Looking for a few funs things to do this Cinco de Mayo weekend in and around Bethesda? Look no further; our weekend planner is here.
1.) Jim Sanborn Artist Talk
Where/When: 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo
Why Go: Listen in on an artist talk with renowned artist Jim Sanborn, the designer of the famed Kryptos sculpture at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Sanborn, a former resident artist at Glen Echo, will have his work on display at the park from May 5 through May 28. An opening reception for the exhibition will follow the talk.
Where/When: 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the
Why Go: Catch a book signing with E.L. James, author of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Then, take your copy of the book to for an $8 Grey Goose martini.
3.) Kentucky Derby/ Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser
Where/When: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at
Why Go: Catch jazz music from Jazz Nocturne, followed by rock from 2nd Sole. Proceeds from the sale of tickets to the Capital Jazz Fest in June will benefit
Where/When: Noon- 2p.m. Sunday, May 6, at
Why Go: The Co2 Runway is coming to Bethesda! Enjoy an event that combines fashion, food and music and catch a sneak preview of the Lilly Pulitzer summer line.
Price: Advance: $65 for adults, $35 for youth At the door: $100
Where/When: Dance lessons start at 8 p.m. and the party starts at 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at
Why Go: Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo-themed dance party set to swing, Latin and ballroom music.