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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

  • Weekend Best Bets:  Howard County and Fairfax County 4-H Fairs, BrickFair, Mid-City Dogs Days Sidewalk and Summer Spirit Festivals, CitiOpen Tennis, SAAM Arcade with great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    72nd Annual Howard County Fair runs through this weekend featuring great family fun with rides, exhibits, animals, music and entertainment. For info 

    Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Park is great family fun featuring interactive education exhibits, live music, vendors and then some. For info 

    BrickFair: America’s LEGO Fan Festival at Dulles Expo Center is 2 days of sprawling displays and everything LEGO with vendors, displays and interactive activities. For info

    Mid-City Dog Days Sidewalk Festival in the heart of DC will span 25 blocks of interactive commerce all weekend with a kick off party Friday night. For info

    SAAM Arcade at the Smithsonian American Art Museum is 2 days of free retro Arcade game worship featuring hands on games, workshops, demos, competitions, new games and more. For info 

    Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds is the largest train model, collectible toy show with exhibits to inspire all ages. For info 

    Summer Spirit Festival Weekend At Merriweather Post Pavilion is 2 days featuring the best of Soul, R&B, jazz, hip hop and GO GO and New Jack Swing. For info 

    CitiOpen Tennis weekend brings the pros to Washington through this week with a variety of events including Family Day Saturday. For info

    Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair through this weekend will feature entertainment, rides, food and fun for the whole family. For info

    The Keegan Theatre presents Big Fish see the Tim Burton classic now a musical come to life at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    The Kennedy Center presents a Tony Award winning, timeless classic with "The King and I” at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Sounding American Music at the Museum of American History is a display featuring acoustic guitar to keytar a look a musicians representing diverse genres of America’s songbook. For info 

    Smithsonian Sleepovers are back for the summer inviting you and your family to spend a night at the museum. For info 

    Sat., Aug 5:

    Frederick Wine Festival at Carroll Creek Urban Park will feature some of the best wines in the state with music, food, vendors and more. For info 

    Homegrown Music Festival in Mechanicsville, Md., will have great music, food and kids activities all for a good cause. For info

    Manassas African American Heritage Festival celebrates the rich diversity of a culture with art, music, history, food and crafts. For info

    Endless Summer Fest at the Bull Pen features great beer, wine and music plus DC’s best food trucks. For info 

    Taste of Studio at The Studio Theatre in Logans Circle is the 3rd annual free open house experience with live music, food, sneak peeks, workshops and more. For info 

    Family Fun Days Live at the Power Plant in Baltimore will have rides, inflatables, crafts, music and more. For info 

    Beach Party on the Square in Leonardtown will have non-stop party music, strolling entertainers, food and family fun. For info 

    Saturday Night:

    The Birchmere celebrates the Beatles with 1964: The Tribute. For info 

    Jiffy Lube Live has Florida Georgia Line with Nelly & Chris Lane. For info 

    The Hamilton celebrates Jerry Garcia’s birthday weekend with Splintered Sunlight. For info 

    Hill Country DC has Americana roots music of Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons. For info 

    9:30 has the Danish Trio, Mew. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage hosts The Pat McGee Band. For info 

    Gypsy Sally’s jams the 90s with White Ford Bronco. For info 

    Wolf Trap presents the Spielberg classic Jurassic Park in Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra. For info 

    Verizon Center hosts Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. For info 

    Sun., Aug 6:

    First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis is arts, crafts, live music, vendors, food trucks and kids activities. For info 

    3rd Annual Peach Fuzztival at Bluemont Vineyards will feature a Sunday Brunch, live music, BBQ & Peaches + Great Country Farms pancake breakfast and family games. For info 

    Big Bang Boom from Charlotte, NC performs Summer Concerts in the Park in McLean it's high energy family fun. For info 

    Sunday Night:

    The Birchmere hosts the legendary Little River Band. For info 

    Wolf Trap presents Grammy winner Chick Corea Electric Band with Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. For info   

    The Hamilton continues Jerry’s birthday weekend with Box of Rain. For info 

    Jammin’ Java has best in shred with the Greg Howe Power Trio. For info 

    Blues Alley present the Freddy Cole Quartet with two shows. For info 

    DC9 host the pop-rock of Laetitia Sadier. For info 

    FedEx Field hosts Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams Tour. For info 

  • Weekend Best Bets:  Citi Open, Dance Day, Dog Days of Summer Fest, Loudoun Fair, Crab Fest, TechQuest, Cirque Italia, Kids Day, Capital Fringe Festival with great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    The International Tree Climbing Championship with Arbor Fair and Expo with workshops, exhibits, interactive kids activities, music and more all weekend. For info 

    CitiOpen Tennis weekend brings the pros to Washington through this week with a variety of events including Family Day Saturday. For info 

    Asian American Literature Festival this weekend a various locations with celebrate books, in a variety of activities, kids activities, speakers and guests and more. For info 

    Capital Fringe Festival continues through this weekend one of the most unique cultural entities in the city with wide variety of performances art at various venues and showtimes. For info 

    Loudoun County Fair begins this weekend featuring rides, entertainment, food, vendors and great family fun. For info 

    Carroll County 4-H Fair celebrates 118th year of a traditional country fair with exhibits, animals, entertainment, food and family fun all weekend. For info 

    Cirque Italia in Frederick, Md., is a spectacular traveling water circus for the family to dive into a magical world at various showtimes all weekend.  For info 

    Newseum presents “1967: Civil Rights At 50” a powerful exhibit of the struggle for racial justice with photos and images of historic newspaper and magazines. For info  

    The Kennedy Center presents a Tony Award winning, timeless classic with "The King and I” at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Second City’s Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand at the Kennedy Center various showtimes this weekend. For info 

    The Olney Theatre presents the George Bernard Shaw classic re-vamped with “My Fair Lady” at various showtimes this weekend. For info 

    Sounding American Music at the Museum of American History is a display featuring acoustic guitar to keytar a look a musicians representing diverse genres of America’s songbook. For info 

    Smithsonian Sleepovers are back for the summer inviting you and your family to spend a night at the museum. For info 

    Sat., July 29:

    Smithsonian TechQuest at the Hazy Center invites you to Race to the Moon in their free alternate reality game for the family. For info 

    National Dance Day at the Kennedy Center is a free day of dance where you watch learn with music, food and fun for all ages. For info 

    Dog Days of Summer Festival at the National Postal Museum offers lots of 4-legged fun for families with a variety of activities, K-9 demonstrations and rescues pets. For info 

    International Food Festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School with offer flavors from around the worlds with music, vendors and more. For info 

    Trifecta Food Truck Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds is a day of great food, music and fun. For info 

