May 2011 – Calendar of Events – 50 Fun Things to Do in DC


May 3, 2011
Jordan Schatz
Reporter/News Writer
Calendar of Events

Featured Event:

Women Back to the Future (featuring Kate Campbell Stevenson)

Sunday, May 15, 5:30-7:00pm

Busboys and Poets @ 5th & K

Washington, DC 20001

Ticket: $25/person (tickets will not be sold at the door)

Buy Your Ticket Here!

April 29-May 1. Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD.

May 1-21-Liberty Smith. Ford’s Theatre. 511 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 347-4833.

May 1-Cinco de Mayo Festival. Noon-6 p.m. National Mall

May 1- Inspector. The Barns at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m.

May 2-An Evening with Dave Crosby and Graham Nash. Music Center at Strathmore. 8 p.m. 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD. (301) 581-5100

May 3-8- J.D. Lawrence presents: I’ll Always Love My Mother. Warner Theatre. 513 13th street, NW, Washington D.C. 800-551-7328.

May 5-8-Maryland Film Festival. Baltimore, MD.

May 5-11- James Taylor. Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Baltimore, MD. Baltimore, MD. 8 p.m.

May 6-Mother’s Day Music Fest: Keith Sweat & the OJays. DAR Constitution Hall. Washington D.C. 9 p.m. 887-686-5366

May 6-June 19-John Grisham’s A Time to Kill Arena Stage 1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. 202-554-9066.

May 6-Garden Fest: Celebrating the American Garden Experience. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Smithsonian Gardens. (202)-633-1000

May 6-7-Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Rain or Shine) Washington National Cathedral (Intersection of Wisconsin and Massachusetts)

May 7-KC Jazz Club: Yotam Silberstein with Special Guest Roy Assaf. 7:30 p.m. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

May 7-Growing Up Gullah: Dorothy Browner-Hubler. Annacostia Community Museum. 1901 Fort Place S.E.Washington, DC. Call: (202)-633-4844

May 7- 83rd Annual Georgetown Gardens Tour. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call: (202)-965-1950

May 7-National Train Day. Union Station, Washington D.C.

May 7-Family Day: Space Day. Air and Space Museum. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free!

May 7- June 19-Follies. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

May 7-24-Passport DC: Open Houses at Washington D.C. Embassies.

May 8- Free Mother’s Day Tour at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Noon-5 p.m. 138 N. Royal Street Alexandria, VA. (703) 746-4242

May 12-Afgan Star. S. Dillon Ripley Center. 1100 Jefferson Dr, SW, Washington D.C.

May 12-14-NSO Pops: Jon Secada & Tito Puente Jr. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

May 13-Art/Poetry: Bill Berkson & Cole Swenson. 7:30 p.m. Corcoran Gallery of Art. 500 17th Street NW, Washington D.C. (202) 639-1700

May13- Phillips Collection’s Annual Gala. The Phillips Collection. 1600 21st Street, NW, Washington D.C. (202) 387-2151

May 13-Andaluciacrete. Lincoln Theatre. 1215 U St. NW, Washington D.C.

May 13-The Anti-Social Network. DAR Constitution Hall. Washington D.C. 8 p.m. 887-686-5366

May 13-15-Langley AFB Airshow. Langley Air Force Base

May 13-17-Mt. Vernon Wine Festival & Sunset Tour. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $30.

May 14-Wine at Wolf Trap. 6 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap 1645 Vienna Rd. Vienna, VA.

May 14-15-National Harbor Food and Wine Festival. Noon- 6 p.m.

May 15-Inside Media: American Political Cartoons. Newseum. 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001. (888) 639-7386

May 18-Author Talk and Book Signing: James Swanson. Portrait Gallery. Call:(202) 633-8300

May 18-22-The Washington Ballet’s Carmen. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004.

May 19-21-16th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

May 20- Concerts from the Library of Congress. Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 8 p.m.

May 21-136th Preakness Stakes. Pimlico Race Track.

May 21- DC101 Chili Cook-off. RFK Stadium Grounds, Washington D.C. 1-(800)-551-SEAT

May 21-Gaithersburg Book Festival. May 21. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall.

May 21-Inside Media: Carol Joynt. Newseum. 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001. (888) 639-7386

May 21-22-Chesapeake Bay Blue’s Festival. Sandy Point State Park. Annapolis, MD. 10:30 a.m-8 p.m. Call: (410)-257-7413

May 22-Taste of Arlington. Noon-5 p.m. Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA.

May 23- The Cars. 9:30 Club. Washington, DC. 7 p.m.

May 25 & 27-Blue Angels Air Show. Annapolis, MD.

May 25-28- New Kids on the Block and the Back Street Boys. 1st Mariner Arena. Baltimore, MD. 7:30 p.m.

May 26-27- America. The Birchmere Music Hall. 3071 Mt. Vernon Ave, VA 22305. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.

May 27-A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 1645 Vienna Rd. Vienna, VA.

May 28-30-2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships. M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore MD.

May 30-June 26-Boot Candy. Woolley Mammoth Theatre Company. 641 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. 202-393-3939.

May 31-June 5-Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Concert Hall. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.



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