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  • GI Film Festival

    May 18 AT 5:00 PM

    MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. Described as “Sundance for the Troops”, the GI Film Festival is currently in its 9th year and returning to the DC area. Films will be playing at the Angelika at Mosaic in Fairfax, VA, and at the Embassy of Canada in NW, DC. The festival preserves the stories of veterans through film, television and special events including premieres, red carpets, filmmaker training “boot camps” and awards.

  • Sapporo Ramen 101 Classes

    May 22 AT 10:00 AM - Daikaya

    NW, DC. Guests will learn the rich history of ramen, with focus on Sapporo-style ramen, and how ramen serves as an important identity for Sapporo's citizens. Partners Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima and Daisuke Utagawa will lead a hands-on demonstration on how to properly prepare the noodles, as well as the distinctive Sapporo ramen broth. Classes are on both May 16 and May 23. $35.

  • Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre

    May 22 AT 10:00 AM - Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Freer Gallery of Art

    SW, DC. Peacock Room REMIX centers on Filthy Lucre, an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston. He reinterprets James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room as a resplendent ruin, an aesthetic space that is literally overburdened by its own excesses—of materials, history, and creativity. Like Filthy Lucre and the original Peacock Room, this exhibition invites viewers to consider the complex relationships among art, money, and the passage of time.

  • Virginia Renaissance Faire

    May 22 AT 10:00 AM - Lake Anna Winery

    SPOTSYLVANIA, VA. Jousting, sword combats and pirate bands! Immerse yourself in 16th Century Britain and all facets of its rich history and tradition. Free - $10.

  • Memorial Day Weekend

    May 22 AT 2:00 PM - Three Fox Vinyards

    DELAPLANE, VA. (May 22-25) Break out the Sepctators and summer clothes! Expect a fabulous start to the summer season this Memorial Day weekend at Three Fox Vinyards. Bring your picnic, your family, or friends and have a ball. Play bocce, horseshoes, or corn-hole. Check our their picnic meadow and hammocks or stroll their woodland trails or the banks of Crooked Run. They will have their 4th Annual Rubber Duck Race on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Lots of fun and prizes for the winners!


    May 23 AT 10:00 AM - Rockville Town Square

    ROCKVILLE, MD. More than 30 live performances from rock ‘n roll and reggae artists! Enjoy the marching bands, floats and more at the Memorial Day Parade. Rockville Town Center. Free.


    May 23 AT 11:00 AM - Linganore Wine Cellars

    MT. AIRY, MD. Island life without the trip! Open your palate to 19 different wines with your souvenir wine glass or take a guided winery tour. Linganore Wine Cellars. $22.50 - $30.

  • Geographer

    May 23 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Geographer is the undiscovered band that you need to discover, and with the release of their latest album in March 2015, now is the time. The mixture of synths and guitars is bound to get your heart pumping. Tickets are $20. #GeographerUHall

  • Ride of the Patriots

    May 24 AT 7:00 AM - Patriot Harley-Davidson

    FAIRFAX, VA. The 17th Annual Ride of the Patriots to Rolling Thunder will take place on Sunday May 24, 2015 during the Memorial Day Weekend. Patriot Harley-Davidson and the Fairfax VA Chapter, Harley Owners Group welcome all attendees. This highly anticipated community event welcomes all bikers and bikes. Enjoy a police escorted ride to the Pentagon to participate in Rolling Thunder's Ride for Freedom XXVIII.

  • (Up)Rising Festival 2015

    May 24 AT 1:00 PM

    NE, DC. This choose-your-own-art-adventure weaves through vacant properties and established businesses between the 1600-2400 blocks of Rhode Island Ave NE and is hosted and curated by ReCreative Spaces, located in the heart of the festival’s neighborhood. (Up)Rising Festival-goers will have the opportunity to engage with or actively observe curated art installations and multi-faceted performances. Commissioned visual and performing artists will share a revolutionary vision through original works and engage attendees through heart, mind, body, and ideals.

  • The Story So Far

    May 24 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The Story So Far is coming to DC with Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs. Tickets are only $20. #TSSF930

  • Oyster Shuckfest

    May 25 AT 2:00 PM - City Taphouse

    NW, DC. City Tap House is celebrating Memorial Day with its inaugural Oyster “Shuckfest”. Guests are encouraged to stop by the restaurant to enjoy delicious food, live blue grass music, and a game of cornhole on the expansive outdoor patio. City Tap House’s popular holiday brunch will be served along with oyster specials such as Fried Oyster Po' Boy Sandwiches, Fried Oyster Benedict, Tarragon Lemon Butter Grilled Oysters and Grilled Oysters Rockefeller.

