Weekend Happenings: February 9 – 11
Posted on February 07, 2018

February is the month of love, so celebrate with those you adore! Enjoy fun Mardi Gras events, cooking classes, and more!



PyeongChang Thang Dance Party
Wunder Garten
1st and L Sts. NE, DC
Time: Friday, 6:30-11pm
Cost: FREE

Come dressed in your finest lodge or Olympic winter sports gear and raise the torch with special winter sports-themed drinks. This dance and viewing party features live music and prizes for best costumes – go for the gold and let the games begin!


DC Mardi Party
Various bars in Chinatown
Time: Saturday, 1-9pm
Cost: starting at $25

Five popular Chinatown bars are teaming up to bring a taste of Mardi Gras to DC for a bar crawl worthy of the French Quarter. Live jazz, drink specials, no cover charge, plus beads, masks, party gear, and prizes await!


Chinese New Year Festival and Celebration
SAAM and Freer-Sackler Gallery
F and 8 Sts. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 11:30am-3pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Cost: FREE

Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Saturday and the Freer-Sackler Gallery on Sunday to celebrate the Year of the Dog! Discover the rich art and culture of China with interactive demonstrations and a long list of crafts, acrobatic performances, artisan creations, and Chinese opera to bring in the new year with a bang.



Various Locations
Time: Friday-Sunday, Times Vary
Cost: Varies

Celebrate a month of craft brews with special events across MD’s breweries, pubs, restaurants, and more – expand your brew IQ with an array of local pours, and sample a secret beer, “Cupid’s Curse”, on tap at select locations starting Thursday.


Audubon’s February Baltimore Birding Weekend
Various Locations
Time: Saturday, 8am-7pm; Sunday, 8am-12:30pm
Cost: Varies

Get in touch with nature and the animals! Join guided walks and tours searching for birds on land and sea!


Mardi Gras on Main
Old Ellicott City
Ellicott City
Time: Saturday, 12-10pm
Cost: Varies

Celebrate Mardi Gras at all ages! From 12-4pm enjoy a free scavenger hunt, 2-10pm try authentic New Orleans dishes and drinks, or make a reservation at Portalli’s for an amazing meal.




Fredericksburg Kids Expo
Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm
Cost: Varies

Are you a teacher looking to grow your knowledge in creativity and safety?  Maybe you’re a parent looking for some new tricks.  Come out the Kids Expo Center in Fredericksburg this weekend to learn more about clubs, fitness, learning centers, toys, safety products, nutrition and much more.  Activities such as inflatables, face painting, pony rides and an indoor sandbox will be provided for kids of all ages.  Come learn and have fun at the same time!


Mommy & Me Valentine’s Paint Party
Sassy Princess Spa
13895 Hedgewood Dr., Unit 225, Woodbridge
Time: Sunday, 12-2pm or 3-5pm
Cost: $27.50 per person

If you’re a mom looking for some quality time with you daughter(s) check out the Mom & Me Valentine’s Pain & Sip Party this Sunday.  The price includes all paint supplies needed for the class, refreshments and pink lemonade!  Your daughter(s) will love hanging their very own masterpiece in their rooms.


My Heart is for You Cookie Decorating Class
Simply Desserts
14035 Promenade Commons St., Gainesville
Time: Saturday, 1-3pm
Cost: $35 per person

If you’re looking for something special to surprise your loved one with this Valentine’s Day, look no further.  Join the My Heart is for You Cookie Decorating Class to learn how to work with royal icing.  At the end of the class, you will get to take home 8 decorated cupcakes (by you) to your loved one.  What better way to show them love than to gift homemade cookies?