    4th Annual Fort McHenry Crab Feast in Baltimore features music, libations even BBQ. For info 

    Saturday Night:

    Jiffy Lube Live hosts Chicago with The Doobie Brothers. For info 

    Merriweather Post Pavilion presents Fleet Foxes with Animal Collective. For info  

    Blues Alley hosts disco famed Melba Moore for 2 shows. For info 

    BlackRock Center for the Arts has a free concert with U.S. Navy Band: The Cruisers. For info 

    Stone Room Concerts presents folk duo The Brother Brothers. For info 

    Rock & Roll Hotel has Nite Jewel “Real High” Tour. For info  

    The State Theatre has 80s retro dance party with The Legwarmers. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has American songwriter Mac McAnally. For info 

    Wolf Trap it's the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. For info

    Sun., July 30:

    Kids Day at Laurel Park is a day of rides, crafts, petting zoo and more. For info  

    Taste of Springfield at the Town Center showcases local restaurants, food vendors, business with entertainment and more. For info

    Beach Party at the Drift on 7th brings the beach to Shaw for a day of food, fun, games and music. For info 

    Sunday Night:

    The Hamilton has Gratitude: Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire. For info

    Wolf Trap presents George Thorogood & The Destroyers with 38 Special. For info  

    Merriweather Post Pavilion has Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Andrew Bird and Ex Hex. For info

    The Hamilton has celtic-rock with Enter The Haggis. For info 

    Jammin’ Java it’s Idol famed Dalton Rapatonni. For info 

    The Birchmere hosts The Bacon Brothers with Jenn Grinels. For info

    Blues Alley hosts disco famed Melba Moore for 2 shows. For info 

    Pier Six in Baltimore has Totally 80’s Retro Futura Show. For info 

    Jiffy Lube Live has Boston with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.  For info

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  • Weekend Best Bets:  ARTSCAPE, Del Ray Music Fest, District Comedy Fest, Capital Fringe Festival, Montgomery Farm Tours with great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    ARTSCAPE in Baltimore is America’s largest free arts, 3 day festival with crafts, visual, music and more. For info

    Montgomery County Farm Tour weekend invites you to visit, pick your own, see animals, wineries and breweries, entertainment, refreshments and more. For info 

    Capital Fringe Festival continues through this weekend one of the most unique cultural entities in the city with wide variety of performances art at various venues and showtimes. For info 

    Maryland German Festival at the State Fairgrounds in its 117th year of an authentic cultural celebration with music, food, dance, activities and more all weekend. For info 

    Cirque Italia at Potomac Mills is a spectacular, traveling water circus for the family to dive into this magical world at various showtimes all weekend.  For info

    UniverSoul Circus at FedEx Field this weekend with feature variety of tricks, entertainers, acrobats, daredevils at various showtimes. For info 

    The Kennedy Center District Comedy Festival Weekend offers huge laughs at various times for 3 days. For info 

    The Kennedy Center presents a Tony Award winning, timeless classic with "The King and I” at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    The Olney Theatre presents the George Bernard Shaw classic re-vamped with “My Fair Lady” at various showtimes this weekend. For info 

    Sat., July 22:

    Del Ray Music Festival features 2 stages of local, diverse music talent, with a beer garden, arts, activities and more. For info

    Superhero Family Day at the American Art Museum is an action-packed day of superheroes with activities and fun for the family. For info 

    Tour de Fat at Capitol Riverfront is a traveling beer, music and bike festival with cirque performers, vaudevillian acts, comedians and provocateurs. For more 

    All American Beer Fest at Fairgrounds, DC, will have tastings, games, music and more. For info 

    Southside Music & Skateboarding Series at Mt. Rainier Skate Park will have a competitions, demos, activities, music and more. For info 

    C.O.W.P.I.E. event at Eastern Market brings a taste of Wyoming to DC with music, dancing, mechanical bull riding and more. For info

    DrinkMaryland North Beach Festival features local spirits, artisans, farmers, music and more. For info 

    Lit! Festival at Alexandria Waterfront is a late-night riverfront festival with live music, art, food trucks and more. For info  

    Saturday Night:

    Jiffy Lube Live has country with Chris Stapleton, Anderson East & Brent Cobb. For info 

    The Hamilton has virtuoso slide guitarists Sunny Landreth. For info 

    Wolf Trap presents The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of Goddesses with the National Symphony Orchestra. For info

    Rock & Roll Hotel has DC’s own AZTEC SUN. For info 

    Songbyrd Music House presents the futuristic R&B of Bad Rabbits. For info 

    Merriweather Post Pavilion has Greensky Bluegrass with Leftover Salmon. For info

    The State Theatre has a Jam Band Fan Night. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage hosts the Tex-Mex, rock & blues of Los Lonely Boys. For info 

    Sun., July 23:

    Peruvian Festival, Arlington, Va., is a cultural celebration featuring music, dance, entertainment, authentic cuisine, arts and more. For info

    Pow Wow at Howard County Fairgrounds is a Native American celebration featuring authentic demos of dance, singing, crafts, food and storytelling. For info

    Capital Fringe Festival continues with a variety of events, entertainers and all day music. For info 

    ImportExport Car Show at the DC Convention Center will feature the latest and greatest in the world of wheels. For info 

    Sunday Night:

    Wolf Trap presents the California Reggae of Rebelution. For info 

    Sixth&i host famed British rockers Ride with Froth. For info

    Blues Alley has legendary conga-man Poncho Sanchez for 2 shows. For info 

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz has a Tribute to Marvin Gaye & Teddy Pendergrass. For info  

    Jammin’ Java hosts Minneapolis indie rockers Bad Bad Hats. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has Rare Earth singer/drummer Peter Rivera. For info

    The Hamilton presents Hilton Head rockers The Steppin Stones. For info 

    The Birchmere has Pure Prairie League & Atlanta Rhythm Section. For info

  • We anticipate the James Taylor concert will go on at #Nats Park tonight. We're monitoring the weather and will continue to post updates.
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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Capital Fringe, Lotus and Water Lily Festival, Caribbean Carnival, Jamaica Day, Purcellville Wine & Food, Merriweather's 50 with great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    Lotus and Water Lily Festival starts this weekend with a family celebration of the wetlands of Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens with music, activities and a featured festival on Saturday. For info 

    Capital Fringe Festival continues through this weekend one of the most unique cultural entities in the city with wide variety of performances art at various venues and showtimes. For info 

    Pasture Palooza Music and Art Festival in Berryville, Va., is a weekend of music, camping, eating and good times. For info

    Baltimore Caribbean Carnival celebrates the sights, sounds and tastes of the Caribbean with the 2 day festival and parade. For info 

