Weekend Roundup May 3,2012
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
5089 Old Tavern Road
The Plains, VA
African Wildlife Ambassadors: Cheetah Day
May 5th, 2012 at 11:00 AM | Free | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
Smithsonian's National Zoological Park,
3001 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington DC, 20008
Meet Author Gregory Jordan
May 5th, 2012 at 01:00 PM | email@example.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.
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.
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
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.
Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 8th St SE