Free & Cheap Things To Do in the Washington DC Area: Labor Day Weekend

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Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend

DC Thrifty Mom’s

FREE, Cheap, & Discounted Things To Do 

in the Washington DC Metro Area

Labor Day Weekend:

August 30 – September 1, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

***Visit our Calendar for additional local area happenings.***

***Washington D.C.***

It’s “Unofficially” the last weekend of Summer! Consider a dip before all the DPR outdoor pools close for the season.

Canstruction®
National Building Museum
Daily, Through September 6 ∙ FREE, Drop-in program
This design/build competition features amazing structures made entirely of canned goods by local architecture and construction teams, benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank. This year, teams build off of the theme “play with your food.” See entries on display in the Great Hall from August 23–September 5 and watch De-Canstruction on September 6 as the teams disassemble their entries to donate the canned food used in their projects. Visit go.nbm.org/canstruction for more information.

14th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
[ONE DAY ONLY!] Saturday, August 30 ∙ 10:00 am – 10:00pm ∙ FREE!
Come to the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event.
This year’s festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions well into the evening. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, enjoy special entertainment, and stay up late for special new graphic novel, poetry and film programs.

American Bison Exhibition Public Opening
National Zoo
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
In celebration of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park’s 125th Anniversary, we are proud to bring back the American bison—the animal that inspired the founding of our Zoo and helped spark the conservation movement. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo started in 1887 as an exhibit on the National Mall behind the Castle featuring American bison and a handful of species native to North America. Two years later on March 2, 1889, Congress passed an act establishing the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. dedicated to “the advancement of science and the instruction and recreation of the people.” Bison play a unique role not only in the Zoo’s history but are an iconic American animal with deep significance to our nation’s history.

2nd Annual Day of the Dog
Congressional Cemetery
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 11:00am – 5:00pm  ∙  FREE Admission
Congressional Cemetery’s second annual Day of the Dog includes activities for both people and their pups. Local pet vendors and services will be present, as well as pet adoption agencies and shelters with dogs and cats ready for adoption. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets to participate in activities and contests will be available for purchase onsite ($5 for 10 tickets).

26th Annual DC Blues Festival
Carter Barron Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE Admission!
Featuring: Shakura S’Aida, Selwyn Birchwood Band, Eddie Turner, Shirleta Settles and Friends, Hardway Connection, Stacy Brooks Band & Much More!
Throughout the day, visit the John Cephas Workshop Stage for workshops led by talented and well-known artists who will entertain children and adults.
John Cephas Workshop Stage
12:00 – 4:00 pm Children’s Instrument Play Area
Master of Ceremonies: Dr. S.O. Feelgood
Workshops ~ Musical Instrument Petting Zoo ~ Family-Friendly Fun

13th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival 2014
Venues throughout the Kennedy Center
FREE Admission! No tickets required, limited seating available. 
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday, September 1 ∙ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Kennedy Center hosts its 13th annual Page- to-Stage new play festival, featuring more than 40 D.C.- area theater companies. This year’s festival pays tribute to the Women’s Voices Theater Festival–an initiative by more than 50 D.C. area theaters to produce a world premiere play by a female dramatist in the fall of 2015. In honor of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, the 13th Annual Page-to-Stage festival showcases more than 30 female playwrights. [Performances included on the Kennedy's Center Millennium Stage]

The Petworth Jazz Project
Lawn of Petworth Recreation Center 
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 5:30 pm ∙ FREE!
All Shows: Kids performance first, then jazz!
Tonight (Updated!): 5:30pm: Baba Ras D & 6:30pm: Braxton Cook

Brian Lies – Bats in the Band
Politics & Prose
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 11:00 am ∙ FREE Admission
The bats are back! This time their outing takes them through a warm spring night to a theater crowded with bats, and the music is already rocking. From a bat with the blues to a bat crooning a country ballad, this latest of Lies’s delightfully illustrated rhyming tales is a celebration of the joy and power of music. Ages 3 to 6.

Half-Price Summer Sundays: August 2014
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ $4-$5
Enjoy half-price admission to the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) every Sunday in August! Take this opportunity to visit NMWA’s collection and current exhibitions. Explore Total Art: Contemporary Video, which highlights the inventive processes that sustain women artists’ position at the forefront of video. Also, examine Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships, featuring sculptures, books and drawings created by artist Meret Oppenheim.

Community Walk/Run Event
Kenilworth Park
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Come take a 3 mile walk/run around the Kenilworth Park area to help promote diverse youth programs and sports. FREE Food, Music & FUN!

National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2014
Presented by National Symphony Orchestra
West Lawn US Capital
Sunday, August 31  ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The National Symphony Orchestra celebrates the beginning of its 2014-2015 season with its annual Labor Day Capitol Concert. Participating artists and program to be announced.Free event, no tickets required. Gates open at 3 p.m., open rehearsal at 3:30 p.m.

 

***Maryland***

Kensington Historical Society Concert Series
Howard Avenue Park
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 10:00am – 11:00am  ∙  FREE with Museum Admission
Concerts are every Saturday from 10-11 a.m. all summer, until the end of September.  All concerts are in Howard Avenue Park, across from the Farmer’s Market at the Kensington Train Station.  These concerts were started by the late Wat Stewart, a longtime Kensington resident and Board member of the Kensington Historical Society.  Click here for a full schedule:  2014-KHS-Concert Schedule Today: 2nd Story Band ~ Folk, blues, alternative & world beat

60th Annual Greenbelt Labor Day Festival
Roosevelt Center
FREE Admission to the Festival Grounds.
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm (Entertainment until 11pm)
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Entertainment until 11pm)
Monday, September 1 ∙ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Greenbelt Labor Day Festival was started in 1955 as a way of raising funds to build a Youth Center. It has been held every year since by the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Committee, one of the largest all-volunteer organizations in Maryland.
This year, 2014, will mark the 60th year of the Festival. It will take place Friday, August 29, through Monday, September 1, at the Roosevelt Center at 101 Centerway in Greenbelt, MD. View the weekend-long attractions and events.

Trains and Planes
College Park Aviation Museum
Through Monday, September 1 ∙  FREE with Museum Admission
Miniature trains, villages, tunnels, and depots spark the imagination as they bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the museum.

Maryland State Fair
Timonium Fairgrounds
Through Monday, September 1 ∙ $3 (Child: 6-11), $6 (Senior: 62+), $8 (Adult: 
Children Ages 5 and under are admitted FREE. Rides are not included in Fair Admission. A ticket is required for all persons Aged 3 and over for concerts held in the Racetrack Infield. Tickets may be purchased online or at MD State Fair Admission Gates.

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Anne Arundel County in Crownsville, just outside of Annapolis, MD
Through Monday, September 1 (event continues with varying schedule through Oct 19)
10:00 am – 7:00 pm ∙  Ticket Savings the first 9 days of the Maryland Renaissance Festival
On Labor Day – Monday, September 1 – All Seniors (62+) are admitted FREE! Always, Children 6 and under are free and do not require a ticket.

Great Falls Mule Drawn Boat Rides
Historic C&O Canal
Saturday, August 30 & Sunday, August 31 ∙ 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:00pm ∙ Fees listed below
Take a trip back in time to the 1870′s! Ride along the historic C&O Canal in a boat pulled by mules. Experience rising 8 feet in a lock. Hear park rangers in period clothing describe what life was like for the families that lived and worked on the canal. Enjoy life at a slower pace.
$8.00 for adults (ages 16-61), $6.00 for seniors (ages 62 +), and $5.00 for children (ages 4-15). Children aged three and under ride free. Ten or more people are required to make advance reservations on either boat. Otherwise, seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Charles F. Mercer boat capacity is 65 people. The boat programs last approximately one hour.

