Weekend Happenings: April 8-10
Posted on April 07, 2016

 Liven up your weekend at some of these unique and entertaining area events!


Washington, DC Events:

Caravan Beirut Pop-Up Shop
Georgetown Park
3222 M St. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 6-9pm; through April 12th, 10am-7pm
Cost: FREE

This weekend, Georgetown Park will transform into a luxury marketplace where over 40 Lebanese designers will showcase the latest in fashion, accessories, jewelry, house wear and much more.

Explore the Universe: Family Day
Air and Space Musuem
600 Independence Ave. SW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-3pm
Cost: FREE

For this Smithsonian Heritage Family Day, learn how different cultures see the sky.  Attend a free planetarium show or presentation, all-day activities and much more!

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival
Southwest Waterfront
600 Water St. SW, DC
Time: Saturday, 1-9pm
Cost: FREE

This all-day celebration of music, culture and delicious food includes a Beer and Cider Garden, family friendly water-related activities and a spectacular fireworks display starting at 8:30pm (rain or shine)!

Maryland Events:

Bell & History Day
Various Locations
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate the new museum season with a day of free museum programs! Visit Frederick’s historic museums, homes, cemeteries, and parks as you learn about the history of this quaint town. Visit the website for a full list of participating locations.

Square & Contra Dance
St. Mark’s on the Hill
1620 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 6:30-11pm
Cost: $13, $9 for members

Put on your dancing shoes! The Baltimore Folk Music Society is giving an introductory contra dancing lesson and then it’s time for a hoe down! A potluck dinner will start at 6:30pm.

Baltimore’s Lovely Ladies Bartender Competition
Pen & Quill
1701 North Charles St., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 6-10pm
Cost: $20

Kick off Baltimore Cocktail Week with a friendly competition! Cheer on your favorite bartenders and dine on tasty snacks. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Moveable Feast’s Ride for the Feast.

Virginia Events:

Little Shop of Horrors
Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory
9419 Battle St., Manassas
Time: Friday thru April 23rd, 8-10pm
Cost: $18, $15 for students and seniors

Enjoy this classic musical comedy brought to life onstage at the historic Candy Factory in Old Town Manassas. Seymour Krelborn is an assistant at a floral shop and comes across a carnivorous plant promising him fame and fortune – but at what cost?

Kids in the Kitchen: Spring Health Fair
Mosaic District
2905 District Ave., Fairfax
Time: **event has been postponed to May 1, 10am-2pm**
Cost: FREE

Come out and join the Junior League of Northern VA for their biggest annual community event. Enjoy free exercise sessions, cooking demos, healthy snacks, interactive booths, raffle prizes and more family friendly activities!

Cherry Blossom Celebration
Breaux Vineyards
36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln., Purcellville
Time: Saturday, 11am-6pm
Cost: FREE

Skip the crowds at the tidal basin and enjoy the cherry blossoms at Breaux’s Cherry Blossom Celebration. The festivities include live music, craft vendors, food trucks and wine tasting!

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

  • BSO: Gershwin’s Porgy: In Concert, Strathmore, Saturday
  • Celtic Woman, Hippodrome, Saturday
  • Frog Prince, National Theater, Saturday
  • Katt Williams, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Saved by the 90’s: A Party with the Bayside Tigers, Ram’s Head Live, Saturday
  • Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Friday thru Sunday
  • Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins, National’s Park, Friday thru Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

the bossThe Boss
Duration: 1 Hour 39 Minutes
Genre: Comedy

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Dave Bautista, Kristen Schall, Kathy Bates, Cecily Strong

hardcore henryHardcore Henry
Duration:  1 Hour 35 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

A first-person action film from the eyes of Henry, a man resurrected from death as a half-human, half-robot hybrid with no memory of his former life. Henry must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers and destroy the world.

Starring: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennet, Tim Roth, Darya Charusha