Crystal City’s summertime happy hour is back, opening a month early and announcing a new partnership with The Stand bringing food and beverage from local restaurants and an exciting live music lineup. Starting on May 4, each Friday from 5-9 pm, attendees can listen to live music from a variety of bands while enjoying local bites and drink.
What: Fridays at the Fountain
When: Every Friday May – October from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Crystal City Water Park – 1751 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Live Music Schedule:
May 4 Revelator Hill
May 11 Whiskey Pull
May 18 Zach Cutler & Friends
May 25 Gordon Sterling 3
June 1 Big Bad Juju
June 8 Mary El Band
June 15 Revelator Hill
June 22 Jonathan Sloane Trio
June 29 Holly Montgomery
July 6 The Jogo Project
July 13 The Jon Miller Band
July 20 Gordon Sterling and the People
July 27 Big Bad Juju
**Later dates to be announced**
Admission: 100% Free to enter, listen, and relax; food and drink for purchase (credit cards accepted) – $5 for beer/wine. $20 to join the Mug Club and receive a branded, reusable mug.
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 2-4 p.m. Grab your four-legged friend and high-tail it to Hillwood for an afternoon of Halloween fun on the Lunar Lawn. $13 adult (with 1-2 dogs), $8 Hillwood member (with 1-2 dogs), $5 child (ages 6-18), free for children under 6. www.HillwoodMuseum.org
Butler’s Orchard | 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Maryland
Join DC Fray at Butler’s Orchard for a spooky evening filled with music, games, and s’mores over a festive bonfire. You can cook your own hotdog over the fire and take advantage of all you can drink beer & wine. DC Fray’s Halloween Bonfire Party will be a little fun & a little frightening. It’s a Halloween bash, so dress up if you dare! Prizes will be given for the best costume. The undertaking will start promptly at 8pm. In order not to upset the local spirits, it’s best to show up on time. The party cannot start until everyone checks in. *Must be 21+
What you get:
- Bonfire party
- Best costume competition & prize
- All-you-can-drink beer and wine
- S’mores & hotdogs
- Music & DC Fray games
- DC Fray Event Squad making sure you have an amazing time
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is inviting friends and neighbors to stop by with their canine companions for Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treating with Puppy Kisses on Tuesday, October 30 in the hotel’s courtyard between 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Prizes, such as overnight stays, dinners and more, will be awarded to costumed dogs (with their people!). Categories include most creative, most adorable and funniest.
All dogs will be pawsatively treated to peanut butter doggie biscuits created by the Fairmont’s pastry team, and canine coolers will be strategically placed throughout the courtyard. Humans will enjoy Flying Dog Dogtober Fest Beers for only $5, and an available cash bar.
A “Puppy Kissing Booth” will allow guests to give and receive some love from the visiting puppies, all currently being raised by volunteer puppy raisers for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, with the goal of one day becoming a guide dog for a person with vision loss. Although Fairmont’s Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treating is free and open to the public, donations for puppy kisses will go to Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s Puppy Raising Program.
Those attending are asked to enter through the M Street walkway straight into the courtyard.
Morning at the Museum
Experience a sensory-friendly program for families of children with disabilities. The program includes early entrance into the museum, facilitated activities and a Take-a-Break Space. Registration Required. To learn more about the program or to register, contact Ashley Grady at NPGaccess@si.edu.
Light Up The Season is a family-friendly community fundraising event to benefit Children’s National to be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Four Season’s Hotel in Washington, DC. It is co-hosted by Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.
Who: Light Up The Season’s Second Annual Event
What: This event highlights collaborations between Children’s National patients and notable area designers and artists – 23 in all from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, see list below and in attached press release. Together, they will create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths, menorahs and artwork – all available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Children’s National. Activities for all ages include holiday cookie decorating, ornament making, musical performances and visits from Santa and Dr. Bear. Entertainment expert Penny Lyons of Lyonslifestyle will offer an exclusive presentation focused on her “making the ordinary extraordinary” approach to entertaining at home.
April McClain-Delaney, regulatory attorney and Washington Director of Common Sense Media, will serve as this year’s Light Up The Season Honorary Chair. McClain-Delaney is a longtime advocate for children. She has served on the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, was named an outstanding woman alumnae by Georgetown Law Center, is a John Carroll Society Awardee and is married to Maryland Congressman John Delaney.
Event Co-Chairs Shannon Burkhart, Susan Hayes-Long and Muffin Lynham are working closely with design advisors Barry Dixon, Lauren Liess and Frank Babb Randolph. High res images from last year’s inaugural event as well images of this year’s designers and patients are available upon request.
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
When: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12- 4 p.m.
Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets
Designers, florists and artists participating:
Jeff Akseizer, Akseizer Design Group
Jose Solis Betancourt and Paul Sherrill, Solis Betancourt
Molly Bruno, Molly Bruno Interiors, Molly Bruno
Susan Burke, Susan Burke Style
Iantha Carley, Iantha Carley Interiors
Suzie Clayton, Dalton Brody
Wendy Danziger, Danziger Design
Miriam Dillon and Hannah Bock, Barnes Vanze
Laura Dowling, Laura Dowling
Eve Faye, Farrow & Ball
Yvette Freeman, District Designers
Rachel and Charles Gang, Helen Olivia Flowers
Ashley Greer, Atelier Ashley Flowers
Sarah Hayes, Sarah Hayes Design
Liz Levin and Tess Finnegan, Liz Levin Interiors
Lauren and David Liess, Lauren Liess
Lanie Mann, Lanie Mann Art
Anna Mathews, Anna Mathews Interiors
Marika Meyer, Marika Meyer Interiors & Textiles
Claire Niermann and Eleanor Niermann, Niermann Weeks
Maggie O’Neill, Maggie O’Neill Fine Art
Sascha Roth, Urban Country
Roger Whyte, RJ Whyte Events
Metropolitan School of the Arts (Dance), The Georgetown Saxatones Acapella Group, Rhythmaya Dance (Bollywood Fusion) and Reggie Rice Comedy Illusionist. Popup shops include Dalton Brody, Julia Farr Boutique, Suzanne Designs, Whyte House Monograms, Christi Perez Designs, Sonya Flanagan, Mary Making Design, and Georgetown Paperie. The décor coordinator is Quintece Hill-Mattauszek.