    Claude Moore 18th Century Colonial Market and Fair only 3 times a year the farm recreates 18th Century living with this summer event enjoy food, music and activities both Sat and Sun. For info  

    Cirque Italia at Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Stadium is a spectacular, traveling water circus for the family to dive into this magical world at various showtimes all weekend.  For info 

    UniverSoul Circus at FedEx Field this weekend with feature variety of tricks, entertainers, acrobats, daredevils at various showtimes. For info 

    The Kennedy Center presents the magical, award winning production of The Sound of Music at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    The Kennedy Center has Tony winner Cabaret at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    March on Washington Film Festival runs through this weekend with feature a wide spate of events related the Civil Rights Movement. For info 

    Smithsonian Sleepovers are back for the summer inviting you and your family to spend a night at the museum. For info 

    Sat., July 15:

    Lotus and Water Lily Festival in Anacostia Park is a day of family activities, music and dance performances, demonstrations and more. For info 

    Day of Archeology Festival at Dumbarton House invites you to learn about the science, meet archeologists, mock excavations, activities for all ages, music and more. For info  

    Taco Beer & Tequila Festival at Yards Park will feature over 20 restaurants and food trucks with music and more. For info 

    Jamaica Day Reggae Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds celebrates Jamaican culture through music, cuisine, fashion and art. For info 

    Purcellville Wine & Food Festival showcases great wineries and breweries, ciders, tastings, live music and art at this family friendly event. For info 

    Hazy Center Family Day has Your Eclipse is a day of events, demos and activities, music dedicated the this Summer’s total solar eclipse. For info 

    Saturday Night:

    BlackRock Center for the Arts has a free outdoor summer concert with latin Grammy winning Mariachi Flor de la Toloache. For info   

    AMP by Strathmore presents the legendary NRBQ. For info

    The Birchmere hosts Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. For info 

    Merriweather Post Pavilion's 50th Anniversary celebration with Jackson Brown and Willie Nelson. For info 

    Wolf Trap presents The Tenors with the National Symphony Orchestra. For info 

    The Hamilton has bluegrass with Town Mountain and I Draw Slow. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz. For info 

    Sun., July 16:

    Reggea Wine, Music and Art Festival at Linganore Wines has an open air market, live bands and delicious wines. For info 

    World Music Festival at Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring will feature live music, artists, food and more. For info 

    Lotus and Water Lily Festival Garden Walk at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic center a family, ranger guided tour. For info   

    The International Columbian Festival at RFK Fairgrounds is a cultural celebration of independence with music, food, kids activities and more. For info

    Purito Peru Festival at Bull Run Park will be a cultural celebration of music, entertainment, food and fun. For info

    Hill Country BBQ’s Backyard BBQ is back with authentic Texas style barbecue and live music. For info 

    Vans Warped Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion is a traveling music fest featuring rock, punk, pop, metalcore and more. For info

    Sunday Night:

    Bethesda Blues and Jazz presents A Tribute to the Music of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan & Gladys Knight. For info 

    The Birchmere presents the legendary Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Band. For info

    Rams Head On Stage brings the swing with Louis Prima, Jr & The Witnesses. For info 

    Jammin’ Java hosts a Songwriters Circle: A Tribute to the Beach Boys. For info

    Blues Alley presents the smooth keys of Marcus Johnson for 2 shows. For info

    Jiffy Lube Live has Georgia’s own country music sensation Zac Brown Band. For info  

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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Smithsonian Folklife Festival,  Serenade Choral Festival, Little Mermaid is LIVE, Celebrate Independence with Fireworks, great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:      

    Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates a 50 year expose of living cultural heritage all weekend with performers, artists and entertainers, activities and demonstrations on and around the National Mall. For info 

    Red, White & Brew at Yards Park is DC’s premiere beer and wine festival with friends, food and tunes packages for Saturday and Sunday. For info

    2017 Serenade Washington DC Choral Festival at the Kennedy Center 6 days of free choral music performances continues through this weekend. For info 

    Dundalk Heritage Fair weekend features 3 stages of music and entertainment, rides and kids activities with a parade and fireworks. For info  

    Independence Fireworks at Mt Vernon all weekend will have evenings of family fun, patriotic music, capped by fireworks.  For info 

    UniverSoul Circus at FedEx Field this weekend with feature variety of tricks, entertainers, acrobats, daredevils at various showtimes. For info

    Wolf Trap has Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live on stage all weekend. For info  

    The Kennedy Center presents the Tony-winning rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch with various showtimes through this weekend. For info 

    The Kennedy Center has the beloved 3 time Tony-winner The Sound of Music beginning this weekend at various showtimes. For info 

    Sat., July 1

    Laurel 4th of July Celebration features music, games and activities, car show, parade, and fireworks. For info 

    Lake Fairfax Park Fireworks Spectacular has family events all day,  live music, vendors capped off by fireworks. For info 

    Spotsylvania Stars & Stripes Spectacular had 4 stages of music, vendors, kids activities and fireworks. For info 

    The State Theatre hosts the HERA Music Festival their first music festival by a community empowering women and girls music and creativity  in an all female fronted  bands. For info   

    First Saturday Arts in downtown Frederick, Md., is a street fest with a little something for everyone from entertainers, music, shopping, food and fun. For info 

    Jam Sandwich is Richmond’s cool new music festival in a full day of fun things, funky crafts, food and more. For info

    31st Annual Independence Celebration at Middletown Park in Frederick, Md., is a family day of rides, games, arts, music, food and fun capped off with fireworks. For info 

    Independence Celebration at Great Meadow, The Plains, is family fun with rides, games, exhibits and a fireworks finale. For info 

    SummerFest in Gaithersburg is a lively street festival with mutiple music states, food and kids activities with a spectacular fireworks display. For info  

    Fireworks at the WorkHouse at Workhouse Arts in Lorton the family can enjoy local art, live music, food trucks, craft beer and fireworks. For info 

    Saturday Night: 

    Rock & Roll Hotel presents The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. For info 

    Songbyrd Music House hosts the psychedelic pop rock of Boogarins. For info 

    BlackRock Center for the Arts has a free jazz concert with The Navy Band: The Commodores. For info 

    Jammin’ Java has Roots Rhythm & Soul Tour:  Harry Jay & The Bling with Roosevelt Dime and Jenna Lotti. For info 

    U Street Music Hall has Feed Me Disco with Eau Claire. For info 

    The Fillmore presents Stranglove - The Depeche Mode Experience. For info  

    Sun., July 2: 

    First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis is a street, music and art festival rolled into one with food trucks and family fun. For info 