“Paint The Town Art Show, 2014″
Kensington Town Hall/Armory
FREE Admission
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturday Reception 6 – 7:30 pm)
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 11:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Monday, September 1 ∙ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sponsored by Montgomery Art Association and the Town of Kensington

Labor Day 44th Annual Glen Echo Park Art Show
Glen Echo Park - Spanish Ballroom
Saturday, August 30 – Monday, September 1 ∙ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm ∙ FREE Admission!
Sponsored by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the exhibition and sale runs from 12 pm to 6 pm each day. Admission is free. The exhibition features the work of more than 250 artists from the mid-Atlantic region. The show includes works in a wide range of artistic media. On Saturday at 12pm, Adventure Theatre MTC & Glen Echo Open HouseJoin Adventure Theatre MTC and Glen Echo Park for an Open House and explore the many classes and programs we offer! We’ll have pictures with Garfield, free popcorn, free stylings by Pigtails and Crewcuts, readings of Petite Rouge, showings of Pinkalicious and more! While visiting Glen Echo, consider:

Tiny Tots: Animal Crackers
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $5
See Hobey Hound on the hoop trapeze, Donna Dodo the ring juggler, Carmen the performing bear, and a chorus line of lambs in an old-fashioned vaudeville show!

Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Through Sunday, August 31 ∙ various show times ∙ $10 [check for Discount Tickets]
What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, in rap, no less. Has the notorious pork poacher and grandma impersonator gotten a bum rap, or is he truly deserving of his moniker? You be the judge! This tongue-in-cheek version of two children’s favorites uses humor and music to explore our fear of things we don’t understand. This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation.

Pinkalicious – The Musical
Adventure Theatre MTC
Through Sunday, August 31 ∙ various show times ∙ $10.50-$19 
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann∙ Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann ∙ Music by John Gregor ∙ Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann ∙ Directed by Carl Menninger ∙ Starring Felicia Curry ∙ All Ages. Check TicketPlace.org for discount ticket availability.

Tiny Tots: Old McDonald’s Farm
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $5
The animals on Old McDonald’s Farm come out to entertain us. Al E. Cat introduces us to his barnyard buddies who will delight and amaze with their antics!

Fan Appreciation Day
Bowie Baysox
Sunday, August 31  ∙ $6+
Join the Baysox for a fun-filled Fan Appreciation Day, Sunday, August 31 @ 2:05 pm! The stadium gates will open at 12:30 pm for a pre-gameMeet The Team Autograph/Photo Session until 1:15 pm. Fans can also play Catch On The Field before the game! The first 500 fans (ages 13 & up) will get a Baysox Knit Beanie Cap!
There will be a free raffle during the game for fans to win great prizes from Baysox sponsors plus the chance to win Autographed Items from current and former Baysox Players!
After the game, kids ages 12 & under will be invited onto the field for the first ever Helicopter Candy Drop with over 200 pounds of candy! Kids will get to pick up as much candy after it is dropped on the outfield. All fans will then get to Run The Bases after the Candy Drop presented by the Just Born Candy Company.
To get your tickets for Fan Appreciation Day, CLICK HERE or call 301-464-4865 today!

Movies on the Potomac – 007:  You Only Live Twice
National Harbor
Sunday, August 31 ∙ movies start at 6:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Meet us at the Plaza’s big screen for a FREE evening of ocean breezes and all-ages fun! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

Rise + Rhyme: Storytelling/Performances (Ages 5 and Under)
Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville
Monday, September 1 ∙ 9:30am  ∙  Admission is $5 per child. Additional donations for the performer are appreciated. 
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under, stay-at-home parents, and early rising families of all kinds.
Today’s featured artist is master educator, musician, and storyteller, Bashea Iya Imana.  “Iya & the Kuumba Kids” is  an interactive, hands-on, fun-filled time. Iya masterfully blends music & movement with storytelling, eco-friendly arts & crafts, and puppetry. This educational program for children fosters a love for learning and promotes literacy, critical thinking, respect for the environment, character development, and creativity.

47th Annual Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival
St. Paul Park
Monday, September 1 ∙ 10:00am  ∙  FREE!
Parade starts at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Park and features local marching bands from area schools, equestrian show groups, dance groups, floats and ambassadors from local churches, schools, non-profits and business as well as local, state and federally elected officials.
Following the parade will be a festival on Armory and Howard Avenue. Enjoy newly discovered foods, along with diverse vendors, and games and activities for children of all ages.

Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade
Olde Towne
Monday, September 1 ∙ 1:00pm  ∙  FREE!
Now in its 76th year, this rain or shine event includes ethnic dance groups, antique cars and fire trucks, clowns, high school marching bands, and an assortment of community groups, equestrian units, and more.
During the parade, free parking will be available in the Olde Towne garage, located at the corner of Olde Towne and Summit Avenues. Handicap parking will be located behind the Victor Litz store on the north side of Diamond Avenue, and behind the Shell station on Summit Avenue. A shuttle bus will also be available from the Lakeforest Shopping Center transit station to Gaithersburg Elementary School beginning at noon.

***Virginia***

Dani’s Duds
Dulles Expo Center ∙ FREE Admission
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (No Kids before Noon on Saturday)
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Sunday is Half-Price Day)
Northern Virginia’s oldest & largest semi-annual children’s consignment event
Close to 150,000 pieces of highly discounted children’s clothing, toys, shoes, books, baby equipment & accessories, cribs, strollers, high chairs, bikes, sport/outdoor gear, anything you can think of that a child needs age newborn to teen years!
Now also with a Family Corner of furniture and goods/decor for the home, kitchenware, bath accessories, and more.

Virginia Scottish Games
Great Meadow in The Plains, VA  ∙ Entrance Fee
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Concert on Saturday evening until 9)
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Children 12 and under free on Sunday)
Scottish and Celtic heritage is the reason for the celebration, but there is something for everyone at this dog-friendly, family-friendly 2-day event. FREE Parking!

Special Event -Dog Days of Summer
National Museum of the Marine Corps 
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm ∙ FREE Admission
Bring your family to the Museum to see military working dogs, birds of prey and various pet adoption agencies with animals looking for a home.

War of 1812 Signature Event
Waterfront Park
Saturday, August 30 & Sunday, August 31 ∙ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Following nearly a year of festivities, the Office of Historic Alexandria commemorates the bicentennial of Alexandria’s involvement in the War of 1812 with a grand event along the Potomac River featuring exhibits, food vendors and waterfront activities plus a rematch between Alexandria residents and the British Embassy. View weekend schedule.

2014 Lake Anne Jazz Festival 
Lake Anne Plaza
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm   ∙ FREE (rain or shine)
Join us for the 8th Annual Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival. Come and enjoy an afternoon and evening of “Jazz on the Lake.” Reston Community Center is a major sponsor of this annual event presented by the Friends of Lake Anne and the Lake Anne Merchants and hosted by Lake Anne Plaza. 

Starlight Cinema
Trinity Centre Parking
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 7:30 pm ∙ FREE Admission
Your evening will begin with an outdoor pre-movie program – music, food and children’s activities. Then, at dark, the movies will start. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. A FREE series of drive-in movies held Saturday nights in August at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Centre Parking in Centreville. For those who remember taking a date or the whole family, kids and all, to a drive-in movie, here is a chance to relive the good old days; for those who came along to late for the drive-in era, it’s an opportunity to sample this old fashioned fun. The Spotlight on Cinema movies can be watched on the big screen from the comfort of your car or from beneath a canopy of stars in a designated seating area. Tonight: “The Lego Movie”  Rating PG; 101 minutes; 2014

Movies On The Green
Tysons Corner
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm ∙ FREE Admission
Join Tysons Corner Center on Saturday evenings at dark for our complimentary Movies on the Green series. Enjoy evenings outside with friends and family while watching your favorite films on our spectacular new outdoor plaza. Tonight: The Blind Side (PG13)

Chaise Lounge Band
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, August 30  ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Chaise Lounge’s album The Early Years takes the listener to the Sands hotel in Las Vegas. The year could be 1958 or 2008, so timeless is their music.

