Washington DC events Memorial Day

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If you’re planning a stay-cation in DC this long Memorial Day weekend, here are the top 10 things I recommend you add to your to-do list:
National Memorial Day Concert: Hang out by the Capitol and enjoy a variety of renowned performers. Event is on Sunday (5/27), gates open at 5pm, music goes from 8-9:30pm and oh… admission is free and this is a nationally televised concert!

Memorial Day Jazz Festival: Happening at the Waterfront Park in Alexandria on Sunday (5/27) from 1-6pm, admission is free and the event features The Commodores, Marcus Johnson, Barbara Martin Trio with Liz Barnes and Al Williams. BBQ, fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones and funnel cakes available or bring your own chow for a picnic.

Get your swim on at Capitol Skyline Hotel: Adult Swim’s weekly summer pool party is launching this weekend with a giant pool party and BBQ from 12-6pm on Sunday (5/27). Free admission before 1pm with RSVP (text full name to 202-RESERVE). Cover charge is $20 after 1pm.

Sunday Funday at Eastern Market: Grab your Capitol Deal voucher and head to the world-class flea market at Eastern Market on Sunday (5/27). Celebrating its 29th year of operations, you can peruse a selection of up to 100 exhibitors from 5 continents and choose from arts, crafts, antiques, food and more!

Hometown Holidays: Rockville’s Memorial Day celebration is happening Saturday (5/26) and Sunday (5/27) from 1-10pm and boasts dozens of free concerts and nearly 20 of the city’s restaurants will serve up samples at the Taste of Rockville. Admission in to the event is free (and $1.25 per ticket for the sampling).

Cuba Libre: This restaurant & rum bar in Chinatown is hosting a Memorial Day weekend Pasaporte event, where they will be giving away 200 pasaportes on both Friday (5/25) and Saturday (5/26).

International Night at BAR-CODE: Enjoy a Memorial Day bash on Sunday (5/27), featuring top DJs, drink specials and no cover charge all night long!

All-Day Brunch: The LINCOLN restaurant is hosting brunch from 11am-6pm on Sunday (5/27) and is offering omelets, burgers, punch, and acclaimed professor and artist DJ Adrian Loving will be performing a special must-hear music set.

Viva Vienna: Memorial Day Festival in Vienna, VA featuring live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, rides and more. Admission is free and the event is 10am-10pm Saturday & Sunday and 10am-6pm

Jan Brewer Cut Funding to Planned Parenthood

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill to cut off Planned Parenthood’s access to taxpayer money funneled through the state for non-abortion services.

Arizona already bars use of public money for abortions except to save the life of the mother. But anti-abortion legislators and other supporters of the bill say the broader prohibition is needed to ensure no public money indirectly supports abortion services.

Planned Parenthood Arizona claims a funding ban would interrupt its preventive health care and family planning services for nearly 20,000 women served by the organization’s clinics. The organization says it will consider a legal challenge.

The measure targeting funding for Planned Parenthood for non-abortion services was one of several approved by Arizona’s Republican-led Legislature related to contentious reproductive health care issues this session.



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