    July 4th Fest at Six Flags will feature ride, family fun and fireworks. For info 

    Lansdowne Celebrates America featuring local food trucks, wines and breweries, kids activities, music and fireworks. For info 

    Sunday Night

    The Birchmere presents R&B, soul, singer-songwriter, Lyfe Jennings. For info 

    The Hamilton has singer-songwriter BJ Barham with Charley Crockett. For info

    Tally Ho Theatre it’s Sun Dogs, A Tribute to Rush. For info 

    Songbyrd Music House has local singer-songwriter Sean Barna. For info

    Blues Alley hosts sax man Azar Lawrence with 2 shows. For info

    Rams Head On Stage has the legendary acoustic duo Don Dixon and Marti Jones. For info 

    Hill Country Live has Sunny Sweeney - Acoustic Storyteller Session. For info

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz has a Prince Tribute Show. For info 

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  • Weekend Best Bets:  National Capital BBQ Battle,  NOVA Summer BrewFest,  Chesapeake Crab & Beer, Montgomery Heritage, Annapolis Antiques, Frederick Film, RENT and other great music!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:    

    25th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle on Pennsylvania Ave will feature vendors, tastings, chef demos, 3 stages of live music and entertainment all weekend. For info 

    Montgomery County Heritage Days Festival weekend with over 30 locations offering special programming and events to celebrate the rich history and culture. For info

    Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest at Bull Run Park this weekend features vendors, arts & crafts, food, music, games and more all weekend. For info 

    Art Festival at the Linganore is two days of paintings, crafts, photography, fashion and more with music, food and libations. For info 

    Annapolis Summer Antiques Show this weekend will feature dealers from around the country offering a variety of treasures from art, furniture to jewelry. For info

    Dulles Expo Center hosts a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo with classes, exhibits, expert demos and more all weekend. For info

    Frederick Film Festival at Weinberg Center for the Arts has various shows and showtimes all weekend. For info

    North Beach American Film Festival weekend will showcase the best in American Indie Film spotlighting diverse aspects and multi-cultural ways of life with 6 screening blocks. For info 

    UniverSoul Circus at FedEx Field this weekend with feature variety of tricks, entertainers, acrobats, daredevils at various showtimes. For info 

    The National Theatre presents RENT the 20th Anniversary Tour a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    The Kennedy Center has The Second City’s Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Sat., June 24

    Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is fun for the family with all you care to taste, arts & crafts, live music and more. For info 

    BeerFest in St Mary’s City will feature arts, entertainers, music, games and more. For more 

    Vine on the Waterfront Food & Wine Festival in Alexandria features local foods, wine, artisans, live music with a kids corner. For info 

    Smithsonian TechQuest: Flying Circus at the Hazy Center is a free alternate reality game for the family. For info 

    Montgomery History Heritage Festival at the Beall Dawson Museum is a free family friendly event learn the history with demos, music, activities and more. For info 

    Comic Books & Sports Cards Show at the Annandale Fire House Expo Hall will have collectibles, tradable an unique pop-culture toys under one roof. For info 

    Saturday Night: 

    Wolf Trap hosts 5 time Grammy winning, jazz sensation Diana Krall. For info 

    MGM National Harbor hosts R&B vocalist, singer-songwriter Jill Scott. For info  

    The Hamilton has Start Making Sense - A Tribute to Talking Heads. For info

    Jammin’ Java has pop singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur. For info 

    The Howard Theatre has a tribute to Luther Vandross with Luther Re-Lives featuring William Smooth Wardlaw. For info

    The Birchmere presents Alejandro Escovedo Band with Sammy Brue. For info

    Merriweather Post Pavilion goes country with Luke Bryan. For info

    Jiffy Lube Live has a country music fest featuring Lady Antebellum. For info 

    Sun., June 25: 

    24th Annual Maryland Pow-Wow Show at the Howard County Fairgrounds invites you to interact with Native Americans with crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, music, dance and more. For info

    Pups in the Park at Nats Park bring your 4 legged VIP to the game. For info 

    Who’s New at the Zoo is an interactive class for families of preschoolers at the National Zoo for kids and adults to learn together. For info 

    Bluemont Summer Concert in Leesburg features the Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra free for the family. For info 

    Sunday Night: 

    The Birchmere hosts the legendary Three Dog Night. For info 

    MGM National Harbor hosts R&B vocalist, singer-songwriter Jill Scott. For info 

    IOTA Cafe has a night of bluegrass featuring Two Ton Twig. For info 

    The Fillmore has Michael Franti & Spearhead’s Love Out Loud Tour. For info  

    Jammin’ Java presents Liz Cooper & The Stampede. For info  

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz has Nick Colionne. For info  

    Rams Head On Stage has  raucous roadhouse blues piano of Marcia Ball. For info 

    Songbyrd Music House has singer-songwriter Daniel Skye. For info 

    Verizon Center it’s retro with New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. For info 

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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Celebrate Fairfax, Tinner Hill, Blues. Annapolis Arts,  Beltway BBQ,  St Mary’s Crabs, Capital Jazz and Pride Fests and other great music!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:    

    Celebrate Fairfax is 3 days of rides, games, music and entertainment, vendors, food and family fun.  For info

    Annapolis Arts & Wine Festival is 2 days of interacting with local artists, demonstrations, music, tastings of 20+ vineyards, food trucks, kids activities and more. For info

    DC Jazz Festival begins this weekend featuring more that 125 performances in 40+ venues with over 90 bands and 300 artists through June 18.  For info 

    Tinner Hill Blues Festival in Falls Church this weekend is NOVA’s 3 day music fest for all ages with vendors, food, arts, family activities and more. For info  

    Saint Nicholas Greek Folk Festival in Baltimore this weekend is a cultural celebration of music, dance, food, performers, kids activities and more. For info 

    Laugh Index Comedy Festival this weekend features a variety of acts at various venues with workshops, films, musical and more. For info 

    Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar the Andrew Llyod Weber and Tim Rice award winning rock opera at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Capital Pride Weekend in around the DC area featuring live music events, dance parties, a festival with vendors, parade and more. For info 

    Sat., June 10:  

    Beltway BBQ Showdown at The Show Place Arena features live music, vendors, kids activities, classic cars and more. For info 

    St. Mary’s Crab Festival at the County Fairgrounds is a celebration of crab culture cooking with regional crafters, music and kids activities. For info 

    20th Annual Cajun Festival at Breaux Vineyards is tastings, vendors, music and dancing. For info 

    Taste of Woodbridge Festival features exhibitors, vendors, interactive activities, DJ, food and fun. For info 

    Strut Right Up Fashion Carnival at Bethesda Row inspire even the mini-fashionista with family themed event, demos, activities and more. For info 

