For info

    Rams Head On Stage has Grammy nominated Jim Brickman with 2 shows (all ages matinee). For info  

    The Birchmere presents the legendary Three Dog Night. For info  

    Rams Head Maryland Live has the kings of disco The Village People.For info  

    The Howard Theatre hosts the R&B, funk-rock of X-Factor Band.For info  

    Weinberg Center For The Arts has country soul singing legend Ronnie Milsap. For info  

    Pier Six Pavilion presents Barenaked Ladies.For info  

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