Weekend Happenings: February 10-12
Posted on February 08, 2017

Love is in the air! Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with a run, chocolate tasting or cooking class!

hot chocolate with knitted scarf in the winter

 

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Explore! With the National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery 8th St. and F St. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 11:30am-6pm
Cost: FREE

For the first time, the portrait gallery is dedicated solely to kids! Have fun experimenting and exploring this new cutting edge installation.

Cupid’s Undie Run
The Park at 14th
920 14th St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, starts at 1pm
Cost: Register

Join in on the “brief” fun-run and be one with the party in preparation for Valentine’s Day while benefiting the Children’s Tumor Foundation!

Christian Finnegan
DC Improv
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC
Time: Sunday, 7:30pm
Cost: $17 (Must be 18 and over)

Have a laugh (or a lot) at DC Improv this weekend with Christian, the pioneer of “talking head” and one of DC Improv’s favorites!

MARYLAND EVENTS

Timonium Motorcycle Show
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd., Timonium
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
Cost: $17 for adults, $5 for children, FREE for children under 10

Meet fellow motorcycle enthusiasts, enter or watch the bike show competition, and browse for your next purchase!

Spirits of Maryland: Southern MD
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Visitor Center
22156 Three Notch Rd., Lexington Park
Time: Saturday, 3-6pm
Cost: $45-$60

Enjoy an afternoon of Southern Maryland heritage and innovation as you purchase spirits from all over the state and admire historic naval aircrafts.

Chocolate and Beer Pairing for FeBREWary
Scorpion Brewing
929 Skinners Turn Rd. Suite 100, Owings
Time: Saturday, 7-9pm
Cost: $25

In honor of FeBREWary, enjoy decadent chocolates paired with light and dark beers. Descriptive narrative will be presented by a brewer.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Chocolate and Wine Pairing/Tasting
Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton
Time: Friday-Sunday, 11am-7pm (open until 9pm on Fridays)
Cost: $15-25

Sample chocolates made by local artisans and pair with a full tasting of Paradise Springs finest wines including their port style Swagger. No reservations needed unless with a group!

Bruce In The USA
The State Theatre
220 N Washington St., Falls Church Time: Friday, 9pm
Cost: $25

Enjoy the world’s #1 high-energy tribute to Bruce Springsteen!

Pre-Valentine Cooking Class at Il Fornaio
Il Fornaio Reston
11990 Market St., Reston
Time: Saturday, 11am-1pm
Cost: $75

This men’s-only cooking class will teach you how to prepare an easy gourmet dinner for your special someone at home.

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

  • BoomBox, 9:30 Club, Friday
  • The Wood Brothers, 9:30 Club, Saturday
  • Disney On Ice: Dream Big, Royal Farms Arena, Friday – Sunday
  • Eric Roberson, Birchmere, Friday
  • Will Downing, Birchmere, Saturday – Sunday
  • The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents Swan Lake, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday – Saturday
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • Psycho Killers, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • Charlie Wilson In It To Win It Tour with Fantasia and Johnny Gill, Verizon Center, Sunday
  • Snap Judgement, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Anaheim Ducks, Saturday
  • Maryland Terrapins VS. OSU, Saturday
  • Washington Wizards VS. Indiana Pacers, Friday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

fiftyFifty Shades Darker
Duration: 108 Minutes
Genre: Drama/Romance
Shadowy figures from Christian Grey’s past threaten his rekindled romance with Anastasia Steele.
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford

wickJohn Wick: Chapter 2
Duration: 122 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Suspense/Thriller
The continuing adventures of former hitman, John Wick.
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Lance Reddick

batmanThe Lego Batman Movie
Duration: 104 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Animated
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure.
Starring: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate