Weekend Roundup May 3,2012

Jack Russel Terrier races
Jack Russel Terrier races

The Virginia Gold Cup Celebrates 87 Years

May 5th, 2012 at 10:00 AM | $85 for a car pass (up to 6 passengers) | Event Website

One of the nation's largest steeplechase races where 50,000 people will gather to see the finest horses in the world compete over the lush green course. Features six hurdle and timber horse races, Jack Russel Terrier races, tent, tailgate and hat contects and 30 vender booths for shopping

Address

Great Meadow

5089 Old Tavern Road

The Plains, VA

African Wildlife Ambassadors: Cheetah Day

May 5th, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Free | zoonj@si.edu | Tel: 202-633-3455 | Event Website

Join the African Wildlife Ambassadors as they celebrate the fastest land animal on the planet—the cheetah—with a day of fun-filled, family-friendly activities. See special animal demos and keeper talks; touch and feel cheetah objects; get a temporary tattoo; take your picture with a life-size cheetah plush or cardboard cutout; learn how cheetahs communicate and leave a message for the cats on the Scent Tree; guess the weight of the animals at the Cheetah Conservation Station and win a prize.

Address

Smithsonian's National Zoological Park,

3001 Connecticut Ave NW,

Washington DC, 20008

Meet Author Gregory Jordan

May 5th, 2012 at 01:00 PM | jwilliams@ipgbook.com | Tel: 312.337.0747

Meet author Gregory Jordan at a book signing that he will conduct at Politics and Prose for his new book: Willie Mays Aikens: Safe at Home.

About the book: In 1980, Willie Mays Aikens became the first Major League Baseball player to hit two home runs in one game twice in a World Series and was tabbed by many as the “next Reggie Jackson.” But Aikens drove himself out of baseball and into one of the longest prison sentences ever given to a professional athlete.

Address

Politics and Prose

5015 Connecticut Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20016

Eileen Fisher Styling Event at The Phoenix

May 5th, 2012 at 10:00 AM | 202.338.4404 | Event Website

Enjoy a gift with your Eileen Fisher purchase & giveaways throughout the day! 10% of Eileen Fisher purchase of 4250 or more will be donated to Fair Chance.

Address

The Phoenix

1514 Wisconsin Ave. NW Georgetown

Washington DC 20007

The National Cinco de Mayo Festival

May 5th, 2012 at 12:00 PM | Event Website

The Maru Montero Dance Company and LULAC are celebrating 20 years of hosting the festival with a free concert by Luis Enrique, health screenings, healthy food demonstrations with celebrity chefs and important health information

Address

Sylvan Theatre on the National Mall

Will on the Hill, 10th anniversary of Political Satire

May 7th, 2012 at 07:30 PM | $50 | WillontheHill@ShakespeareTheatre.org | Tel: (202) 547-3230

About the play: Director and his stage manager must coral a group of Washington luminaries into giving a benefit performance of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream in a short time and with an inexperienced cast .. but all turns out well in the end.

Address

Shakespeare Theatre Company

516 8th St SE

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