DC

Halfway to Halloween Party
Halloween isn’t right here but, however why not have a good time early? City-State Brewery is internet hosting the Halfway to Halloween Party with a lot of dancing, a dressing up contest, spooky distributors and tarot readings included. The occasion is on Friday, April 26.

Georgetown French Market
The twenty first annual open-air market is working from Friday, April 26, by way of Sunday, April 28, with more than 40 locally-owned boutiques, cafes, and galleries taking part. Expect dwell music, plus family-friendly actions like face portray and stilt-walkers.

Black Women in Food Summit
Eaton DC is internet hosting this weekend-long alternative for networking, studying and alternatives within the meals business. This is the second Black Women in Food Summit, and it’ll embody a keynote by Jamila Robinson, the editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit and Epicurious, plus all kinds of audio system who’re enterprise homeowners, authors, artwork administrators, journalists, critics, content material creators and extra. Tickets price $20 for {the marketplace} expertise solely or $350 for each {the marketplace} and the summit.

D.C. Chocolate Festival
For its seventh yr, La Maison Française on the Embassy of France is internet hosting a daylong celebration of all things chocolate. Tickets for the occasion on Saturday, April 27, begin at $25 for adults and are free for these below the age of 12.

Petworth PorchFest
On Saturday, April 27, locals within the Petworth neighborhood will open up their stoops to bands for the volunteer-led annual occasion often called Petworth PorchFest. Enjoy dwell music from greater than 200 bands on 90 porches at no cost.

Project Glow
On April 27 and 28, Project Glow returns with a lineup chock stuffed with well-known EDM artists, together with Zedd, Illenium, Rezz and extra. Hosted on the RFK Festival Grounds, the occasion nonetheless has tickets on the market, which vary from roughly $165 for a one-day normal admission go as much as roughly $325 for a two-day VIP go.

Spring Arts and Crafts Market
Looking for extra alternatives to buy domestically? More than 50 artists who dwell and work in Mount Pleasant and Northwest D.C. will promote their artworks and different artisanal crafts this Sunday, April 28, on the Spring Arts and Crafts Market.

Smithsonian Craft Show
Starting Wednesday, May 1, the National Building Museum is internet hosting the Smithsonian Craft Show. Expect a myriad artwork types and mediums featured, together with ceramics, jewellery, glass, steel and wearable artwork. The occasion runs by way of Sunday, May 5. Tickets differ in worth, however begin at $20 for normal admission.

Maryland

Ampl! fy: The Nature Issue
The Ampl! fy open mic is a month-to-month curated open mic showcase. This Friday, April 26, the theme might be all about nature. Tickets are pay-what-you-wish beginning at $5 or donating artwork provides for incarcerated ladies by way of FISTDC. The occasion is at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Maryland.

The Chuck Brown Band
The Chuck Brown Band goes to carry their go-go sound to The Collective Encore in Columbia, Maryland, this Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. Tickets begin at $35.

Annapolis Book Festival
The Annapolis Book Festival on Saturday, April 27, is sure for all kinds of writer panels, household and kids’s actions and dwell leisure. Expect meals vehicles and concessions supplied. The Annapolis, Maryland, occasion is free and open to the general public.

Cultural Arts Festival
In Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland, this free community arts festival at Creative Suitland Arts Center is ready to supply distributors, performances and refreshments which are native to Prince George’s County and the encircling areas. The occasion is on Saturday, April 27.

Virginia

ALX Jazz Fest Pop-Up at Party for the Arts
The Party for the Arts jazz occasion on Saturday, April 27, is free and open to the general public, situated at Canal Center Plaza in Alexandria, Virginia. The daylong occasion will function over 100 artists, together with music, dance and poetry, in addition to family-friendly art-making actions and video games.

BJ the Chicago Kid
After 4 mixtapes and one indie traditional, BJ the Chicago Kid is dropping his major-label debut on Motown, referred to as, “In My Mind.” Hear among the singer-songwriter’s works at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday, April 27. Tickets begin at roughly $35.

The Quintessential Loop Ride
Conte’s Bike Shop is internet hosting a casual-paced, 16-mile bike circuit that begins and ends on the National Landing store in Arlington, Virginia. All cyclists are welcome, however lights are required and bells are advisable. The occasion is on a number of dates, together with Monday, April 29.

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