Weekend Happenings: January 15-18
Posted on January 13, 2016

It’s the first official long weekend of 2016 and we’ve got plenty of events to keep you busy throughout the MLK holiday weekend!

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Washington, DC Events:

The American Made Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am- 6pm; Sunday, 10am-3pm
Cost: visit website for details

Over 600 studio artists will come together this weekend to show their quality handcrafted products that have all been made in America.

Indie Arcade at the Smithsonian American Art Museum  
American Art Musuem, Kogod Courtyard
800 G St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 1-7pm
Cost: FREE

Play some of your favorite videos games, participate in game building workshops, and try new indie video games from the Indie Arcade Coast to Coast competition at the American Art Museum!

Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk & Parade
United Black Fund & St. Elizabeth’s East
2500 & 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, DC
Time: Monday, 11am-2pm
Cost: FREE

The 10th annual parade commemorating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Holiday will start at noon, while the Peace Walk beings at 11am.

Maryland Events:

Paint Night: Three Martinis
The Painted Palette
5708 Newbury St., Baltimore
Time: Friday, 7pm
Cost: $35

Relax after a long day at work with a glass of wine or beer and let your inner artist create a masterpiece! Register for Friday’s class featuring the Three Martinis painting. Don’t forget to show The CARD at the studio to receive $5 off!

Baltimore County Restaurant Week
Participating Restaurants
Baltimore County
Time: Friday thru January 30th
Cost: $15-$35

Baltimore County Restaurant Week kicks off this Friday! Enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner specials at participating restaurants. Visit our Winter Restaurant Week blog for more details.

Pandora Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Top of the Amphitheater, located between the Harborplace Pavilions
201 E. Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Friday, 3-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-8pm
Cost: $9 (stake rental $4)

The colder temperatures are here to stay, making it the perfect time for some outdoor ice skating! The Pandora Ice Rink is scheduled to close after this weekend; so plan a family daytime skate or couple’s date night. The ice rink will have extended hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Virginia Events:

30th Annual Camping and RV Expo
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
Time: Friday, 12-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Cost: $10

RV dealers from 6 states will come to display the latest and greatest from tents, campers and luxury motor coaches.  There will also be plenty of information about campsites, RV maintenance, and financing.

Falu’s Bollywood Orchestra
The Barnes at Wolf Trap
1635 Trap Rd., Vienna
Time: Friday, 8pm
Cost: $22 – $27

Lead by one of India’s most influential musicians who has worked with Yo-Yo Ma and A.R. Rahman, this ensemble will combine timeless Bollywood with modern style.

MLK Birthday Celebration: Remembering the Dream 
Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston
Time: Saturday, 4-5:30pm
Cost: FREE, seating is limited

The Reston Community Orchestra will celebrate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

  • Eroica, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday & Saturday
  • Women of Faith, Eagle Bank Arena, Friday & Saturday
  • An Evening with Eddie from Ohio, Birchmere, Friday & Sunday
  • A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder, Kennedy Center, Friday thru Monday
  • National Philharmonic: Bach Violin Concert No. 2, Strathmore, Saturday
  • DC Laugh-A-Thon starring Corey Holcolmb & Friends, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Step Afrika! Step Xplosion, Stathmore, Sunday
  • Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Maryland Terrapins vs. Ohio State Buckeyes, Xfinity Center College Park, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers, Verizon Center, Sunday
  • Washington Wizards vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Verizon Center, Monday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

13 hours13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Duration: 144 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Starring: John Krasinski, Freddie Stroma, Toby Stephens, Pablo Schreiber

norm of the northNorm of the North
Duration: 86 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Animated

Displaced from their Arctic home, a polar bear named Norm and his three lemming friends wind up in New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of a corporation he soon learns is tied to the fate of his homeland.

Starring: Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Bill Nighy

ride along 2Ride Along 2
Duration: 101 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Starring: Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Olivia Munn, Tika Sumpter, Ken Jeong

the benefactorThe Benefactor
Duration: 92 Minutes
Genre: Drama

Consumed by guilt over the accidental death of a couple, an eccentric Philadelphia philanthropist provides financial assistance to their pregnant daughter and her new husband.

Starring: Richard Gere, Theo James, Dakota Fanning, Clarke Peters