Weekend Happenings: February 26-28
Posted on February 25, 2016

It looks like the rain is clearing from the radar just in the time for the weekend! There is something for everyone – music lovers, foodies, kids of all ages & more.

hot chocolate with knitted scarf in the winter

Washington, DC Events:

Discover Engineering Family Day
National Building Museum
401 F St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm
Cost: FREE

Introduce the kids to the world of engineering during Engineers Week! Over 30 exhibitors will be offering basic hands-on science and engineering activities.

Friday ART Nights: Crafts and Craft Beer
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE, DC
Time: Friday 7-9pm
Cost: $35

Enjoy tasty craft beers, snacks, and great conversation as you create your own work of art with friends! In this workshop, you’ll be able to color or paint large abstract drawings.

NSO Family Concert: Let’s Remix the Classix
Kennedy Center
2700 F St. NW, DC
Time: Sunday, 2pm & 4pm
Cost: $15-$18

This family-friendly concert will include a Grammy nominated beat boxer to present what the classics would sound like with a hip-hop beat!  There will be a musical instrument “petting zoo” before the show and a Kids’ Chat with the artists afterwards.

Maryland Events:

Annapolis and Havre de Grace kicked off their Restaurant Week events earlier this week. Be sure to make your reservations today and enjoy a delicious meal at special pricing. Visit our Winter Restaurant Week blog for more details.

Half-Price Friday Nights
National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore
Time:  Friday, 5-9:30pm
Cost: $12.45-$19.95

Treating the family to a day at the aquarium can get expensive. The National Aquarium solves that problem by offering half price general admission on Friday evenings. You still get to check out their award-winning exhibits—and all at a discounted rate.

Hearts and Hounds Mall Crawl
Westfield Annapolis Mall
2002 Annapolis Mall Rd., Annapolis
Time: Sunday, 8-10am
Cost: $25

Did you know that owning a pet reduces your risk of having a heart attack, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and increases heart healthy physical activity? Join the AASPCA and Heart Health Foundation for a dog-friendly walk through the mall in support of heart health.

Cookies and Canvas
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $25

Why let adults have all the fun? The Baltimore Museum of Industry is hosting a Cookies and Canvas painting event for children. Supplies and cookies are included in the cost. Advance registration is required.

Virginia Events:

Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts
4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax
Time:  Saturday, 8pm
Cost: $36-$60

Watch your favorite scenes from Disney’s Fantasia come to life with live music from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra as selected works play on the screen above the orchestra!

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

Gearing up for that spring project you have planned for your house or apartment and just need some inspiration?  Stop by the show to see the latest and greatest in remodeling, decorating, landscaping, and much more!

John Eaton: The Swingin’ ’30s
The Barns at Wolf Trap
1645 Trap Rd., Vienna
Time: Saturday, 8pm
Cost: $25-$27

Join pianist, vocalist, and musicologist John Eaton as he salutes the jazz age and interprets the Great American Songbook.

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

  • Pure Prairie League & Firefall, Birchmere, Friday
  • Chris Young, Lyric Opera House, Friday
  • Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance – Dangerous Games, Eagle Bank Arena, Friday
  • Off the Cuff: Enigma Variations, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday & Saturday
  • Moe., Rams Head Live, Friday & Saturday
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band, Warner Theatre, Friday & Saturday
  • Monster Jam, Royal Farms Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • Dariush, Strathmore, Saturday
  • Enigma Variations, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals vs. Minnesota Wild, Verizon Center, Friday
  • Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, Verizon Center, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

eddie the eagleEddie the Eagle
Duration: 105 Minutes
Genre: Drama

Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, is a British skier who in 1988 became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.

Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Rune Temte, Jo Hartley

gods of egyptGods of Egypt
Duration: 100 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.

Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush, Chadwick Boseman

triple 9


Triple 9
Duration: 115 Minutes
Genre: Suspense/Thriller

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie, Norman Reedus