    Saturday Night

    Wolf Trap has an evening with Joe Jackson. For info 

    Fillmore Silver Spring has Latin American reggae with Los Cafres. For info 

    Sixth&i it’s Afro-Cuban multi-instrumentalist Jane Bunnett and Maqueque. For info 

    9:30 Club hosts the LA trio, The Record Company. For info 

    Jammin’ Java hosts Seattle based singer-songwriters Jeremy Enigk and Tomo Nakayama. For info  

    The Birchmere has The Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has folk-grass with The Steel Wheels. For info 

    Jiffy Lube Live presents Train with Natasha Bedingfield. For info 

    Sun.. June 11

    34th Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg Festival in Olde Town is a street fest with multiple stages of music & entertainment, food, themed activities for all ages. For info 

    Taste of Africa Festival in down Silver Spring is a colorful, cultural celebrations through music, food, art and dance. For info 

    Chalk on the Water at Lake Anne, Reston, invites families to release their inner artists in a painting festival come view or participate with prizes for all ages. For info 

    Sunday Night

    Pier Six Pavillion in Baltimore has Bryan Adams. For info

    Merriweather Post Pavilion hosts Jack Johnson. For info 

    Songbyrd Music House has the the R&B, soul sounds of Kevin Ross. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage presents Cracker Unplugged. For info 

    Rock & Roll Hotel it’s LA’s own Girlpool. For info  

    Blues Alley hosts Joey DeFrancesco + The People with 2 shows. For info 

    U Street Music Hall has Austin Mahone. For info 

    Wolf Trap it’s the B-52s with Sarah Fraser. For info 

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    All Weekend:    

    37th Annual Herndon Festival is a weekend of family fun with rides & games, vendors, food, crafts, music & entertainment and fireworks. For info 

    25th Annual Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion all weekend features 30 acts on 2 stages with a marketplace for vendors, meet & greets and more. For info 

    37th Annual Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo features music, storytellers, dancers, performers, craftspeople all representing cultures from around the world all weekend. For info 

    Occoquan Arts and Crafts Festival turns the historic town into a street festival with more than 300 artisans and crafters with interactive activities, entertainment, food and fun for the family Sat. & Sun. For info

    Vintage VA Wine & Food Festival weekend at Bull Run features 20+ wineries with tastings, music, food, vendors and kids activities. For info

    Frederick Arts Festival weekend in historic downtown Frederick, Md., hosts the finest national artists with music, food & drink in a high caliber celebration. For info 

    34th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk weekend when diverse  museums open their doors free of charge for a weekend long celebration. For info

    The Smile Project Carnival and Concert at RFK Stadium features, rides, games, music, a food village, vendors and more all weekend. For info

    Summerfest DC at Nats Bull Pen this weekend features live music, beer, cider, wine with tastings, activities and DC’s favorite food trucks. For info 

    SAVOR Craft Beer & Food Festival at the National Building Museum Friday and Saturday will feature craft beer from around the country, learn pairings, meet brewers, tastings and more. For info 

    Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar the Andrew Llyod Weber and Tim Rice award winning rock opera at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Sat., June 3

    Annapolis Irish Festival at the Anne Arundel Fairgrounds is a cultural celebration with music, food, vendors, kids activities and so much more. For info 

    Strawberry Festival at the Sandy Spring Museum features live music and entertainment, food trucks, beer garden and lots of family fun activities. For info 

    Imagination Bethesda is a Children’s Street Festival celebrating the arts with entertainment, dancing actvity tents and more. For info 

    Manassas Heritage Railway Festival in historic old town is a family day of vendors, trains, performers, music and more. For info

    Rock the River in Fredericksburg is a day of craft breweries, music, vendors and activies. For info

    Furfax FidoFest in Fairfax is a family dog friendly celebration with vendors, activities, competitions and K9 splash zone. For info  

    Saturday Night

    Jiffy Lube Live rocks hard with Iron Maiden. For info 

    The Birchmere hosts Scottish singer-songwriter LuLu. For info

    The Strathmore has BSO: Gershwin’s An American in Paris. For info 

    The Kennedy Center presents Trading Voices:  The WNO Opera Gala Concert. For info 

    Jammin’ Java has singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp. For info  

    Rams Head on Stage has 80s Tribute with New Romance. For info 

    Songbyrd Music House hosts UK’s Blossoms. For info 

    Gypsy Sally’s has rockabilly tinged South Culture on the Skids. For info 

    Tally Ho Theatre hosts Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi Tribute. For info 

    Wolf Trap has Tony Award winning performer Bernadette Peters. For info 

    The Hamilton hosts local favs in a Tribute to Paul McCartney’s 75th Birthday.  For info 

    Sun., June 4

    First Sunday Arts Fest in Annapolis is a street fest, art fest, music fest all in one with food trucks, kids activities and more. For info  

    Jazz n’ Families Fun Days at The Phillips with visual art, performance, storytelling, art, instrument petting zoo and more. For info

    The Strathmore presents Feria De Sevilla a taste of Spain festival with music, food, dance and more. For info 

    10th Annual Verano Zol at FedEx Field is the hottest latino music festival of the summer with great performers, food, activities and a kids zone. For info 

    Sunday Night: 

    Jiffy Lube Live hosts Chance The Rapper. For info 

    The Hamilton has a night of jazz with Mark G. Meadows featuring Brent Birkhead. For info  

    Songbyrd Music House presents Tempe’s Katastro. For info 

    Blues Alley hosts guitarist John Pizzeralli for 2 shows. For info 

    The Birchmere presents blues rocker Tab Benoit. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has soul Sinatra with Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. For info 

    Jammin’ Java has a virtuoso acoustic guitarist with An Evening with Alex de Grassi. For info 

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    All Weekend:    

    ViVa! Vienna! is an annual Memorial Weekend Celebration for the family with rides, vendors, crafts, music and entertainment for all ages. For info 

    Hometown Holidays Music Festival in Rockville this weekend features 3 days of music, food and fun with a parade. For info 

    Linganore Caribbean Wine, Music & Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday, is colorful cultural celebration with sights, sounds and tastes of the Islands. For info 

    Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival honors those serving in World War 1 with speakers, entertainment, boats, picnic and more Saturday and Sunday. For info 

    Cirque Italia Water Circus at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds all weekend is a family performance of European Style at various showtimes. For info

    DelFest in Cumberland, Md., is a 3 day bluegrass music celebration topped off with the Del McCoury Band. For info

    Mid-Atlantic Wild West Fest in Berlin, Md., is jam-packed two day event stepping back to the 1880s with food, music, rides and more. For info 

    G.I. Film Festival Weekend honors veterans on, in and through film at various venues with events all weekend.  For info 

