It’s Going To Be Hot and Exciting in The DMV This Weekend

Weekend Haps Update:


  • The 2017 Summer Spirit Festival is this weekend at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, featuring Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds, Fantasia, Common, Bell Biv DeVoe, SWV and more. Join the WHUR staff all day Saturday for the biggest event of the summer.  Doors open at 1 and the shows kick off at 2pm.


  • On Saturday, we here at WHUR are teaming up with FedEx and Briar Patch Shredding and Recycling to host a back to school supply drive and shredding event. It takes place at the Bowie Town Center Saturday from 9am- 12noon.  More details at


  • Come join in the celebration of the rich diversity of the African-American culture at the 27th Annual Manassas African-American Heritage Festival taking place this Saturday from 11am to 6pm at Grace Metz Middle School. For more information go to:


  • The Alfred Street Baptist Church is presenting it’s 2017 Men’s Conference titled “The Impossible Now”, this Saturday from 8am-2pm. Special keynote speaker, Emmy Award Winning Broadcaster “JB” James Brown of CBS Sports – NFL Today.   More information at


  • Citi Open:
    Rock Creek Park Tennis Center plays host to this DC summer sporting tradition, now in its 48th year. International tennis stars will battle in front of thousands of fans during the week-long tournament. As always, the lineup features talent from all over the world, including Juan Martin del Potro, Gael Monfils and John Isner in the men’s field and Eugenie Bouchard and Monica Puig in the women’s field. Make sure to check the tournament’s websitefor event, ticket and lineup updates. You can also take advantage of ticket discounts for certain sessions. The tournament continues through Aug. 6.
    10 a.m.  |  Tickets
    Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, 4850 Colorado Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011

On Saturday:

  • George Lopez
    One of the great stand-up comedy success stories, George Lopez has achieved notoriety in television (both in primetime and late-night), film and through acclaimed specials. In fact, you can experience Lopez’s hilarious new routine as he films it for a new HBO special. Lopez’s tales from his Mexican-American background and litany of show biz stories are sure to leave you laughing. He’ll take the stage for two performances – one at 7 p.m., the next at 9:30 p.m.
    7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. | Tickets
    Concert Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566


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