WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Thursday, May 22
6:00 - 8:30 PM, Young Professionals Driving Range Socials at East Potomac Park Golf Course, 972 Ohio Dr. SW. Specials on balls & drinks; free club rental, info.
6:30 - 9:00 PM, 3 Star Ball: Party With A Purpose at Rooftop at the National Association of Realtors, 500 New Jersey Ave. NW. $75, live music, DC-themed hors d'oeuvres, and open bar, info.
7:00 PM, Deleted Scenes (Official Album Release/Homecoming Celebration) at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $13, info.
Friday, May 23
5:00 - 8:30 PM, Jazz in the Garden DC Summer Concert Series 2014 at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, 700 Constitution Ave. NW. Free, info.
10:00 AM, The Capital Wheel Opening at National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St. National Harbor. Soaring 180-feet above the Potomac River, tickets vary, info.
Saturday, May 24
10:00 AM, The Humanities Council of DC and DC Public Library present the Literary Walking Tour: U Street and the Harlem Renaissance. Benefits DC By the Book Project (dcbythebook.org). Kim Roberts, a historian of DC's literary culture, will lead the tour meeting participants at the 13th St. entrance to the U Street Metro, NW, info.
7:00 PM, GIFF14 Heroes Then & Now with Actor Adam Driver + 'Best Of' Awards at Old Town Theater, 815 King St, Alexandria. $50/general, $70/Weekend, $245/VIP, info.
12:00 - 7:00 PM, Summerfest DC Beer & Wine Festival at The Fairgrounds, 1299 Half St. SE. $40 - $65, info.
6:00 - 9:00 PM, Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides. Continues thru Sunday. $18/adults, $12/children, info.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Delaplane Strawberry Festival at Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, VA. Music, games, pony rides, hayrides, a petting zoo, antique cars and strawberries. Continues thru Sunday, info.
Sunday, May 25
7:00 PM, 4th Annual Pink & White Memorial Day Rooftop Party at the W Hotel POV Lounge, 515 15th Street NW. Music by Caseo and DJ Neekola – benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. MUST wear pink and white! $10, info.
12:00 - 5:00 PM, 4th Annual Crab Festival at Policy, 1904 14th St. NW. $45, includes all-u-can-eat crabs, sides, hot dogs, and wines; select $5 beers, info.
6:00 - 9:00 PM, Salute To The Divas DC Pride at The Howard Theatre, 620 T St NW. $20, info.
6:00 - 9:00 PM, Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides. $18/adults, $12/children, info.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Delaplane Strawberry Festival at Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, VA. Music, games, pony rides, hayrides, a petting zoo, antique cars and strawberries. info.
Monday May, 26
2:00 PM, National Memorial Day Parade beginning at the National Archives, Constitution Ave and 7th St. NW. Hosted by the WWII Vets Committee includes floats and balloons. Free, info.
10:00 AM, Memorial Day tours of Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery at President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Rd. NW. Free, info.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Falls Church Memorial Day Parade beginning at City Hall, 300 Park Ave. Falls Church, VA. Pony rides, arts and crafts, music and more. Free, info.
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 70th annual City of Rockville Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade at Rockville Town Center, N. Washington St. and Middle Ln. Floats, drum lines, dancers, high school bands and more Free, info.
5:00 PM, National Memorial Day Concert on the lawn of the US Capitol. National Symphony Orchestra’s annual tribute concert hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise. Performances by Jennifer Nettles and Dianne Wiest (concert at 8:00pm). Free, info.
5:00 - 8:30 PM, Jazz in the Garden Summer Series launch at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden, 7th St and Constitution Ave. NW. Free, bring blanket to sit on - info.
3:00 PM, Memorial Day Choral Festival at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F. St. NW. US Air Force Symphony Orchestra performs, info.
11:00 PM, Memorial Day Service at Arlington National Cemetery. A quarter of a million mini flags decorate the cemetery’s headstones along with powerful tribute. Free, info.
12:00 PM, Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom – close to 900,000 motorcycle riders honor our POWs and MIAs. Beginning at the Pentagon with speaker program and musical tribute. Free. info.