Weekend Happenings

Weekend Happenings: December 14-16
Check back every Wednesday for new events.

Music, markets, lights, and wine for a winter weekend – if you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, here’s your chance with our top picks for Friday – Sunday.

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Drink the District: Wine Winter Edition
La Maison Française at The French Embassy
4101 Reservoir Rd NW, DC
Time: Friday 6-9PM and Saturday 1-9PM
Cost: $60 and up

Pretend you’re traveling to France this weekend: this wine festival offers unlimited sampling of more than 50+ wines including French favorites, culinary demonstrations, a roaming sommelier to answer questions, “Etsy in real life” featuring DC small business marketplace, live music and entertainment, and more!

Jane Austen Birthday Tea
Dumbarton House
2715 Q St NW, DC
Time: Sunday 11-1
Cost: $35

Mrs. Bennett has cordially requested your presence to celebrate the birthday of Ms. Jane Austen. Guests will graciously enjoy high tea, Jane Austen trivia, games, cake, gifts, and the presence of their hostess. Guests are welcomed and encouraged to honor Ms. Austen by donning period attire or tea hats.

Fancy Seeing You Here + The Neighborgoods Pop-Up Shop
Union Market
1309 5th St NE, DC
Time: Friday – Sunday 11-7
Cost: Free admission

DC-based companies The Neighborgoods and Fancy Seeing You Here are teaming up to bring you a gift shop featuring their whimsical, foodie-themed giftable goods with a touch of cats and sass. Their hand printed products will bring a smile to your face and allow you to check that gift off your holiday list or pick up a little something to treat yourself.

MARYLAND EVENTS

BSO Presents Cirque Nutcracker
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Time: Thursday and Friday at 8PM, Saturday and Sunday at 3PM
Cost: Starting at $25

The awe-inspiring talents of Troupe Vertigo come to the concert hall as acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, strongmen and high-flying aerialists join the BSO for this spectacular holiday-themed show.

Christmas for Kids – Baltimore Choral Arts
Goucher College – Kraushaar Auditorium
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson
Time: Saturday 11AM
Cost: $13 General Admission

Baltimore Choral Arts brings holiday cheer to the entire family, as the ever-popular Pepito the Clown tells a brand-new holiday story. Even Santa joins this festive adventure, so should you and yours!

Charm City Craft Mafia: Holiday Heap
2640 St Paul St, Baltimore
Time: Saturday 10-5
Cost: FREE

Juried show featuring the area’s best indie crafters peddling their wares for you holiday shopping needs. Food and beverage sales, music, kid friendly; plenty of free parking.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

International Gem and Jewelry Show
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Dr, Chantilly
Time: Friday 12-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5
Cost: $6 online, $8 at the gate

Find great holiday gifts with the best selection and lowest prices on diamonds, gold, silver, beads, and more. Choose either costume or fine jewelry from more than 360 exhibitors from around the world.

Lightup Fest
One Loudoun
44600 Freetown Blvd, Ashburn
Time: Friday – Sunday 5:30-10:30PM
Cost: Adults $29.99, children 3-12 $19.99

This exhibition combines the latest lighting technology and artisan crafted lanterns to showcase the rich international heritage, tradition, and culture on themes such as Tour of Fantasy, Freedom America, Mysterious East, and Magical World. There will be 3 daily performances of acrobats, dancers and musicians, an international food court, street food, interactive crafts, and more!

Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Dr, Fort Myer
Time: Saturday at 8AM
Cost: FREE

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 states, at sea, and abroad. Gates open at 8AM and wreaths will be laid beginning at 9AM.

PHILADELPHIA EVENTS

Candle-Making Class
11 W Mt Airy Ave, Philly
Time: Saturday 7-10PM
Cost: $30

Bring a bottle of wine and sign up for the candle-making shop!  Participate in games, drinking, and giveaways with your homemade candle ready to go.

2018 Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad St, Philly
Time: Saturday 7:30PM
Cost: $20-$55

Come watch the intense game between Penn State University and Princeton University.  Be sure to stop by Xfinity Live! for some food and drinks before the game.

Champagne Saturday
6277 Old York Rd, Philly
Time: Saturday 2-7PM
Cost: FREE

Get ready to sip and shop for holiday gifts from crafters and small business owners. Enjoy a complementary glass of champagne and an entry into a raffle.

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

  • Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, National Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker, Warner Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Hippodrome, Friday – Saturday
  • Miss Saigon, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • Mumford and Sons, Capital One Arena, Friday
  • Ravens VS Buccaneers, Sunday
  • Redskins VS Jaguars, Sunday
  • Capitals VS Hurricanes, Friday
  • Capitals VS Sabres, Saturday
  • Wizards VS Nets, Friday
  • Wizards VS Lakers, Sunday
  • 76ers VS Pacers, Friday
  • Wings VS Bandits, Saturday
  • Eagles VS Rams, Sunday
  • Chris Lane, Theatre of Living Arts, Saturday
  • Winter Wonderettes, Walnut Street Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Walnut Street Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, Walnut Street Theatre, Friday – Sunday