Seen and Heard: Happenings Around Town


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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Food, Beer and Craft Fests, Oysters, Arts, Air Show, Pumpkins and Harry Potter marathon plus great music!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    Epicurience Virginia a Wine & Food Festival in Loudoun with feature demos, educational area with music, food, arts, fun & more. For info 

    Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest at Bull Run Park celebrates unique brews with food, arts & crafts, music and kids activities all weekend. For info 

    Octobeer Festival in Old Town Winchester is a fun, fall, street fest featuring food, activities, music and more all weekend. For info

    Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds this weekend is an arts and crafts extravaganza with 200+ artisans, food, music and kids activities. For info

    Bethesda Row Arts Festival will transform the streets of Bethesda into an outdoor art gallery all weekend featuring 190+ arts and artisans, nestled near 50+ restaurants, music, activities and more. For info 

    50th Annual U.S. Oysters Festival in St. Mary’s County is a “shucking” good time with seafood, music, local foods and art, and general family fun all weekend. For info 

    Art @ The Park in Annapolis this weekend will have 70+ unique artisans in a variety of medium with music, food and more. For info

    Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show this weekend at Fort McHenry celebrates the U.S. Navy with ships, a boat parade and feature the Blue Angels. For info

    The Charles County Food, Wine & Beer Festival in Waldorf with have music & entertainment, food, arts & crafts, vendors and more. For info

    Annapolis Power Boat Show near City Dock is an exciting display with demos, vendors, great food and libations all weekend long. For info 

    Harry Potter Marathon in IMAX this weekend at the Hazy Center showing various movies at various showtimes. For info

    Dulles Expo Center has CSM Sports Memorabilia Expo with cards, collectibles with special guests, autograph signing and more all weekend. For info

    The Kennedy Center has All the Way Live the interactive family theatre with music, beats and rhymes at various times all weekend. For info

    Sat., Oct 15:

    Centreville Day in Historic Centerville, Va., is a day of family fun with food, music and dance, kids activities, parade and pet pageant. For info

    The Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival in Gaithersburg invites you to add wheels to you handcrafted pumpkin and join the fun with music food and kids activities. For info

    5th Annual World of Wheels and Touch-a-truck Event in Hyattsville is a day of family fun with games, music, food and activities for charity. For info

    8th Annual American Indian Festival in Upper Marlboro celebrate the culture with music, dance, drumming, singing, interactive exhibits, food, crafts and more. For info 

    Saint Ann’s Fall Festival in Arlington is a day of family fun, rides, games and hands on activities. For info

    Curbside Cookoff in NoMA’s Storey Park is food, music and dancing, arts, games and more. For info 

    Saturday Night:

    Eagle Bank Arena presents Dear Jerry Let’s Play the ultimate tribute to Jerry Garcia. For info

    Merriweather Post Pavilion has a weekend in the country with Little Big Town, Rodney Atkins, LOCASH and more. For info

    9:30 Club has “new-grass” with the Yonder Mountain String Band. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has award winning singer-songwriter Phill Vasser (2 shows). For info

    Tally HO Theatre has local rockers Kix with Streetlight Circus. For info

    Hill Country Live has the Americana-blues of The Woodshedders. For info

    The Hamilton has bluegrass with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen with guests. For info

    The State Theatre has Arizona’s Roger Clyne and Peacemakers. For info

    Jammin Java’s 15th Anniversary Party. For info

    The Barns of Wolf Trap has Bickram Ghosh’s Drums of India. For info

    Amp by Strathmore has the smooth groves and soprano sax of Dee Lucas. For info

    Sun., Oct 16:

    World of Montgomery Festival in Rockville celebrates a communities rich diversity with music, dance, art, hands on activities and more. For info

    Kensington Fall Festival is a day of family activities with music and entertainers, food trucks, vendors and more. For info

    Six Flag Roller Coaster Races invites you to run, ride in a unique day of theme park fun and run. For info

    Harvest Festival in Riverdale is a day of family fun, activities, food and more. For info

    The Food, Wine & Art Festival will feature wine from regional wineries, unique food, local art and handmade goods, music and kids activities. For info

    Atlas Performing Arts presents a Family Concert: Ghoulishly Good Music inspired by spookiness and Halloween fun with an instrument petting zoo. For info 

    Sunday Night:

    The Birchmere has smooth jazz with Keiko Matsui. For info

    The Howard Theatre has the R&B, soul singer Sonja, Robert T & Friends: A Sunday Night Old School Party. For info

    The Hamilton has premiere guitarist Eric Johnson. For info

    The Strathmore presents Craig Gildner Big Band & The Interplay Orchestra. For info

    Jammin’ Java it’s A capello with Supreme Chord, Pitches Be Crazy. For info

    Rams Head On Stage has folk artist Tom Snider. For info

    Fillmore has Africa’s own bassa sounds of X-Maleya USA Dream Tour. For info

    The Lisner Auditorium has legendary singer-songwriter Joan Baez. For info

    U Street Music Hall hosts singing sisters Joseph. For info

    The State Theatre has Athens-bred/Nashville rockers The Whigs. For info

    The Kennedy Center has Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour. For info


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