Udvar-Hazy Center Summer Concert Series
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 6:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Say goodbye to summer with a bit of excitement! Come enjoy your favorite classic and contemporary rock tunes performed on the north lawn by the celebrated Quantico Marine Corps Rock Band. Don’t miss this high energy performance at the last concert of the summer.

Summer Movies at Stonebridge
Potomac Town Center
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 7:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Summer Movie Nights at Stonebridge every Sunday at 7 pm through August on the Jumbo Tron!  Tonight’s Feature: Beetlejuice

Mr. Knick Knack! Children’s Performance
Reston Town Center - In the Pavilion
Monday, September 1 ∙ 10:30am – 11:15am ∙  FREE!
Unique, heart-centered music for kids!

Labor Day with Rocknoceros
Jammin Java’s Tot Rock!
Monday, September 1 ∙ 10:30am  ∙  General Admission $5

Herndon Labor Day Festival
Herndon Town Green
Monday, September 1 ∙ 12:00pm – 6:00pm ∙  Entrance Fee (Cash Only at gate - Children 12 and under free)
Join us in downtown Herndon for the annual Labor Day Festival featuring great music, a craft show, food, twelve wineries, and micro-brews and culinary demonstrations.

Enjoy your long weekend!

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Big Apple Circus presents the World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS! {GIVEAWAY}

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METAMORPHOSIS

BIG APPLE CIRCUS IS RETURNING TO DULLES, VIRGINIA!

Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hurry, hurry! — Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus — to the Big Apple Circus! — where an All-New Show — METAMORPHOSIS — with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of artifice and illusion, to a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, and nothing is impossible! Big Apple Circus presents the World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA, on Thursday, September 18th, 2014.

Appearing before your very eyes: The thrilling flyers of the trapeze, swooping and swirling through circus skies! The razzle-dazzle of the rolla-bolla, an act that teeters right on the edge of equilibrium! The dynamo of the diabolo, the whirling double–tops of the Big Top! An aerial space-age acrobatic adventure — an ascent to amazement! The risky rhythms of the Risley team, twisting and turning, topsy-turvy! The cadenzas of camels and horses, and the exuberance of playful pooches, out to dazzle with delight! The cunning conjurors of the quick-change act, defying belief and inspiring awe! The incredible flexible limbs of the contortionist in an act that will literally bend your imagination! And Francesco the Clown, captivating the crowd with his musical merriment and gentle humor. Under the direction of maestro Rob Slowik, the renowned Big Apple Circus Band provides as always the live and glorious tunes of the sawdust spectacular. And finally, our irrepressible, magnificent Ringmaster, the illustrious and incomparable John Kennedy Kane will summon the spirits of the circus universe to immerse you in the wonder, the joy and the astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS!

***Show Information:

✯  From the US, John Kennedy Kane makes his thrilling three-peat here under the Big Top, to take you on a shimmering, chimerical adventure!

✯  From Russia, Vladimir and Olga Smirnov challenge you to keep up as they change from one outrageously spectacular costume to another in just the blink of an eye!

✯  From the US, Jenny Vidbel guides her beloved animal friends — ponies, puppies and more — through astonishing tricks that’ll have the audience cheering!

✯  From Russia, the Aniskin Troupe transports the audience to new heights, showcasing some of the best twists and turns of the century on their trampoline and flying trapeze!

✯  From the US, the Anastasini Family show off their slick skills with diabolo (“Chinese yoyos”), Risley (foot juggling — each other!), and an aerial space act that will leave you bedazzled and beguiled!

✯  From France, Francesco the Clown brings joy and laughter to children and adults alike as he transforms reality into dreams!

✯  From the US and Mongolia, Tatevik Seyranyan and Odbayasakh Dorjoo swivel and bend with amazing flexibility in a contortion act sure to boggle the mind — and watch Tatevik elude the laws of gravity in a breath-taking balancing act!

Returning as Big Apple Circus director for a second season, West Hyler presents an extraordinary show to entertain audiences of all ages. Antoinette DiPietropolo makes her Big Apple Circus debut as choreographer to entrance the audience with magical steps and spins. Also returning is Tony Award-winning set designer Todd Rosenthal, who helps bring the acts to life with his mesmerizing mise-en-scène. Big Apple Circus welcomes back Howell Binkley as the lighting designer who gives the show its energetic sparkle.  Seven-time winner of the MAC Award, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. Adding to her versatile career, Mirena Rada returns to the Big Apple Circus and adds flouncy flair as costume designer. And Big Apple Circus is ecstatic to introduce Jim Steinmeyer to the team as illusion designer to add a little magic to this masterpiece. To top it off, the Big Apple Circus Band shines under the musical direction of maestro Rob Slowik.

***Show times (subject to change):

The show runs for 2 hours including a 15-minute intermission.

  • Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, September 19 at  7:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 20 at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 21 at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, September 26 at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 at 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 28 at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 1 at 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, October 2 at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
  • Friday, October 3 at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 4 at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 5 at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM

***Ticket Information***

Big Apple Circus kicks off its 37thseason with the World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS on Thursday, September 18, 2014, with 23 shows running through Sunday, October 5 under the Big Top at Dulles Town Center, 45630 Dulles Center Boulevard (at the intersection of Routes 7 and 28), in Sterling (Loudoun County), Virginia. Tickets for METAMORPHOSIS start at $20. Buy tickets online at www.BigAppleCircus.org or by calling (888) 541-3750. The Circus Box Office at Dulles Town Center will open Tuesday, September 16; there is no service charge for tickets purchased at the box office. Box Office hours are Tue thru Fri, 10 am to 8 pm, and Sat thru Mon, 10 am to 6 pm (to 8 pm on Sat, Sep 27).

The Big Top is air-conditioned in warm weather and heated in cold, for all-season comfort. For group sales, inquiries about wheelchair-accessible seating, or for additional information, please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772. 

Photo Courtesy of Big Apple Circus - ANISKIN TROUPE

Photo Courtesy of Big Apple Circus – ANISKIN TROUPE

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***DISCOUNTS***

  • Use promo BIGAPPLE at www.BIGAPPLECIRCUS.org to save $10 off tickets.*  That’s $10 per ticket, not just off the total purchase!

*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are FREE when on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.

Choose from the following offers:

$31 ($52 value) for one weekday preferred ringside ticket, including:

• Popcorn or cotton candy voucher

$35 ($70 value) for one weeknight preferred center ring ticket, including:
• Classic circus meal with hotdog, cotton candy and soda or juice

$38 ($64 value) for one weekend blueseat preferred side mezzanine ticket

$40 ($68 value) for one weekend preferred size mezzanine section 1 to 7 ticket, including:
• Popcorn or cotton candy voucher

$46 ($78 value) for one weekend daytime preferred center ring ticket

$49 ($82 value) for one weekend evening preferred center ring ticket, including:
• Popcorn or cotton candy voucher

$49 ($82 value) for one weekend evening preferred center ring ticket, including:
• Popcorn or cotton candy voucher

***Giveaway Details***

DC Thrifty Mom appreciates the opportunity to provide my Thrifty Friends with fun and exciting experiences.  Big Apple Circus presents the World Premiere of METAMORPHOSIS at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA, on Thursday, September 18th, 2014. I am excited to promote the All-New METAMORPHOSIS and offer this World Premiere giveaway of a pair of tickets to the Opening Night performance on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6 pm) to TWO (2) LUCKY DC THRIFTY MOM followers. This giveaway is non-transferable and you must be at least 18 years old to enter. Read the review of Big Apple Circus LUMINOCITY from last year’s winner and DC Thrifty Mom follower, Morgan L.

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Cultural Tourism DC presents WalkingTown DC 2014: Sept 15-21 [IT'S FREE!]

