Need a refresher this weekend? Breathe some life into your routine with one of these events!
We've compiled the best of the DMV with drive-in movies, food trucks, live music, and so much more. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23.
*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 21
Juniors: The Roaring Twenties | Tudor Place Historic House & Garden | Washington, DC | Friday
Junior Girl Scouts, join Tudor Place for a full hour of girl power! From 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., kids will learn about the lives of women during the 1920s and design their own character, using creativity to bring them to life (how fun is that?) The virtual activity will be held over Zoom, and attendees will receive an email with login info. Register here.
The Hamilton Live Presents: The 19th Street Band | The Hamilton Live | Washington, DC | Friday & Saturday
Ready to rock? The 19th Street Band is playing at The Hamilton Live! Jam with the folk group over two shows either in person at the venue or via live stream; venue is limiting capacity and implementing safety guidelines for all live shows. Plus, all ages are welcome! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Check out the ticket options here.
Drive-In Movies | Alexandria Drive-In Theatre | Alexandria, VA | Friday & Saturday
Experience movie magic at the Alexandria Drive-In Theatre! For $40 per vehicle, catch screenings every weekend through the summer months. There'll also be food trucks on hand for concessions. This week's picks:
- Friday - "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
- Saturday - "Bon Jovi Concert" as part of their Encore Drive-In Nights series.
Buy your tickets here.
2021 Maryland Film Festival (Virtual) | Parkway Theatre | Baltimore, MD | Friday-Sunday
Brought to you by the Parkway Theatre, Maryland's biggest movie event makes a virtual return! Tune in all weekend for a variety of films, from shorts and indie flicks to family-friendly movies, with some very special guests along the way (John Waters' annual film screening is a must). Festival passes are on sale and come in three tiers: Exposure, Member, and All-Access. Get the details here.
Marley Station Carnival | Marley Station Mall | Glen Burnie, MD | Friday-Sunday
It ain't summer without the Marley Station Carnival! Through Memorial Day weekend, thrill-seekers can enjoy amusement park rides, novelty games, deep-fried foods, and more at the Marley Station Mall. There's plenty of fun for both kids and adults, so make it a family affair! Unlimited ride wristbands are available for purchase online or on-site, as well as individual tickets. Get the scoop here.
Food Truck & Music Weekends | Linganore Winecellars | Mt. Airy, MD | Friday-Sunday
All weekend, relax at Linganore Winecellars with a rotating lineup of local food trucks and live musicians. This weekend's itinerary includes tunes from Chasing Autumn and Bob Keel, and menus from Grilled Cheese Please, Craving Potato Factory, and more. Of course, you'll be able to enjoy all this with a glass of wine, too! Check out the schedule here.
Events on Saturday, May 22
KidsFest & Festival of Kites Spring Fair | City of Manassas Museum | Manassas, VA | Saturday
FREE event! Manassas is hosting the city's biggest kid-friendly event! There'll be bouncy houses and carnival fun for the youngsters, entertainment for the adults, and vendors offering the top resources and services for parents everywhere. It's a great way to get the whole family together, especially with International Kids Day happening next month. Get the details here.
Backcountry Basics: Earth Connection Series | Sky Meadows State Park | Delaplane, VA | Saturday
Do you have what it takes to survive outdoors? Instructor Tim MacWelch will show you the essentials, from first aid and identifying plants to building a campfire. It's never too late to learn, which is why all ages are invited to join! The hike is held rain or shine and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Did we mention that admission is free? Find out more here.
Generation X Virtual Speed Dating for Ages 40-56 | Professionals in the City | Washington, DC | Saturday
Calling all Gen-Xers—Professionals in the City is offering a safe way to date! From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., you'll get to chat with Washingtonians in your age group, and in a laidback virtual setting no less. With all that in mind, who would want to date any other way? Tickets are only $20. Learn all about it here.
Peter and the Wolf | Chrysalis, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods | Columbia, MD | Saturday
The Columbia Orchestra presents an outdoor performance of "Peter and the Wolf" this Saturday at Symphony Woods. Held at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park, kids can experience the legendary production as well as songs from hit films like "Moana" and "The Wizard of Oz." With a multi-talented crew of musicians, dancers, and actors, this is a great way to introduce your child to the orchestra. Buy your tickets here.
What's on your agenda this weekend? Are you going to check out any of these events, or do you have anything else planned? Hit us up in the comments!