Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week will take place at participating restaurants, August 13-19. Some 250 restaurants will participate in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The affordable menus offered throughout the region will include $35 dinner, $22 lunch, and $22 brunch. New restaurants in the region will participate alongside established destinations, so diners can enjoy “some of the best dishes in metropolitan Washington at a great price and explore the award-winning culinary scene that metropolitan Washington offers.”
Brookside Gardens is presenting the annual Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit thru September 16. As visitors enter the South Conservatory, they are “surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia soaring among colorful flowers and going about their business of drinking nectar and looking for others of their kind. Visitors learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens.”
The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park is presenting Snow White & the 7 Dwarves thru August 5.“When Snow White meets seven vertically-challenged bachelors, she discovers that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that friendship and teamwork make any challenge smaller. "Based on the Grimm fairytale, this production takes the Puppet Co.’s usual sideways view of the popular story, giving it timeliness and humor for adults as well as kids.”
The show is recommended for ages: 4 years old – adult.
Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park is presenting a world premiere play titled Tinker Bell, directed by Nick Olcott, thru August 20.The story is based on the works of Sir J. M. Barrie, as adapted for the stage by Patrick Flynn.The tale of Peter Pan is told from Tinker Bell's point of view."A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook. The show is recommended for all ages.
Adventure Theatre MTC & New York City’s Children’s Theatre will present a musical titled Blueberries for Sal, based on the book by Robert McCloskey & directed by Jess Jung, at Glen Echo Park, September 21-October 21.Written by Sandra Eskin and Michael J. Bobbitt, the show has Book, Music and Lyrics by William Yanesh. The musical is about an adventure of a bear and a little girl on Blueberry Hill.It’s recommended for all ages.
Imagination Stage in Bethesda is presenting You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, which is based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, in the Lerner Theatre, thru August 12. The hit Off-Broadway musical is directed by acclaimed playwright and director Aaron Posner & features Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, and Schroeder. They “sing and dance their way through the timeless struggles of childhood.”This is considered an ideal family outing for the young and young at heart!
The Maryland Renaissance Festival will take place in Crownsville, MD on select days, August 25-October 21.The unique outdoor entertainment experience draws patrons from all over the world. The festival is a crafts show as well as an entertainment venue. The pretend setting is Revel Grove in Oxfordshire, England in the year 1527, when King Henry VIII, his wife, Queen Katherine, and his future wife Anne Boelyn come to visit.Patrons can “see the Royal visitors,” stroll wooded paths; shop for unique, handcrafted gifts; let the kids play in the free children’s area, and enjoy many other entertainments and dining options.
Takoma Park Folk Festival will take place on September 16 at Takoma Park Middle School in Takoma Park, MD. The Festival is an event by and for the community of Takoma Park, as well as the greater Washington, DC area.