Weekend Happenings November 18-20
Posted on November 16, 2016

It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means it’s time for Turkey Trots, craft fairs and holiday lights!



Sip and Sew
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave. SW, DC
Time: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Cost: FREE

Learn the basic sewing techniques inspired by Africa’s fascinating textile arts.  Local artists and sewing instructors will be on hand to help you create a work of art using African fabric.  Materials and sewing machines will be provided.

2016 Turkey Tumble for Autism
Georgetown, DC
2400 East Capital St. SE, DC
Time: Sunday 8am-12pm
Cost: $50.00

This 5k & 10k will benefit the Organization for Autism Research.

Old Ebbitt Grill Oyster Riot 2016
Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th St. NW, DC
Time: Friday 7pm-10pm, Saturday 1pm-4pm & 7pm-10pm
Cost: $150.00

Now in its 22nd year, the Oyster Riot is one of DC’s premier parties!  Gather with nearly 1,000 people as you enjoy oysters, wine and entertainment.


31st Annual Turkey Trot
Denton Elementary School
303 Sharp Rd., Denton
Time: Saturday, 9am-12pm
Cost: Varies

Before you stuff your face this Thanksgiving, get a little work out in! Enjoy this two-mile fun run with your family and friends. There will be prizes and refreshments after the race. Canned good donations are greatly appreciated.

2016 Juried Holiday Craft Fair
Historic Oakland
5430 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia
Time: Saturday, 10am-3pm
Cost: FREE 

Find the perfect holiday present for your loved ones! Browse through crafts, gifts and food from over 40 vendors.

Cookies and Canvas
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $25

Learn how to pain a beautiful autumn tree as you enjoy tasty cookies! Advanced registration is required.


Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna
Time: Friday, 5:30-10:30pm (occurs daily through 1/8)
Cost: $7-13

This yearly tradition kicks off as Meadowlark’s meandering garden path transforms into a twinkly winter wonderland. Finish off your walk with roasted marshmallows and hot beverages by the fire.

Herndon Turkey Trot 5K
Town of Herndon, VA
Time: Saturday, 4pm
Cost: $20-35 + a canned food donation

Winners of this race win a Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings!

Barley Mac Pig Roast and Turkey Bash
Barley Mac
1600 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Time: Saturday, 1-5pm
Cost: $30

Indulge in freshly-roasted pig and bourbon tastings from the Barley Mac menu.


Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Beethoven Weekend: The Ninth Symphony, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday and Sunday
  • Oleta Adams, Birchmere, Friday
  • Suzanne Westenhoefer, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Herman’s Hermits, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Voca People, Hippodrome Theatre, Saturday
  • Washington National Opera: The Daughter of the Regiment, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • A View from the Bridge, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • The Pretty Reckless, Rams Head Live! Friday
  • The Infamous Stringdusters, National Theatre, Saturday
  • BSO: Beethoven Weekend – The Ninth Symphony, Strathmore, Saturday
  • Jake Shimabukuro, Strathmore, Sunday
  • Baltimore Ravens VS. Dallas Cowboys, Sunday
  • Washington Redskins VS. Green Bay Packers, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Detroit Red Wings, Friday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Columbus Blue Jackets, Sunday


lifeLife On The Line
Duration:  98 Minutes
Genre:  Action/Adventure

A deadly tempest is brewing and headed straight to their Texas town. Beau, Duncan and a legion of lineman are thrust into the eye of the storm and must face down impending disaster to keep their community connected.
Starring: John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, Sharon Stone, Ryan Robbins, Julie Benz, Gil Bellows


edgeThe Edge of Seventeen
Duration:  102 Minutes
Genre:  Comedy/Drama

Nadine is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend Krista. She feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy gives her hope.
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Hayden Szeto


manchesterManchester By The Sea
Duration:  137 Minutes
Genre:  Drama

After the death of his older brother, Joe, Lee Chandler is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick.
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, C.J. Wilson, Kara Hayward