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WalkingTown DC - September 15 - 21 2014

Cultural Tourism DC presents

WalkingTown DC 2014: September 15-21

Grab your walking shoes and get ready for Washington, DC’s best public tour program featuring more than 50 guided walking tours in neighborhoods throughout the District.  This popular event introduces residents and visitors to the art, culture, and history of Washington, DC through a series of “bite-size” lunchtime tours, after-work “happy hour” tours, and day-long weekend tours.

From Congress Heights to Herring Hill, St. Paul’s Rock Creek Parish or Dupont Circle, WalkingTown DC connects you to well-known and unfamiliar places.  Tours are led by historians, licensed tour guides, community leaders and business owners, enthusiasts and docents, who all donate their time and expertise for this annual occasion.

Tours are offered at varying lengths and fitness levels, so it is easy to find a tour that is right for you. All tours require reservations and are free and open to the public.  Several tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

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What You Need to Know

Tips for Tours

  • Reservations are required for all tours. Register early!
  • Lunchtime “bite-size” tours are abbreviated one-hour tours making them the perfect size for a 12pm lunchtime journey. Grab a coworker and get outside for an educational walk through DC’s neighborhoods and institutions.
  • Evening “happy hour” tours are two hours or less starting at 6pm on Monday through Friday. Gather your friends for a tour and then visit a local watering hole to round out an enjoyable evening.
  • WalkingTown DC takes place rain or shine. Cancelling a tour due to weather is at the discretion of the tour guide.
  • The tour schedule is subject to change. Check back regularly for the most up-to-date information.
  • Tours vary in duration and fitness levels. Check tour descriptions to plan accordingly.
  • Most tours are outdoors; please dress appropriately for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes, water, bug spray, a hat, and sunscreen are recommended. Some tours may require photo ID and/or Metro card. Check tour descriptions for special requirements.
  • Tours are not pet-friendly.
  • Bikes are not allowed on walking tours. To enjoy a walking tour, please lock your bike in a safe location for the duration of the walking tour.
  • Plan how to get to the tour in advance. The DC Circulator and Metro travel to many tour start locations.
  • An evaluation will be handed out at the end of each tour. We greatly appreciate your time in completing an evaluation after each tour. Your feedback helps us to continually improve WalkingTown DC.

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Connect with Cultural Tourism DC

Cultural Tourism DC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is proud to offer these tours for free with support from Friends of Cultural Tourism DC. Please consider becoming a Friend. Your contribution will help keep this event free and fun for all. Friends receive sneak peeks, first choice of tours, and more. Find out more about the Friend’s program.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FROM CULTURECAPITAL.COM: Upcoming Family Events

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Family Events in Metro DC including

Theatre, Dance, Music & More!

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

Check CultureCapital.com for your Labor Day Weekend DC 2014 planning guide: concerts, theatre and special events happening throughout Metro DC.

Labor Day Weekend Highlights include:

Jazz in the Garden: Dixie Power Trio (zydeco, Cajun, and Louisiana funk)
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Friday, August 29 ∙ 5:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The Dixie Power Trio delights audiences across the country with their eclectic mix of New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun and original compositions, and charms them with their zany wit. Neither a trio nor purely a Dixieland band, the Trio is comprised of Zack Smith on cornet and accordion, Andy Kochenour on bass, Chuck Underwood on guitar, and Byron McWilliams on drums.

Art on 8th: Freddie Dunn Jr., POP and Hoop Jam 
Presented by Dance Place
Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Friday, August 29 ∙ 6:30 pm ∙ FREE!
Join Freddie Dunn Jr., POP (People, Objects Play) and Carla Perlo for live jazz, interactive dance and hoop jam!

Adventure Theatre MTC & Glen Echo Open House
Adventure Theatre MTC
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE! 
Join Adventure Theatre MTC and Glen Echo Park for an Open House and explore the many classes and programs we offer! We’ll have pictures with Garfield, free popcorn, free stylings by Pigtails and Crewcuts, readings of Petite Rouge, showings of Pinkalicious and more! While visiting Glen Echo, consider:

Tiny Tots: Animal Crackers
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Saturday, August 30 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $5
See Hobey Hound on the hoop trapeze, Donna Dodo the ring juggler, Carmen the performing bear, and a chorus line of lambs in an old-fashioned vaudeville show!

Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Through Sunday, August 31 ∙ various show times ∙ $10 [check for Discount Tickets]
What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, in rap, no less. Has the notorious pork poacher and grandma impersonator gotten a bum rap, or is he truly deserving of his moniker? You be the judge! This tongue-in-cheek version of two children’s favorites uses humor and music to explore our fear of things we don’t understand. This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation.

Pinkalicious – The Musical
Adventure Theatre MTC
Through Sunday, August 31 ∙ various show times ∙ $10.50-$19 
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann∙ Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann ∙ Music by John Gregor ∙ Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann ∙ Directed by Carl Menninger ∙ Starring Felicia Curry ∙ All Ages. Check TicketPlace.org for discount ticket availability.

Tiny Tots: Old McDonald’s Farm
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Sunday, August 31 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $5
The animals on Old McDonald’s Farm come out to entertain us. Al E. Cat introduces us to his barnyard buddies who will delight and amaze with their antics!

The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert!
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts – Filene Center
Saturday, August 30  ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ $25-$50
Its a Great Day to sing and dance Just Like a Rockstar with Kiki, Marina, Twist, and Shout from Nick Jr.s sensational TV band!

National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2014
Presented by National Symphony Orchestra
West Lawn US Capital
Sunday, August 31  ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The National Symphony Orchestra celebrates the beginning of its 2014-2015 season with its annual Labor Day Capitol Concert. Participating artists and program to be announced.Free event, no tickets required. Gates open at 3 p.m., open rehearsal at 3:30 p.m.

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Mark your calendar for these

FREE Family Events

Step Explosion
Presented by Step Afrika!
FREE
Wednesday, September 3 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ RH Terrell Recreation Campus
Thursday, September 4 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ Rita Bright Recreation Campus
Step Afrika! brings the excitement and energy of stepping to DC Parks and Recreation Centers in all 8 Wards this summer with the second annual Step Afrika! Step Explosion. Don’t miss the Step Explosion Culminating Show (Raymond Recreation Center) on Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Be In Brookland/Community Open House
Dance Place
Saturday, September 6 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
Free classes, performances and tours throughout the day at locations up and down 8th St NE in Brookland – Dance Place, Brookland Artspace Lofts, Edgewood Arts Center, Studio 21 and the Arts Walk at Monroe St. Market! End the night with an energetic dance party at Dance Place led by DC Casineros.

Shake Up Your Saturdays: All in the Family
Folger Shakespeare Library
Saturday, September 6 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
Discover how people, including Shakespeare himself, used heraldry to describe their family history. This program is recommended for children ages 6–12. Advanced registration is required.

Workhouse Education Open House
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, September 6 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Come and explore multiple arts media, talk one-on-one with amazing studio art educators, and as a special bonus receive a 10% discount on registration for any fall or winter class of your choice. Activities will include live demonstrations by studio artists and educators, mini-workshops for all ages, face-painting for the kiddies, and of course you’re invited to tour the studio art galleries and exhibition spaces.

Rosslyn Jazz Festival
Presented by Arlington Cultural Affairs
Gateway Park
Saturday, September 6 ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The 24th Annual Rosslyn Jazz Festival will be held in Gateway Park, just across the Key Bridge from Washington, DC. Performers include: 
Rebirth Brass Band: New Orleans Grammy-winners who uphold the tradition of brass bands while bringing in funk and hip-hop rhythms. 
Red Baraat: Eight-piece pioneering band from Brooklyn that merges North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk and hip-hop. 
Ghost Train Orchestra: Founded by composer/arranger Brian Carpenter, a critically-acclaimed ensemble whose bold, energetic performances reimagine jazz from the 20s and 30s.  
The Corey Wallace DUBtet: A five-piece band led by Baltimore trombonist Corey Wallace, who’s been called one of the area’s “best and most consistently exploratory” musicians by The Washington Post. 
Along with these great performers we will also have a mix of local food trucks, fashion trucks The Thread Truck and Street Boutique and beer and wine for sale provided by Washington Wine Academy.