    Washington Jewish Film Festival lights up screen throughout the region all weekend with 80+ screenings, Q&As plus more. For info 

    Sat., May 27

    Kennedy Center Open House: Celebrating JFK at 100 will feature performances, music and activities for the family. For info 

    6th Annual Lovettsville Mayfest is great family fun with rides, entertainment, food and more. For info

    Woodbridge Beer Festival is a celebration of regional craft beers, with music and entertainment, activities, food and more. For info

    Delaplane Strawberry Festival is old fashioned family fun with rides, music, dancing, magic and more. For info 

    Catch Me If You Can The Magic Dual at the Mayflower Hotel is a slight of hand extravaganza for all ages with 2 shows. For info

    Saturday Night

    National Harbor Sunset Family Concert features The Air Force Celtic Aire. For info 

    The Strathmore has comedienne, TV hostess, Academy Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg. For info 

    Songbyrd Music House has innovative stand up bassist Miles Mosley of The West Coast Get Down. For info

    The Birchmere presents soul classic Freddy Jackson. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has Beginnings a tribute to Chicago. For info 

    Amp by Strathmore has Corky Siegels’ Chamber Blues. For info 

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz has funk, jazz girl band Bel’La Dona. For info  

    Jammin’ Java hosts local rockers L.A.T.O. For info 

    The Hamilton has the R&B groove of Amel Larrieux for 2 shows. For info

    Wolf Trap has girl pop with Fifth Harmony. For info

    Sun., May 28: 

    Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally roars through the streets of DC honoring our heroes, POWs, MIAs in an annual Memorial Weekend event. For info 

    Sowebo Arts and Music Festival in Baltimore will have kid fun, great eats and crafters too. For info 

    Festival of India in Baltimore celebrates the culture through authentic food, music, dance, arts and family fun. For info 

    National Memorial Choral Festival is at the Kennedy Center. For info

    Taste Frederick Street Food Tour is a guided culinary walking tour through historic downtown with city’s history and architecture backdrop. For info 

    Sunday Night

    National Memorial Day Concert at the Capitol the annual event honoring those in our armed service with a start studded tribute and concert for the family. For info 

    The Birchmere has an evening with The Seldom Scene. For info 

    Blues Alley presents jazz vocalist Sharon Clark w/2 shows. For info

    Rams Head On Stage has the father of British Blues, John Mayall. For info

    Jammin’ Java has the amazing guitar work of Antoine Dufour and Ian Ethan Case. For info

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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Shenandoah Apple Blossom Fest, Takoma Art Hop, Georgetown French Market,  Annapolis Sailboats,  DC Film, Maryland DogFest,  M3 Rock Fest and more!

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    All Weekend:    

    Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester begins this weekend with over 40 events in 10 days, parades, concerts, parties, carnival, crafters and much more. For info

    9th Annual National Harbor Wine and Food Festival is an all-you-care-to-eat-taste affair with renowned chefs, DC’s best food trucks, regional wines, bier garten, demos, pairings and more both Sat. and Sun. sessions. For info 

    Art Hop Takoma is a full weekend of performances, artists, live music, dance, food, fun and kids entertainment. For info 

    Maryland DogFest weekend at the Charles County Fairgrounds is a pet friendly, family friendly event with vendors, rescues, entertainment, demos and more. For info 

    The Georgetown French Market weekend is a transformation to a unique open air market with vendors, music, food and more. For info  

    Washington Antiquarian Book Fair celebrates its 42nd year, Fri & Sat, with exhibitors from around the country featuring rare books, manuscripts, first editions for budding and serious collectors of all ages. For info 

    Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds all weekend features local and national artisans, shopping, demos and more. For info 

    Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show at City Dock is your on the water one stop with displays, vendors, hands on lessons from pros next to dining and more. For info 

    Fairfax Corner Art Festival transforms the plaza into an outdoor art gallery featuring a variety artisans, crafters and more both Sat. and Sun. For info 

    DC’s Big Flea at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend is a treasure trove of unique collectibles with over 700 booths Sat and Sun. For info 

    Film Fest DC continues through this weekend at various venues featuring a variety of independent and foreign films, guest, Q & As and more. For info   

    Farm Museum Spring Festival in Frederick offers 2 days of family friendly activities, animals, demos, tours and more. For info  

    Washington Ballet at The Warner Theatre features 3 masters of dance from the 20th century to the present at various showtimes all weekend. For info

    The National Theatre presents the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home at various showtimes all weekend.  For info  

    Arena Stage presents A Raisin in the Sun the Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking masterpiece at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    M3 Rock Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion features Glam, Southern to Metal in a 2 day celebration Friday thru Sunday. For info

    MGM National Harbor has the comedy of Billy Crystal with Bonnie Hunt Saturday and Sunday. For info 

    Sat., April 29

    Arlington Palooza is an outdoor festival for all ages with live music, entertainment, activities, games, food and more. For info

    Maryland Day at the University of Maryland offers over 400 under events for all ages, pop up performances, an instrument petting zoo and more. For info

    Maryland Petapalooza at the Frederick Fairgrounds is a family friendly, pet friendly furry friend extravaganza with experts, exhibits, rescues vendors, entertainment and more. For info 

    Touch a Truck at Dominion High School has all the kids favs from firetrucks to cement mixers with food vendors and more. For info 

    Celebrate La Plata a day of family fun, activities, entertainment, vendors and more. For info  

    DC Chocolate Festival is a tasty day of creators, demos, vendors, learning and more. For info 

    Saturday Night

    State Theatre has a Saved By the 90s Party with The Bayside Tigers. For info

    Gypsy Sally’s has Psycho Killers Talking Heads Tribute. For info  

    The Fillmore presents Oklahoma's country, rock outfit Turnpike Troubadours. For info 

    U Street Music Hall has Toronto’s pop-rapper Jazz Cartier. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has the Grammy winning Americana of Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones. For info 

    The Hamilton has Nashville based singer-songwriter Jon McLaughlin. For info

    Sun., April 30

    Calvert Home and Garden Show at the Calvert Fairgrounds features all you home needs inside and out with experts, demos, vendors and more. For info 

    Dog Days Bloom Fest at Great Country Farms, Bluemont is family fun for you and your four legged family members with fun activities, demos, competitions. For info 

    Festival of Spring Holland in Haymarket is the last day of family magic in fields of flowers, and events. For info 

    Jammin’ Java has a music matinee with Red Molly’s Abbie Gardner with Jesse Terry.  For info 

    American Legion Bluegrass in Hughesville offers a music matinee with The Grascals. For info 

    Sunday Night 

    Blues Ally has an unusual tribute with 4 Generations of Miles with 2 shows. For info 

    The Birchmere present John Tesh Grand Piano Live. For info

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz has R&B vocalist Conya Doss. For info 

    9:30 Club has Austin alt-rockers The Black Angels. For info 

    The Fillmore has hip hop artist Mick Jenkins. For info  

    The Hamilton has Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Emily King. For info

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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Earth Day, Sugarloaf Crafts, Savor Bowie, Discover Dinosaurs,  Bay Bridge Boats,  Arlington Arts, Sarah Silverman, great music and more!

