WASHINGTON – As Father’s Day approaches, kids of all ages are likely scrambling to plan the perfect outing. Luckily, WTOP has a few suggestions. Drink some wine, listen to jazz or buy new records.
Get a Taste of Reston this weekend at the 22nd annual foodie event. Voted the best food festival in Northern Virginia, the shindig features nearly 30 restaurants, carnival rides, food donations, cooking demos and live entertainment. Admission is free, but the carnival portion requires tickets. Check out the website or call 703-707-9045 for more information. Festival hours change daily: Friday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Beer, bourbon and barbecue come together Friday through Sunday for a perfect union of deliciousness at the National Harbor. With 60 beers and 40 bourdons to choose from, this promises to be one of the best parties all summer. Tickets and times vary per day, so check out the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival website before making plans.
Teen musicians duke it out Saturday at Artisphere‘s inaugural battle of the bands. The show kicks off at 6 p.m. and will feature eight high school bands from across the D.C. region. The entire event is produced and executed by teens participating in Artisphere’s Teen Work Experience Program. Audience members will pick the winner, which gets 32 hours of professional recording time at 4Mile Studios in Arlington. Tickets are $5. Buy online or call 703-875-1100.
LUMEN8Anacostia is wrapping up its three-month festival in Southeast D.C. Saturday with a closing night blowout. Free entertainment includes a Chuck Brown tribute, food trucks, pop-up shops and tons of art. Uniontown Bar and Grill and Big Chair Caf