Cute Animals
Presented by Jane Franklin Dance
Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library
Wednesday, September 10 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
At the dog park, most people know the names of the dogs, but not the name of their owners. Dogs and their owners and Jane Franklin Dance celebrates this casual community of animal lovers and sparks a connection with those who share this common interest.

Second Thursday Art Night
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Thursday, September 11 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Second Thursday Art Night series brings the fun and spontaneity of the creative process to the streets of Old Town. Visitors can browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy refreshments and music for free on the second Thursday of each month. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!
This year’s events focus on specific artistic disciplines represented in our building.  Look for special themed exhibits, sales and activities designed to highlight a particular visual form.

12th Annual King Street Art Festival
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Saturday, September 13 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
Ice carving, live music, and hands-on art activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center during the 12th Annual King Street Art Festival. Watch Tatyana Schremko carve into ice. Local jazz band Independence will perform outside on the Waterfront gazebo stage starting at noon, followed by folk rock with Hearts and Spaces at 2pm. Also at noon, the Alexandria Office of Arts will have hands-on arts activities (which will also be available on Sunday). Starting at 7pm, a DJ will start spinning and projections on the Torpedo Factory Art Center will provide a lively evening display.

ACM 47th Anniversary Community Celebration
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, September 13 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Enjoy an indoor/outdoor celebration for the whole family that will include arts and crafts activities, live musical performances, face painting, storytelling, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

2nd Saturday Art Walk
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, September 13 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community.

Constitution Day Family Activities
National Archives
Wednesday, September 17 ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by writing with quill pens, dressing up, craft activities, and more!

 

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TANGER OUTLETS NATIONAL HARBOR ∙ AUGUST MOMMY & ME/KIDSTYLE EVENT!

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National Harbor

Mommy & Me/Kidstyle Event

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Calling all Moms!  Join us at Tanger Outlets – National Harbor in suite 840 on Wednesday, August 27 at 10AM for a special Mommy and Me/Kidstyle event. Enjoy a special Mom’s Lounge, free food samples, a make and take craft and special activity. PLUS, exclusive discounts to select stores!

While in the area on Wednesday, don’t forget to visit the Carousel at National Harbor for the Little Tots: Blue Sky Puppets Show from 10:30 am to Noon.

Additional Discounts at Tanger Outlets:

Labor Day Weekend Sale

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AARP Member Discounts at Tanger

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AARP members can save even more with every visit to Tanger. Simply show your AARP card at  Tanger Shopper Services and receive a FREE Tanger Coupon Book worth hundreds of dollars in bonus savings from many of your favorite brands. Visit www.tangeroutlet.com/aarp for more details.

Military Personnel Discounts

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Tanger Outlets recognizes our service men and women and shows our appreciation by providing them with a free Tanger coupon book. Any United States and Canadian military personnel or family member that shows their current military I.D. at Tanger Shopper Services is eligible.

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2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival

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LOC Book Festival

2014 Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event.

This year’s festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions well into the evening. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, enjoy special entertainment, and stay up late for special new graphic novel, poetry and film programs.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Doors to the Convention Center will open to the public at 9 a.m.
NOTE: No outside food or drink may be brought into the Convention Center.

Author Pavilions

From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., more than 100 authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations in pavilions dedicated to Children, Teens, Picture Books, Contemporary Life, Culinary Arts, Fiction & Mystery, History & Biography, Poetry & Prose, Science and Special Programs.

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Evening Programming

Special evening activities begin at 6 p.m. with a Poetry Slam, a Graphic Novels Super Session, a Great Books to Great Movies panel and a dialogue on the work of three towering writers in the Mexican literary canon, Octavio Paz, Efraín Huerta and José Revueltas, all of whom were born a century ago.

Library of Congress Pavilion

At the Library of Congress Pavilion you can explore the workings of the world’s largest library. The Library of Congress Pavilion offers a behind-the-scenes look at the many ways the Library brings its extraordinary resources to people everywhere.

See Full Library of Congress Pavilion Schedule

Let’s Read America

Children and families will enjoy reading-related activities in the Let’s Read America pavilion.

Pavilion of the States

The Pavilion of the States, sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, salutes the literary traditions of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. A brochure available in this pavilion, called “Discover Great Places Through Reading,” offers a list of 52 great reads and a map for kids that encourages them to visit all 52 tables (plus the Library of Congress Center for the Book table) to get a unique sticker or stamp. Many of these books will be for sale in the Book Sales Pavilion.

Book Sales

Politics & Prose of Washington, D.C., is the official bookseller for the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival. Visit the book sales area conveniently located on Level 2 of the Convention Center if you’d like to purchase selected books by 2014 National Book Festival authors. Be sure to pick up books by your favorite authors before going to the book-signing areas.

Map of Festival

Here’s how you can find your way around the Convention Center and plot your course for the big day.
Download map (JPG, 2.13MB)

Directions

Washington Convention Center

The National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center [Directions] is conveniently located near the Mount Vernon Square Metro subway station on the Yellow/Green lines. For additional information and route planning, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority web site at www.wmata.com.

There are more than 3,000 parking spaces in a three-block radius of the facility. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

National Book Festival Information

Book Festival Home |AuthorsFestival Information Schedule | FAQs

Phone: (888) 714-4696
E-mail: [email protected]

As plans are made and authors are confirmed, you can follow all the Book Festival news by subscribing to their email or RSS feeds, or follow them on Twitter at @LibraryCongress.

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Washington, DC 20540-1400

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DeVry University’s Passport2College: earn college credit in high school!

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DeVry University’s Passport2College

Passport2College offers college-level classes to juniors and seniors wishing to earn college credit at no cost while still attending high school. This program can help you to become better prepared for the demands of college, allow you to make a smoother transition from high school, and enable you to hit the ground running toward a successful career. During your junior and senior years you can enroll in college courses such as Business, Math, Psychology and English. These core courses will give you the edge you need to get ahead and, in many cases, transfer to the school of your choice.*

Program Benefits

  • Earn college credit at no cost. Take classes at the collegiate level and earn credit while still in high school.
  • Experience college life. Complete two career-focused college classes developed with input from industry experts.
  • Enjoy a variety of class options. Choose classes that fit your schedule so you can still enjoy your high school years.
  • Learn from industry leaders. Gain in-depth knowledge from professors with real-world experience.

Eligibility Requirements

You’re eligible to participate in the Passport2College Program if you:

  • Will be graduating high school in the next two years.
  • Want to get a head start on your college education.
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better.**

How to Apply

The Passport2College application process is managed by the local campus. Contact a DeVry University representative at your local campus for more information.

DeVry University in Crystal City, VA offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take 3 classes for free through their “Passport to College” program. Beginning in January 2015 for 8 weeks on Saturdays, students may take Comp 100-an entry level computer course which features the use of data bases, pivot tables, Microsoft Office Access, Excel, and other computer tools for business and engineering students. Students must take an assessment test to determine eligibility. $40 covers text and technology fee. If interested contact Lance Stribling at 703-414-4070.

Find a local campus near you to register for Passport2College today. Applications are available at the local campus or click here to download – Passport2College Application.

Addison New York
Atlanta North Brunswick
Chicago Oakland
Colorado Philadelphia
Columbus Phoenix
Houston Tinley Park
Kansas City

* Transfer credit acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
**If your CGPA is below 2.5, you must take English and Math placement tests to qualify for enrollment in certain Passport2College courses. Passport2College students who wish to become degree candidates must meet DeVry University regular admission requirements.

FREE & CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN WASHINGTON DC – THIS WEEKEND: Aug 23 & 24

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DC Thrifty Mom’s

FREE & Cheap Things To Do 

in the Washington DC Metro Area:

August 23 & 24, 2014

Always call or check the event website before heading out;

Event information is subject to change.

