This Memorial Day weekend there’s plenty to do in the Washington, DC area besides going to the National Mall. Check out some of these DMV events this weekend.
Sometimes the best way to unwind after a long week is to discover or revisit a good movie
On Friday, The Alden Theatre of McLean Community Center
is presenting E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
during their free
Family Movie Night. This 1982 sci-fi film, directed by Steven Spielberg
, is about a young boy named Elliott who finds a stranded extraterrestrial
. Through trials and tribulations, he must find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet. Watch the E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial trailer!
The Alden Theatre McLean Community Center 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
The school year
is coming to an end and that means white sandy beaches
and palm trees are on everyone’s mind. Just in time for summer vacation
and in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month
, the National Museum of the American Indian
will be holding Eia Hawai’i: Celebrating Native Hawaiian Culture
this Saturday and Sunday. This year, visitors can celebrate wayfinding, or navigation, and the Polynesia
n seafarers who discovered the Hawaiian Islands by watching and learning about hula
, taking in a cooking
demonstration, watching films
and presentations, and meeting and greeting Hawaiian
guests. There will also be a concert
at 5pm on Saturday in the Welcome Plaza, featuring Amy Hanaiali’I Gilliom
with opening act The Aloha Boys
. Watch a preview of Amy Hanaiali'l Gilliom perform!
Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am to 5pm
National Museum of the American Indian 4th Street and Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20013
Led by its iconic host and founder Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion has influenced popular culture since its first live radio broadcast in 1974. The program, listened to by millions each week, is performing live this weekend from Wolf Trap’s Filene Center in Vienna, Virginia. Special guests include harmonica player Howard Levy, singer Aoife O’Donovan, and folk music group The Milk Carton Kids. Discover the program’s signature brand of humor and storytelling through iconic segments like “The News from Lake Wobegon,” read by Keillor himself.
Friday, 8:00pm and Saturday, 5:45pm
Wolf Trap’s Filene Center 1551 Trap Rd. Vienna, VA 22182