Weekend Happenings: April 22-24
Posted on April 21, 2016

 This weekend, the DMV is hosting tons of unique Earth Day events, along with various festivals, shows, and more springtime fun!


Washington, DC Events:

National Zoo Earth Day Celebration
Smithsonian National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-2pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo this year!  Get gardening tips from expert horticulturists, attend demonstrations, learn about the Zoo’s green facilities and visit your favorite animal exhibits.

2016 Smithsonian Craft Show
National Building Museum
401 F St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Cost: $17 online, $20 at the door

Attend the 34th annual Smithsonian Craft Show where you can shop for one-of-a-kind or limited edition artisanal works from furniture to ceramics and glass while you sip signature cocktails from four of DC’s top mixologists and share your good times with all your friends at the Social Media Booth.

The Georgetown House Tour
St. John’s Episcopal Church
3240 O St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-5pm
Cost: $50 online, $55 at the door

Tour 18th and 19th century private homes and gardens in of the city’s most historic neighborhoods.  Afterwards, enjoy tea in the Blake Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where they will be celebrating the House Tour in its 84th year!

Maryland Events:

Annapolis Sailboat Show
City Dock
Dock St., Annapolis
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $12-19; children 12 and under are FREE

Check out the 5th annual in-water sailboat show! Featuring brokerage boats, catamarans, monohulls, racing boats, family cruisers, day sailors, and inflatables; the show makes it easy find the perfect new sailboat for you and your family! There will also be workshops, live music, and food and drink available.

Wine & Food Festival
National Harbor
165 Waterfront St., National Harbor
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 1-6pm
Cost: varies

The Food and Wine Festival brings together world-renowned chefs, artisanal craftsmen, and culinary pioneers for the experience of a lifetime! Guests can sample 150+ different international and local wines, beers, and spirits, taste the hottest food trucks and restaurants, shop at the on-site wine store, and attend cooking demonstrations. For tickets and pricing, please visit the website.

Little Havana & Diamondback Brewing Community Sail Day
Downtown Sailing Center
1425 Key Hwy., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 1-4pm
Cost: $30

Create a team of four to enjoy a fun day of sailing on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor! You will be provided with a skipper, so no experience is necessary. Afterwards, enjoy a private party at Little Havana with discounted drinks and food specials.

Virginia Events:

R4 Collection Day
Reston Town Center
11900 Market St, Reston
Time: Friday, 1-4pm
Cost: FREE

Reston Town Center is celebrating Earth Day with their annual collection of computers, components, electronics, cell phones, paper for shredding, compact fluorescent bulbs, eyeglasses and hearing aids. Volunteers will be onsite to assist with unloading items from cars to the designated area.

Dished! Dulles Chef Showdown
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Rd., Herndon
Time: Friday, 6:30-9pm
Cost: $50

Join the region’s most extraordinary chefs for the first-ever battle for the Golden Whisk! Each chef will receive a basket of mystery ingredients to create an original entrée in limited time. Entries will be critiqued by Food Network’s Robert Wiedmaier and David Guas. Guests can take in the action or enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks from local breweries and vineyards, desserts, and more in the ballroom!

George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Mile/5K
Old Town Alexandria, VA
Time: Saturday, 8am
Cost: $50-80

The 32nd annual race attracts over 10,000 runners each year! The race begins at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon and runs along the river and Old Town Alexandria creating wonderful scenic views. Proceeds benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Stick around for a complimentary post-race beverage from Port City Brewing Company!

Concerts, Theatre, & Sporting Events at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • The Used, Ram’s Head Live, Friday & Saturday
  • Lloyd Cole, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Moby Dick, Kennedy Center, Saturday & Sunday
  • I am Anne Hutchinson/I am Harvey Milk, Strathmore, Saturday & Sunday
  • Guitar Amy featuring Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell & Joe Robinson, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Dream Theater, Hippodrome Theatre, Sunday
  • Washington Nationals vs. Minnesota Twins, Nationals Park, Friday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

huntsman winters warThe Huntsman: Winter’s War
Duration:  1Hour 54 Minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

As the war between rival queen sisters Ravenna and Freya escalates, Eric and fellow warrior Sara, members of the Huntsmen army raised to protect Freya, try to conceal their forbidden love as they combat Ravenna’s wicked intentions.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost, Sam Clafin