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For Your Weekend: Royal Wedding Frenzy, DC Bike Ride, Capitals Game 5



    For Your Weekend: Royal Wedding, Caps Game 5

    Here's what to know for the weekend of May 18-20. (Published Friday, May 18, 2018)

    It's time to find your fascinator! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are tying the knot on Saturday and many places are opening their doors early to celebrate.

    If royal fairy tales aren't your thing, you can celebrate the birthplace of democracy and Greek culture by chowing down on gyros and baklava at the Saint Sophia Greek Festival, sweat it out at the DC Bike Ride or drink bourbon at President Lincoln's Cottage while bluegrass bands play.

    One non-negotiable, can't miss moment: The Capitals face off in Game 5 against the Lightning on Saturday.

    Royal Wedding Madness

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry at Windsor Castle on Saturday, and D.C. is ready! Our own royals expert, Angie Goff, is in London for the affair and you can watch the whole event on News4.

    And if you're ever going to scope out the fun photo booth at the Royal Wedding Pop Up Bar, now's the time! We'd expect crowds.

    Photos: Inside DC's Royal Wedding Pop-Up BarPhotos: Inside DC's Royal Wedding Pop-Up Bar

    If you want to go out to celebrate, here are your options for royal wedding celebrations:

    Via Umbria
    7 a.m., Georgetown

    Via Umbria is going for a bubbly celebration featuring prosecco and a special menu.

    880 P
    12 p.m., Shaw

    Late risers can head over to the 880 P rooftop for a recorded screening. Tickets cost $15 and come with one drink.

    The Mansion on O
    6 a.m., Dupont Circle

    Tour the museum and mansion as you catch the wedding on screens throughout the building. Tickets are $52 and come with a mimosa and continental breakfast. Get them in advance.

    Nellie's Sports Bar
    6 a.m., U Street Corridor

    This sports bar is going romantic for Meghan and Harry's big day by screening the nuptials early.

    Regal Theatres Viewing
    Saturday, 10 a.m., various locations

    Regal Theatres in D.C.'s Chinatown, Fairfax, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland are set to project the Royal Wedding onto the silver screen. Find your location here.

    Check out our roundup for more royal options:

    Cheers! How to Celebrate the Royal Wedding in DCCheers! How to Celebrate the Royal Wedding in DC


    Fleet Foxes, The Fratellis, Dierks Bentley, Nav and more artists are set to be in D.C. this weekend:

    DC's Best Upcoming Shows: Mary J. Blige, Queen/Adam LambertDC's Best Upcoming Shows: Mary J. Blige, Queen/Adam Lambert

    Bourbon & Bluegrass 2018
    Sunday, 2 p.m., Shaw

    Bluegrass, desserts and drinks sounds like a fantastic Sunday. Tickets cost $65 and are sold out for the Saturday show, but you can still nab some for Sunday.

    Porchfest DC — Southeast Edition
    Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Penn Branch

    Twenty performers will take the, er, porches of Penn Branch for an afternoon of local music. Check out the map of performers here.

    Cumbia In Motion Festival
    Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Dupont Circle

    Celebrate Columbian folk dance with music, food and drink.

    Cultural and Community Connections

    Saint Sophia DC Greek Festival
    Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Cathedral Heights

    The smells of spanakopita, baklava and freshly grilled souvlaki will fill the air as dancers and musicians showcase Greek culture at Saint Sophia's Cathedral on Massachusetts Avenue. There will also be a market, including a traditional Greek grocer and tours of the cathedral.

    Bringing Comedy to Science: The Workshop
    Saturday, 10 a.m., Logan Circle

    Ever wanted to crack a joke about nitrogen? We've found your people.

    Humane Rescue Alliance Pet Adoption at The Wharf
    Saturday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., The Wharf

    Organizers say it's the first pet adoption event at The Wharf. Have you been considering adopting a furry friend? This could be your chance!

    15th Annual Bloomingdale Community Day & Yard Sale
    Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bloomingdale

    You may be able to snag a sweet yard sale deal in Bloomingdale whiel enjoying food trucks and family-friendly activities.

    2018 DC Dragon Boat Festival
    Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    The festival, now in its 17th year, brings boat racers and spectators alike to the Potomac for a day of dragon boat races and Taiwanese cultural activities.

    FRESHFARM NoMa Market Opening Day
    Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., NoMa

    Farmer's market season is ramping up, and NoMa's making their opening day special with live music and special giveaways for the first 50 visitors. Nearby Brookland is also hosting a market.

    Dancing Through the Flames: How DC Dance Survived 1968
    Saturday, 11:30 a.m., Anacostia

    Go back to 1968, when the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. changed everything — including D.C. dance culture.

    Sports and Sporting

    The Nationals
    Friday, 7:05 p.m.
    Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
    Sunday, 1:35 p.m.

    The Nationals face off against the L.A. Dodgers this weekend.

    The Capitals
    Saturday, 7:15 p.m.

    The Eastern Conference final is tied at two games apiece, and Saturday's game is sure to be another nail-biter. It's in Tampa, but you can catch Game 5 on NBC4.

    Sunset for Dancers
    Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Georgetown Waterfront

    This $10 dance class brings you right to the waterfront at sunset.

    Tai Chi and Tea
    Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Dupont Circle

    Wrap up your weekend with zen movement and tea at Shop Made in DC. The class costs about $15.

    DC Bike Ride
    Saturday, 7:40 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Anyone over the age of 3 can register to ride around 20 miles of D.C. streets that are clear of cars. There's also a celebration concert at the end.

    Looking to enjoy your weekend frugally? Here's our top free and cheap picks in D.C.:

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