The following article is a guest post, courtesy of Lily Rudolph
So, let me guess… You have had a long week. As you drag your feet through the midweek slump you are daydreaming about going on your first Coffee Meets Bagel date or taking out that special someone that you have been dating for awhile. Maybe you are simply interested in meeting new people in the area. Whatever you are looking for, we’ve got you covered! Here are some great date ideas for this weekend.
1. Live! From Busboys Talent Showcase
Live! From Busboys Talent Showcase is an open mike night where local artists of all kinds get a chance to perform. Feel like watching amateurs go crazy on stage? These performers will blow your mind! Past acts include dancers, comedians, actors and magicians. The sign up list to perform opens at 9:30PM. This could be the perfect date to show off your talent. Maybe get on stage together and do a duet. If performing isn’t your thing, no worries, just kick back together and let the “professionals” show you how its done.
WHAT: Open mike night
WHEN: Friday May 17th 10:00PM-12:00AM
WHERE: Hyattsville Zinn Room 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $5. They can be purchased at the door or online here starting at midnight. There is a four ticket maximum per person.
For more info check out Busboys and Poets on Twitter @busboysandpoets #Hyattsville
2. Maryland Craft Beer Festival
In honor of American Craft Beer Week, this fresh brewed event will add some bubbles to your weekend. With 25 Maryland brewing companies, 125 unique craft beers, plus live music, you are bound to have a good time!
WHAT: Beer Festival!
WHEN: Saturday May 18th 12:00-6:00PM
WHERE: Carroll Creek Park 44 South Market Street Frederick, MD
HOW MUCH: $20 presale, $30 day of event. Ticket includes SIX four ounce beers, tasting tokens and souvenir glass. Designated driver presale tickets are $5, $10 day of event. To purchase tickets or get more ticketing information click here.
For more info check out the Brewers Association of Maryland on Twitter @BrewersAssocMD #MarylandCraftBeerFestival
3. Ingrid Lucas Concert
Ingrid Lucas, Estonian singer-songwriter is visiting Washington DC for the first time. According to The Examiner Lucas, “has been considered one of the best young European vocalists.” Her music is indie post rock. It brings to mind Bjork and Sigur Ros. Listen to Ingrid Lukas here.
WHAT: Free Ingrid Lucas Concert!
WHEN: Sunday May 19th 3:00PM
WHERE: American University’s Katzen Arts Center @ 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
HOW MUCH: FREE admission and parking
Find out about more free concerts on Twitter @ConcertBoom