May
21
Sat
InfieldFest 2022 at the Preakness @ Pimlico Race Course
May 21 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Taking place on Saturday, May 21st, 2022, InfieldFest has a lineup of the biggest acts in dance music and hip-hop as part of Preakness 147.

InfieldFest will feature MTV Award-winning DJ and producer Marshmello, GRAMMY Award winners, The Chainsmokers, hip-hop sensation Moneybagg Yo, noted electronic DJ Frank Walker and more. Excerpts of InfieldFest performances will be shown on NBC during the live race day broadcast from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET.

“We are excited to bring an incredible lineup of entertainment back to Baltimore in one of the Preakness
Stakes greatest traditions with InFieldFest,” said Jimmy Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST
EXPERIENCE. “This year’s lineup features the biggest and most diverse talents in the music industry. We
will also have other exciting announcements celebrating the great history of the Preakness in Baltimore
soon.”

One of the most anticipated and celebrated annual sporting events, Preakness weekend features
two days of world-class Thoroughbred horse racing and entertainment. Past performers include Post
Malone, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Lorde, Wyclef Jean, Kygo, Sam Hunt, D-Nice, Diplo, and many more top
artists.

May
22
Sun
The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style Exotic Car Showcase @ King Street near Old Town Waterfront and Market Square area
May 22 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented by Burke & Herbert Bank makes its 3rd annual return on Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Event organizers are excited to welcome back Alexandria-based Burke & Herbert Bank as the presenting sponsor for this free single-day event which will feature an amazing collection of rare and unusual cars from around the world. The event will stretch across the 200 – 400 blocks of King Street, and the 100 blocks of North Royal and North Fairfax – around Market Square – in beautiful Old Town, Alexandria. Burke & Herbert Bank was the presenting sponsor for last year’s festival held in September. 

“We are delighted to support this wonderful community event taking place right here in our hometown”, said David P. Boyle, President & Chief Executive Officer of Burke & Herbert Bank.  “In addition to offering a fun, family-friendly outing for thousands of car and fashion enthusiasts across the region, the festival brings business to the local restaurants, boutiques, and merchants that make our hometown so special.  And perhaps most importantly, the festival proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations who support those in need in our community.

Given our ongoing commitment to supporting the communities in which we do business, this event is a great match for Burke & Herbert Bank.”

Event spectators will be able to view and enjoy dozens of rare and exotic cars up close. The event will include a mix of Grand Touring sports and racing cars from the 1950s through the 1980s, vintage motorcycles, and stunning and elegant modern-day exotic cars rarely seen in public. Along with the spectacle the cars are sure to be, the event will be elevated by a Fashion Demonstration led and emceed by celebrity stylist from “Say Yes to the Dress – Atlanta”, Monte Durham, from Alexandria’s Salon Monte. This year’s planned theme is celebrating style icon Jackie Kennedy Onassis. The festival includes live music provided by local musicians and displays and information from sponsoring companies and organizations.

The night before the Festival, The King Street High-Octane Ball will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This ticketed, dress-up event celebrates the “Style” element of Speed & Style and underscores the importance of style when amalgamated with exotic vehicles. Food prepared by local restaurants, wine, libation, live music, and a live auction, are key elements in this warmup to the big Festival the following day.

Proceeds will benefit USO Washington-Baltimore and Alexandria-based non-profits ALIVE!, and the Campagna Center. USO Washington-Baltimore provides much-needed support to America’s service members and their families. ALIVE! is dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger.  And the Campagna Center equips children and families with a comprehensive set of tools they need to thrive and succeed. Last year, The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donated $26,000 to local charities.

The event is free and open to all spectators and will take place rain or shine!

The 2019 inaugural event drew thousands of families, visitors, and car enthusiasts from across the region to view the array of high-performance and racing vehicles. The event returned in September 2021 over Labor Day weekend after COVID delayed the festival four times.  The festival is the brainchild of Rick Myllenbeck who is a co-owner of Sonoma Cellar, a restaurant and wine tasting room based in Old Town. The team producing the event are Alexandria vintage car collectors, experts, and enthusiasts who volunteer their time to coordinate this event.

