This Weekend: Bacon, Bikes and More!

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Awesome Con

Friday May 29, 2015  – Sunday, May 31, 2015

awesomeconThis weekend at the Washington Convention Center, celebrate popular culture at Awesome Con. The event will feature special guests from TV, film, comic books and the literary world like George Takei, William Shatner, Alex Kingston, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darville, WWE Superstar (TM) and Seth Rollins.

There will be tons of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, anime, original art, cosplay, and more for purchase. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments and activities for kids.

Friday’s hours are 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Saturday’s hours are 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; and Sunday’s hours are 10:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Tickets start at $31, get more info here.

America Loves Bacon Tour

Saturday, May 30, 2015  

This weekend at The Half Street Fairgrounds, experience bacon in all its glory!bacon

From 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, The America Loves Bacon Tour will focus on local flavors, sights and sounds as well as the America Loves Bacon Tour menu, which will feature dozens of delectable bacon delights.

Other features include chef demonstrations, bacon eating contests, bacon-off competitions between local participants, live music, full bars, a children’s area and more!

Tickets start at $15. Get more info here.

Tour De Fat

Saturday, May 30, 2015  

tourdefatThis Saturday, get a taste of Tour De Fat in its 16th season. The free day-long celebration of bike culture and advocacy features eclectic entertainment, from musical acts to yo-yo performers, bike contests and vaudeville acts.

This year will also include some brewing education and feature a “Bicycle Revival” to inspire festival-goers to believe in the power of two-wheeled transportation.

Get more info here.

 

Recurring events: This Friday’s installment of Jazz in the Garden will feature the jazz vocal sounds of Juanita Williams.

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