May
22
Wed
Young Prose Night: The Oresteia at Shakespeare Theatre @ Sidney Harman Hall
May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Young Prose Night: The Oresteia at Shakespeare Theatre @ Sidney Harman Hall | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join Shakespeare Theatre Company for Young Prose Night on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. Your $25 ticket includes the live performance of The Oresteia, and a special post-show reception including a free drink from STC’s wine sponsor or Ballast Point Lager. For tickets, click here and use code 19UNDER35.

Sidney Harman Hall: 610 F Street NW, DC; www.shakespearetheatre.org

May
24
Fri
SummerFest at Gaylord National @ Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
May 24 – Sep 2 all-day
SummerFest at Gaylord National @ Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center | Oxon Hill | Maryland | United States

The Capital Region’s premier waterfront resort, Gaylord National, comes alive with Summer FUN!  Overnight guests can enjoy resort entertainment and activities as part of their annual SummerFest. From outdoor events and great music to campfire stories, scavenger hunts, seasonal cocktails and more, there is something for everyone. Whether you are visiting the DC area to sightsee, a family looking for a getaway or a great night out with friends, you will find everything you need to make your summer getaway memorable. Various times.

World Heritage Festival & Festival of Kites @ Ida Lee Park Recreation Center
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
World Heritage Festival & Festival of Kites @ Ida Lee Park Recreation Center | Leesburg | Virginia | United States

Taste delicious ethnic food, get refreshed with a scoop of ice cream or shaved ice or even a fresh smoothie while enjoying a cultural show on the main stage. You will have an array of vendors to choose from with more than 60 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts and every creative item in between. Other vendors include area nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs and local businesses. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free to attend. 

Budweiser Music Series at Nationals Park: Uncle Jesse @ Nationals Park
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Budweiser Music Series at Nationals Park: Uncle Jesse @ Nationals Park | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Every Friday home game, the best place to pregame is at the Budweiser Terrace inside the ballpark. As the Nationals warm up to play the Marlins at 7:05 p.m., head to the Budweiser Terrace pregame show for live music from local 80s and 90s pop group Uncle Jesse, and enjoy ice cold beer. Purchase Nationals tickets at www.mlb.comn/nationals/tickets. 5-7 p.m. Nationals Park: 1500 S. Capitol St. SE, DC; www.nationals.com

Herndon’s Friday Night Live @ Herndon Town Green
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Herndon's Friday Night Live @ Herndon Town Green | Herndon | Virginia | United States

Friday Night Live! is Herndon’s free outdoor concert series on the Town Green, featuring popular local acts from up and down the East Coast, whether it’s classic or modern rock, country and original music thrown in. You’ll hear great bands like Garden State Radio, JunkFood, The Reflex, Kristen and The Noise, Screaming Monkeys and more from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday through August 23. See details and the schedule at http://www.herndonrocks.com/

Speed Dating at Big Chief @ Big Chief
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Speed Dating at Big Chief @ Big Chief | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Tired of swiping? Come meet real people in person for great conversation and simple, old school speed dating!Enjoy a night of meeting local singles in this fun, immersive experience at Big Chief, NE. This is a traditional, no frills, no weird quirks, speed dating happy hour. Full of fun and intellectual conversation with DC Fray staff guiding your experience.

May
25
Sat
Caribbean Wine, Music and Food Festival @ Linganore Wine Cellars
May 25 @ 10:00 am – May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Caribbean Wine, Music and Food Festival @ Linganore Wine Cellars | Mount Airy | Maryland | United States

Listen to steel drums and reggae beats while enjoying arts and crafts, great food and the island vibes of this wine festival. Open your palate to unique Linganore wines and take home a souvenir wine glass. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Rivershed Run @ Port City Brewing Company
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rivershed Run @ Port City Brewing Company | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Kick off your long weekend with a fast and flat run that starts in urban Alexandria, cools down through beautiful Cameron Run Park and finishes at the Port City Brewery. After the 5K, you will have earned your fair share of calories.  So, plan to stay for the ultimate Virginia Memorial Day BBQ. Live bluegrass all afternoon, All American food trucks with a pig roast, burgers and apple pie. All that and the release of Port City’s new Rivershed Ale. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.5K registration is $45.

Woodbridge Beer Fest @ Brew Republics Bierwerks
May 25 @ 11:00 am
Woodbridge Beer Fest @ Brew Republics Bierwerks | Woodbridge | Virginia | United States

This beer event is taking over the main drag of Woodbridge for the second year, filling it with beer, food and even wine. There will be 12 breweries providing the best of local and regional craft breweries, food vendors, live music and other entertainment. Want to stay late? The Brew Republic taproom will host an after party. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. Tickets start at $39.

Stone Carving at the Brewery @ New District Brewing Company
May 25 @ 2:00 pm
Stone Carving at the Brewery @ New District Brewing Company | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

New District Brewing Company has had paint nights and food pairings, but now it’s time for stone carving. Come in empty handed and walk out with a small stone creation made with your own two hands. The instructor will guide you through a class to give you the basics of stone carving while the brewery will provide plenty of beer to coax out your muse. 2 p.m. Tickets $30.