EVENT DETAILS

What: 3rd Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style presented by Burke & Herbert Bank

When: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Where: King Street near Old Town Waterfront and Market Square area

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Website: https://www.festivalspeedstylealex.com/

Cost: Free

Weather Plan: Rain or shine

Jun
4
Sat
Paws on the Plaza: A Pet Event @ Tysons Corner Center Plaza
Jun 4 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Paws on the Plaza: A Pet Event

Saturday, June 4, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Plaza

Paws on the Plaza invites the Tysons community out to celebrate a day devoted to their furry friends. Event activities include a dog park and doggie splash pad, beer garden (for the humans), pet vendors, free caricatures of your pet, giveaways, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Jun
8
Wed
Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Ceremony at the Fairmont @ Fairmont - Georgetown
Jun 8 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

For those who are not able to travel to the UK for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee this June, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is holding a Jubilee ceremony on Wednesday, June 8. The event will honor Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, who this year became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

            Beginning at 4pm, in the hotel’s courtyard, guests will enjoy a ceremonial celebration featuring an authentic Scottish bagpiper, a champagne sabering and slices of a cake fit for a queen.

            Executive Pastry Chef A.J. Thalakkat will create an impressive, towering cake to honor Queen Elizabeth, and will share slices with guests as they toast her majesty with a taste of sabered champagne.

All guests donning festive hats or fascinators will be eligible to win prizes for most authentic, fabulous and over-the-top – prizes awarded at 5pm.   Cocktails are available for purchase, and Life-sized cutouts of the Royals will create perfect photo opportunities.  No reservations are necessary for Fairmont’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration.

Picnic Theatre Company: The Manchurian Candidate @ Dumbarton House
Jun 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join Picnic Theatre Company on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday June 8th, 9th, and 10th when it returns to historic Dumbarton House garden with The Manchurian Candidate!

TICKETS ($18): dumbartonhouse.ticketleap.com/picnic-theater-company-the-manchurian-candidate/ (Proceeds benefit Dumbarton House museum preservation and education programs.)

The Manchurian Candidate is a neo-noir, psychological thriller about the infiltration of the American political system by Russian agents during the Cold War.

Released in 1962 at the height of U.S.-Soviet tensions during the Cuban Missile crisis, The Manchurian Candidate has been described as “a classic bland of satire and political thriller that was uncomfortably prescient in its own time, and remains distressingly relevant today.” In this stage adaptation, a decorated U.S. Army sergeant returns from the Korean War to the frenzy of the McCarthy era in Washington DC, suffused with witch-hunting and anti-Communist paranoia, as counterintelligence agents seeks to unravel an international conspiracy aimed at the heart of American democracy.

2715 Q Street NW, Washington DC (Georgetown)

6pm Picnic/Drinks, 7pm Show

Directed by Steve Rochlin

Cast:
Sara Cook • Nova Daly • Ali Dukakis • Robert Gerber • Chaitan Jain • Suvi Jarvela-Hagstrom • Charles Kovatch • Nihal Krishan • Alexa Newlin • Antonio Olivo • Kevin Rooney • Adam Ruben • Jayne Sandman • Christina Sevilla • Hugo Verges • David White

Jun
9
Thu
Picnic Theatre Company: The Manchurian Candidate @ Dumbarton House
Jun 9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join Picnic Theatre Company on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday June 8th, 9th, and 10th when it returns to historic Dumbarton House garden with The Manchurian Candidate!

TICKETS ($18): dumbartonhouse.ticketleap.com/picnic-theater-company-the-manchurian-candidate/ (Proceeds benefit Dumbarton House museum preservation and education programs.)

The Manchurian Candidate is a neo-noir, psychological thriller about the infiltration of the American political system by Russian agents during the Cold War.

Released in 1962 at the height of U.S.-Soviet tensions during the Cuban Missile crisis, The Manchurian Candidate has been described as “a classic bland of satire and political thriller that was uncomfortably prescient in its own time, and remains distressingly relevant today.” In this stage adaptation, a decorated U.S. Army sergeant returns from the Korean War to the frenzy of the McCarthy era in Washington DC, suffused with witch-hunting and anti-Communist paranoia, as counterintelligence agents seeks to unravel an international conspiracy aimed at the heart of American democracy.

2715 Q Street NW, Washington DC (Georgetown)

6pm Picnic/Drinks, 7pm Show

Directed by Steve Rochlin

Cast:
Sara Cook • Nova Daly • Ali Dukakis • Robert Gerber • Chaitan Jain • Suvi Jarvela-Hagstrom • Charles Kovatch • Nihal Krishan • Alexa Newlin • Antonio Olivo • Kevin Rooney • Adam Ruben • Jayne Sandman • Christina Sevilla • Hugo Verges • David White

Jun
10
Fri
Picnic Theatre Company: The Manchurian Candidate @ Dumbarton House
Jun 10 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join Picnic Theatre Company on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday June 8th, 9th, and 10th when it returns to historic Dumbarton House garden with The Manchurian Candidate!

