Seen and Heard: Happenings Around Town


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Welcome to the Seen and Heard blog! Here you will find information for arts and entertainment news and events. Want to know what is happening at local clubs, museums, theaters and cultural centers? Check back here daily and follow WTOP Entertainment on Twitter: @WTOPEnt

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  • Weekend Best Bets:  German Fest,  Smithsonian Sleepover, The Phantom, Del Ray Music, Blues, Brews and other great music!

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    All Weekend:

    116th Annual German Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds this weekend will be a cultural schmorgasbord of music, food, dance and more. For info  

    Pow-Wow at the Howard County Fairgrounds invites you to come and learn and interact with Native American Indians through music, dance, food, crafts with demos you can interact and learn. For info 

    Cirque du Soleil presents KURIOS: A Cabinet of Curiosities in Tysons invites you step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of times, space and dimension reinventing everything with various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    UniverSoul Circus at the National Harbor will have various shows all weekend for big top thrill-seekers of all ages from trapeze flyers to motorcycle daredevils with gymnastics and dancing from around the globe. For info 

    Citi Open Tennis at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center brings the pro tour right to are own backyard this weekend with quarter, semi to finals on Sunday. For info 

    Capitol Fringe Festival continues through this weekend with a variety of arts, artists and locations where Fringe creates the place and experience that welcomes local curators, musicians and theatre production. For info

    The Kennedy Center presents The Phantom of the Opera a various showtimes this weekend. For info

    March On Washington Film Festival continues through this weekend with a variety of special events to include screenings, guest speakers, musical performances and more. For info

    The Freer | Sackler Gallery will present The Art of Afghan Music at various showtimes this weekend featuring traditional Kabuli song based on romantic Persian poetry. For info 

    Sat., July 23: 

    Del Ray Music Festival at Pat Miller Square will feature a diverse array of local music on 2 stages with food, libation and fun for all. For info

    Drink Maryland in North Beach is a craft beer event featuring local beer and wine in a outdoor market setting with music, crafts and more. For info 

    Blues & Brews Festival in Harve de Grace is a day of great music with food trucks and fun tucked along the Susquehanna River. For info 

    Glenn Dale Day invites you to come and picnic with friends with vendors, crafts, music in a family atmosphere. For info

    Smithsonian TechQuest Flying Circus at the Udvar-Hazy has an alternate reality journey into aerobatic maneuvers while exploring the museums artifacts and other hands on activities. For info 

    • Smithsonian Sleepovers at the Udvar-Hazy Center is a real life night at the museum with games and activities and more. For info

    Saturday Night

    Merriweather Post Pavilion plays host to Brandi Carlile & Old Crow Medicine Show. For info 

    Wolf Trap has the larger than life puppetry The Firebird with The National Symphony Orchestra. For info 

    9:30 Club has the Welsh psychedelic rockers Super Furry Animals. For info

    The Jammin’ Java has Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur. For info

    The Rams Head On Stage hosts the popular political satirists The Capital Steps for 2 shows. For info

    IOTA Cafe presents Bells and Hunters with Lauren Calve. For info

    The Lincoln Theatre present Bryan Ferry. For info

    Black Rock Center For The Arts has a free concert with The Empresarios. For info

    Jiffy Lube Live has country artists Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser, Cam & Tucker Boatyard. For info

    The Howard Theatre has the off Broadway hit comedy Women are from Venus Live! for 2 shows. For info

    Tally Ho Theatre hosts Sister Hazel. For info 

    Sun., July 24: 

    4th Annual Arts & Artisans Summer Jam at 3 Stars Brewing Co., NW, will feature delicious food, non stop live music & DJs with a variety of art and rare beers. For info 

    The Sidewalk Ends by Flash is their first ever outdoor techno-house party billed as a mid-summer blowout with continuous music and more all day long. For info

    Bull Run Winery has live music with Matt Waller with food provided by the Farm Effect Food Truck. For info 

    Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor is a family viewing with Brave. For info

    Sunday Night

    The Birchmere it’s The Bacon Brothers. For info 

    Wolf Trap has the little orchestra spanning from world to jazz with Pink Martini featuring the National Symphony Orchestra. For info  

    Jammin’ Java has Cordovas featuring Joe Firstman and Eliot Bronson. For info 

    The Rams Head On Stage has and Evening with Graham Nash. For info 

    The Hamilton has Tinsley Ellis and the Bad Influence Band. For info

    Amp By Strathmore presents former member of The Black Crowes, Jackie Greene. For info


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