May Calendar

By Jamie Weissman
Senior staff writer

Looking for something to do in Washington before heading home? Check out this month’s calendar:

May 1

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo a few days early with the National Cinco De Mayo Festival, an annual celebration with live music, arts and food hosted by the Maru Montero Dance Company at the Sylvan Theatre on the National Mall.

May 3-15

Indulge in a magical evening with a performance of The Wizard of Oz at the National Theatre at 7:30 p.m. $99+.

May 6

The University of Maryland’s annual event Art Attack features T-Pain and Lil Dicky. Students can see the rappers live at Xfinity Center after enjoying a day of art events and a carnival on the campus. $10+.

May 7

Enjoy the outdoors and raise awareness about diabetes with the Tour de Cure hosted by the American Diabetes Association. The ride begins in Cooksville, Maryland, and participants can choose between four different lengths. $20+.

May 7

Head over to the U Street neighborhood for the Funk Parade, a free music festival created to bring people together through dance, music and visual arts. Participants can celebrate the musical heritage of the area with live performances, vendors and food. Free.

May 14

Beer connoisseurs of legal drinking age can enjoy the Maryland Craft Beer Festival, an annual event that brings together more than 40 local brewing companies. From 12 to 5 p.m. participants get unlimited samples of beer while enjoying local eats and live music. $40+.

May 15

Spend your Sunday with the Washington Nationals as they take on the Miami Marlins at 1:35 p.m. at Nationals Park. $10+.

May 21

The 141st annual Preakness Stakes is a Maryland tradition. Find your way to Baltimore for a day at the races as well as performances from The Chainsmokers and Fetty Wap. $85+.

May 28

Take it back to your middle school days for a night at the Hot in Herre: 2000s Dance Party hosted by the 9:30 Club. Doors open at 9 p.m. $16.

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