TICKETS ($18): dumbartonhouse.ticketleap.com/picnic-theater-company-the-manchurian-candidate/ (Proceeds benefit Dumbarton House museum preservation and education programs.)

The Manchurian Candidate is a neo-noir, psychological thriller about the infiltration of the American political system by Russian agents during the Cold War.

Released in 1962 at the height of U.S.-Soviet tensions during the Cuban Missile crisis, The Manchurian Candidate has been described as “a classic bland of satire and political thriller that was uncomfortably prescient in its own time, and remains distressingly relevant today.” In this stage adaptation, a decorated U.S. Army sergeant returns from the Korean War to the frenzy of the McCarthy era in Washington DC, suffused with witch-hunting and anti-Communist paranoia, as counterintelligence agents seeks to unravel an international conspiracy aimed at the heart of American democracy.

2715 Q Street NW, Washington DC (Georgetown)

6pm Picnic/Drinks, 7pm Show

Directed by Steve Rochlin

Cast:
Sara Cook • Nova Daly • Ali Dukakis • Robert Gerber • Chaitan Jain • Suvi Jarvela-Hagstrom • Charles Kovatch • Nihal Krishan • Alexa Newlin • Antonio Olivo • Kevin Rooney • Adam Ruben • Jayne Sandman • Christina Sevilla • Hugo Verges • David White

Jun
13
Mon
Food & Friend Honoring Our Heroes Gala @ Marriott Marquis
Jun 13 @ 6:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Food & Friends is proud to host a jubilant tribute to the healthcare, social services, and restaurant professionals who kept our community safe during a global health crisis.

Honoring Our Heroes will take place at the Marriott Marquis on Monday, June 13, 2022, with a cocktail reception at 6:15 p.m. and a dinner and program at 7:00 p.m. The event will bring together hundreds of leaders, volunteers, supporters, and community champions to recognize the extraordinary contributions of eight frontline changemakers who worked tirelessly to serve our community as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

Event tickets and sponsorship opportunities can be found at https://foodandfriends.org/engage/honoring-our-heroes/.

The event will raise essential operating funds to support the continuing work of Food & Friends, which provides home-delivered medically tailored meals and nutrition therapy to adults, children and families living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

“Honoring Our Heroes is a celebration of the resilience, creativity, and determination of frontline workers over the past two years—the staff and volunteers of Food & Friends, and others who provided food, healthcare, and education.” said Carrie Stoltzfus, executive director of Food & Friends. “We are honoring leaders who selflessly transformed the darkest moments of the pandemic into opportunities to sow compassion. We have designed a celebration worthy of this triumphant moment, and the historically incredible people who got us here. Each honoree represents the core values of Food & Friends and exemplifies our mission to improve the lives and health of those around us. After more than two years of challenge and distance, Honoring Our Heroes is the event we’ve all been waiting for.”

The evening will honor:

  • Chief Oluwafunmike Omasere, Battalion Chief DC Fire and EMS
  • Chef Teresa Padilla and Geraldine Mendoza, Co-Founders of Taqueria Xochi
  • Dominique Foster, 2022 D.C. Teacher of the Year, and Community Organizer at Friendship Public Charter School
  • Alvin Chen and Jeffrey Naber, Core Volunteers at Food & Friends
  • Reba Miller, BSN, RN, JD, SCRN, ICU Nurse at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Dr. Bruno Petinaux, Chief Medical Officer at George Washington University Hospital

In unique ways, each of these leaders embodies the spirit of Food & Friends’ commitment to providing life-sustaining nourishment to our neighbors in need. As individuals, they touched the lives and elevated the spirits of community members across the region. Together, they offer an expansive vision of what it means to serve others.

For more information about Food & Friends, go to https://foodandfriends.org/

Jun
14
Tue
Safe Space NOVA’s Once Upon a Prom (and Party) @ The St. James Sports, Wellness and Entertainment Complex
Jun 14 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Safe Space NOVA is pleased to announce its inaugural Once Upon a Prom (and Party). The local nonprofit organization benefiting LGBTQIA+ youth is hosting the inclusive prom on June 14 at The St. James Sports, Wellness and Entertainment Complex from 7-11 p.m. This Student Ambassador organized Pride Prom is unique in that it combines Action (LGBTQ+ advocacy), Compassion (mental health providers will be on call for the event and a quiet board game room will be available), Education (local affirming organizations will be on hand sharing information), and Celebration (it’s a prom and party, after all!).

The event is open to all students (grades 9-12) in Northern Virginia and the surrounding region (e.g., Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.). High school attendees may bring one invited guest aged 20 and under. Admission includes food, drink, photography, and prom swag. The prom will also include a live DJ, dancing, suspended ropes course, rock climbing, local vendors, trampolines, door prizes, drag shows, and much more.

