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| Your Classic Weekend Highlights!|
Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am – Shine & the Moonbeams – Singer/songwriter Shawana Kemp and guitarist John Heagle's songs for kids fill a musical void in children's music. Kids' tunes are often overrun with enough energy to launch a spaceship, but Shine & the Moonbeams bring a more laid-back approach to their melodies with soothing R&B and soul. Best for ages 2 to 6. Location: Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, VA Information: (703) 255-1566 Cost: $10
Saturday, May 26, 8:00 pm – Zou Bisou Bisou – The French Embassy and Brightest Young Things team up for an enchanting evening of DJs, live music, comedy, burlesque and cocktails. Admission is open to everyone 18 and over. Location: Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW Washington, DC Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
Saturday, May 26, 2:00 pm – Washington Conservatory of Music Carousel Concerts – Parade music from a piano? Classical tunes from 12 feet of metal tubing? How about a guitar that can speak different languages? For this five-concert series, the Conservatory is taking common instruments and showing kids how varied and wonderful they can be. Location: Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD Information: (301) 320-2770 Cost: Free
Saturday, May 26, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm – Fenton Street Market – Visit over 60 vendors for anything from antiques and crafts to furniture and henna tattoos. Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veteran’s Place, Silver Spring, MD Information: (240) 504-1027 Cost: Free
Saturday, May 26, 5:45 pm – Bowie Baysox 1K Beer Run – Run three laps around the warning track and receive a free 12 oz. beer at the end of each lap. Location: Prince George’s Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy. Bowie, MD Information: (301) 805-6000 Cost: Free
Saturday, May 26, 2:00 - 7:00 pm – Eurovision Song Contest: Baku 2012 – The Grand Final of Europe's continent-wide performance spectacle will be broadcast live from Azerbaijan in high definition and on a big screen. Location: Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW Washington, DC Information: (202) 895-6776 Cost: $10; includes one free drink
Saturday & Sunday, May 26 – 27, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Delaplane Strawberry Festival - On tap are children's games, a petting zoo, hayrides and concerts, and food vendors selling crab cakes, funnel cake and strawberry sundaes. The only thing missing? Strawberry-picking. All the berries are pre-picked and ready for snacking. Location: Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln. Delaplane, VA Information: (540) 364-2772 Cost: $20 per car in advance; $25 at the gate
Saturday & Sunday, May 26 – 27, 1:30 and 4:00 pm – Rapunzel – This familiar tale has a slightly different twist: the witch isn't all that evil. In fact she is simply protecting Rapunzel from the evils of the world outside like any good parent. And like any true 16-year-old, Rapunzel is eager to see the world beyond her tower. Location: Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Bethesda, MD Information: (301) 280-1660 Cost: $11 - $22
Saturday - Monday, May 26 - 28 – Hometown Holidays – Dozens of concerts and shows play on eight stages across the Rockville Town Center, nearly 20 of the city's restaurants, from barbecue to baguettes, serve up samples ($1.25 per ticket) at the Taste of Rockville. Other events include a craft festival, games and activities for children and a Memorial Day parade Monday from 9 a.m. to noon complete with marching bands and fire trucks. Location: Rockville Town Center, North Washington St. and Middle Ln. Rockville, MD Information: (240) 314-8620 Cost: Free
Sunday, May 27, 7:00 and 10:30 pm – SpeakEasy – If you're spending Sunday nights at home in your jammies watching "Mad Men," here's a reason -- better yet, three -- to program the DVR: cocktails, a disco ball and one female impersonator who, if you close your eyes, you'd swear was Billie Holiday. Location: L’Enfant 2000 18th St. NW Washington, DC Information: (202) 319-1800 Cost: 7pm show $50 (includes three-course meal) 10:30 show $10 plus two drink minimum. Reservations required.
Monday, May 28, 1:00 – 6:00 pm – Memorial Day Jazz Festival – Featuring The Commodores, 1 p.m.; Marcus Johnson, 2:30 p.m.; Barbara Martin Trio with Liz Barnes, 3:30 p.m.; and Al Williams, 4:30 p.m. Barbecue, fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones and funnel cakes available or bring a picnic. Location: Waterfront Park, 1 The Stand, Alexandria, VA Information: (703) 746-5592 Cost: Free
Monday, May 28, 2:00 pm – The National Memorial Day Parade – This year's official National Memorial Day Parade honors the generation of veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn in Iraq over the past decade. All veterans of Iraq are invited to participate. Location: Constitution Ave. between 7th and 17th St. NW Washington, DC
Saturday, May 26, 7:00 pm – Washington Mystics vs. Tulsa Shock – Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW Washington, DC
Saturday, May 26, 7:30 pm – D.C. United vs. New England Revolution – RFK Stadium, 2400 South Capitol St. SE Washington, DC
Men in Black III (PG-13): Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
Chernobyl Diaries (R): Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.
Next Weekend: Taste of Georgetown