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Canstruction®
National Building Museum
Daily, August 23–September 6 ∙ FREE, Drop-in program
This design/build competition features amazing structures made entirely of canned goods by local architecture and construction teams, benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank. This year, teams build off of the theme “play with your food.” See entries on display in the Great Hall from August 23–September 5 and watch De-Canstruction on September 6 as the teams disassemble their entries to donate the canned food used in their projects. Visit go.nbm.org/canstruction for more information.

Capital Dragon Boat Regatta
Southwest Waterfront
Saturday, August 23  ∙ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm  ∙ FREE, no ticket required
The regatta, formerly the National Harbor Dragon Boat Regatta, aims to provide an excellent dragon boating experience to both athletes and spectators alike. This one day event will feature premier racing in multiple race distances and is an excellent way to enjoy a summer day in Washington DC. Stop by and check out all the action! Better yet… get 20 friends together, form a team, and join the experience.

10th Annual Beautification Day
DC Public Schools
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Join over 4,000 volunteers as we spruce up our schools and classrooms for students to return back to school!
This annual DCPS event was established in 2005 as a citywide “spruce up” of all DC public school buildings in preparation for the first day of school. Beautification efforts included landscaping, trash pick-up, light painting, planting flowers, and other external beautification efforts. Volunteers and supplies supported over 100 schools. Email: [email protected]  ∙  Phone: (202) 719-6601

Saturday Morning at the National Synetic Theatre: Miraculous Magic Balloon
The National Theatre
Saturday, August 23 ∙  9:30 am & 11:00 am   FREE!
This wonderful story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys, opens kid’s imagination. Families will discover the art of acting without words through a series of hilarious pantomime sketches that incorporate music, ballet, clowning, and lots of audience participation!

Family Garden Day
National Arboretum
Saturday, August 23  ∙ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm  ∙ $5+/child & $10+/adult
Family Garden Days is an interactive family gardening, nutrition education, and cooking program.  It is designed to bring families together at the Washington Youth Garden to share in a communal experience of learning how to grow and prepare fruits and vegetables, maintain an organic garden, and prepare healthy meals.  Tailored to beginning gardeners and those looking to enhance their food and wellness practices, the program is an exciting opportunity for families to grow awareness, appreciation and connections to their food sources and engage in healthy life affirming outdoor activities!  Participating families harvest fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden for cooking demos as well as to prepare and enjoy at home.

A Matter of Worth
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, August 23  ∙ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Inspired by the current Ubuhle exhibition, artist Marcia Cole performs a one-woman “vo-collage” she titles “A Matter of Worth.” The work is a series of dialogues, poetry, quotations, and proverbs unified by themes of exploration and self-evaluation. Cole says of the performance, “It’s for the anonymous ancestors—gone but not forgotten.”

Bao Bao’s First Birthday Celebration!
National Zoo
Saturday, August 23  ∙ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  ∙ FREE, no ticket required
Come and celebrate Bao Bao’s first birthday with special activities, entertainment, and giveaways for all to enjoy. Be sure to wish Bao Bao a happy birthday by decorating a birthday card, take home a commemorative coloring sheet, and enjoy delicious treats!
Visitors will receive fun treats and samples throughout the day from our birthday celebration partners. Cool off in the Bearitos Bear Habitat and sample Bearitos snacks, and stop by the FedEx tent to create a birthday card for Bao Bao! FedEx will deliver the cards to the National Zoo’s panda keepers. As part of the “Share a Coke” campaign, The Coca-Cola Company will offer free, limited-edition mini-cans personalized with guests’ names. Kids can also take home a commemorative giant panda coloring sheet, courtesy of the Ford Motor Company.
Please note that all giveaways are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free Summer Saturdays 
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
Saturday, August 23 ∙ FREE!
The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design’s Free Summer Saturdays series of programming includes gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission to the museum and to these special programs and workshops is free every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.
11 a.m., 12 noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.: Guided Tours

NOTE: As of Friday, August 22, 2014, admission to the gallery is ALWAYS FREE!

Mud Dance
Presented by Washington Project for the Arts (WPA)
990 4th St. SW
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Members of the community are invited to a picnic and art-making event to eat, dance, listen to music, meet neighbors, and stomp with us to create a mixture of mud, straw, and recycled materials (called “cob”) that will be used for making outdoor seating designed by artist Michael Koliner for Lance Fung’s Nonuments Park. 
Part of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ citywide 5×5 public art project, Nonuments will create a temporary park in the empty lot at 4th and I Streets SW during the months of September and October. Nonuments seeks to challenge our community’s understanding of the word “monument” and the cob benches will help to create a park space where the SW community can reflect on ideas, people, and personal struggles that are not the subjects of the traditional monuments that occupy our city.  

Be Creative (Studio 21 Gallery Workshop)
Presented by Dance Place
Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 12:30 pm ∙ FREE!
This event takes place at Studio 21 located on the Arts Walk at Monroe St. Market.
Enjoy arts and crafts workshops at Studio 21 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm, led by Carla Perlo, Andrea Petty-Brown and guest artists.

Celebrate the Arrival of LOGAN!
Barstons Child’s Play – 5536 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20015
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 2:00 pm ∙ FREE
Your little engineers are invited to help celebrate the arrival of LOGAN - the exclusive new limited-release engine joining the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway collection. Be the first one to play with all new Thomas Wooden Railway track sets, participate in fun family activities and enter to win exciting Thomas & Friends prizes!

Metro Mambo Summer Edition: The Revolution was Televised
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Saturday, August 23  ∙ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Host Jim Byers interviews Harold Harriston, the bandleader for television show Capital Caravan, as he talks about his life during the 1950s and 1960s in the emerging Latino community of Washington, DC.  Later dance to the music of Verny Varela, bandleader and Howard University instructor.

Streetcar Stroll and Roll
Union Station
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm ∙ FREE
H Street NE to Celebrate DC Streetcar Line With Upcoming Stroll and Roll Events
Pedicabs to give the public free rides along future streetcar route; participants encouraged to visit H Street Corridor businesses, restaurants and bars

Youth Outreach Initiative: Free Backpack and School Supplies Giveaway
401 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
This is another “Deeds of Kindness” Community Outreach Event. There will be free food and fun for community youth! All are welcome. First come. First seved–while supplies last.
For more information, to donate supplies or monetary gifts or to volunteer for this event, please email deedsofkindness@yahoo.com

Chocolate City Rocks!
Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 6:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The alt-rock outfit led by singer/writer Terence Nicholson and bassist Ezra Greer joins the heavy-hitting go-go group formed by hip-hop icon Head-Roc and the MVP Band to present Chocolate City Rocks!

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK!
Rose Park
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 8:00 pm ∙ FREE
An outdoor screening of “ET” on the grass at 26th and O Streets Northwest

Movie Night – MACBETH
Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park
Saturday, August 23 ∙ Dusk – approx. 8:15 pm [Gates open at 7:00 pm] ∙ FREE, no tickets required
An outdoor screening of Folger Theatre’s 2008 production of MACBETH (not rated – does contain violence)
by William Shakespeare – filmed live at the Folger Theatre
co-directed by Teller and Aaron Posner
magic by Teller
NO Tickets required, First Come-First Served

Exploring the Sky
Rock Creek Park - Intersection of Military and Glover Roads NW, near the Nature Center
Saturday ∙ 8:30 pm  FREE!
An informal program that for over sixty years has offered monthly opportunities for anyone in the Washington area to see the stars and planets through telescopes. Tonight: Andromeda rising; Perseid meteor shower. Exploring the Sky is a presentation of the National Park Service and National Capital Astronomers.

Half-Price Summer Sundays: August 2014
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sunday, August 24 ∙ 12:00 pm ∙ $4-$5
Enjoy half-price admission to the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) every Sunday in August! Take this opportunity to visit NMWA’s collection and current exhibitions. Explore Total Art: Contemporary Video, which highlights the inventive processes that sustain women artists’ position at the forefront of video. Also, examine Meret Oppenheim: Tender Friendships, featuring sculptures, books and drawings created by artist Meret Oppenheim. 

