Weekend Happenings April 7-9
Posted on April 06, 2017

Celebrate the warm springtime weather with outdoor activities!  Enter into egg hunts, behold the beautiful DC cherry blossoms, and bask in the balmy sun!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
Constitution Ave.
7th and 17th Sts. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-12pm
Cost: FREE between 9th and 15th Sts, grandstand seating $20 and up

Cheer alongside the cherished DC springtime parade. Complete with extravagant floats, celebrity musical performances, nationwide marching bands, and more! Be sure to arrive early for the best viewing opportunities along Constitution Ave.

Sakura Matsuri, Japanese Street Festival
Capitol Riverfront
M St. and New Jersey Ave. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 10:30am-6pm
Cost: Kids 12 and under – FREE, Adults $10

Experience the strong cross-cultural bond between the US and Japan: music, dance, folk artisans, and martial arts from ancient to modern times. Enjoy Eastern and Western food vendors, a plethora of artistic excitement, and mementos of all varieties to bring home and remember the largest one-day Japanese festival in America.

Anacostia River Festival
Anacostia Park, DC
Time: Sunday 1-5
Cost: FREE

Canoeing, biking, lawn games, and riverside outdoor fun characterize the casual southeast DC neighborhood. Visit the website for additional activities and a schedule of the day’s events.

MARYLAND EVENTS 

Light City
Baltimore
Various Locations
Time: Friday-Saturday, 7pm-12am
Cost: FREE

Light City is back! Be dazzled by the spectacular illuminating displays, listen to heart pounding music and see the city like never before. For a more in depth guide, check out our blog.

Decanter Wine Festival
Laurel Park Race Course
Rt. 198 and Racetrack Rd., Laurel
Time: Saturday, 12-6PM
Cost: Varies

Spend this perfect spring day sipping wine, betting on horses, tasting local food and stocking up your wine cellar!

Egg Hunt on the Farm
GreenMount Farm
13224 Longnecker Rd., Reisterstown
Time: Sunday, 11:30am-1:30pm
Cost: $30 per car 

Hop on by to this event where there will be egg hunts, Easter Bunny photos, face painting, a petting zoo and more!

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Bunnyville
Fair Oaks Mall
11750 Fair Oaks Mall, VA
Time: Monday-Saturday, 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 11am-6pm (open every day through 4/15)
Cost: Packages start at $23.00

Celebrate the Easter season by visiting Bunnyville located in Grand Court West.  Create memories with the whole family by taking pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Amphibian Campfire
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
5040 Walney Rd., VA
Time: Friday
Cost: $6.00-$8.00

Spend some time with local wildlife and learn about Virginia’s native amphibians.  Learn more about these animal’s habits and habitats while enjoying roasted s’mores by the fire.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.   To register, please visit the Ellanor C. Lawrence Park website.

Ghost & Graveyard Tour
Old Town Alexandria
211 King St., VA
Time: Friday-Saturday, 7:30pm and 9:00pm, Sunday 7:30pm
Cost: $6.00-$13.00

Take a glance at 18th century Old Town Alexandria. You will be led by a costumed tour guide while you explore 6 blocks of Alexandria’s most haunted streets. Learn about Alexandria’s dark and spooky history and try to muster up your courage before being left in the graveyard!

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

  • Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, BSO & Meyerhoff, Friday – Saturday
  • An Evening with Don Mclean, Birchmere, Friday
  • Keiko Matsui, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Riders in the Sky “King of The Cowboys! Riders in the Sky salute Roy Rogers!, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey presents Out Of This World, Eagle Bank Arena, Friday – Sunday
  • Chicago, Kennedy Center, Saturday
  • Kathy Griffin, The Lyric, Friday
  • Trace Adkins, The Lyric, Sunday
  • Deadmau5, Merriweather, Saturday
  • Steel Panther, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • Not Today Satan Tour, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • Shogun Fights, Royal Farms Arena, Saturday
  • Home Free, Strathmore, Friday
  • Ladies Sing the Blues, Strathmore, Saturday
  • 44th Annual Capital Classic, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Warner Theatre, Friday – Saturday
  • Baltimore Orioles VS. New York Yankees, Friday – Sunday
  • Washington Nationals VS. Philadelphia Phillies, Friday – Sunday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

smurfsSmurfs: The Lost Village
Duration: 90 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Animated
The Smurfs embark on a journey through the Forbidden Forest to find a mysterious village.
Starring: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Michelle Rodriguez, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Mandy Patinkin, Julia Roberts

 

goinginstyle.pngGoing In Style
Duration: 96 Minutes
Genre: Comedy
Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty.
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Joey King, Matt Dillon

 

mineMine
Duration: 107 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Suspense/Thriller
An American solider, stranded in the desert for 52 hours after his mission falls apart, must fight for survival against his enemies, the elements, and the creeping psychological toll of his treacherous situation.
Starring: Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cullen, Juliet Aubrey, Geoff Bell