Weekend Happenings: May 17-19
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Have an outdoor adventure this weekend: catch some live music, take a bike ride, join the excitement at Preakness, or take in both art and nature with wine in hand!
WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS
Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Ave NW, DC
Time: Friday 5-8:30PM
Kick back and groove to the music with sangria in hand on Fridays throughout the summer in the Sculpture Garden. An eclectic mix of DC-area jazz musicians lend a soundtrack to one of the city’s most idyllic scenes set around the sculpture garden’s central fountain. This is a free seasonal tradition that you do not want to miss! This week features Brazilian folk jazz.
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience
National Building Museum
401 F St NW, DC
Time: Friday 7:30-11PM
SAVOR marries flavor-forward, independent craft beer with sublime small bites to create an unforgettable dining experience for beer lovers and foodies alike. Serving more than 180 beers from over 90 small and independent craft breweries!
DC Bike Ride
West Potomac Park
Time: Friday starting at 8AM
Cost: Adults $60, children 8-17 $30, children 3-8 free
Cruise along the National Mall on two wheels and experience DC’s stunning views and sites like never before. No bike? No problem! There are lots of opportunities to rent one. Live music, food, and beverages at the finish festival.
The 144th Preakness Stakes
Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
Time: Friday 9AM, Saturday 8AM
Cost: Starting at $40
The Preakness is one of the nation’s largest single-day sporting events. Baltimore’s Old Hilltop comes alive with the running of the Preakness Stakes, where the finest three-year old thoroughbreds compete. Choose your experience package online.
Baltimore Mac and Cheese Festival
Power Plant Live!
34 Market Pl, Baltimore
Time: Sunday 11-6
Cost: $40 and up
It’s here: the cheesiest event Baltimore has ever seen. Baltimore Mac and Cheese Festival features top chefs, food trucks, and vendors serving up the world’s most amazing (and cheesiest) dish. Saturday is sold out, so grab your Sunday tickets before they’re gone!
Wine in the Woods
10431 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia
Time: Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-5
Wine in the Woods 2019 will feature more than 35 wineries, almost fifty artisans, musicians on two stages, wine education seminars, and more than twenty food vendors.
Wilson Blvd between N. Taylor and N. Randolph, Arlington
Time: Saturday and Sunday 12-6, rain or shine
Cost: starting at $51.50 for entry wristband
Arlington’s biggest block party! Sip, sample, shop, and savor over an entire weekend: Quarterfest features a street pub, outdoor concert all weekend, and a Quarterfest Crawl on Saturday.
Spring Wine Festival and Sunset Tour
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon
Time: Friday and Sunday 6-9PM
Cost: Friday $48, Sunday $42
Celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with exclusive evening tours of the Mansion and cellar and appearances by George and Martha Washington. Bring a blanket, relax on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River, and sample wines made in Virginia while enjoying live music.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Reston Town Center
11900 Market St, Reston
Time: Friday – Sunday 10-5
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 at the gate
One of the “top five” outdoor art festivals in the country with a long-standing reputation for showcasing high-quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in a dynamic outdoor setting. NoVA Fine Arts Festival features Reston Town Center merchants offering unique Festival Friday deals, hands-on art activities at Family Art Park in the RTC Pavilion, and tons of pieces for purchase.
Peddler’s Village Strawberry Festival
2400 Street Rd, New Hope
Time: Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Pay as you go
This festival returns for its 41st year where village shops stay open late and you can enjoy fresh, locally grown berries in the form of pastries, jams, and chocolate dipped bites. Enjoy the craft show, live entertainment, and activities for the whole family.
Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
200 N. 6th St, Philly
Time: Friday – Sunday 6-11PM
Cost: $12-$20; timed tickets required for entry on Fridays and Saturdays
This celebration of light and Chinese culture continues to illuminate Franklin Square this week after the sun sets each day. The 29 fantastic displays are composed of 2,000 individual lanterns, 20,000 colorful LED lights and 30,000 square feet of delicate silk. Visitors can also enjoy cultural stage performances, shop for artisan crafts created on-site by Chinese folk artists, taste Asian cuisine, and sip on drinks in the Dragon Beer Garden.
Photo Pop Philly
111 S. Independence Mall E, Philly
Time: Friday and Saturday 11-8, Sunday 11-6
This interactive pop-up exhibit showcases original art by local artists and returns for 2019 with a whimsical new theme (“Sweet Paradise”) and location (The Bourse). Be the first to experience — and, of course, Instagram — the pop up!
CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Pod Tours America, The Anthem, Sunday
- WMZQ Fest feat. Chris Young, Jiffy Lube, Saturday
- Jason Aldean, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Friday
- DC 101 Kerfuffle, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Sunday
- Jim James, 9:30 Club, Friday and Saturday
- Nats VS Cubs, Friday – Sunday
- Orioles at Indians, Friday – Sunday
- LIZZO, Kimmel Center, Saturday
- MMR-B-Q, BB&T Pavilion, Saturday
- Legally Blonde The Musical, Walnut Street Theatre, Friday – Sunday
- Phillies VS Rockies, Friday – Sunday