Take a look at our picks for springtime fun!
What are you feeling this weekend? A delicious pizza and wine dinner? A rockin' blues festival? Or perhaps a night of speed dating from your computer? Lucky for you, the DMV has all of that and more for the weekend ahead! Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, May 14 to Sunday, May 16.
*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.*
Events on Friday, May 14
Bohemia Wood-Fired Pizza & Wine | Crow Vineyard & Winery | Kennedyville, MD | Friday
Is there anything more summery than pizza and wine? Join Crow Vineyard & Winery for wood-fired pies prepared by Chef Paul McCormick, accompanied by a side salad and a glass of wine. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., so it's perfect for date night with the SO or your best friend! Tickets are $20 per person, and wine club members receive $2 off. Purchase here.
Art Chat @ Five: Word as Image (Virtual) | National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, DC | Friday
Brought to you by the NMWA, decompress from the work week with something relaxing—like art! Guests will explore the pieces ahead of time and join the museum over Zoom to talk about them—this week's theme: "Word as Image." It starts at 5 p.m., so feel free to enjoy your favorite drink during the chat! Register here.
Virtual Speed Dating for Millenials Age 25-39 | Professionals in the City | Washington, DC | Friday
Dating is hard right now, but Professionals in the City make it easy with virtual dating! Starting at 8 p.m., chat with Washingtonians between 25 and 39, and if love is in the air, you'll have a chance to connect further after the event. Meeting a possible match from the comfort of your own home? Win-win! Tickets are only $20. Click here for more information.
Georgetown GLOW—The Beginning of Everything | Fiola de Mare Restaurant at 31st & K Streets NW | Washington, DC | Friday
Put your photography skills to the test with E. David Luria's Washington Photo Safari. You'll venture into Georgetown to snap photos of public works of art in a nighttime setting. This week's session focuses on Nara Park's "The Beginning of Everything," an out-of-this-world piece inspired by space. The group meets at 8 p.m. and admission is $79. Get the details here.
King & Rye Cocktail Garden | King & Rye | Alexandria, VA | Friday-Saturday
A springtime experience awaits you at King & Rye! Seasonal small plates and cocktails are part of a special menu for this limited-run pop-up, along with a cozy lounge and dining area. Whether you go with friends or family, make this your ultimate happy hour destination this summer! The pop-up is open from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Click here for more information.
Interstate Blues Fest 2021 | Washington County Agricultural Education Center | Boonsboro, MD | Friday-Saturday
If you're a blues fan, you probably know the Interstate Bluesfest! The two-day event is jam-packed with good food, good brews, and of course, a heavy flow of blues music from Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes, Pete Lancaster and Stack O' Blues, and many more. Tickets start at $12, and for a limited time, you can apply a $5 discount to your purchase. Ready to rock out? Buy here.
Events on Saturday, May 15
George Washington Whiskey Tasting | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA | Saturday
Where history and happy hour collide! Hosted at Mount Vernon's Distillery & Gristmill, this tasting experience features a tour of the grounds, three spirit samples of your choice, and an informative look into the authentic techniques that have produced this whiskey since the 18th century. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for the general public. Buy them here.
Family Fest @ 43 | 11521-31 Wakefield St | Middle River, MD | Saturday
FREE event! Gather the family for an all-ages bash in Middle River! There'll be live music, craft vendors, tasty food, and so much more between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Kids are in for a treat with tot-approved entertainment, including a wildlife exhibit and magic show with Ms. Dee the Clown! To make sure a fun time is had for all, COVID-19 guidelines will be put in place. Find out more here.
15th Annual Secret Garden Tour | Havre de Grace Maritime Museum | Havre de Grace, MD | Saturday-Sunday
Immerse yourself in Havre de Grace's beauty with this annual garden tour! Visitors can explore the region's bountiful gardens on their own and browse a marketplace selling gardening essentials like flowers, herbs, and crafts. This will be held rain or shine, so wear appropriate attire and a good pair of walking shoes. Tickets are $25 and cover both days of the event. Reserve your spot here.
Events on Sunday, May 16
Pastel Painting Nature Workshop | Del Ray Artisans | Alexandria, VA | Sunday
Del Ray Artisans invites you to a relaxing painting workshop! Create a dreamy natural landscape using watercolors, all while learning blending, layering, and other painterly techniques. No need to bring any supplies--the gallery will have everything ready for you! All skill levels are welcome to join. Admission is $70 for gallery members and $75 for non-members. Buy your tickets here.
What's on your itinerary this weekend? We'd love to hear what you're up to in the comments.