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    All Weekend:    

    Sugarloaf Craft Festival at Montgomery County Fairgrounds is rain or shine indoor event with crafters, music, activities for all. For info

    Savor Bowie Food, Wine and Music Festival this weekend is two days of vendors artisans, car show, music and fun for all ages. For info 

    Discover The Dinosaurs at DC Armory Sat. and Sun. features exhibits, dino walk, fossil dig, crafts, raceway and more. For info 

    Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival will feature over 150 vendors, crafts, music, kids entertainment, food and fun all weekend. For info

    Arlington Festival of the Arts all weekend transforms Washington Avenue into an art-lover’s paradise with over 150 artisans on display. For info

    Bay Bridge Boat Show kicks off Spring Boating all weekend with demos, interactive kids area, vendors, demos, fishing and more. For info

    Renaissance Festival at the College of Southern Maryland this weekend invites you travel back in time with activities, performances, games, music and more. For info

    Ballet Across America at the Kennedy Center this weekend with programs curated by Misty Copeland and Justin Peck. For info 

    Spring Fest at Ticonderoga Farms in Chantilly is seasoned themed fun and games with easter egg hunts and more. For info

    FilmFest DC starts this weekend a various venues featuring more than 60 independent and foreign films. For info

    3rd Annual Northern Virginia Film Festival at Angelika Film Center through this weekend has screenings, seminars, guests and more. For info 

    The National Theatre presents Fun Home, the Tony Award winning musical, at various showtimes all weekend.  For info 

    Sat., April 22: 

    Earth Day 2017 has a Science March, film viewings, clean up events and more all Around the Region!  For Info 

    Earth Optimism Day with events at the National Zoo, link to infoand  more activities. Info on other events here  

    Live Well Loudoun Festival at East Hampton Plaza invites you to explore health and fitness with music, art, food, beer and activities for all ages. For info 

    Earth Day on the Rappahannock is fun for all ages, with live music, food, animal show, hands on activities and more. For info 

    National Math Festival at the DC Convention Center is a day of fun in learning, lectures, hands on demos, art, film, performances and more for all ages. For info 

    Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ at Linganore Wines bring a blanket to picnic with craft brews, vendors and more. For info

    National Cannabis Festival at RFK Stadium will feature vendors, music, activists, art and more. For info 

    Saturday Night: 

    DAR Constitution Hall has the comedy of Katt Williams. For info

    MGM National Harbor has comedianne Sarah Silverman. For info 

    The Warner Theatre has renowned Pink Floyd tribute Brit Floyd. For info 

    The Hamilton it’s the music of Burt Bacharach performed by Julia Nixon with Dave Ylvisaker Dozen featuring Jon Carroll. For info 

    Barns of Wolf Trap has the Branford Marsalis Quartet with guest Kurt Elling.  For info 

    The Lincoln Theatre hosts Cage The Elephant: Live and Unpeeled, the Acoustic Tour. For info 

    Amp by Strathmore has psychedelic pop-rockers Dengue Fever. For info 

    The Tally Ho Theatre has Canada’s own Carbon Leaf. For info

    Jammin’ Java has singer-songwriting siblings The Nields. For info 

    Sun., April 23

    Earth Day Festival at Brookside Garden, Wheaton has vendors, family activities, tours and more. For info 

    Maryland Avenue Earth Day Fest in Annapolis invites you to eat, shop and learn with family fun, live music and more. For info

    Paws in the Park in Gaithersburg features vendors, exhibits, food, music, giveaways and more. For info 

    Illuminate Frederick Mind, Body, Spirit Festival a day acupuncture, massage, Reiki, reflexology, handmade crafts and more. For info 

    Shakespeare’s Birthday at the Folger Theatre features performances, demos, musicals, discussions and cake for all ages. For info 

    Sunday Night

    The Hamilton presents Nashville singer-songwriters Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham. For info 

    Lisner Auditorium has rising Hip Hop star D.R.A.M. For info  

    Jammin’ Java has singer-songwriter Charlotte Martin’s Farewell Tour. For info

    Bethesda Blues and Jazz presents The Psalm Full of Soul Project. For info  

    Blues Alley presents Roberta Gambarini for 2 shows. For info 

    Verizon Center has Chris Brown The Party Tour. For info 

    9:30 Club has New Orleans alt-rockers Hooray for the Riff Raff. For info

    Rock & Roll Hotel has Florida’s Americana, folk-rockers Twin Forks. For info

     
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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Cherry Blossom Festival, Beer, Bourbon & BBQ AND the Chicken Wing Festivals, Underground Comedy, Film Fests, Home Show, Light City, music and more. 

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    All Weekend:    

    The National Cherry Blossom Festival continues with events and activities throughout this weekend including the Kite Fest and performances at the Tidal Basin. For info 

    Cherry Blossom Wine and Beer Festival at Yards Parks in a 2 day, 3 session event with 100+ beers and wines with vendors, live entertainment and more. For info 

    Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds all weekend features the best in sippin’, pickin’, tastin’ and listening all weekend (not designed for children). For Info 

    Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Out of this World an intergalactic adventure of space-age family fun at the Verizon center all weekend at various showtimes. For info

    Light City a Festival of Light, Music and Innovation in Baltimore this weekend transforms Charm City with illuminated sculptures, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, vendors and kids area. For info 

    13th Annual Privateer Festival with ship tour, music dance, kids activities and more. For info

    Hamburg Ballet: John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid the Has Christian Andersen fable brought to life at various showtimes all weekend. For info  

    The Kennedy Center hosts Shift A Festival of American Orchestras all weekend. For info

    42nd Annual Community Art Show and Sale in Chevy Chase featuring over 150+ unique local artists all weekend long. For info 

    Spring Home Show at the Howard County Fairgrounds all weekend features exhibitors, experts, vendors to inspire, motivate and excite. For info 

    Dulles Expo Center has the CSA Show a world of sports collectibles all weekend. For info 

    Annapolis Film Festival Weekend with screenings, special guests and events all weekend long. For info 

    Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival at Angelika, Mosaic, is 3 days of screens, Q & As, greets and more. For info 

    National Capital Cake Show in Fairfax will feature amazing artistic creations with demonstrations, classes all weekend. For info 

