Seen and Heard: Happenings Around Town


Seen and Heard: Happenings Around Town

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

    Weekend Best Bets:  King Street Arts, DC State Fair, St. Mary's Fair, The Great Frederick Fair, Taste Of Georgetown, Capital Home Show, Maryland Renaissance Festival, ArtsFEST, Fall Fests, Farewell Sir Elton with other great music and more!

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    All Weekend:  

    • 16th Annual King Street Art Festival will transform historic Old Town Alexandria into an art-lover’s paradise this weekend with vendors, food, music and more. 
    • ArtsFEST in Solomons, Md., this weekend will feature 160+ artist booths, 30 performers on 3 stages, street preformers, strolling artists, kids activities and more all weekend.  
    • St. Mary’s County Fair weekend will have great family fun with rides, animals, vendors, music and entertainment, games food and fun. 
    • The Capital Home Show at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend will have vendors, experts, tips, tricks and trending ideas. 
    • DC Fashion Week continues through this weekend with various events and venues showcasing emerging talents, trends and designers. 
    • Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville has begun with a trip back in time to the world of King Henry the VIII with the unique village, music & entertainers, food and games and fun for the family. 
    • Cox Farms Fall Festival is a family fun favorite in Centerville, Va., with rides, music, activities, Fields of Fear, pumpkins, cider and more. For info 
    • Apple Gala and Fresh Cider Fest at Bluemont Farms this weekend features family fun with apple picking, tasting, kids activities music and more.  
    • Chesapeake Oyster Wine Festival at National Harbor this weekend will over various entry packages to great seafood tastings, regional wines, with demos, entertainment and more. 
    • The Renwick Gallery presents No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man bringing the large scale, participatory work from the desert to the nation’s capital. 
    • Newseum new exhibit 9/11 Gallery a vivid exploration of the terror attack of Sept. 11, 2001 intertwined with extraordinary first-person accounts of journalists who covered the story. 
    • The Hirshorn presents a new exhibit by contemporary artists Tino Sehgal: This You the first exclusively live work acquired for the Museum’s permanent collection in 44 years. 
    • The Sackler Gallery has A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen a small selection of objects that were excavated from the region by pioneering archaeologist Wendell Phillips in the 50s. 
    • ARTECHOUSE it’s Fractal Worlds a 12+ visual journey through mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns (day and night shows available).  
    • Folger’s Shakespeare Theatre presents Macbeth as seen anew, set in an historic London asylum for the groundbreaking production at various showtimes this weekend.
    • Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo presents Blueberries for Sal a family musical based on the the kid’s classic book 

    Sat., Sept. 22:

    Saturday Night:

    Sun., Sept. 23:

    • DC State Fair at the SW Waterfront will feature family fun, food, music, educational activities and demos, workshops, pet parade and more. 
    • Taste of Georgetown in its 25th year of celebrating 30 of the neighborhoods best restaurants, beers, wines with music, kids corner and more.
    • KIDfest in Silver Spring is a celebration in creativity and innovation with over 90 interactive exhibits, performers and entertainment, hands on activities and more.  
    • ZooFiesta is a kick off of the Smithsonian-wide Hispanic Heritage Month with family friendly activities, live music, educational hands on events with Animal keepers, feeding demos and more. 
    • Manassas Latino Festival is an annual cultural celebration with food, arts, activities, music and entertainment, dancers vendors and more. 

    Sunday Night

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