Weekend Happenings in the DMV: 3/8-3/10
Posted on March 08, 2013

The forecast for this weekend is promising sunny 60 degree weather! Here are some great events going on in the DMV for you enjoy your 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 10:30am to 10:30pm, Saturday 10:30am to 10:30pm, and Sunday 12pm to 9:30pm
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.

Independent Film Festival
Navy Memorial Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
Time: Friday 10 am- 9:30 pm; Saturday 10:30 am- 9:30 pm; Sunday 10:30 am- 9:30 pm
Price: $12-$25

An award winning event that showcases a variety of feature, short, animation and documentary films by local, national, and international filmmakers. After each session there is a question and answer discussion where you can interact directly with top executives!

Washington National Opera: Manon Lescaut
Kennedy Center
2700 F Street
NW Washington DC 20566
Time: Friday 7:30 pm
Price: $25-$310

Romantic and beguiling, Manon Lescaut introduces the first tragic heroine in a long list of Puccini favorites.

Adventures in Travel Expo
Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW,
Washington, DC
Time: Friday 10 am- 5 pm; Saturday 11 am- 4 pm
Price: $10-$75

If you are interested in activity based leisure travel, this convention was made for you! Learn about a wide variety of travel packages and tours, attend educational seminars, meet travel writers, and participate in hands on activities!

Virginia Events

National Capital Boat Show
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20153
Time: Friday at noon- 8 pm; Saturday 10 am- 7 pm; Sunday at 11 am- 5 pm
Price: $10 for Adults; Kids 16 and under free

Boats, boats and more boats! Dealers from Virginia and Maryland will fill the building with everything from fishing boats to motor yachts. Also enjoy electronics, water sports and safety equipment while on display.

Highland Maple Festival
Throughout Highland County
Main Street
Monterey, VA 24465
Time: Saturday 8:30 am- 5 pm; Sunday 8:30 am- 4 pm
Price: Prices depend upon event

Each year, thousands of visitors are drawn to this unspoiled, rural region of Virginia to celebrate the “opening” of the trees and observe the process of maple syrup-making.

Spring Festival
Ticonderoga Farms
26469 Ticonderoga Rd
Chantilly, VA
Time: 10 am- 5 pm
Price: $11.95

You don’t have to wait any longer to celebrate spring or Easter! Ticonderoga Farms is hosting egg hunts every weekend with candy and toy filled eggs! Everyone can enjoy slides, hayrides, farm animals and even roasting marshmallows!

Maryland Events

Dance Bethesda Open House
Dance Bethesda
8227 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 2A
Bethesda, MD 20814
Time: Friday 7-10 pm
Price: Free

Dance Bethesda opens their doors for a night of dancing! Learn ballroom, Latin and swing dancing all for free and afterwards dance the night away at Dance Bethesda’s very own dance party!

Murder Mystery Weekend
Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa
4165 Mears Ave
Chesapeake Beach, MD
Time: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Price: Starting at $725 per couple

Do you think you have what it takes to solve the mystery? Join the fun during this all inclusive weekend, where your package includes a detective welcome gift, 2 night stay and more! Call or contact your concierge to make reservations today!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Baltimore Inner Harbor
Washington Monument
Baltimore, MD
Time: 2 pm
Price: Starting at $725 per couple

Start your St. Patrick’s Day festivities right with the 58th annual Baltimore parade which flows through the inner harbor. The Parade steps off at 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Monument, and continues to Pratt Street and Market Place. You can also participate in the Shamrock 5k race right before hand at 1:15 at Charles and Franklin streets.

Shamrock Shindig
March 10, 2013
Pierce’s Park at Pier V
Price: Free admission, $6 Kids Activities, $15 Drink Wristband
*Use CharmCityConcierge as the discount code to receive 20% off!

Irish Eyes will be smiling at the Waterfront Partnership’s 2nd Annual Shamrock Shindig! This event will take place Sunday, March 10th from 11AM to 2PM at Pierce’s Park, located at Pier V. Live music by Barleyjuice, a Celtic band from Philly, food trucks, beer, wine and mixed drinks, Shamrock Alley for kids, strolling leprechaun, stilt walkers, games and more!  Following the event will be 58th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade which kicks off at 2pm. Admission to the event is FREE, which includes the band and strolling entertainment.

Shamrock Pass for Children – $6 – (each child will receive parade gear including a shamrock derby hat, green beads, Irish button, Irish flag, Irish fun brand bracelet; two crafts, temporary tattoo and cookie decorating).

Unlimited Drink Wristband for Adults 21+ – $15 – (beer, wine and mixed drinks from 11AM to 2PM).

Maryland Home and Garden Show
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd
Timonium, MD
Time: Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 9pm; Sunday 10am-6 pm
Price: Adults: $12 Children (6-12): $3 Children under 6: Free

The Maryland Home & Garden Show is blossoming with indoor and outdoor inspiration—including artful landscaping inspired by cinema classics such as The Great Gatsby.

Heavy Seas Real Ale and BBQ Festival
Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd
Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Time: Saturday 12 pm- 4 pm
Price: $49 (21+)

Get hog wild with the legendary KLOBY’S SMOKEHOUSE barbeque, a behind the scenes brewery experience, treats from great area restaurants, and live music!

Sports at a Glance

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

DC United vs Real Salt Lake, Saturday at 7 pm, RFK Stadium
Washington Wizards vs Charlotte, Saturday at 8 pm, Patriot Center
Georgetown vs Syracuse Men’s Basketball, Saturday at 12 pm, Verizon Center
Jimmy Lange Boxing, Saturday at 7 pm, Patriot Center
Washington Capitals vs New York, Sunday at 12:30 pm, Verizon Center
Maryland vs Virginia Men’s Basketball, Sunday at 6 pm, Comcast Center

Movies Opening this Weekend:

OZ the Great and Powerful
130 minutes
Action |Adventure |Fantasy
A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one.
Starring James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis

Dead Man Down
110 minutes
Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
In New York City, a crime lord’s right-hand man is seduced by one of his boss’s victims, a woman seeking retribution.
Starring Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper, and Terrence Howard

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!

National Harbor Restaurant Week
March 4-17

Frederick Restaurant Week
March 4-12