    Freer Sackler presents Kung Fu Wildstyle a celebration of East Asian art, music and film throughout the weekend. For info 

    Underground Comedy Fest at various venues and showtimes all weekend will feature the best and brightest up and coming stars. For info 

    Tommy Douglas Conference Center presents Love Song from the Liberation Wars a musical journey into Civil Rights Unionism at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Arena Stage presents A Raisin in the Sun the groundbreaking masterpiece extended at various showtimes all weekend  

    Sat., April 1

    Cherry Blossom Festival Kite Fest on the National Mall features a kite parade, ballet, trick battles and demos with hands on creation stations. For info

    Kite Fest at Gunston Hall, Mason Neck, is family fun with flying making, tours and more. For info

    Maryland Chicken Wing Festival at the Anne Arundel Fairgrounds offers something for everyone from the areas best chefs with contests, music, kids area and more. For info

    Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly presents Tech-Quest, the ultimate virtual reality family game and STEM Magic hands on program for young engineers. For info 

    DAR Family Event: Colonial Career Day learn skills from workers in the 1700s with hands on activities, demos and more. For info 

    DC Web Fest celebrates the best in new media with demonstrations,  interactive activities, special guests, screenings and more. For info 

    Saturday Night

    The State Theatre hosts DigiTour Spring featuring your favorite Youtube musical artists live. For info

    Black Rock Center for the Arts presents a Magic Duel with masterful sleight of hand by renowned masters. For info

    The Lisner Auditorium has Tango Lovers Musical Show of the Year. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has rock-soul fused singer Dana Fuchs. For info 

    The Barns of Wolf Trap has jazz trio The Bad Plus. For info

    The Strathmore has The National Philharmonic Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. For info 

    The Hamilton hosts Nashville singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. For info 

    Gypsy Sally’s hosts an All star tribute with The James Brown Dance Party. For info

    The Tally Ho Theatre has a 90’s party with As If. For info  

    Sun., April 2: 

    Spring Fest at Ticonderoga Farms in Chantilly is seasoned themed fun and games with easter egg hunts and more. For info

    The Howard Theatre presents a Marvin Gaye Birthday Brunch with Marcus Johnson. For info 

    Sunday Night

    Rams Head On Stage has the worldly sounds of Rusted Root. For info

    Jammin’ Java presents blues-soul tinged BlueHouse Project. For info 

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz has The Rat Pack Back Together Again. For info 

    The Hamilton it's The Hillbenders with The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry.  For info 

    Rock and Roll Hotel has Thao (of The Get Down Stay Down). For info

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    All Weekend:    

    The National Cherry Blossom Festival has begun its “Bloom Watch” with events and activities beginning this weekend in celebration of our national treasure. For info 

    Super Pet Expo at the Dulles Expo Center is a pet owners mothership with experts, vendors, entertainment and bring your pets all weekend. For info

    The Harlem Globetrotters bring their World Tour family spectacular to the DC area with shows at Verizon Center and EagleBank Arena at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Fredricksburg Spring Home & Garden Show at the Expo Center features all your home needs under one roof with experts, demos, vendors and more all weekend. For info 

    Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital features more than 150 films with social events, discussions at a variety of venues throughout the weekend. For info 

    Kennedy Center’s Family Theatre presents Grug and the Rainbow the exquisite puppetry of Australia’s Windmill Theatre at various showtimes this weekend. For info

    Maple Syrup Festival in Cunningham Falls State Park this weekend is a family friendly day of food, music and fun. For info 

    The Frederick Home Show at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds will feature over 160 exhibitors featuring products and experts for every aspect of your home all weekend. For info  

    The Warner Theatre has Je’Caryous Johnson’s Married but Single Too at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Sat., Mar. 18

    7th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning celebrates the arrival of boat season with music, shucking, crafts, activities and more. For info 

    15th Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Fredericksburg with vendors, music and entertainment, kids activities, food trucks and more. For info 

    Women’s History Month Family Day at the National Postal Museum will have special displays, activities and guest visitors. For info 

    Women in Aviation and Space at the Hazy Center is a special family day filled with hands on activities, stories, guests plus STEM Magic. For info 

    Clover Beer Fest at Yards Park is a Luck ‘o the Irish celebration with music and entertainment, games, DC’s best food trucks and more. For info 

    Art Carnival at The Delaplaine, Frederick, Md., features fun art activities, demonstrations for all ages. For info 

    Charles County Women’s Fair at the College of Southern Maryland will inspire, motivate and educate with demonstrations, activities and pampering. For info  

    African American Cultural Celebration at The Walter Arts Museum in Baltimore has presentations, local performers and family art-making activities. For info 

    Saturday Night

    Nufonia Must Fall at the Lisner Auditorium DJ Kid Koala’s puppetry, video journey of an aging droid back by Afria string quartet. For info 

    The Kennedy Center has NSO: Bruckner’s First Symphony / Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto. For info  

    The TallyHo Theatre has a St Patrick’s Day Party with Enter the Haggis. For info 

    The Birchmere presents folk icon Tom Rush. For info 

    Amp by Strathmore has jazz pianist Loston Harris. For info 

    Jammin’ Java has rising reggae star Mike Love. For info 

    The Fillmore benefit Rock and Roll For Children Foundation’s Bash featuring Steve Van Zandt. For info 

    The Hamilton presents Great Big World an Evening with Ian Chad. For info 

    Sun., Mar. 19

    4th Annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire in Reston is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, crafts and engineering in the "Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!” For info

    Taste on Wheels:  Green Eggs & Kegs Edition at The Yards is an Irish breakfast food truck event with bottomless drinks and music. For info 

    Washington National Cathedral presents Amid a Crowd of Stars, one of the worlds finest vocal chamber ensembles. For info 

    Millennium Stage 20th Anniversary at the Kennedy Center has free music from 6 to 8p with Scythian’s celtic rock and N’arlins funk of Big Sam’s Funky Nation. For info 

    Sunday Night: 

    Jay Leno will be at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. For info 

    The Lincoln Theatre presents The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir. For info 

    Jammin’ Java has the pop-folk of Andy Suzuki & The Method. For info 

    The Hamilton presents the ‘queen of bluegrass’ Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. For info 

    Weinberg Center for the Arts has The Oak Ridge Boys with Larry Gatlin. For info 

    Blues Alley has smooth guitarist Pete White for 2 shows. For info 

    9:30 Club hosts Denver duo Tennis with Rolling Blackouts and Coastal Fever. For info  

    Eaglebank Arena has the latin music idol Maluma Wold Tour. For info

    MGM National Harbor had a few seats left for Cher. For info

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