Rosslyn Reads! Book Festival on Central Place Plaza @ Central Place Plaza
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Rosslyn Reads! Book Festival on Central Place Plaza @ Central Place Plaza | Arlington | Virginia | United States

There’s something for everyone at the Rosslyn Reads! Book Festival. The Rosslyn BID is partnering for the second year with Carpe Librum and the Arlington Public Library to bring this pop-up bookstore to the neighborhood for a one-day event. Browse thousands of used books, CDs, and DVDs for sale on Central Place Plaza, ranging from just $1-$8 (+taxes). All proceeds go to Turning the Page, a nonprofit organization that helps ensure students receive educational resources and a high-quality public education. This year, Rosslyn BID is featuring award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. From 7-11 p.m., enjoy live music by UltraFaux, tasty food trucks and a pop-up bar.

10:00 a.m.: Tunes & Tails (Family story time) organized by Arlington Public Library
4:00 p.m.: Magic of Zain
5:30 p.m.: Author Talk: Elaine Weiss, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
6:30 p.m.: Elaine Weiss Book Signing
7:00-10:00 p.m.: Live Music by UltraFaux + Food Trucks + Pop-up Bar

Awesome Con @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

The seventh annual Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, returns to DC’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The show is expected to unite over 80,000 fans over the three days, during which celebrities, artists, scientists and creators will engage with fans during hundreds of hours of programming and fascinating exhibits. Tickets are now available. Various times. Tickets $40-$150. Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, DC; www.awesome-con.com

DC Potter Crawl 2019 @ DC Potter Crawl 2019
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Calling all muggles, wizards, squibs and elves: grab your cloaks, brooms, owls and wands, and get ready for the Wizarding bar event of the year. They’re casting a spell on the best bars in Dupont Circle, so come celebrate the wonderful world of magic and wizardry. 2-10 p.m. Tickets $15. DC Potter Crawl 2019: Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; www.projectdcevents.com

DC Small Business Week 2019 @ Various Locations in Washington DC
May 5 – May 11 all-day
DC Small Business Week 2019 @ Various Locations in Washington DC
The first full week of May is National Small Business Week — CNHED is proud to work with our government agencies and the small business community to organize and promote events and activities in celebration of small business for the District’s own DC Small Business Week 2019!
Look out for The Heart of DC Promotional Program – Get a discount during Small Biz week from participating local small businesses by presenting the promotional card (print or digital) throughout the week. Click back at https://www.cnhed.org/policy-advocacy/smallbusiness/dc-small-business-week-2019-3-2-2/ to download.
Garrett County Celtic Festival @ Friendsville Town Park
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Garrett County Celtic Festival @ Friendsville Town Park | Friendsville | Maryland | United States

Sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and Garrett County Arts Council, come celebrate the cultural heritage of Celtic peoples from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Brittany and their influence on Appalachia with a daylong festival by the bonnie banks of the Youghiogheny River in the Town Park in Friendsville, Maryland. This is a family-friendly event featuring traditional and contemporary Celtic music, Irish and Scottish dancing, Highland athletes, Pipe & Drum bands, Clans, living history and educational presentations, Celtic Marketplace, Bairns (Children’s) activities area, and many activities planned throughout the day.

Within three hours of Washington, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, and only 15 minutes from the Deep Creek Lake resort area.

  • Free parking
  • Handicapped accessible and parking
  • Indoor and Outdoor venues
  • Rain or Shine