WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAY
Apr 14, DC: Direct from Broadway and London’s West End, National Theatre asks: What if the Beatles had reunited 10 years after their break-up? Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles answers that question, and brings you the show you never got to see. While the first half of theatrical performance features favorites from their career, the all new second half imagines a world in which the Beatles re-united.
Apr 15, DC: The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the fourth annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event and the official closing of the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival. For a taste of local D.C., celebrate the Anacostia River and take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in our bike parade, play lawn games with your family and experience Southeast D.C.’s local arts scene!
Apr 15, DC: The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is thrilled to host members of the National Symphony Orchestra for a free, engaging musical performance for all ages, followed by Musical Instrument Petting Zoos!
Apr 13-May 20, DC: Eowyn Ivey’s debut novel The Snow Child, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is reborn as a magical new musical with a bluegrass-infused score proudly presented by the Arena Stage.
Now-Apr 15, DC: Shen Yun's performs at the Kennedy Center, showcasing it's unique artistic vision and expanding the theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
Apr 14, DC: One of DC’s largest spectator events, the parade runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival.
Apr 14, DC: The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the United States and is proud to be the grand finale of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Performers and vendors travel from all over the country and the world to Washington, DC to share their love of Japanese culture and traditions with the Festival attendees.
Apr 14, DC: The DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 ended slavery in Washington, DC, freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate. It is this legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought to make it a reality, that we commemorate every April 16, DC Emancipation Day.
Opening April 14, DC: A stable place to call home is one of the best predictors of success. Yet, each year more than 2.4 million Americans, most of them low-income renters, face eviction. While it used to be rare even in the poorest neighborhoods, forcible removal has become ordinary, with families facing eviction from the most squalid, barely inhabitable apartments. This phenomenon exposes not only income inequality in America, but also the growing separation between the built environments of the rich and the poor. The National Building Museum announces a new, ground-breaking exhibition exploring the causes and impacts of eviction.
Apr 13, Frederick: On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before is a mystery. Rife with humor and political jabs, The Mountaintop explores what may have transpired in those overnight hours between M.L.K. Jr. and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. Now, 50 years after his death, glimpse the human side of a civil rights legend in this Olivier Award winner for Best New Play, presented in a unique radio-theater style.
Apr 14-15, Westminster: Head to the Agriculture Cent for the 20th Annual Carroll County Home Show. Meet with local contractors, price out a new shed, see if water filtration or protective doggy fencing is for you, and more. Every type of service imaginable will be on hand to give you fabulous ideas for your home.
Apr 14, St. Michaels: Join us for a beautiful weekend celebrating the tens of thousands of daffodils planted and displayed in the historic, waterfront town of St. Michaels, Maryland.
Apr 14, Annapolis: DC United will host the Columbus Crew at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, prior to the completion of Audi Field, the United's new home complex.
Apr 14, Baltimore: Journey from the grace and power of ballet to the color and flair of flamenco in this program of iconic dance repertoire. This concert is highlighted by performances by Nicole Kelsch and Mark Andrew McCormack from the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and professional flamenco dancer Anna Menendez. The program includes Bizet's Carmen Suite, Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite and Strauss' The Blue Danube Waltz.
Apr 14-21, Baltimore: Light City is the nation's only large-scale international light and ideas festival. Immerse yourself in the light and art. Explore the neighborhoods. Challenge your perspectives in the Labs@LightCity. Experience Baltimore's brilliance.
Apr 14-15, LaurelL the Gardens Figure Skating Club presents their Spring Show. The Patrick rink is transformed into an undersea kingdom where adventures begin for the Little Mermaid after she is permitted to swim to the surface for the first time to glimpse the world above.
Apr 14, Monkton: One of Maryland’s oldest and most competitive days of timber racing will be run this weekend. Since 1909, this exciting day of equestrian sport has marked the beginning of spring in the Harford County countryside! In addition to the races, guests will enjoy live bluegrass music, food vendors and horse-themed merchandise tents and exhibits. The paddock, where horses are paraded before the jockeys are mounted, is open to the public.
Apr 14-21, Baltimore: Bizarre creatures, terrifying visions of the past and heart pounding horrors return this spring for Baltimore's 3rd annual Light City! Locally inspired, historically themed and scary as hell, The Nevermore Haunt is unlike any haunted house you've ever seen.
Apr 13-15, Baltimore: Frankie Moreno returns to the BSO performing hits by Sinatra, Elvis, The Beatles and more with his signature blend of rock, soul and swing. Twice named “Las Vegas Headliner of the Year,” Frankie has been wowing audiences from coast to coast, performing his own brand of Rock 'n’ Roll.
Now-Apr 15, DC: The Washington Ballet closes its Kennedy Center season with a program of ballets from three renowned master choreographers—George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, and Jerome Robbins.
Apr 14, DC: Local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon of music, dance, and poetry that brings together neighbors, business owners, and artists in a casual and fun display of creative expression! Through the years, Rhode Island Avenue NE has been home to a variety of live music venues. Porch Fest continues that tradition as local porches and stoops are transformed into stages for an afternoon.
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