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Weekend Guide: May 16-19

THURSDAY 16

Summer Concert Series

Thursday evenings in May, come out for a free concert! On May. 16, Brent and Co., a rock/country band, will be performing live. Bethesda restaurants will also be a part of the concert fun. 6 p.m. FREE, Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Aves. Bethesda, MD.

Jane Franklin Dance: EyeSoar

Through movement and sound, this outdoor performance by Jane Franklin Dance brings awareness of the physical structure of the Beatley Central Library portico and surrounding green areas. A diverse collection of library users, who state their connection to the City of Alexandria and its resources are heard in brief audio interviews incorporated in the sound score. 6:45 p.m., FREE, Beatley Library, Alexandria, VA.

FRIDAY 17

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “truly scrumptious.” Join the fun and take a ride. 7 p.m., $7.50., Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD.

SATURDAY 18

Walkersville Day

Come out to Walkersville for this town wide annual event. There will be yard sales and flea markets throughout the town. Food will be for sale at various churches throughout the town along with activities and events for the whole family to enjoy. 8 a.m., FREE, Downtown Walkersville, MD.

Gaithersburg Book Festival

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual all-day celebration of books, writers and literary excellence. Activities will include author appearances, discussions and book signings, writing workshops, a Children’s Village, onsite sales of new and used books, literary exhibitors and food, drink, ice cream and more. 10 a.m., FREE, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD.

McLean Day

Bring the family and enjoy McLean’s biggest annual event. Enjoy the free live entertainment, sponsors, exhibitors, food trucks, ticketed large and small carnival rides, costumed characters, amusements, games, free shuttle parking and more. 11 a.m., FREE, McLean Community Center, McLean, VA.

Healthy Kids Day

The YMCA of Frederick County host its national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. Come out for a fun time! There will be different exhibitors, entertainment and games for kids to play along with crafts. There will also be samples of healthy foods to try! 10 a.m., FREE, YMCA of Frederick County, Frederick, MD.

Fiesta Asia Street Fair

Come on out to the District for the 13th annual Fiesta Asia Street Fair, featuring more than 100 performers on multiple stages representing more than 20 cultures for eight consecutive hours. Live performances by musicians, vocalists, dancer, martial artists, Pan-Asian cuisine, a shopping bazaar, kids friendly interactive activities, talent competition, cultural parade, Bollywood street dancing and exhibits of traditional and contemporary Asian crafts. 11 a.m., FREE, 300-600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

SUNDAY 19

Yoga “Down of the Farm”

Join in for a Sunday afternoon family yoga class. Adults and children ages 10 and older are welcome to participate in this basic yoga class led by Susan Kain, instructor at the Glenwood 50+ Center and Yoga Center of Columbia. Bring your yoga mat or a towel and gather at the barn! They will have a separate area where younger siblings with a parent can watch and participate in their own way. Following yoga, please feel free to stay and enjoy a picnic lunch by the pond, feed the farm animals, tour the greenhouses for your garden needs or venture out on a nature walk. 1 p.m., $3-$8, Sharp’s at Waterford Farm, Brookeville, MD.

Lucketts Spring Market

You don’t want to miss this annual Lucketts Spring Market! The market features over 200 of the best East Coast vendors together for a weekend full great finds, vintage gems, a Vanish Beer Garden, live music, food trucks and kid friendly fun! 10 a.m., $15, Clarke County Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main St., Berryville, VA.

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