Weekend Happenings: February 23-25
Posted on February 21, 2018

Grand-scale games, exploration of art and design through film and theatre, and celebrating worldwide culture – the dreary forecast can’t restrain your adventure this weekend!

 

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Atlas Intersections Festival
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE, DC
Time: opening Thursday, through March 11
Cost: Varies

Masterfully combining theatre, dance, poetry, music, film, writing, sculpture, photography, and arts of all kinds into weeks’ worth of intellectual excitement – this festival newly includes a workshop series and an expanded Youth Summit. Witness the finest creativity that DC can offer in one of its most vibrant neighborhoods.

 

Architecture and Design Film Festival
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW, DC
Time: Thursday through Sunday
Cost: $15 for non-members of the museum

Modernization, urban renewal, eco-friendly design, and other trends in architecture are explored in several films celebrating the pioneering spirit of the builders and planners who make our structured world a reality.

 

Monopoly on the Mall
Meet at Ollie’s Trolley
425 12th Street NW, DC
Time: Saturday 11:30-3:30
Cost: $20

Test your strategic skill on the grandest scale imaginable – a game where the city is your board – and try to win total control and some great prizes! Participants will be divided into teams and given clues to race through Smithsonian check-ins and the surrounding National Mall area.


MARYLAND EVENTS

American Craft Show
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W. Pratt St, Baltimore
Time: Friday 10-8, Saturday, 10-6, Sunday, 11-5
Cost: one day pass $14, three day pass $34

Celebrate all things handmade and shop crafts like you’ve never seen before from more than 650 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists.

 

Port Discovery Chinese New Year
Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Pl, Baltimore
Time: Saturday 10-5
Cost: Admission is free with $15.95 museum entry

Festive art projects, lion dances, music, calligraphy and chopsticks lessons, and a petting zoo aimed at sharing cultures and traditions with children of all backgrounds.

 

Greedy Reads Opening Day
1744 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Time: Sunday 12-6
Cost: FREE

An independent bookstore opens in Fells Point this weekend – we love supporting local businesses in our area! With book clubs, subscriptions, and special author events on the horizon, come out and explore the indie vibes and crisp new pages at Greedy Reads.

 

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Farm to Fashion Opening Reception
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street, Alexandria
Time: Friday 7-9
Cost: FREE

Farm to Fashion is a public art challenge exhibit created to forge new connections between the agriculture and arts communities in Loudoun County. Come check out the works of “agri-couture” fabricated using products and equipment sourced from farms and agricultural businesses.

 

Race to the Moon
National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly

Time: Saturday 10:30-4
Cost: FREE; $15 to park

Set in the thrilling era of early spaceflight, this alternate reality game explores the exciting race to space by the first American astronauts. Best suited for children ages 10-14, the game involves hands-on activities about launching a rocket, setting a course, and landing safely on the moon.

 

Capital Remodel and Garden Show
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
Time: Friday and Saturday 10-9, Sunday 10-6
Cost: $12

This is your one-stop shopping experience for the latest remodeling, decorating, and landscaping products and services. If you’ve got a home project in mind or you want to discover the latest styles, trends, and ideas for the inside or outside of your home, here is the inspiration you need to get started!

 

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE

  • Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
  • Disney Live: Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, Eagle Bank Arena, Sunday
  • Katt Williams, Royal Farms Arena, Friday
  • Railroad Earth, 9:30 Club, Friday-Saturday
  • Mako, 9:30 Club, Saturday
  • Gabrielle Aplin, 9:30 Club, Sunday
  • Portual The Man, The Anthem, Saturday
  • Eddie B, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Wizards vs Hornets, Friday
  • Wizards vs 76ers, Sunday
  • Capitals vs Sabres, Saturday