Jam band fans: it may not get better than this. Two nights and four sets of Dead & Company, and three nights of awesome music from Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lettuce, Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, Foundation of Funk and so much more. The stellar lineup is only matched by the beautiful setting in the mountains of Virginia. Various times.
The one and only National Mall’s Around The World Cultural Food Festival is bringing you on August 25th at Ida Lee park in Leesburg, VA, the World Heritage Festival. There are several food vendors who will showcase only ethic food from countries like Colombia, India, Lebanon, Peru, Thai and of course US. Fresh smoothies and traditional beverages will also be included in their menus.
Join for an amazing day of cigars, bourbon and craft beer. Hogshead Cigar Lounge will be showcasing all kinds of different cigars from their lounge, as well as have representation from the following cigar brands at our festival; Perdomo, Fartello and Romeo y Julieta. They will be showcasing Bourbons from all across the country and some from right here in Virginia. This portion of the event is sponsored in part by Brown-Forman. Check out some of their fine spirits they offer like Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve and Old Forester. They will have 20 craft beers from our local Fredericksburg Breweries sampling some of their award-winning beers.
You can wear a kilt and bring your dog! The Scottish Games are one of the few places inside the Commonwealth where you can experience authentic Scottish culture and traditions, including spectacular highland dancers, bagpipes, adorable Scottish dogs, cool British cars and sheep herding. Gates open at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
Readers of all ages will find familiar authors, illustrators and poets at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival. The 18th annual festival will feature a diverse lineup of 115 authors – including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, novelist Amy Tan, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith and two-time Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo.
Robert Kolker, lecturer. The cinema of Stanley Kubrick is occasionally criticized as cold or distant. The images and the stories his films tell, however, speak to a deeply held and ironically expressed passion, a level of feeling that the viewer has to seek out or be open to. This lecture is illustrated by numerous clips from Kubrick’s films. Interestingly, his work frequently references specific works of art.
Following the lecture is a book signing of Robert Kolker’s The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema. (60 minutes)