Here are all the great events happening in the DMV this weekend!

Here is your weekend roundup for Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11.


New Chinese Acrobats | The Music Center at Strathmore | Friday

The New Chinese Acrobats are not like your usual circus. Their performance this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. will be stunning, giving you an opportunity to learn some Chinese history and make memories to last a lifetime. Find out more here.

Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival | Howard County Fairgrounds | Saturday, Sunday

There’s seriously nothing quainter! Spend the day browsing gorgeous hand-dyed yarns for your next project, watch local artisans at work, or just go to pet some adorable alpacas. Whatever your reason for attending, this annual festival will feature dozens of vendors selling crafts, food, and all types of fibers. Click here for all the info.

Eastern Shore Classic Dog Show | Salisbury | Wednesday–Sunday

If you love yourself a good dog show, head to Salisbury, Maryland, this weekend to watch some really fun dog exhibitors. Three different kennel clubs have come together to join forces and bring you five whole days of furry bliss. Get all the details here.

Washington, D.C.

Beetlejuice | The National Theater | Friday, Saturday, Sunday

There are still a couple more weekends left to go see this award-winning musical at The National Theater! Go this weekend and experience this strangely wonderful show, based on Tim Burton’s movie. It’s a great opportunity to catch it in D.C., because after November 18, it’ll be headed to New York City to make its Broadway debut. Tickets range anywhere from $54 to $114, and there will be 38 performances in total. Grab your tickets for Beetlejuice here.

The Emporiyum Food Festival | Union Market | Friday, Saturday, Sunday

One of the best food festivals of the year, Emporiyum will feature more than 90 vendors and food artisans that you’ll never be able to find at your run-of-the-mill grocery store. Taste a bunch of new things, but also stock up on some goodies for the holidays and maybe even purchase a few gifts for the food lovers in your life. It’s a great place to learn more about new types of cuisine. Learn more about what to expect here and pick up your tickets here.

Strike a Pose: Family Stories | The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery | Friday

Are you a writer? Do you want to be a writer? Well, then you should definitely not miss this cool writers’ workshop at The National Portrait Gallery this Friday. It’s a free workshop with tons of creative energy, from the exhibit, to the speakers, to the people that attend. You’ll have your next story idea in no time. Get all the details, as well as the low-down on other Smithsonian events this month, here.

Anastasia | Kennedy Center | Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Experience the hypnotic music and timeless story of Anastasia, a girl trying her hardest to unravel her memories. This classic tale is sure to enchant your entire family, especially if your kids loved the Disney version. The amazing new score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is the perfect counterpoint to playwright Terrence McNally’s storyline. The show is directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. Read all about it here.


A Taste of Senegal: Fall Feast | Hardison Hall at Westover Baptist Church | Saturday

Here is another international food festival to activate your taste buds. Come out to the festival in Arlington to partake in authentic and homemade Senegalese cuisine and drinks. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about traditional customs around eating and family time. The best part is that your ticket (which includes unlimited food samples) will help fund a school in Senegal. You can buy your tickets online here.

Arlington Family Campfires | Long Branch and Gulf Branch Nature Centers | Friday, Saturday

The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation will offer supervised bonfires, campfire stories, sing-alongs, and all the fixings for s’mores each night! Cost is only $5 per person, and registration is required. Click here for more info!

Alexandria Film Festival | Various Locales in Alexandria | Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

This year, the Alexandria Film Festival celebrating the work of independent filmmakers. Both free and ticketed screenings will be held along the Alexandria Waterfront, at the Beatley Central Library, and the AMC Hoffman Theater 22. Find out all the film titles and dates/times here.

What’s on your list this November weekend? If there is any event you’d like us to feature, please let us know in the comments below!


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