Friday, June 8th
Dave Matthews Band - Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Dave Matthews Band is out on tour again this summer, and this weekend sees them performing two shows in the open air theater at SPAC. In addition to their widespread tour schedule, the band also has some other projects set to be released this summer. A live album recorded at a 2010 show in Pennsylvania is set to be released later this month, and will be followed in August by violinist Boyd Tinsley's full length film Faces in the Mirror. Tickets for Friday's show start at $51.
Savor: An American Craft Beer Festival - National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Spanning two days this weekend in D.C., this is the perfect event for foodies and beer lovers alike. Representatives from 75 breweries from all across the country will be on hand to help guests learn about the best food pairings for craft beers. In addition to passed appetizers and drink samples, there will also be opportunities to participate in formal tasting salons throughout the weekend. A general admission ticket for Friday is available starting at $108.
Saturday, June 9th
New York Mets @ New York Yankees - Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
Interleague play picks up again this weekend, which means it's time for the New York cross-town rivals to meet. It will be an exciting match-up, to say the least. Both teams are in the hunt for the top spot in their respective divisions, and to the surprise of many the Mets are currently sporting a better record than the Yankees. Tickets to Saturday night's game of the Subway Series start at $40.
Sunday, June 10th
Foster the People - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.
Fresh off their Friday appearance at Tennessee's Bonnaroo, Foster the People will be playing in Maryland on Sunday, where they will be accompanied by The Kooks. They have had an eventful year up until now, playing alongside the reunited Beach Boys at the Grammys in February, and again this past week in San Diego. Tickets to Sunday's show start at $34.
Philadelphia Phillies @ Baltimore Orioles - Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Md.
In Baltimore, this weekend's interleague play means an intriguing match-up between the Orioles and Phillies - two teams who seem to be in opposite positions. As the Orioles struggle to maintain their foothold atop the AL East, the Phillies are doing their best to climb out of the bottom of the NL East. On Sunday, the Orioles are encouraging fans to bring non-perishable goods to a food drive that they will be hosting. Tickets to the game start at $43.
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The Memorial Day weekend will begin cool, windy and rainy in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic.
On the two-year anniversary of the EF-5 tornado that leveled Joplin, Mo., the town has deployed assistance to Moore, Okla.
The tornado tore through a path 17 miles long on Monday and had wind speeds as high as 200 mph.
Wednesday will be drier and less humid for recovery and clean up efforts.
The same storm system responsible for producing violent thunderstorms in Oklahoma recently will reach the Atlantic Seaboard Thursday.
Strong thunderstorms impacted areas from Texas and Louisiana to New England with large hail and damaging winds.
New Brunswick, NJ (1804)
Tornado destroyed 2 barns, 1 hotel and 3 houses. "The damage done in this village cannot be less than $1,500 or $2,000." New York Evening Post, June 5, 1904.
Waterville, ME (1832)
Kennebec Flood discharged 140,000 cubic feet of water per second -- high stage not equalled until 1901, and not exceeded until 1936.
Hallam, NE (2004)
The "Hallam" tornado touched on the ground for 2.5 miles and reached F4 status at it's peak intensity. 95% if the town of Hallan's buildings were damages or destroyed.