25 Fun Things To Do in May
Take some time out for Mister Rogers, The Avett Brothers, a Kentucky Derby party for pups and Ballston Quarterfest.
The Guest Book
Where: Barnes and Noble, 7851 L Tysons Corner Center, McLean
When: May 7, 7:30 p.m.
D.C.-based writer Sarah Blake discusses The Guest Book, which follows three generations of a powerful American family. The novel, by the author of The Postmistress, weaves past and present, examining dynamics of racism and power that have been systemically embedded in the United States for generations. Free.
11th Annual Pig and Oyster Roast
Where: Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company, 3471 Washington Blvd., Arlington
When: May 9, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Feast on all-you-can-eat barbecue pork, oysters and other bites while sipping on some beer or wine at this benefit event for Doorways for Women and Families, an Arlington nonprofit providing support to community members who are homeless or victims of abuse. Tickets $25-$35.
Rosslyn Blooms Flower Festival
Where: Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St., Arlington
When: May 11, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the season and do a little last-minute Mother’s Day shopping at this pretty event featuring stunning floral arrangements by She Loves Me, live music, a pop-up cafe and workshops for both adults and kids (craft tutorials range from crepe-paper flowers and wreath-making to watercolor and felting) led by The Lemon Collective. Adult workshops are $20-$30; kids’ workshops are free. Pre-registration for all workshops is required.