10+ Issues to Do Round DC Earlier than August Ends – NBC4 Washington


August is coming to an in depth and back-to-school season is right here, so it is a good time to fulfill your internal (or outer) nerd. And plenty of occasions will ship that chance this weekend within the D.C. space.

Hear ye, hear ye: the Maryland Renaissance Pageant opens on Saturday. Between the jousting tournaments, large turkey legs, impassioned performances and costumed revelers, it is at all times a pleasant time in Revel Grove close to Annapolis. Bonus: Youngsters underneath 15 can get in free with an grownup who buys a ticket.

If dressing up for Halloween is your factor, the ren truthful and Fairfax Comedian Con are nice locations to indicate off your costume abilities.

Novice astronomers will really feel gravity’s pull towards Webb Telescope Night time on the Gaithersburg Neighborhood Museum.

And our fellow information junkies will most likely know all of the solutions when NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Inform Me!” information quiz present involves Wolf Entice on Thursday and Friday. 

It’s additionally an enormous weekend for Clear the Shelters, NBC4 and Telemundo 44’s annual marketing campaign to assist animals in want! Teams together with the Humane Rescue Alliance and the Fairfax County Animal Shelter will open their doorways Saturday and waive adoption charges to assist every kind of pets discover a loving residence. 

As summer time journey winds down, head over to satisfy your new furry good friend. This is a map of taking part shelters.

Are you able to consider that Labor Day weekend is nearly right here? Join The Weekend Scene publication and on Wednesday we’ll present you ship off summer time memorably with reside music, meals festivals and extra enjoyable issues to do along with your family and friends. Thanks for subscribing right here.

Issues to Do in D.C. This Weekend

Free Choose
Books & Boards
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shaw Skatepark (1530 eleventh St NW, Washington, D.C.)

Deliver the children to satisfy creator and skateboarder Yuri Cruz, watch skateboarding demos — plus seize a free slice of pizza and scoop of ice cream. Your loved ones also can find out about alternatives for volunteering from the host, Studying Companions DC.

DCBX14 Latin Music & Dance Pageant
By way of Sunday

Flip up the beat for a weekend of dance and music spaning types and genres from throughout Latin America. The schedule contains greater than 200 performances, workshops, concert events, rooftop events, classes for all ranges and extra. Tickets to particular person occasions and workshops begin at $60.

eighth Annual Ubiquitous Ladies’s Expo
Friday to Sunday
Washington Conference Middle

The Ubiquitous Ladies’s Expo organizers say it is “the biggest occasion within the DMV space devoted to empowering, uplifting and galvanizing multicultural ladies.” Count on a weekend of leisure, workshops and alternatives to buy items from and join with distinctive distributors.

Issues to Do in Maryland This Weekend

Maryland Renaissance Pageant
1821 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis, Maryland
Weekends by Oct. 23

The jousting match is a must-see, or eat all varieties of meals on a stick.

The competition runs on Saturdays and Sundays by Oct. 23, plus Labor Day Monday.  To have a good time opening weekend on Aug. 27-28, youngsters underneath 15 can get in free of charge.

Maryland State Truthful
Maryland State Fairgrounds

The Maryland State Truthful will run Aug. 25-28, Sept. 1-5 and Sept. 8-11 in Lutherville-Timonium. This is our full information.

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Webb Telescope Weekend
Gaithersburg Neighborhood Museum
Saturday, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

NASA’s Caitlin Ahrens will go to the Gaithersburg Neighborhood Museum to debate how the James Webb Area Telescope is altering astronomy and our understanding of the cosmos. There will likely be a screening of the documentary “Hunt for Planet B.” The entire household can be part of skywatching, hands-on actions (together with making galactic slime!) and telescope viewing. The occasion is geared toward individuals age 6 and up. It’s free, however register prematurely. Particulars.

Free Choose
Fairwood Music Pageant
Saturday, 1-6 p.m.
Fairwood Park, Bowie, Maryland

Pack a picnic and head right down to Fairwood Park in Bowie, Maryland, on Saturday for a day of reside music that includes native bands DC Fusion, Elyscia, Kevin Jackson and The Exclusives.

Issues to Do in Virginia This Weekend

Fairfax Comedian Con Mini-Con
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dulles Expo Middle

Showcase your greatest sci-fi or superhero vogue face, meet celeb visitors and authors and take a selfie with a mannequin DeLorean on the Dulles Expo Middle. Anybody can signal as much as be part of the cosplay competitors — there are classes for adults, youngsters and teams. Tickets begin at $12. Youngsters 10 and underneath can go free of charge.

Free Choose
Round The World Cultural Meals Pageant
Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oronco Bay Park, Previous City Alexandria, Virginia

Deliver your youngsters and pets, plus a picnic blanket or chairs, out for a day of cultural performances from 11 international locations and meals from greater than a dozen cultures. Organizers say there will likely be moon bounces, henna artists, yard video games and extra leisure. Admission is free.

Wine & Meals Pageant – NOVA
Saturday, VIP midday to six p.m., GA 1-6 p.m.
Bull Run Particular Occasions Middle, Centreville, Virginia

Sip limitless wine samples, take pleasure in performances and be merry on the Bull Run Occasions Middle. Tickets begin at $42 for common admission and $75 for VIP.

Carpenter’s Prepare dinner-Off Pop-Up
Sunday, midday to three p.m.
201 N. Union Road, Alexandria, Virginia

Pattern meals from native eating places, dance alongside to reside music and be part of silent auctions plus raffles with the entire household. The occasion advantages Carpenter’s Shelter, which helps individuals experiencing homelessness in Alexandria. Tickets value $50 for adults and $20 for kids if you are going to buy prematurely.


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