  • Steven Wilson

    May 26 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Steven Wilson is just released his newest album Hand. Cannot. Erase. and is coming to DC to perform a seated show. Tickets are $35. #SWilson930

  • Patrick Watson

    May 27 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Patrick Watson goes on tour this year to promote the new album Love Songs for Robots, which releases May 12. They'll be stopping in DC with The Low Anthem. Tickets are $20. #Watson930

  • Herndon Festival

    May 28 AT 11:00 AM - Downtown Herndon

    HERNDON, VA. Come out on May 28-31, 2015 in historic Downtown Herndon, VA as the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department continues to produce a time-honored event, the 35th Annual Herndon Festival. Attracting an average of 80,000 people each year, the outdoor festival creates a dynamic family experience by combining the fun of an outdoor concert series with the thrill of a summertime carnival. Throughout the four-day event, there will be two fireworks displays, a craft show, business expo, 10K/5K race and fitness expos, and a Kids’ Alley where children can have a hands-on art experience.

  • FIDLAR and Metz

    May 28 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Come see FIDLAR, the epic skate punk band out of Los Angeles, and Metz from Toronto. It's sure to be an epic night you won't forget. Tickets are $17. #FIDMETZ930

  • Quicksilver Productions Presents: Session Americana

    May 28 AT 7:30 PM - Hill Center

    SE, DC. This band/collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other.

  • Carnival and Art Party

    May 29 AT 5:00 PM - Workhouse Arts Center

    LORTON, VA. Carnival rides, games, music, vendors, food and fun will be happening on the baseball field on the south side of the Workhouse campus. Celebrate our military with us later in the evening on Saturday and Sunday as we host a special outdoor film screening and on Sunday afternoon for the kickoff of our special “Stars on Sunday” performance series! Parking is $5, but free with a military ID. Admission is free; however, rides and activities will require additional fees or tickets.

  • Totally Tango!

    May 29 AT 7:00 PM - Arts Barn

    GAITHERSBURG, MD. Celebrate the eternal dance of man and woman with acclaimed tango ensemble QuinTango at the Arts Barn, followed by a “milonga,” tango dance party, at Kentlands Mansion. Dance instruction and refreshments are included. $35 individual, $60 couples.

  • Ivan & Alyosha

    May 29 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Seattle-based five-piece rock combo Ivan & Alyosha are finally complete, having organically grown from the original duo of Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, adding Tim's brother Pete and Tim Kim, then drummer Cole Mauro as a full-time member for their sophomore Dualtone Records album, It's All Just Pretend, an uplifting exploration of the things that fuel their classic sound, steeped in the verities of family, faith and existential doubt.

  • Dance Show - Limited Visibility!

    May 29 AT 7:00 PM - American Dance Institute

    ROCKVILLE, MD. The 20s & 30s Going Out Group will get together for drinks and a dance show! They will get together for a drink or two at the American Dance Institute bar before the show, and then go see Christopher Morgan's Limited Visibility. Contemporary dance with ballet influences, "Limited Visibility" invites the dancers of Christopher K. Morgan & Artists to reveal things about themselves they usually don’t share in public. The performers create intimate spaces on stage using an array of lighting sources they control themselves; from halogen work lights, to overhead fluorescent garage lighting, to paper lanterns.

  • Sipping Under the Stars: Outdoor Movie Series

    May 29 AT 8:30 PM - Potomac Point Winery

    STAFFORD, VA. Indulge in the ultimate “Dinner & Movie” date night! Begin with a delectable dinner from Le Grand Cru Bistro then enjoy the illustrious sunset Potomac Point has to offer. Then make your way into the vineyard to sip wine under the stars and enjoy our featured film of the evening. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair for your viewing pleasure. 16 ft. Big Screen with LCD High Definition Projection. Featured Movie: The Breakfast Club. Wine, cheese boards and Ice Cream will be available for purchase. Tickets are available online for advanced purchase or at the door!

  • Amelia White

    May 29 AT 8:30 PM - Sligo Cafe

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Amelia White is one of Nashville’s left of center songwriters that doesn’t hold back. Embraced for her exceptional songwriting tackling topics of life’s trevails all set to melodies and hooks that are truly memorable. Sharing the night will be Walter Egan.

  • Springfield Days

    May 30 AT 8:30 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, VA. There’s something for everyone! Saturday will feature a car show, PetFest and a Farmers Market. On Sunday, the Cardboard Boat Regatta takes off in an epic battle to the finish. Free.

