From brunches and picnics to arts and crafts fairs, it's all about mothers this weekend in the DMV.
It's Mother's Day weekend, and celebrations of all kind will be in full force in the DMV. Whether you'll be surprising mom with a scenic picnic or concert, we've compiled the best of the best for this weekend in the DMV!
Here's your DMV weekend roundup for Friday, May 10, through Sunday, May 12.
Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival | John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Friday-Saturday
The 24th annual festival honors jazz legend Mary Lou Williams with two nights of breath-taking musical performances. Witness Terri Lyne Carrington's tribute to Geri Allen and watch the powerful Joanne Brackeen Quartet and the Renee Rosnes Quartet show off their chops. A wonderful night of music awaits you! Tickets are $40-$50 each night. Check out more information here!
Mother's Day Brunch at Kingbird | Watergate Hotel | Sunday
Spoil mom on her special day with a swanky hotel brunch. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a hearty buffet of short rib, lamb, oysters, pasta, a full salad bar, dessert, and so much more. Don't forget the bottomless mimosas! Admission is $39-$105. Make your reservation here!
Ex Hex | 9:30 Club | Friday
The D.C. indie band is bringing their blistering sound to U Street's preeminent music hall. Lead by Mary Timony of indie-darlings Helium, the trio is touring in support of their recent release It's Real. Special guests Clear Channel and The Messthetics will join them. Tickets cost $25 – you can buy them here!
The Wizarding World Film Festival | National Museum of American History | Friday-Tuesday, May 14
Grab your invisibility cloak – The Museum of American History is casting a spell in their Warner Bros. Theater with all Harry Potter films, plus the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Across the festival, Potterheads can partake in costume contests, Honeydukes sweets, drinks, and more! (Butterbeer, anyone?) Admission is $25-$99. Purchase your tickets here!
Into the Woods | Ford's Theatre | Daily
This spell-binding musical from Stephen Sondheim tells the story of a baker and his wife who venture out to reverse a witch's curse if they are to have their own child. Cameos by fairy-tale favorites Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk, and Rapunzel will delight audiences young and old alike. Admission is $20-$83. Find out more here!
Ben Platt | The Anthem | Saturday
Pitch Perfect star Ben Platt is coming to the District in support of his debut album Sing to Me Instead. Allow the Tony Award-winning singer to blow you away with new tunes "Bad Habit" and "Ease My Mind." Broadway fans are sure to love it! Tickets cost between $50-$355. You can reserve them here!
CityDance Dream Gala 2019 | Lincoln Theatre | Saturday
This is a show-stopping event featuring some of the world's most renowned dancers and dance companies. Sway and groove to the musical genres, ranging from classical, pop, hip-hop, and even ballroom! The event will benefit CityDance DREAM, which brings quality dance instruction to underprivileged students in D.C. Tickets are $25-$250. Buy your tickets here!
Judas Priest: Firepower 2019 | The Anthem | Sunday
The heavy metal titans are touring their 18th studio record of the tour's namesake since 1988's Ram It Down. With their signature chugging riffs and Rob Halford's growling vocals, the English band is sure to bring firepower to the stage! All ages can rock out. Tickets are $75-$125 – get them while you can!
The Ultimate '90s Trivia Night! | Baltimore Soundstage | Friday
Think you're a real '90s kid? Binge-watched every episode of The X-Files before binge-watching was a thing? Dude. Slip on those Air Jordans and put your knowledge to the test with this totally rad trivia night at Baltimore Soundstage. Your Beanie Babies collection is sure to come in handy. Tickets are $10 each. You can buy them here!
May Sip 'N' Shop | Broken Spoke Winery, Earleville | Sunday
Treat mom to a delightful afternoon of sumptuous wines and shopping. Sometimes it's all about the simple things, and Broken Spoke Winery is sure to deliver. Check out more information here.
Baltimore Wine & Food Festival | Harbor Point Central Plaza | Saturday
Indulge in one of the region's top foodie events featuring over 150 wines, beers, and spirits! All guests will experience delicious dishes made from the finest chefs in Baltimore and beyond. Guests receive a souvenir glass and other perks you can find here. Admission costs between $40-$80. Buy your tickets here!
Mother's Day at Rockfield Manor | Rockfield Manor, Bel Air | Sunday
Sweep your mother off her feet with a fabulous brunch buffet provided by gastropub favorite Lib's Grill. Enjoy bottomless Tito's Orange Crushes and mimosas. Admission is $50 for adults and $18 for children under 12. Reservations are required – click here for more information.
Mother's Day Brunch | Blackwall Hitch, multiple locations | Sunday
This new-American restaurant is dishing up a delicious brunch just for mom! Indulge in pastries, fried chicken with Belgian waffles, custom omelets, and a seafood and carving station. Make your reservation here!
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival | Bethesda Woodmont Triangle | Saturday-Sunday
Browse hand-crafted and unique pieces from over 130 artists spanning the nation. Purchase works from photographers, painters, jewelry-makers, and more. There will also be delicious local food and live music! Admission is free. You can find more information here!
Maryland Craft Beer Festival | Carroll Creek Promenade, Frederick | Saturday
Sample over 200 exciting brews from 40 different breweries all in the state of Maryland! Shop local craft vendors and experience live entertainment and amazing food. The VIP Pass is sold out, but you can still grab General Admission tickets for $40. Get them before they're gone!
Boyz II Men | MECU Pavilion | Sunday
Just in time for Mother's Day, America's favorite crooners will be performing in Baltimore! Feel the '90s nostalgia with classic R&B hits like "On Bended Knee" and "End of the Road." Watch their soaring acapella vocals bring down the house! Tickets range from $20-$150. You can buy them here!
Mother's Day Weekend at Mount Vernon | George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon | Saturday-Sunday
Celebrate Mother's Day with America's first First Lady and mother herself, Martha Washington! Moms can visit Mount Vernon's stunning grounds and gardens and be treated to a lovely lavender sachet on the Mansion's piazza. Admission is between $10-$20. Buy tickets here!
Mother's Day Picnic | Bogati Winery, Round Hill | Sunday
Treat mom to a charming picnic at the vineyard's lovely bodega. Dine from one of three delicious meals and enjoy a decadent chocolate brownie for dessert. Bogati will do the work for you – just show up! Reservations must be made four days in advance of the event. You can find more information here.
Mother's Day Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton | Pentagon City, Arlington | Sunday
Mothers may know best, but they also deserve the best, too, with an indulgent hotel brunch! There will also be live entertainment and a cake decorating station for the little ones to make Mom something special. Complimentary valet parking is included. Tickets are $40-$99. You can find more here!
Fridays at the Fountain | Crystal City Water Park, Arlington | Ongoing
Unwind from a busy week on the scenic grounds of Crystal City Water Park. Grab a beer or wine from the cash bar and chill out to live music in the park. There will also be a wide selection of local food vendors, courtesy of The Stand. It's the perfect way to relax and enjoy the spring season! Find out more here.
Spring Art Market 2019 | Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Alexandria | Saturday
Held at nearby Colasanto Park, local artists will have their work on display and sale at this annual event. Browse a variety of arts and crafts like jewelry, ceramics, photography, and more. The perfect place to find gifts, and just in time for Mother's Day! Did we mention admission is free? Check out more here!
What are your plans for the weekend? Tell us what you'll be doing in the comments!