Aug
18
Sat
7th Annual Kegs and Corks Festival @ Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7th Annual Kegs and Corks Festival @ Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds | Crownsville | Maryland | United States

Head to the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds for a beer and wine festival featuring 16 craft breweries and 16 Maryland wineries along with great music, good food and a variety of arts and crafts vendors. 

Aug
23
Thu
LOCKN’ Festival @ Infinity Downs Farm
Aug 23 – Aug 26 all-day
LOCKN’ Festival @ Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington | Virginia | United States

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.

Aug
25
Sat
World Heritage Festival @ Ida Lee Park Recreation Center
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
World Heritage Festival @ Ida Lee Park Recreation Center | Leesburg | Virginia | United States

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.

Cigar, Bourbon and Beer Festival @ Fredericksburg Fairgrounds
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cigar, Bourbon and Beer Festival @ Fredericksburg Fairgrounds | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

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. 

Aug
30
Thu
Talk: Gregg Bordowitz in Conversation with Glenn Ligon @ National Gallery of Art
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm
Talk: Gregg Bordowitz in Conversation with Glenn Ligon @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Gregg Bordowitz, artist, writer, and professor, Low-Residency MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Glenn Ligon, artist

A book signing of Glenn Ligon: Untitled (I Am a Man) follows.

Sep
1
Sat
Virginia Scottish Games @ Great Meadow
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day
Virginia Scottish Games @ Great Meadow | The Plains | Virginia | United States

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. 

Library of Congress National Book Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sep 1 @ 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Library of Congress National Book Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

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.

Literacy & Lifestyle FOR THE WIN Festival @ Educare of DC
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Literacy & Lifestyle FOR THE WIN Festival @ Educare of DC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Foundation’s community event featuring:

  • STEM Lab
  • Eat, Play, Love
  • Beats, rhymes & Life
  • WonderFLY games
  • Brave Book Exchange
  • BetterFLY image Building
B.LIT The Black Literature Festival @ Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
B.LIT The Black Literature Festival @ Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center | North Brentwood | Maryland | United States

B.LIT is coming to Washington, DC! We are celebrating all types of milennial black literature including authors, writers, bloggers, spoken word artists, and many more. There will be music, performances, and interviews from some of the DMV’s most talented artists.

Sep
2
Sun
Lecture: Stanley Kubrick: The Irony of Feeling @ National Gallery of Art
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm
Lecture: Stanley Kubrick: The Irony of Feeling @ National Gallery of Art | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

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)