Dolley Day at Dumbarton House: War of 1812 Commemoration
Dumbarton House
Sunday, August 24  ∙ 1:00 pm ∙ $10
Join us for an extra-special Dolley Day! Celebrate this special day at Dumbarton House with an afternoon of fun and festivities! Make your own ice cream, sample “Dolley” cake and learn period games with Dolley herself!
On August 24, 1814, as the British marched toward Washington, Dolley was preparing for a party. As the British came closer, Charles Carroll, owner of Dumbarton House and close friend of the President and Dolley Madison, sent his carriage to the White House to bring Dolley to safety. During her flight, Dolley stopped at Dumbarton House on her way to Virginia.

Celebrate Sunday with the Nationals  ∙ WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. San Francisco Giants
Nationals Park
Sunday ∙ Game begins at 1:35 pm
Celebrate Sunday with the Nationals and enjoy the Family Fun Promos: SIGNATURE SUNDAYS PRESENTED BY NEW ERA [fans must obtain a free voucher to participate in autograph sessions], KIDS RUN THE BASES [ages 4 - 12] & JR. NATIONALS KIDS CLUB. DISCOUNT CODE: THRIFTY14 
REMINDER – Children Two and under are admitted FREE!  GO NATS!!!

 

***Maryland***

Maryland State Fair
Timonium Fairgrounds
Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24 ∙ $3 (Child: 6-11), $6 (Senior: 62+), $8 (Adult: 
Children Ages 5 and under are admitted FREE. Rides are not included in Fair Admission. A ticket is required for all persons Aged 3 and over for concerts held in the Racetrack Infield. Tickets may be purchased online or at MD State Fair Admission Gates on day of event. Fair continues through Monday, September 1.

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Anne Arundel County in Crownsville, just outside of Annapolis, MD
Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24 ∙ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm  ∙ Children’s FREE Weekend
All Children 11 and under are admitted FREE!

Tiny Tots: Clowning Around
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $5
Burlington the Bear, Bingo the Dog, and a clown named Gus are just a few of the delightful characters under the Big Top!

Battle of Bladensburg Commemoration
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Join forces with those commemorating the War of 1812 in Prince George’s County! 
Start with a dedication of the new monument, followed by a Grand Procession into Bladensburg Waterfront Park. Then conclude the day with a thrilling battle re-enactment! 
Throughout the day enjoy the festival activities from trade demonstrations to boat rides and live entertainment; even the kids will have fun! 
This is just a teaser; the day will be filled with even more exciting explorations! 

Pinkalicious – The Musical
Adventure Theatre MTC
Saturday, Aug 23  & Sunday, Aug 24 ∙ 11 am – 2 pm – 4:30 pm ∙ $10.50-$19 
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Based on the book “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann∙ Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann ∙ Music by John Gregor ∙ Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann ∙ Directed by Carl Menninger ∙ Starring Felicia Curry ∙ All Ages.  The show continues through Sunday, August 31. Check TicketPlace.org for discount ticket availability.

Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24 ∙ 11:30 am & 1:00 pm ∙ $10 [check for Discount Tickets]
What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, in rap, no less. Has the notorious pork poacher and grandma impersonator gotten a bum rap, or is he truly deserving of his moniker? You be the judge! This tongue-in-cheek version of two children’s favorites uses humor and music to explore our fear of things we don’t understand. This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation. The show continues through Sunday, August 31.

Storytime with The Honorable Baba C
National Children’s Museum
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm ∙ Included with Admission
Join master griot and storyteller The Honorable Baba C for a fun and memorable cultural experience the whole family will enjoy.

FREE Family Sundays
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Sunday ∙ 8:30 am – 4 pm ∙ FREE!
Enjoy our Free Family Sundays with a one-hour canoe, kayak, or paddle boat rental! Please note: Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Tiny Tots: Bunny Business
The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Sunday, August 24 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ $5
Bunnies, birds, and flowers (along with a frog and turtle) celebrate spring!

Family Sundays
Baltimore Museum of Art
Sunday, August 24 ∙  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm   FREE!
The BMA is the place to be for free family fun! Every Sunday, enjoy different activities—sketching tours, hands-on workshops, gallery tours, and more—designed just for families. AUGUST’s Theme: Contemporary Explorations  - Aug 24: Make a Bold Self-Portrait

Movies on the Potomac – 007: Dr. No
National Harbor
Sunday, August 24 ∙ movies start at 6:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Meet us at the Plaza’s big screen for a FREE evening of ocean breezes and all-ages fun! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

***Virginia***

Civil War Weekend
Historic Downtown Manassas
Saturday, August 23  ∙ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm & Sunday, August 24 ∙ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Step back in time in Historic Downtown Manassas and experience Civil War events that transformed a sleepy railroad junction into a thriving camp and then a devastated landscape. Learn about the lives of soldiers and civilians as they faced hardship beyond measure. Civil War at the Junction, a living history commemoration for serious Civil War buffs and families alike, will feature military and medical demonstrations, African-American interpretation,  music, food, a bourbon tasting, and a re-enactment remembering General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s 1862 raid on the railroad junction. View schedule.

Wags ‘n Whiskers
The Village at Shirlington
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ∙ FREE Admission!
Wags ‘n Whiskers is a community-oriented event for animal loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at The Village at Shirlington with their pet. The event will feature demonstrations, exhibitions, pet portrait photos, children’s activities, live music, and more along with Village at Shirlington merchant specials and free giveaways.

Art Material Market
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 10:00 am ∙ FREE!
Artists from the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association and the greater metropolitan area will offer their gently used art supplies, tools, materials and ephemera for sale or trade during the 2nd Annual Artist Materials Market. The market will also feature on-site offering demonstrations and workshops, a book-swap table, and a special Art League exhibition featuring legacy artwork. More than 20 vendors, along with many artists in the Torpedo Factory’s 82 studios will be selling or trading a variety of art supplies for use across all visual media. There will be more common items like easels, fabric, brushes and paints, but there will also be more unique finds, too.

Arts in the Park
Fairfax County – various locations
Saturday, August 23  ∙  10:00 – 11:00 am  ∙  FREE!
Arts in the Parks is a FREE family fun alternative to Saturday & Wednesday morning cartoons & video games. It serves to entertain children, teach them the importance of protecting our natural resources, introduce them to live entertainment in an informal kid friendly atmosphere, and forge a connection between kids and parks.
For most children, Arts in the Parks is their first exposure to live entertainment, and for practically all of the young watchers, it’s their first chance to join professionals on stage. So they remember and forever associate the delightful experiences with parks.

Today’s Arts in the Park schedule includes:

The GoodLife Theater * Burke Lake Park Amphitheater

The Great Zucchini * E.C. Lawrence Park Amphitheater

The YOJO Show * Lake Fairfax Park Amphitheater

 Rocknoceros * Mason District Park Amphitheater

Stories at the Museum: Trains
Arlington Historical Museum at the Hume School 
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ∙ FREE!
This program for families and children will feature a reading of a selected history themed book, and families will have the opportunity to do a make-and-take craft activity related to the story. Participants are welcome to tour the museum to see  objects featured in the stories. The programs are free and open to all. Stories will be read at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and crafts will take place throughout the afternoon.

Mount Vernon Nights: ”Singing Sergeants”
Workhouse Arts Center
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 7:00 pm ∙ FREE!
The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the United States Air Force, is one of the world’s most versatile and traveled choral organizations. It is also one of a select few singing groups internationally recognized for its commitment to excellence in vocal performance.

