Weekend Happenings

Weekend Happenings: February 22-24
Check back every Wednesday for new events.

Keep warm inside with books, booze, and film festivals, or brave the cold for camping, winterfests, and lake dunking this weekend!

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Something Old, Something New: Book Swap
Goethe-Institut
1990 K St NW #03, DC
Time: Thursday 6:30-8:30PM
Cost: FREE

Let the Goethe-Institut and the DC Public Library play matchmaker at this literary happy hour. Bring between one and five old favorite books, in any genre or language, but don’t forget to include a note inside each one, explaining why you love or recommend the book. Everyone who brings books will get to take the same number home. Beyond the book swap, entertainment includes live music, book-themed charades, the Paperback Game, and a photo booth with book covers.

Atlas Intersections Film Festival
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE, DC
Time: opening Thursday, through March 3
Cost: Varies

Masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography, and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement – this festival newly includes a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer in one of its most vibrant neighborhoods. 

Architecture and Design Film Festival
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW, DC
Time: Thursday – Sunday
Cost: $15 for non-members of the museum

Modernization, urban renewal, eco-friendly design, and other trends in architecture are explored in several films celebrating the pioneering spirit of the builders and planners who make our structured world a reality.

MARYLAND EVENTS

“Cold Moon” Hike & Campfire
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
300 Oella Ave, Baltimore
Time: Friday 6:30-8PM
Cost: $3

Got cabin fever? Enjoy a light hike and campfire to enjoy the beauty of a winter’s evening in the woods. Dress for the weather! S’mores/warm beverages provided. Age 6+. Preregister at 410-887-1081 or bannekermuseum-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Snow White presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall
801 Chase St, Annapolis
Time: Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 7PM, Sunday 2PM
Cost: General $53, children $31

Complete with a magical mirror, poisoned apple, wicked queen and stepmother, seven dwarves, a prince, and more, this ballet will take you on a journey through this beloved tale with unexpected twists and turns that are sure to delight.

Deep Creek Dunk
19746 Garrett Hwy, Oakland
Time: Saturday 12-4:30PM
Cost: General $75, student $50

Dunkers take a daring dip into the frozen Deep Creek Lake to benefit the 7,782 athletes of Special Olympics Maryland. All year long, SOMD athletes train and compete in one of 27 sports offered.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Feel the Heritage Festival
Charles Drew Community Center
3500 23rd St S, Arlington
Time: Saturday 1-6PM
Cost: FREE

Celebrate Arlington’s rich African-American history at this free Black History Month event featuring live music and dance, dozens of vendors, free activities for kids, delicious food, cook-off competition, and Hall of History with photos and artifacts for Arlington’s historically African-American neighborhoods and communities.

Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow
Building Momentum Co-Op Space, “The Garden”
5380 Eisenhower Ave, Suite C, Alexandria
Time: Saturday 12-5PM
Cost: $30 (designated drivers’ admission is free)

Calling all lovers of local spirits! Sample artisan spirits and craft cocktails from numerous Virginia distilleries! Purchase any bottles you enjoy to take home and engage with Virginia distillers firsthand. 21+.

Capital Remodel and Garden Show
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
Time: Friday and Saturday 10-9, Sunday 10-6
Cost: Adults $12, children $3

This is your one-stop shopping experience for the latest remodeling, decorating, and landscaping products and services. If you’ve got a home project in mind or you want to discover the latest styles, trends, and ideas for the inside or outside of your home, here is the inspiration you need to get started!

PHILADELPHIA EVENTS

Kennett Winterfest
600 S. Broad St, Philly
Time: Saturday 12:30-4
Cost: $60

Join in on the endless sipping of lagers, stouts, IPAs, hard ciders, and more from multiple breweries. Live music and food vendors will fill the event once you are greeted with your tasting cup.

Swing @ Kimmel
Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St, Philly
Time: Friday – Sunday
Cost: FREE; suggested donation $5

Check out an interactive virtual reality swing installation in Commonwealth Plaza during its final weekend. This unique, artistic experience conjures up memories of favorite childhood pastimes, blended with cutting-edge technology and imaginative designs.

East Passyunk Restaurant Week
Various locations
Time: begins Sunday
Cost: $15, $25, or $35 per meal

Visit East Passyunk Avenue for amazing restaurant offers of three-course meals from pubs to fine-dining. Runs until March 8th.


CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • The King and I, Hippodrome, Friday – Sunday
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band, Warner Theatre, Friday and Saturday
  • Dillon Francis, The Anthem, Friday
  • Brothers Osborne, The Anthem, Saturday
  • Marc Anthony, Capital One Arena, Friday
  • Capitals VS Sabres, Saturday
  • Capitals VS Rangers, Sunday
  • Wizards VS Hornets, Friday
  • Wizards VS Pacers, Saturday
  • Flyers VS Penguins, Saturday
  • 76ers VS Trailblazers, Saturday
  • Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Kimmel Center, Saturday
  • Michael Buble, Wells Fargo Center, Sunday
  • Cherub, Theatre of Living Arts, Saturday
  • James Blake, The Fillmore Philly, Friday
  • Mija, The Foundry, Saturday
  • Flogging Molly, The Fillmore Philly, Saturday
  • Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, Walnut Street Theatre, Friday – Sunday