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Posted: Friday, November 2, 2018 1:48 pm


Shrek the Musical

Award-winning Main Street Theater Productions presents Shrek the Musical based on the DreamWorks’ film Shrek. This is an event for the whole family! $15-$20, 7:30 p.m., Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Ln., Purcellville, VA, www.franklinparkartscenter.org/full-season-performances/.


Pumpkin Chucking Weekend 

Clark's Elioak Farm has a special catapult that will launch your pumpkin across the farm. Bring your own pumpkin and see how far it will go! Then, experience one last visit with your favorite animals, take one more pony ride and enjoy the fall scenery on a hayride. $6, 10 a.m., Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD, clarkandfarm.com.

Peter Pan & Wendy

When Wendy meets Peter, the little boy who refuses to grow up, the adventure for the Darling children begins.  With a few magical thoughts they learn to fly and Peter leads them on an adventure of a lifetime. $14-18, 2 p.m., Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple, Falls Church, VA. creativecauldron.org.


The Reston Community Players presents Hairspray! The winner of eight Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” Hairspray is a dancing, romancing musical-comedy treat piled bouffant-high with enough toe-tapping, show-stopping songs to fill a nonstop platter-party! $24-28, 8 p.m., Reston Community Center Stage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston, VA. restoncommunitycenter.com.

Horses & Hounds

At this exciting event, watch a simulated fox hunt demonstration on the estate of the Father of the American foxhound! Unlike in Washington’s time, no foxes will be hurt during this demonstration. Observe a cavalry demonstration on the 12-acre field before meeting the breeds that Washington loved so much. Learn about the role these animals played in the American Revolution and even meet Nelson, a horse similar to Washington’s beloved warhorse! $12-20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA, mountvernon.org.

D.C. Beer Festival

The D.C. Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park, bringing together dozens of craft breweries and featuring fall seasonal beers. Taking place throughout the stadium's concourse including Centerfield Plaza, Budweiser Brew House, Bud Light Loft and Budweiser Terrace, the D.C. Beer Fest will have over a dozen food trucks throughout as well as lawn games, DJs and more! $45-$75, Noon, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., dcbeerfestival.com.


Green Meadows Petting Farm

The goal at Green Meadows Petting Farm is to educate children of all ages about farm animals while providing a day of fun for everyone. Come out to the farm and get up close with approximately 200 farm animals, as well as the opportunity to milk a cow and feed sheep and goats for free. Also enjoy slides, duck races and more! A pumpkin is also included with each paid admission in October. $14, 10 a.m., Green Meadows Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Rd., Ijamsville, MD, greenmeadowsevents.com.

Etz Hayim’s 2018 Artist Expo

Shop for unique and beautiful artwork, jewelry, sculpture, cards and prints, photography, clothing and more! Bake Sale starts at 12 noon. For updates on free activities during the Expo, go to https://etzhayim.net/artistexpo/. FREE, 11:30 a.m., Congregation Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA.

41st Annual Gaithersburg Railroad-Steamship-Transportation Artifact Show and Sale

The unique Artifact Show, with over 400 tables, will focus on dining car china and silver, lanterns, switch locks and keys, calendars, timetables or any other artifacts actually utilized by the railroads. This show has been called “The Premier Railroad Transportation Show in the United States” with all collecting interests representing truly unique pieces of Americana. $9, 9 a.m.- 4p.m. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD, eventbrite.com.