When/Where: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Why Go: Daughtry, Trace Adkins and Natalie Cole perform with the National Symphony Orchestra.
When/Where: 8 p.m. Saturday at Artisphere in Rosslyn
Why Go: Follow the epic journey of a group of Brooklyn, N.Y., residents as they try to save their neighborhood from a powerful developer waging a relentless campaign against them. The developer is able to get the entire neighborhood condemned via eminent domain plus get millions of dollars of taxpayer kickbacks. During its original screening, Patch contributor Brooks Hays called this "a beautiful piece of cinema and a powerful piece of journalism." Followed by a question-and-answer session with the directors.
When/Where: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 3212 O St. NW, D.C.
Why Go: Enjoy refreshments and find the perfect fitting men's shirt! Shirts are deeply discounted to make room for the new summer collection, including some rare shirts that are not available on the website.
Pricing: Free to stop by, prices vary based on shirt.
When/Where: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at PetMac, 822 N. Kenmore St., Arlington
Why Go: Looking for that perfect companion? Dogs get all the attention. Find out what you're missing and adopt a cat!
5. It's Memorial Day weekend. Go to the beach!
When/Where: You're limited only by your imagination, but check out About.com's Best Beaches Near Washington, D.C.
Why Go: So what if you've waited until the last minute to make plans? When you're laying by the surf, favorite beverage in hand, listening to the waves crash against the shore... your worries will melt away.
Pricing: Also limited by your imagination. Pack smart -- or invite some friends to share the cost -- to maximize relaxation and minimize expenses.