Get Out: Ideas for the Weekend
Check out our picks for fun things to do in Bethesda this weekend -- including Landon's famous azalea festival.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the best activities to hit, bars and restaurants to explore, and arts and entertainment choices.
Where/When: 7:30p.m. April 29 at the Strathmore
Why Go: Hear a group of eight electric guitarists perform live at the Strathmore.
Pricing: Visit Strathmore’s website for ticket pricing.
Where/When: 10a.m. to 5p.m. April 29 through May 1 at the Landon School
Why Go: Now in its 58th year, Landon school’s azalea festival is a chance to glimpse the school’s beautiful gardens as more than 15,000 azaleas reach their peak. Entertainment, a “Funland” with carnival games and boardwalk-style food, specialty boutiques, a plant sale and a 5K race and one-mile fun run are also in the works.
Pricing: General admission and parking are free.
Where/When: 7:30-9:30p.m. April 29 and April 30 at the Writer’s Center
Why Go: Using film footage and excerpts from Miles Davis’ recordings, Reuben Jackson – a poet, music critic and Writer’s Center workshop leader – will discuss a controversial period in the famed jazz musician’s career.
Where/When: noon-4p.m. April 30 at the Locust Grove Nature Center
Why Go: Bring the family to this celebration of trees and nature. The day will feature tree climbing, bucket rides, a native plant sale, and crafts.
Where/When: 11a.m. to 4p.m. April 30 at Glen Echo Park, 7300 Macarthur Blvd. in Glen Echo
Why Go: This celebration marks the opening of Glen Echo Park’s historic Dentzel carousel. Just $1.25 will buy you a ride on the carousel, and face painting, dance performances, magic shows, family dancing, and a youth art exhibition are also planned.