Looking for plans this Father's Day weekend? Here are some of the hottest events in the area! Some are free, some are formal, but all are guaranteed fun.
Modern Surrealists Exhibit and Meet-and-Greet
All weekend in Gaithersburg, MD
Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green is presenting “Modern Surrealists,” an exhibit featuring the works of Marco Cuba-Ricsi, John Duke and Thomas Germer. Discover other realms as the featured artists skillfully mix reality and the dream world in their works. The surreal, fantastical artworks will be sure to give you something to talk about.
More information here
Saturday, June 17 in Centreville, MD
This weekend will mark the first-ever DrinkMaryland: A Maryland Makers' Festival. Saturday from noon to five p.m., the event presents locally-made liquors and beers as part of a huge open-air Farmer's Market. There will be artisan crafts, contests, live music, food, and plenty to drink. Entrance is completely free! Guests can also purchase a sampling pass to taste wines, cider, beer and spirits from craft beverage makers from all across the state.
Learn more here
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DrinkMaryland this weekend in Centreville![/caption]
Free Meditation Classes at the Meditation Museum
Saturday, June 17 in Silver Spring, MD
If you've ever wanted to meditate, but didn't know how to begin, this is the class for you. Meditation can help relax, relieve stress, improve relationships, and even help you focus on your goals with a strengthened sense of determination. Sometimes there's nothing more helpful than clearing your mind. Join this introductory class and learn the basics to begin incorporating meditation into your daily life.
More information and RSVP here
Father's Day Brunch Cruise on the Schooner Woodwind
Sunday, June 18
The Schooner Woodwind's Father’s Day Brunch Sail departs Annapolis for a three-hour Brunch cruise at 10:00 a.m. The sailing cruise includes one free bloody Mary or mimosa and delicious food! The homemade scones, quiche lorraine, blackened salmon with cusabi sauce served with hearty bread, grilled flank steak, fresh fruit salad, orange juice and homemade biscotti might leave you snoozing on the seas. If you or your loved ones have a soft spot for the ocean, this might be the trip for you.
Learn more here
Dave Matthews and Tim Wolfe at Merrwiweather Post Pavilion
Sunday, June 18 in Columbia, MD
What's more Dad
than Dave Matthews? Slide on your cargo shorts, pack a lawn chair, and get ready for an evening of dancing and singing on Merriweather's beautiful field. Dave's been known to sneak in some Father's day fare into his setlists before -- keep an eye out for some throwbacks!
Find tickets are more info here
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Free Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert
Sunday, June 18 in Silver Spring, MD
The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra presents their free summer concert. The show features winners of the Second Annual Youth Soloist Competition. Conducted by A. Scott Wood, music includes Haydn "oboe concerto in C Major," Vivaldi "piccolo concerto in C Major," and the Arutiunian trumpet concerto. The show also includes music by Vaughn Williams, Delibes, Faure, and Sibelius. After the concert, there will be a Woodwind and Brass Petting Zoo compliments of Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center. Get your ears on some instruments - then get your hands on them!
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Hot Peas 'N Butter at AMP
Sunday, June 18 in Bethesda, MD
Want to spend Father's Day with the kids? Children's band Hot Peas ’N Butter moseys into AMP to host a Pajama Jam with delightful tunes full of flavors from reggaetón, hip-hop, and dance hall. These Parents’ Choice Award-winning musical maestros put on a unique show full of tasty beats and catchy melodies that is as irresistible as it is creative. Their interactive and invigorating music has charmed audiences across the nation and on kid's program Nick Jr.
5:30 p.m. at AMP, 11810 Grand Park Ave., Bethesda, MD. Tickets are $12, free for kids under two years of age.
What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!