Weekend Happenings

Weekend Happenings: April 12-14
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Learn a crafty new skill, revel in blossoms from Philly to DC, and pick up some limited edition vinyl: check out our top activities for this weekend!

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Newseum Nights: In Bloom
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC
Time: Friday 8-11PM
Cost: $60

Celebrate cherry blossom season and immerse yourself in an evening of Japanese sights, sounds, and tastes. Open bar, signature Asian dishes by Wolfgang Puck, live performances, custom haiku, interactive cultural crafts, and access to the newest Newseum exhibits.

National Cherry Blossom Festival: Final Weekend
National Mall – see details below
Time: Saturday 10:30-6
Cost: Varies

Finish off the cherry blossom weekend with Sakura Matsuri, the Japanese street festival, and a parade! Sakura Matsuri runs 10-6PM on Pennsylvania Ave from 3rd-7th Streets NW, tickets are $10. Enjoy live music, dancing, cultural performances, artisan gifts for sale, and delicious food. The parade runs 10-12 along Constitution Ave between 7th and 17th Streets, and is free to watch!

Space Oddity: Ground Control to Major Party
National Air and Space Museum
6th and Independence Ave SW, DC
Time: Friday 8:30PM-12AM
Cost: $55

Check out all the space-related anniversaries happening this weekend and this year: Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on April 12, 1961, and the first space shuttle launched on April 12, 1981. And, 2019 is also the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and the release of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. This celebratory evening will include an Autograf DJ set, a Planetarium laser light show, a live taping of the Museum’s podcast AirSpace, space-inspired activities, TED-style space talks, and so much more.

MARYLAND EVENTS

Adult Only Easter Egg Hunt
Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery
4225 New Bridge Rd, Vienna MD
 Time: Friday 6-9PM
Cost: Egg Hunt + Party Admission for 2 – $15/team; Party Admission Only for 1 person (does NOT include hunt) -$5

This adults-only Easter Egg hunt is a twist on the traditional hunt: blindfolded teams of two will compete in goofy ways to find hidden eggs. Entertainment, prizes, and lots of laughs will fill this evening along with live music.

Bay Bridge Boat Show
Bay Bridge Marina
357 Pier One Rd, Stevensville
Time: Friday and Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5
Cost: $12

Kick off boat season the right way! Enjoy more than 100 fishing boats from 30+ manufacturers and more than 350 powerboats. Fun includes a boat show program, interactive children’s area, and a boatload of prizes!

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut St, Gaithersburg
Time: Friday and Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5
Cost: $8 online, $10 at the door

Meet America’s great artist entrepreneurs, enjoy live music and family friendly entertainment, and sample tasty treats. Fun for everyone!

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Record Store Day
Mobius Records
10409 Main St Suite D, Fairfax
Time: Saturday 9AM-7PM
Cost: Free admission

Are you a vinyl enthusiast? Record Store Day is celebrated at independent music businesses worldwide – a number of special titles are available for exclusive purchase. Limit 1 copy per title (you can buy as many records as you like but only 1 of each RSD title). RSD is a no holds, no reserve event. Enjoy live music and gourmet hot dogs.

Create + Sip: Fabric Collage
Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton
Time: Saturday 4-6PM
Cost: $35

Try a new Create + Sip experience every month: afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each event is taught by one of Workhouse’s talented studio artists, You’ll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. This weekend, using scraps of fabrics and other textiles, you can create an art quilt collage. You’ll learn about concepts like surface design, focal point, and composition as applied to the fiber arts world. Please note that there will not be time for sewing during this class, but you’ll learn how to hand-finish your piece at home.

Fairfax Veg Fest
Northwest Federal Credit Union
200 Spring St, Herndon
Time: Sunday 10-5
Cost: FREE

The first-ever Fairfax Veg Fest will feature more than 60 exhibitors focused on healthy food, wellness programs, green products, and animal welfare. The purpose of this event is to give people an opportunity to learn from and ask questions of those who have already seen life-changing results from plant-based eating. Properly administered whole-food plant-based diets have been proven to improve health, fitness and comfort, and prevent, stop, and reverse many chronic diseases and even some forms of cancer.

PHILADELPHIA EVENTS

Sakura Sunday
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
100 N. Horticulture Dr, Philly
Time: Sunday 10-5
Cost: $15

Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japan under the cherry blossoms in Fairmount Park. Sakura Sunday is an all-day celebration of Japanese culture, from live music, dance, and martial arts performances to fashion shows, arts and crafts, karaoke, and much more.

Marvel: Universe of Superheroes
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St, Philly
Time: Saturday 9:30-5 and 5-8PM, Sunday 9:30-5
Cost: Daytime: Adult-$35, Child-$31, Evening: Adult-$20, Child- $15

Be sure to stop in and view firsthand some of Marvel’s most iconic memorabilia.  See Spider-Man art, T’Challa’s Black Panther costume, movie props, and so much more!

Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
Main St and Green Ln, Philly
Time: Sunday 11-5
Cost: Pay as you go

Kick off Manayunk’s Restaurant Week with vendors and food trucks all lined up! Indulge in the best burgers, taco, pizza, cupcakes, waffles, and so much more.

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Jim Jeffries, Hippodrome, Saturday
  • Chelsea Handler, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Trevor Noah, Royal Farms Arena, Saturday
  • Nats VS Pirates, Friday – Sunday
  • Orioles at Red Sox, Friday – Sunday
  • Anastasia, Kimmel Center, Friday – Sunday
  • Phillies VS Marlins, Friday – Sunday
  • 76ers Playoff Run, Wells Fargo Center, Saturday
  • Decibel Metal and Beer Fest, Fillmore Philly, Saturday
  • Galantis, Franklin Music Hall, Friday