Get Out: Rose Park Spring Celebration, Led Zeppelin Tribute Band & More
Need ideas to get your weekend going? Here's a snapshot of goings-on in Washington and Northern Virginia.
1. Metallica, Led Zeppelin and The Smiths/Morrissey tribute bands
When/Where: Battery (Metallica tribute) takes the stage at The State Theatre at 9 p.m. Thursday; Lez Zeppelin (all-female Led Zeppelin tribute) plays at 8:30 p.m. Friday at The State Theatre; and Spineless Swine (Smiths/Morrissey tribute) plays Galaxy Hut at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Why go: It's live music!
Cost: $15 to see Battery, $25 to see Lez Zeppelin and $5 to see Spineless Swine. Check the venues' websites for more info.
When/Where: Rose Park (tot lot) 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Why go: Petting zoo, facepainting, music and more!
Cost: Free, donations accepted.
When/Where: Every home on the tour will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday
Why go: The 81st annual Georgetown House Tour highlights historical, interesting, unique and idea-filled homes.
4. Fairfax Fine Art Festival
When/Where: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 11900 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax
Why go: Fairfax Corner hosts one of the top-rated art festivals in the country. More than 130 artists will have works on display, and more than 10,000 pieces of original art — including paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry and digital art — will be for sale.
Cost: Parking and admission are free.
5. 'Bell, Book and Candle'
When/Where: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Comedy Spot in Ballston Common Mall
Why go:"Bell, Book and Candle" is a romantic comedy about a witch who puts a love spell on a neighbor. The 1950s play also explores themes of intolerance.
When/Where: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library
Why go: All proceeds benefit the neighborhood library. There will be a large selection of children's books, fiction, non-fiction, history, and rare books, as well as DVDs and more!
Cost: Free to attend, buy what you like.