Show dad a good time with our weekend roundup!
A ball game, a woodshop session, gourmet pizza (yum!). All of these and more are on the roster for dad-approved entertainment this weekend, so take a look at our list below! Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, June 18 to Sunday, June 20.
*Keep in mind with the shifting circumstances of COVID-19 events may be canceled or rescheduled. Please refer to the event's websites or social media pages for more information regarding safety guidelines.*
Friday, June 18
Elf the Musical | Toby's Dinner Theatre | Columbia, MD | Friday-Sunday
At Toby's Dinner Theatre, Christmas is coming a little early this year! Opening this Friday, follow the adventures of Buddy the Elf as he travels to New York to find his father and discover what "the most wonderful time of year" is really about. It's hilarious, it's heartwarming, and kids of all ages will love it! Tickets can be reserved through the theater's box office or online at Ticketmaster.com. Find out more here.
New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals | Nationals Park | Washington, DC | Friday-Sunday
America's favorite pastime is back at Nationals Park! All weekend, catch the Nationals play against the New York Mets at their home base in DC's Navy Yard neighborhood. It's just in time for Father's Day too, so you can give dad a day at the ballpark he won't forget! Single tickets start at $13, and special swag includes a free children's T-shirt hoodie for Sunday's game. Snag tickets here.
Saturday, June 19
Juneteenth Celebration | Bates Athletic Complex (Weems Whalen Field) | Annapolis, MD | Saturday
Commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, take part in history with Maryland's very first Juneteenth celebration! The festivities kick off at noon with a parade, followed by a music festival, live performances, craft vendors, and a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in full. Some very big names will be making an appearance, including "The Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown and Tyler Perry's, Young Dylan. If you'd like to attend, find out more here.
A Swingin' Evening with the Columbia Jazz Band | The Chrysalis at Merriweather Park | Columbia, MD | Saturday
Join Columbia Jazz Band for a delightful outdoor concert at The Chrysalis. Starting at 7 p.m., listeners will be treated to a lineup of the big band classics they've performed for over 30 years now, from Duke Ellington's Take the A Train to Benny Goodman's Sing, Sing, Sing. All the tunes are world-famous and sound amazing live. For an optimal night out, we recommend grabbing some tasty takeout and drinks before the show. Tickets are $20. Purchase here.
Father's Day Woodshop | The Garden by Building Momentum | 5380 Eisenhower Ave Suite C | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
For an unconventional Father's Day outing, you can't beat shop class! Using a block of maple wood, you and dad can work together to build a one-of-a-kind creation. All skill levels are welcome, and there'll be staff nearby to lend you a hand if you need it. Your creativity is only limited by the 12 x 16-inch plank you have to work with, so why not go a little wild? Admission is $175 for two, not counting a $15 registration fee. Reserve your spot here.
Craft Beer Festival | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Sample a smorgasbord of craft brews on George Washington's estate while enjoying entertainment throughout the evening--festivities include live music from The Fly Birds, concessions stands, and beer-making demo using 18th-century techniques. Tickets have already sold out for Saturday, so don't wait! Tickets start at $40 and include a commemorative drink glass and free tastings. Buy tickets here.
Sunday, June 20
Free Community Day | National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, DC | Sunday
FREE admission! Check out the museum's incredible collection for free this Sunday as part of their Community Day program. Admission includes access to over 5,000 pieces of art and new exhibitions, so you'll have plenty to look at during your visit! The free event is held one Sunday a month, so stay posted on their calendar for future dates. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m. Reserve your spot here.
Transparent Productions Presents: Fujiwara/Halvorson/Bynum Trio | Rhizome DC | Washington, DC | Sunday
The Fujiwara/Halvorson/Bynum Trio are embarking on their first tour in over a decade, and one of the first stops is in DC! Comprised of drummer Tomas Fujiwara, guitarist Mary Halvorson, and brass player Taylor Ho Bynum, the group's eclectic sound will be showcased at the Rhizome DC at 7 p.m. with each of their talents on full display. Space will be limited to keep guests safe, so you'll need to reserve your spot in advance. Tickets are $20. Buy them here.
Meet the Beekeepers | Sky Meadows State Park | Delaplane, VA | Sunday
Join Sky Meadows State Park for an informative event all about apiculture, otherwise known as beekeeping! Members of the Beekeepers of Northern Shenandoah will share their knowledge surrounding honey, hives, and the agricultural technology surrounding the practice. Whether you're a seasoned beekeeper or just getting started, this is a wonderful learning opportunity! Intrigued? Click here for more information.
Father's Day Bohemia Wood-Fired Pizza & Wine | Crow Vineyard & Winery | Kennedyville, MD | Sunday
Crow Vineyard celebrated mom in May, and now it's dad's turn! Between noon and 4 p.m., the winery is rolling out the red carpet for dad with wood-fired pizzas prepared by Chef Paul McCormick. You'll receive a tasty personal pizza, complete with a side salad and a glass of wine for just $20. If any meal was *chef's kiss,* then this would be it! Additional food and drinks will be on sale as well. View details here.
How will you spend the weekend? Let us know in the comments. To those who celebrate, we wish you and yours a very happy Father's Day!