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    Vintage VA Wine Festival Bus Trip

    May 30 AT 9:00 AM

    ARLINGTON, VA Join On Tap, Party DC Events, and 107.3 FM as we travel in style from popular, area bars/restaurants to the 34th annual Vintage VA Wine Festival at Bull Run (the East Coast’s largest wine fest). Also includes VIP Party Tents right in front of the main band stage (only for our bus trip guests). Last year over 20 buses and over 1,000 partiers took part in this bus trip.

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  • CURED: Central Virginia Bacon Festival

    May 30 AT 10:00 AM - nTelos Wireless Pavilion

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. From Gordonsville to Arrington, from Crozet to Keswick; the local food scene is thriving in Central Virginia. Farmers and butchers offer the freshest foods, and innovative award-winning chefs use raw materials to create exciting dishes accompanied by the concoctions of brewers and cider makers. Weeks could be spent traveling the area and experiencing the best of its culinary offerings. Now, these talented purveyors, chefs and brewers come together in one place on one day to offer a variety of tastings for one price.

  • Corcoran Trio Trip

    May 30 AT 11:30 AM

    WATERFORD, VA. The first stop is at Corcoran Vineyards in historic Waterford, one of the first wineries in the state of Virginia. While at the winery, you will get a special chocolate pairing with your tasting flight. When you’re ready, take a short walk to the cider barn where you will sample Corcoran Hard Cider, the first cidery in Loudoun County. From there, you’ll hop back on the bus to take you to Purcellville, where Corcoran Brewing Company offers a wide selection of fresh brews on tap.

  • sweetlife

    May 30 AT 12:00 PM - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    Columbia, MD – For the first time ever, sweetgreen is excited to announce the event is expanding to two days – Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st. This year’s sweetlife stages will see performances from some of today’s most in-demand and cutting-edge artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, The Weeknd, Pixies, Charli XCX, Billy Idol, Phantogram and more. With a nod to sweetgreen’s roots, the festival will also feature a handful of local DC-area artists.


    May 30 AT 12:00 PM - Pimlico Race Course

    BALTIMORE, MD. The Brew and Bourbon Classic is a fun-filled afternoon of beer tasting, bourbon sipping and, of course, pulse-pounding Thoroughbred racing. Over 60 different beers and bourbons will be poured as the races unfold. Great food and music will round out the day.

  • Maryland Craft Beer Festival

    May 30 AT 1:00 PM - Downtown Frederick

    FREDERICK, MD. Directly support the Brewers Association of Maryland’s (BAM) mission to promote Maryland Craft Beer by attending this family friendly festival on Carroll Creek Park, in Downtown Frederick. Featuring over 25 Maryland brewing companies. Admission ticket includes tasting tokens and a commemorative glass. Additional tokens as well a variety of foods will be available for purchase. Brewing Companies have organized all inclusive round-trip bus tours, including VIP tickets to the Maryland Craft Beer Festival. Join us to support and celebrate Maryland Beer!

  • Brambleton Brew Fest

    May 30 AT 2:00 PM - Brambleton Town Center

    BRAMBLETON, VA. Enjoy the Inaugural Brambleton Brew Fest presented by Lost Rhino Retreat! There will be local breweries, food trucks, live music and other fun beer-related activities. Tickets are $30.

  • Silverline Food Truck and Music Festival

    May 30 AT 5:00 PM - Lerner Town Square of Tysons

    TYSONS CORNER, VA. Join DC's hottest FOOD TRUCKS for an evening of live music and fun.

  • New Belgium's Tour de Fat 2015

    May 30 AT 6:30 PM - The Yards Park

    SE, DC. More bikes, beer, and bemusement in 2015! Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention.

  • 4 Minute Dating!

    May 31 AT 6:00 PM - Grand Central

    NW, DC. This one's for the singles! The 30s & 40s Going Out Group have made special arrangements with Grand Central for this event. They'll each experience a dozen first dates in one evening with numerous single professionals of the opposite sex. At check in, they will each receive a name tag with a unique number on it. After check-in, for the first hour, they will rotate every 4 minutes and meet over a dozen new single friends, starting at 6:45pm. Please note they will not get to "date" everyone, however they still have the next hour to meet others during the "open social" portion of the event.

  • The Tallest Man on Earth

    May 31 AT 6:30 PM - The Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. With the release of this fourth album The Tallest Man on Earth is bringing a band to the stage with him. Long time fans and newcomers a like should be pleased with this album, which has been described as an album with "strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings." Tickets are only $35. #TTMELincoln

  • Seinabo Sey

    May 31 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. "Younger," Seinabo Sey's first single in collaboration with Lidehäll, is an explosive pop song with an outstanding vocal performance and an incomparably sophisticated and modern production showcasing why Sweden is one of the leading countries in pop music in 2013.