Who: Safe Space NOVA

What: Once Upon a Prom (and Party)

When: Friday, June 24, 2022

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Where: The St. James

6805 Industrial Rd

Springfield, VA 22151

Tickets: https://www.cognitoforms.com/SafeSpaceNOVA/OnceUponAProm Door Prize Donations: https://www.myregistry.com/event-website/safe-space-nova-alexandria-va/3239750/welcomemessage

Jun
26
Sun
3rd Annual “Premier Drams” @ Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jun 26 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
On Sunday, June 26, the award-winning Washington, DC whiskey mecca Jack Rose Dining Saloon and owner Bill Thomas will once again host their very own whiskey festival: the 3rd Annual “Premier Drams” – a celebration of cask-strength, new and rare. Self-described as “not your typical whisk(e)y festival,” this afternoon tasting will feature 15+ curated stations of unique bourbons, ryes, scotches and international whiskeys, plus new bottle unveilings, blind tastings, craft cocktails, distiller meet-and-greets and more from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Jack Rose’s 3rd annual event was actually planned for April 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Owner/collector Bill Thomas is thrilled to be able to bring back the popular tasting festival this year.
All three floors of Jack Rose will play host to the massive festival, which sold out in two weeks its previous year, inviting hundreds of whiskey lovers near and far to taste oddities reaching beyond the basic bottles found on liquor store shelves. Distillers such as Kentucky’s Willett, Wilderness Trail, Bardstown Barrel Company and New Riff, and Charleston, SC’s High Wire will bring special barrel picks; while scotch-lovers can taste cask-strength single malts hand-picked by Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Single Cask Nation. Attendees can also explore the world through whisk(e)y, with tastings of international expressions hailing from Japan and India.
Jack Rose’s award-winning bar team will create specially crafted whiskey cocktails for guests, and hors d’oeuvres will be passed throughout the afternoon.
“The festival grew so much from our initial event in 2018, and each year just gets better and better. Tickets have sold out within weeks both years, and we constantly have guests telling us it’s the best whiskey festival they’ve ever been to,” says owner Bill Thomas. “The quality of the whiskey these distilleries and brands bring is incredible, and this year’s Premier Drams will continue to ‘wow’.”
“This year, we’re looking forward to an expanded blind tasting with some incredible prizes, and bringing some new exhibitors on board like the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) and Single Cask Nation. It’s the one time every year when you can find some of the best distilleries in the world all in one room, with beyond-baseline bottles to try.
“Of course, our festival is different from anything else. We’re shining the light on hidden gems — rarities you can’t try anywhere else, cask-strength expressions straight from barrel to bottle, limited-edition releases, brand-new products on the market, never-released barrel samples, you name it. But it’s also affordable, one of the best deals out there for the true whisk(e)y lover.”
Tickets to Jack Rose’s 3rd Annual “Premier Drams” whisk(e)y festival are $145/person (excluding tax & gratuity), which includes tastings at each whiskey station, plus craft cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a souvenir Glencairn glass and more. Tickets can be purchased through Tock at https://www.exploretock.com/jackrosediningsaloon/event/338298/3rd-annual-premier-drams-whiskey-festival.
The 3rd Annual “Premier Drams” takes place on Sunday, June 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the building. The full lineup will be announced in May 2022. For more information, please visit www.jackrosediningsaloon.com or call 202-588-7388.
WHO:              Jack Rose Dining Saloon
WHEN:           Sunday, June 26, 2022
                       1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE:          Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th Street NW
                       Washington, DC 20009

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  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Celebrates “National Cookie Month” in Washington DC with “Sweet Rides” for Amtrak Passengers.

    DoubleTree by Hilton is teaming up with Amtrak to delight travelers by giving DC and Baltimore-area communters a “sweet” surprise for National Cookie Month. On Thursday, October 8, DoubleTree by Hilton and Amtrak tam members will give away the hotel brand’s signature chocolate chip cookie and walnut cookies along select Amtrak trains for Washington, DC Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station.

    Travelers and fans around the world are also invited to share a photo or story from the own “sweet” DoubleTree by Hilton experience using #CookieCare for the chance to win a variety of rewards, ranging from free cookies to hotel stays.

    The “sweet rides” are part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s Cookie Car program, which celebrates the brand’s global commitment to delivering the “little things” that enhance guests’ travel experiences.

    WHEN/WHERE:
    Amtrak Northeast Regional Routes from Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
    Thursday, October 8, 2015
    11:30 AM -6:00 PM

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