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

The first weekend in March is here already! Lots of fun events to enjoy, including some early St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations! Have a great weekend!

Weekend Happenings Spring

Washington, DC Events

Nordic Cool Festival
Kennedy Center
2700 F Street
NW Washington DC 20566
Time: Events Friday and Saturday 10 am to 9:30 pm; Sunday 10 am to 7:30 pm
Price: Prices vary depending on event

A month-long international festival of theater, dance, music, visual arts, literature, design, cuisine, and film to highlight the diverse cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as well as the territories of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Áland Islands.

Intersections Arts Festival
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC
Time: Events Friday 6:30pm to 10:30 pm, Saturday 10:30 am to 10 pm, and Sunday 1:30pm to 5 pm
Price: Free- $28

INTERSECTIONS is a unique arts festival presented by the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington DC, featuring more than 600 artists in over 100 performances over three weekends. The program includes visual art, film screenings, literary readings and dance, musical and dramatic productions plus 20 free café concerts and 25 special events.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Warner Theatre
513 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Time: Saturday at 1 pm and 4 pm
Price: $35-$75

Join in for this family oriented experience which blends comedy with the unique talents of these exciting animals! Watch as over 20 cats and dogs perform a variety of stunts and skits while clowns juggle and perform their own balancing act. It’s a show everyone can enjoy!

National Symphony Orchestra
Kennedy Center
2700 F Street
NW Washington DC 20566
Time: Friday and Saturday 8 pm
Price: $25-$85

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, whom The Guardian says “may be the best thing to happen to classical music in years.” Hear him play Lindberg’s Violin Concerto on a program with works by Sibelius and Saariaho.

Virginia Events

Virginia Opera: A Street Car Named Desire
George Mason Center for the Arts- Concert Hall
4373 Mason Pond Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
Time: Friday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm
Price: $44- $86

The Opera comes to the DC area with one of André Previn’s modern masterpieces. The score blends the sultry and fiery drama of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play with a brilliant score, creating a musical experience that will enchant both opera devotees and those less familiar with opera.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day
Downtown Alexandria
Time: Saturday 10 am
Price: Free

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a day of family fun events including the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade through the middle of downtown Alexandria!

Chocolate Lovers Festival
Old Town Hall
3999 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Time: Saturday 8 am – 5 pm and Sunday noon – 4 pm
Price: Free- $5

Surround yourself with hundreds of the finest chocolate sensations the area has to offer! While at the festival, spread out through the town of Fairfax, sample some goodies or attend one of the numerous chocolate themed events taking place.

Maryland Events

Laugh Riot
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Time: Saturday 8 pm to 10 pm
Price: $10 cash cover charge

If you love to have a good hearty laugh this is the Saturday night activity for you! A live standup comedy show with three local comics every Saturday night! There will be a $25 cash prize joke contest for non-com audience members after the show.

Jon Stewart Comedy Show
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 783-8100
Time: Friday at 8 pm and 10 pm
Price: $60-$100

Over the past 13 years, Stewart has redefined political satire in American culture from his perch atop the anchor chair on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. “Now you are invited to join in for a night of side splitting laughter as this popular standup comedian takes the stage in our neighborhood!

Flyleaf and Drowning Pool
The Fillmore
8656 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Time: Saturday at 8 pm
Price: $22.50

Flyleaf, the band that made “All Around Me” popular, makes their way to the Fillmore this Saturday with Drowning Pool.

Baltimore Boat Show
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD
Time: Friday 11am–9pm; Saturday 10am–9pm; Sunday 10am–5pm
Price: $12

Boaters, sailors, fisherman, and families can climb aboard and compare hundreds of boats for all budgets and lifestyles! Browse booths, attend seminars, or even participate in kid friendly activities.

12th Annual Canton Irish Stroll
March 2, 2013
Canton Square
1pm – 9pm
Price: $8

Enjoy food & drinks specials, beads and strolling bagpipers!