Starlight Cinema
Trinity Centre Parking
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 7:30 pm ∙ FREE Admission
Your evening will begin with an outdoor pre-movie program – music, food and children’s activities. Then, at dark, the movies will start. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. A FREE series of drive-in movies held Saturday nights in August at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Centre Parking in Centreville. For those who remember taking a date or the whole family, kids and all, to a drive-in movie, here is a chance to relive the good old days; for those who came along to late for the drive-in era, it’s an opportunity to sample this old fashioned fun. The Spotlight on Cinema movies can be watched on the big screen from the comfort of your car or from beneath a canopy of stars in a designated seating area. Tonight: “FROZEN”  Rating PG; 108 minutes; 2013

Movies On The Green
Tysons Corner
Saturday, August 23 ∙ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm ∙ FREE Admission
Join Tysons Corner Center on Saturday evenings at dark for our complimentary Movies on the Green series. Enjoy evenings outside with friends and family while watching your favorite films on our spectacular new outdoor plaza. Tonight: Man of Steel (PG13)

Family Day - Science behind the Ice Well
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Sunday, August 24 ∙ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ∙ $5 for adults and $3 for children (ages 5 -12)
All families are invited to tour the historic tavern as Junior Docents, volunteers from grades 4 through 7, share their enthusiasm for history. Let your kids be inspired by their peers as they tour the tavern where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others made history. Tour features the tavern’s ice well and making a period dessert – ice cream. Tour times are 1:00 – 4:00 pm. No reservations necessary.

Pakistan Festival USA
Bull Run Regional Park
Sunday, August 24 ∙ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Pakistan Festival has become a family tradition. Thousands of families of different ethnic origin and local Americans join from all over the United States. It is a showcase of Pakistani culture, music, food, crafts and much more. For more information please contact Zahid Hameedi at 202.431.3099.

Jammin’ at the Hylton
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sunday, August 24 ∙ 3:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
This event includes an public open jam as well as performances by local bands.  It is a family day (including an instrument “petting zoo”!) to be enjoyed by all even if they are not pickers. The general public is invited to come out and enjoy listening to Bluegrass and Old Timey music produced by spontaneous jamming circles. View schedule of Special Appearances in the Gregory Family Theater.

Summer Chamber Series
The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum
Sunday, August 24 ∙ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ∙ FREE Parking & Admission [Donations Accepted]
Each summer, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association sponsors a Summer Chamber Music Series, held between mid-June and September at The Lyceum in historic Old Town Alexandria.  These weekly performances are free and open to the public.  The performances feature small ensembles and soloists, primarily from Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic and the local arts community. Today: Bassoonist Aaron Goler and pianist Stephen Bertino; Music by Henri Dutilliux, Thomas Dunhill and Fracois Devienne

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM NIGHT - THE LEGO MOVIE IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Mosaic District [Open Air Movie Screen]
Sunday, August 24 ∙ 5:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Language Stars, the national leader in early childhood foreign language education with locations throughout the Chicago and Washington DC metropolitan areas, will host the first annual Language Stars Family Foreign Language Film Festival this summer at the Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia to expose children and their families to movies in other languages.

Concert on the Green
Great Falls
Sunday, August 24 ∙ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ∙ FREE!
Come out with your picnic baskets and chairs for an entertaining evening of live, free music! August 24: Pop Rock by SRO & Emma Bailey - Soothing Emma Bailey country with the Standing Room Only Rock Band

Summer Movies at Stonebridge
Potomac Town Center
Sunday, August 24 ∙ 7:00 pm  ∙ FREE!
Summer Movie Nights at Stonebridge every Sunday at 7 pm through August on the Jumbo Tron!  Tonight’s Feature: Frozen Sing A Long Version

***Visit our Calendar for more FREE & Cheap happenings.***

Giveaway Reminder

STAPLES MAKES MORE HAPPEN FOR LESS!

$25 BACK-TO-SCHOOL GIVEAWAY

DC Thrifty Mom appreciates the opportunity to provide my Thrifty Friends with opportunities for savings.  I am excited to share Staples Back-to-School products, offer product reviews, and sponsor this giveaway for one lucky DC Thrifty Mom follower to win a $25.00 Staples gift card.

 

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!

Family 4-Pack Thursday, September 4, 2014 Verizon Center at 7:30 pm After much anticipation, Marvel Universe LIVE!, featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, will be flying into the nation’s capital with performances at the Verizon Center starting September 4 and at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia starting September 12 through September 21. Marvel Universe LIVE! is a new live entertainment experience for the entire family. Children and adults alike will enjoy watching their favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine and many more during a comic extravaganza that brings both heroes and villains to life. The audience will enjoy the special effects, stunts and never before seen story in this family-friendly live action adventure. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it! DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE HERE!

Enjoy your weekend!

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Corcoran Gallery of Art ∙ Admission is now FREE!

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Corcoran Gallery of Art

FREE Admission!

The historic agreement between The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design, George Washington University, and the National Gallery of Art is now complete. Therefore, the new partnership to preserve the Corcoran legacy is officially underway.

Visitors to the museum will no longer be charged an admission fee beginning Friday, August 22. Hours of operation are now Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The current tour schedule remains the same and can be found at http://www.corcoran.org/visit/daily-tours

More information on the Corcoran’s new collaboration is available here.

 

 Corcoran Gallery of Art

Come be inspired by the Corcoran’s expansive collection, dynamic exhibitions, and innovative programs and events. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., our historic Beaux-Arts building is home to significant collections including 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, photography, and decorative art. We invite you to explore the art through gallery tours, lectures, workshops, and more.

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500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006
Gallery:  (202) 639-1700

TASTE PRINCE GEORGE’S FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL ∙ DISCOUNT AVAILABLE!

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TASTE PRINCE GEORGE’S

FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, August 23, 2014

SIX FLAGS AMERICA

13710 CENTRAL AVENUE ∙ UPPER MARLBOROMD 20774

From NBC Washington’s Worth The Trip:

If you like mouth-watering treats served with hair-raising thrills, the Taste Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival at Six Flags America might be for you.

The culinary event is Saturday, Aug. 23 and is included with admission to the theme park on that day, with entry significantly discounted.

The festival celebrates some of the best food and drink in Prince George’s County, with easy access to the biggest amusement park in Maryland. Participating restaurants include Olde Towne InnKitchen Cray and Everlasting Life vegetarian restaurant.

Food from the vendors must be purchased using Taste Tickets, which are $1 each and are sold in books of 10. The event organizers said that food samples will “cost” between one and five tickets, while beer and wine will require about six tickets.

But sampling snacks and sipping wine are just some of the things you can enjoy at the fest. You’ll also find kids’ activities, live cooking demos with acclaimed chefs, competitions and live music, as well as full access to Six Flags America.

That said, you might not want to eat a full meal before tackling thrill rides like Apocalypse,Ragin’ Cajun and Superman: Ride of Steel.

Admission tickets are available for $27, saving at least $13 on general theme park admission. Tickets include entry to the park, parking and entry to the food and wine festival, but they must be purchased online before midnight TONIGHT – FRIDAY, August 22.

You can purchase tickets from the Taste Prince Georges’ Eventbrite site.

NOTE: If you  are a current SIX FLAGS SEASON PASS HOLDER You will not have to purchase a $27 Advance ticket. You do not need any additional ticket etc. in order to access the Taste Event.  Once you are in the park anyone can access the event.

This is a Rain Or Shine Event! All Restaurants, Entertainment, Competitions, Chef Demo’s etc will still take place in the event of rain.

There are no refunds on Six Flags Entry or Taste Prince Georges Food & Wine Festival Taste Tickets

TASTE Prince George's Food and Wine Festival

Taste Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival

Taste Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival is a one day event held in the heart of Gorgeous Prince Georges County Maryland.  Taste Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival is Prince Georges Maryland’s Most Celebrated Foodie Event and exist to celebrate the best in food, wine, entertainment and culture!.  Taste Prince George’s  features  over 30 Restaurants, Local and National Wineries, 2 Stages featuring Live Music, Creative Chef Demonstrations,  Culinary Competitions and more from dawn till dusk!  The area’s brightest Local and National Celebrity Talent will participate as entertainment, host’s and judges.  

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