Weekend Happenings in the DMV 2/1-2/3
Posted on February 01, 2013

This weekend is full of fun events! Plenty of Super Bowl parties for the football fans out there, especially the local Ravens fans! There are also events for everyone else to fill their weekend!

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Washington, DC Events

Crepe Day Festival

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave. NW

Washington, DC

202-686-5807

Time: Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m

Price: General Admission: Adult $15, Children (2-18) $8

Ever wanted to celebrate Crepe Day, but didn’t know how to go about it? Then this is for you! Celebrate this holiday in festive French fashion by eating crepes, enjoying classic tales told in French and English, and experiencing the exciting culture of Brittany, where crepes originated from.

Carioca!

Tropicalia

2001 14th St. NW

Washington, DC

Time:  Sunday, 6 pm

Price: Free
The sounds of Brazil are a wonderful escape from the cold Washington winters. Every Sunday night, Tropicalia offers a free show with a live band and DJ beginning at 8 p.m. Arrive at 7 for free samba dance lessons and then stick around for $5 caipirinhas all night.

 The First Ladies

National Museum of American History

14th Street and Constitution Avenue

Washington, DC

202-633-1000

Museum hours: 10 am to 5:30 pm

Price: Free

With more than two dozen gowns from the Smithsonian’s almost 100-year old First Ladies Collection, this exhibition is a must-see, with dresses worn by Frances Cleveland, Jacqueline Kennedy and Laura Bush, as well as an examination of the role of presidential wives. If you’ve seen it, here’s a reason to return: Michelle Obama’s stunning one-shouldered Jason Wu gown from the 2009 inaugural is one of the most recent additions!

The Washington Auto Show

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

Time: Friday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Price: Adults (13 and over): $12 Seniors: $10 Children(6-12): $5

The Washington Auto Show showcases more than 700 new makes and models of cars, trucks, mini-vans and sport utility vehicles from over 42 domestic and import automakers. The latest innovations in safety and sustainability will take center stage at the 2013 Washington Auto Show. This is a great way to learn about more developments in hydrogen, clean diesel, electric, biofuel and natural gas technologies as well as in safety. Visitors will also find free car giveaways, special guests, promotional contests, children’s activities and live entertainment.

Shen Yun

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F St. NW

Washington, DC

Time:  Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:30 and 7:30, Sunday 1:30

Price: $50-250
The world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music companies, returns with a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show. Shen Yun uses performing arts to present stories that bring to life the inner essence of China. This includes ancient legends, characters, and tales from history, and representative events from the modern world

Virginia Events

Super Bowl Party

The State Theatre

220 North Washington Street

Falls Church, Va

Time: Sunday, 4 pm

Price: Free

There’s really only one way to watch the big game – on a seriously BIG screen. Don’t miss San Francisco and Baltimore compete in the biggest game in football!  And of course enjoy some great food and cold brews. Are you ready for some football????

Super Bowl Party

Arlington Draft House

2903 Columbia Pike

Arlington, VA

Time: Sunday 4:30 pm

Price: Free

Need a place to watch the game? Come watch the big game on a really big screen!

Superbowl of Wine

Paradise Springs Winery

12639 Chapel Rd

Clifton, Va 20124

Time: Saturday 3 pm

Price: $25

Join us for our 3rd annual Superbowl of Wine event. We will take 5 Paradise Springs wines and blind taste test them against 5 global counterparts. This fun interactive tasting will include audience participation, discussion on wines from various regions, as well a sampling of 10 different wines. Light fare included. Reservations required. Please call 703-830-9463 or your concierge to reserve a spot.

Maryland Events

 Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950

The Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street

Baltimore, MD21202

Time:  Sunday 10 am- 5 pm

Price: Adults: $8 Seniors: $6 Students:$4

With the American economy in deep Depression, a group of young artists began to create illustrated stories of superheroes and provided the nation with an optimistic antidote to a growing sense of despair and helplessness. Featuring superhero memorabilia, original comic book art, and video interviews with the creators of superheroes, Zap! Pow! Bam! offers visitors an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Golden Age of comic books.

Behind the Scenes Chocolate Tour

SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier
360 Main Street

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Time: Saturday and Sunday tours available

Price: Free

Come visit Maryland’s first premium chocolate factory! You will have a chance to meet the owners, learn about the origin of chocolate, and see how it is grown and processed. Experience how chocolate is made from the actual cacao seed to the final product during this “sweet” educational tour, from chocolate bars to truffles to bonbons. Each tour also includes a FREE chocolate tasting! Click the link below or call your concierge to make your reservation today!

 Sports at a Glance

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

 Capitals vs Philadelphia, Friday at 7 pm, Verizon Center

Georgetown vs St John’s, Saturday at 4 pm, Verizon Center

Maryland vs Wake Forrest, Saturday 2 pm,

Capitals vs Pittsburgh, Sunday at 12:30 pm, Verizon Center

The Super Bowl, Sunday 6:30 pm CBS

 

Winter Restaurant Weeks

Forget about losing those extra pounds gained over the holidays. Winter restaurant weeks (yes weeks) are coming up soon, with multi-course menu bargains.  Restaurant Week provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors along with local residents to dine at some of the most popular restaurants for special prices. See the links below for a full list of participating restaurants.  Make sure to make reservations or have your concierge do so on your behalf!

 

Bethesda Restaurant Week

January 24-February 3

http://www.bethesda.org/

 

DC Restaurant Week

February 4-10

http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?pid=68&m=9

Movies Opening this Weekend

 

Warm Bodies

Length: 97 minutes

Category: Comedy|Horror|Romance

Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, and Analeigh Tipton

After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Bullet to the Head

Length: 91 minutes

Category: Action|Crime|Thriller

Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater and Sung Kang

After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.