*For a complete St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide check back on Monday 3/4 or subscribe to our blog to get it right to your email!*

Sports at a Glance

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks, Friday at 7 pm, Verizon Center
Georgetown Men’s Basketball vs Rutgers, Saturday at 9 pm, Verizon Center
Harlem Globetrotters, Saturday at 1 pm, Verizon Center
Harlem Globetrotters, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Patriot Center
Harlem Globetrotters, Sunday at 3 pm, Patriot Center
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia, Sunday at 6 pm, Verizon Center

Movies Opening this Weekend

Jack the Giant Slayer
114 minutes
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, and Bill Nighy

21 and Over
95 minutes
The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.
Starring Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz, and Sarah Wright

The Last Exorcism Part II
88 minutes
Horror | Thriller
As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
Starring Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, and David Jensen

98 minutes
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
After India’s father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, and Dermot Mulroney

98 minutes
The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.
Starring Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, and William Fichtner

Baltimore Winter Wine Festival Continues through this weekend!

Drink some fantastic wines at some of the Baltimore area’s best restaurants! Restaurants participating in this 10-day dining promotion beginning on February 22nd are offering special menus featuring wine pairings as well as wine dinners, cellar raids, classes, special happy hours and more! This weekend’s featured restaurants can be found below.  

Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano
Little Italy
306 South High Street, 410.727.0700
Winter Wine Celebration – visit Aldo’s website for details.

Bistro 300
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street, 410.605.2839
Featuring Three-course wine pairing menu showcasing local delights and distinctive dishes

1000 Lancaster Street 410.332.7373
With the tasting menu available in the dining room you can enjoy between three and six courses of Chef Wolf’s French and Low Country cooking of South Carolina inspired cuisine paired with wines.

Chazz: A Bronx Original
1415 Aliceanna Street, 410.522.5511
Featuring Winter Wine Celebration – visit Chazz: A Bronx Original’s website for details.

822 Lancaster Street, 410.547.8282
Their wine pairing menu features classic Italian recipes with a modern perspective.

Creme Restaurant & Lounge
518 N. Charles Street, 443.869.3382
The three-course wine pairing menu features American cuisine with a Southern influence.

Fleet Street Kitchen
1012 Fleet Street, 410.244.5830
The three-course wine pairing menu features contemporary American seasonally inspired cooking.

La Scala
1012 Eastern Avenue, 410.783.9209
Enjoy a Tuscan flight of Antinori Wines.

Lebanese Taverna Baltimore
719 South President Street, 410.244.5533
Featuring a Tour of Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, these Lebanese wines are paired with light Lebanese appetizers in the lounge and bar.

1425 Aliceanna Street, 410.534.7296
Their three-course Winter Wine Pairing Menu features cuisine with the hedonistic soul of the rustic Spanish coast & Italian isles.

1002 Light Street, 410.539.7344
Half-price bottles of wine from Regi’s 100 bottle wine list can be paired with Regi’s “Farm-to-Fork” cuisine.

615 President Street, 410.528.9883
Featuring Nuevo Latino food and wine pairing specials!

1010 Fleet Street, 410.244.6867
Featuring a Winter Wine Celebration Prix-Fixe Three-Course Pairing Menu with sustainable seasonal American dishes paired with European and Californian wine.

the point in fells
1738 Thames Street, 410.327.7264
On Saturday, February 23rd enjoy their feature Bubbles and Babes, where you can sample sparkling wines and fantastic champagne pairings.

Vino Rosina
507 South Exeter Street, 410.528.8600
On Saturday, February 23rd their Italian flight night features Cortese- Icardi “L’aurora” 2010 Piemonte, It, Valpolicella blend–Brigaldara 2010 Verona, It. Chianti Classico Lucignano Colli Fiorentini 2009 Tuscany.

Waterfront Kitchen
1417 Thames Street, 443.681.5310
Featuring Winter Wine Celebration – visit Waterfront Kitchen’s website for details.

Wit & Wisdom
Harbor East in Four Seasons Baltimore
200 International Drive, 410.576.5800
On Saturday February 23rd enjoy Wine 101 at Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina “How to Taste Like a Pro” Join Wit & Wisdom Sommeliers Julie & John as they introduce the concept of tasting wine. Enjoy six tastings paired with Chef Clay Miller’s hors d’oeuvres.