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


October 1, 2011
Jordan Schatz
Reporter/News Writer
Calendar of Events

Sept. 30-Oct. 2-Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival. 6-9 p.m. George Washington’s Estate and Gardens. Cost: $30. www.mountvernon.org or Call: 703-780-2000

Oct. 1-Taste of Bethesda. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE! Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle: (Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn Avenues.) For information: http://www.bethesda.com/events/taste-of-bethesda-2011.html

Oct. 1-Manassas Fall Jubilee.  10 a.m.-5 p.m. 9431 Historic Old Time Manassas, West Street, Manassas, VA. Information: http://historicmanassas.mymediaroom.com/wire/events

Oct. 1-Fall for Fairfax Festival. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Va. Information: www.fallforfairfax.com

Oct. 1-10-Big Apple Circus. “Dream Big.” Dulles Town Center. Routes 7 & 28, Dulles, Virginia.  Call: (888) 541-3750 Information: www.bigapplecircus.com

Oct. 1-18-Light Fantastic at Baltimore Inner Harbor. Laser Show at Inner Harbor Beams Hubble’s Heartbeat. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, Md. Information: www.mdsci.org

Oct. 1-18-Light House Challenge. Explore 10 of Maryland’s most historic lighthouses. Information: www.cheslights.org, www.challenge#cheslights.org Call: (410) 437-0741

Oct. 1-23-Trouble in Mind. Arena Stage 1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call: (202) 554-9066. Information:www.arenastage.org

Oct. 1-23-Maryland Renaissance Festival. 10 a.m-7 p.m. Open weekends. Crownsville, Maryland (Approx. 8 miles northwest of Annapolis).  Children 6 & under: FREE! Call: (800)296-7304. Information: www.rennfest.com

Oct. 1-23-The Heir Apparent. The Shakespeare Theatre Company. Lansburgh Theatre 450 7th St. Washington D.C Information: www.shakespearetheatre.org

Oct 1-30-Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. Information: www.kennedy-center.org

Oct. 1-30-Aladdin’s Luck. Tickets: $10-22. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, Md. Information: www.imaginationstage.org

Oct. 1-30-Parade. Ford’s Theatre, 511 Tenth St, NW, Washington, DC. Information: www.fordstheatre.org

Oct 1-30-Fright Fest at Six Flags America. Six Flags Halloween Celebration. Six Flags America, Largo, MD 20775. Information: www.sixflags.com/america

Oct. 2-Turkish Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Freedom Plaza, Washington D.C. Information: www.turkishfestival.org

Oct. 4-Pat Metheny with Larry Grenaider. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore. 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Contact: csr@strathmore.org

Oct. 4-Sunday Night NFL Football. New York Jets Vs. Baltimore Ravens. 8:20 p.m. M & T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md. Information and tickets: www.baltimoreravens.com

Oct. 4-9- South Pacific. Hippodrome Theatre.12 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Md. Information: www.france-merrickpac.com

Oct. 6-8-Norman. Presented by: Montreal-based company Lemieux Pilon 4D Art. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. Information: www.kennedy-center.org

Oct. 6-10-Annapolis Boat Show. Downtown Annapolis, Md. Information: www.usboat.com

Oct. 6-16-Baltimore Beer Week. Baltimore, Md. Information: www.baltimorebeerweek.com

Oct. 7-The Wood Brothers with Clay Cook. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap 1645 Vienna Rd. Vienna, VA.  Information: www.wolftrap.org

Oct. 8-10- Taste of D.C. Featuring over 80 restaurants. Between Penn. Ave and Ninth St., Washington D.C.  Information: www.thetasteofdc.org

Oct. 9-Army Ten-Miler. America’s biggest 10-mile race. 8 a.m. The Pentagon, Washington D.C. Information: www.armytenmiler.com

Oct. 9-Festa Italiana. Washington D.C. Italian Festival. 11:30 a.m-5:30 p.m. 3rd & F St. NW, Washington, D.C. Information: www.italianadc.com

Oct. 10-Nov. 6- A Bright New Boise. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street, NW, Washington, DC. Information: www.woollymammoth.net

Oct. 12-16-The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. Information: www.kennedy-center.org

Oct. 14-Tony Bennett in concert. 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E St NW, Washington, D.C. Information: www.warnertheatre.org

Oct. 14-Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band. $35 The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. Information: www.kennedy-center.org

Oct. 14-The Ahn Trio. Founder’s Day. 8 p.m. $40. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Vienna Rd. Vienna, VA. Information: www.wolftrap.org

Oct. 14-Bethesda Art Walk. Begins at Bethesda Metro Station. Information: www.bethesda.org or Call: (302) 215-6660.

Oct. 15-Rockville Antique & Classic Car Show. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, Md. Information: www.rockvillemd.gov

Oct. 15-Zach Brown Band. 7 p.m. Jiffy Lube Live. 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, VA. Information: www.jiffylubelive.pavilionbristow.com

Oct 15-Taste of Georgetown. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wisconsin Avenue, between M and South Street. Information: www.tasteofgeorgetown.com

Oct. 16-Martin Luther King National Memorial dedication.  9 a.m. Tidal Basin, National Mall, Washington D.C. Information: www.mlkmemorial.org

Oct. 16-NFL FOOTBALL: Philadelphia Eagles Vs. Washington Redskins. NFC East matchup. 1 p.m. FedEx Field, Washington D.C. Tickets and information: www.redskins.com

Oct. 16-NFL FOOTBALL: Houston Texans Vs. Baltimore Ravens. 1 p.m. M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md. Tickets and information: www.baltimoreravens.com

Oct. 19-Weird Al Yankovic. 8 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E St NW, Washington, D.C. Information: www.warnertheatre.org

Oct 21-23-Boo at the Zoo. The National Zoo, Washington D.C. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Information: www.nationalzoo.si.edu

Oct.23-24-Greenbelt Pumpkin Walk and Carving Festival.

Greenbelt, Md Information: www.greenbeltpumpkinwalk.com

Oct. 23-New Found Glory. 5:30 p.m. Rams Head Live, Power Plant Live, Baltimore, Md. 8 p.m. Information: www.ramsheadlive.com


Oct. 23-Nov. 2-Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival.  Washington DCJCC, 1529, 16th Street NW, Washington D.C Information: www.washingtondcjcc.org/litfest or Call: (202)777-3251.

Oct. 23-Girls with Guitars, WPOC Breast Cancer Fundraiser featuring Martina McBride. Hippodrome Theatre.12 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Md. Information: www.france-merrickpac.com

Oct. 23-The Civil Wars. $30. 8 p.m. The Lincoln Theatre. 1215 U St., Washington D.C. Information: www.thelincolntheatre.org

Oct. 25-Thich Nhat Hahn. 7:30 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E St NW, Washington, D.C. Information: www.warnertheatre.org

Oct. 28-Air and Scare. 2-8 p.m. Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport                                                          1493 Air & Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, Va. Information: www.nasm.si.edu

Oct. 29- Sting in concert. 8 p.m. DAR Constitution Hall. Washington D.C. 8 p.m. 887-686-5366 Information: www.dar.org

Oct. 29-John Oliver. 7:30 p.m. Warner Theatre, 13th and E St NW, Washington, D.C.                  Information: www.warnertheatre.org

Oct. 29-Fall Frolic in Glen Echo Park. 1-4 p.m. 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Md. Call:  (301) 634 -2222

Oct. 30-31-Day of the Dead Celebration. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                                                                        National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. & Independence Ave., SW. Washington, DC Information: www.nmai.si.edu Call: (202) 633-1000


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