Your weekend plans have arrived.
Between musicals (Aladdin!), concerts, and other awesome events (art festivals, county fairs), we've got a sizzling selection of fun to choose from this weekend in the DMV. I don't know about you guys, but I'm starting to feel like this weekend is going to be lit. Literally!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21.
The Band's Visit | Kennedy Center | Ongoing
A police band from Egypt gets wrongly sent to an isolated desert in Israel. What stems from a mistake turns into a beautiful celebration as they light up a small town with their music. Filled with amazing acting and music, this musical is a must-see! Tickets start at $45. Check it out here!
Beyonce vs. Rihanna Summer Dance Party | 9:30 Club | Friday
Are you a "single lady" or the "only girl"? Settle it once and for all at this all-ages dance party battle! Dance all night to the best of Queen Bey and Bad Gal RiRi to decide who's number one. If a dance party is on your summer to-do list, make it this one! Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $15. Buy them here!
Day of Archaeology Festival | Dumbarton House | Saturday
Celebrate the fascinating field of archaeology with an open house!. This informative event will allow guests to talk to archaeologists about their work and enjoy live music, food trucks, and face-painting. Kids will love the interactive mock excavations! Admission is free. Find out more here!
Disney's Aladdin | Kennedy Center | Ongoing
Starting July 18, it's a whole new world with the arrival of the iconic Broadway musical from the producer of The Lion King. Full of slapstick comedy, romance, and an iconic score, this production will simply take you over! Tickets start at $39. Buy them here!
Murder Mystery Comedy Show | D.C. Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant | Sunday
Die Laughing Productions is hosting a hilarious murder mystery at the D.C. Improv. Travel back to the '90s with "Hit Me 90s One More Time" and solve the crime with the rest of the audience. Perfect for a friends' night out! Tickets are $19. Buy them here!
Colombian Festival | Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center at The Catholic University of America | Saturday
Celebrate Colombian culture with the fourth annual Colombian Festival! From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy traditional cuisine, dance, art, and live music near D.C.'s hip Brookland neighborhood. Tickets are $20. Find out more here!
Earthrise | Kennedy Center | Ongoing
This play explores the Apollo Moon Landing of 1969 through the perspective of three children as they watch the events unfold together. An immersive experience using real footage and original music, Earthrise is a stunning tribute to that historic moment! Tickets are $20. Buy them here!
Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World | Merriweather Post Pavilion | Friday
Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World in one concert? Experience a nostalgia trip like no other as the two bands perform their hit songs at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Special guests include Ra Ra Riot. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets start at $29.50. Buy them here!
Artscape | Mount Royal Avenue & Charles Street, Midtown, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods | Friday-Sunday
As a free, weekend-long art festival, Artscape is a tour-de-force of creative expression. See otherworldly art installations, live music, dance, theater, literary workshops, and more throughout Baltimore's vibrant art districts. It's a one-of-a-kind experience! Check out what's happening here!
Annual Kid's Classic Fishing Tournament | 9659 Golf Course Road, Ocean City | Friday-Sunday
The 15th annual fishing tournament for kids is back in Ocean City! Anglers under 19 can put their skills to the test and enjoy a special carnival and cook-out. The event benefits the Wish-a-Fish Foundation, which helps special-needs children. Find out more here!
Blink-182 & Lil Wayne | Merriweather Post Pavilion | Sunday
Pop-punk kings Blink-182 join forces with superstar rapper Lil Wayne for a summer tour stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Welsh group Neck Deep will open the show. Tickets start at $37.50. Check it out here!
Kent County Fair | 21349 Tolchester Beach Road, Chestertown | Thursday-Saturday
Come support 4-H youth members with a fun county fair! Enjoy midway rides, pet shows, delicious food, live music, a cake auction, and so much more! Admission is $3 per person. Find out more here!
Aimee Mann | Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis | Saturday
This all-ages matinee was added after the acclaimed songwriter's Friday show sold out, so you know that says something! Witness Aimee Mann's confessional power through her folk-inspired arrangements and lyrics. Doors open at 12 p.m., and tickets are $62. Check it out here!
26th Annual Pow Wow | Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship | Saturday-Sunday
Join members of the Native American community in celebrating their rich cultural heritage! All Saturday and Sunday, enjoy traditional music, dance, crafts, and delicious regional food. Interact with members of various tribes, including the Sioux, Cherokee, and Chickahominy tribes. Tickets are $6-$9, and two-day passes are also available. You can find out more here!
Crystal City Twilighter 5K | 2121 Crystal Drive Courtyard, Arlington | Saturday
Put on your kicks and run the streets of Crystal City in a fun night-time 5k. Afterward, enjoy concessions from Port City Brewing and We the Pizza, along with a karaoke contest! Tickets are $28-$50. Find out more here!
Polo in the Park | Morven Park International Equestrian Center | Ongoing
Bring a picnic and experience a rousing night of polo at this special summer event at Morven Park. While you're there, enjoy games, food trucks, beverages, and delightful desserts from a host of vendors. General admission is $35-$40. Check it out here!
SummerSounds | Harris Pavilion, Manassas City | Saturday
Nothing like experiencing music under the stars! This July and August, come enjoy free concerts on Saturday nights in Harris Pavilion. This Saturday's tunes will be provided by Shenandoah Run. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and a blanket! Find out more here.
D.C. Big Flea Antiques Market | Dulles Expo Center | Saturday-Sunday
Antique lovers are warned – this market is the biggest of its kind in the entire Mid-Atlantic region! Score unique finds ranging from vintage clothing and jewelry to repurposed furniture. You never know what you'll find! Admission is $10. Find out more here!
JoJo Siwa | Wolf Trap | Friday
The Nickelodeon star is bringing her first major tour, D.R.E.A.M. The Tour to Wolf Trap! Jam to her smash hits "Hold the Drama" and "Boomerang," which have racked up over a billion views on Youtube. Tickets start at $40. Buy them here!
Vinyasa with a View | Bluemont Vineyard | Sunday
Breathe in your surroundings with a yoga session at the scenic Bluemont Vineyard! Immerse yourself in an hour-long session and enjoy a glass or flight of wine afterwards. Tickets are $20-$25. Check it out here!
What are your weekend plans? Going to catch some rays or some much-needed sleep? Hit us up in the comments!