Catch local celebrations of the French holiday and more in the Bethesda area this weekend.
Liberty Day in Normandy – Friday – The Embassy of France
If you’re going to celebrate a French holiday, why not go all the way? It’s Bastille Day on Friday, so trip down to the French Embassy (4102 Reservoir Rd,. NW, Washington, D.C.) for an open bar, live swing music and food from 20 of the District’s top French restaurants. Tickets are a steep $110 at the door, but the finest French champagne could make it worth it.
The Nighthawks – Friday – Rockville Town Square
DC-based blues band and local favorite, The Nighthawks, takes to Dawson’s Market Stage in downtown Rockville for the latest free Friday Night Live concert. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 9:30.
Dance Night with BroadSound – Friday – Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club
The 10-piece band that has performed for sitting presidents and with jazz and blues legends like Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin perform at the Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club (7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda) on Ladies Night. Admission costs $1 for women and bottles of win are half price. Purchase tickets online to be sure to get a table or buy them at the door. The show begins at 8 p.m.
The New Deal – Saturday – The Fillmore Silver Spring
The Toronto-based electronic group performs with two openers at The Fillmore Silver Spring (8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring) at 9 p.m. Tickets are $22 for general admission andavailable online.
Garden Bastille Day Celebration – Sunday – Ritz Carlton Georgetown
Celebrate the French Revolution at the Ritz Carlton Georgetown’s garden (3100 South Street, NW, Washington, D.C.). For $20 (tickets available online; $30 at the door) enjoy champagne tasting, live music and cake served by Marie Antoinette herself. The party starts at 7 p.m.
Local Artists Show: Garrett Park – All Weekend – Chesapeake Framing Co.
This free gallery offers an eclectic mix of local art of different textures and media at the Chesapeake Framing Co. (10507 Metropolitan Ave., Kensington). Works are framed and available for purchase. The gallery is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.