Weekend Happenings: January 26 – 28
Posted on January 24, 2018

Even though it’s winter, the temperatures are warming up! Take advantage at events like auto shows, boat shows, and more!


RAMW Winter Restaurant Week
Various Locations
Metropolitan Washington and surrounding areas
Time: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Cost: Varies

More than 100 DC-area restaurants are participating in this week-long cuisine-fest, offering multiple-course and prix fixe meals ($22 for lunch and brunch, $35 for dinner). Visit the website for venues and menus.


Spy Fest: A Kidspy Family Festival
International Spy Museum
800 F St. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 6-9pm
Cost: $14

Speaking in code. Spies and lies. Lockpicking. There’s espionage and intrigue at every turn – hone your forensic and cryptoanalysis skills, and be rewarded with free Shake Shack custard!


Washington Auto Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Friday,12-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm
Cost: starts at $12; VIP tours available online

Come see over 600 exotic, luxury, concept, and showroom cars. More than 35 domestic and import manufacturers, Family Fun Zone with entertainment, and mascots will be in attendance. Peer into the future of driving with connected cars and automated technologies.



Harford County Restaurant Week
Various Locations
Harford County
Time: Friday-Sunday, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Cost: Varies

If you loved Baltimore’s Restaurant Week, continue on by visiting Harford County’s! Enjoy more delicious meals from restaurants of all cuisines. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are available at participating restaurants.


Baltimore Boat Show
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $14 for adults, children 12 and under are FREE

Summer will be here before you know it, so what better time to check out your new boat? Browse the newest boats of 2018, accessories, and more.


World of Pets Expo 2018
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd., Timonium
Time: Friday, 2-8pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, children under 5 are FREE

Pets are family too, so now is the time to treat them to a fun day out! Enjoy special animal exhibits, shop for your furry friend, or let them socialize and meet their new BFF.




Winter Restaurant Week
Various Locations
Metropolitan Washington and surrounding areas
Time: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Cost: Varies

Dine out at your favorite restaurant this week for a discounted price!  Take your pick from over 250 dine-in restaurants within the metropolitan area for dinner at a cost $35 or lunch/brunch for $22.  You’ll never eat so good!


The U.S. Army Blues | Essentially Ellington Jazz Band Festival
Yorktown High School
5200 Yorktown Blvd., Arlington
Time: Saturday, 6:30pm
Cost: FREE

The U.S. Army Blues 18-piece ensemble will be performing for the public this Saturday.  This premier jazz ensemble of the United States Army aims to fulfill their mission to provide musical support by putting on free concerts, participating in educational outreach and preserving the tradition of America’s unique art form of jazz.  Enjoy the soothing sound of these jazz musicians from across the nation.


Seventh Annual McLean Chocolate Festival
McLean High School
1633 Davidson Rd., McLean
Time: Saturday, 11am-5pm
Cost: $2 Admission Fee (Children under 3 are free)

Treat your taste buds this Saturday by indulging in the specialties of local chocolatiers.  Mike Mitchell will also be providing a special treat by playing bluegrass music in the children’s game room at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.  All proceeds go to the McLean Rotary to benefit local organizations.


Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Shen Yun, Hippodrome, Friday – Sunday
  • On Your Feet!, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • The Humans, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • Frankie Ballard, 9:30 Club, Friday
  • Manic Focus & Minnesota, 9:30 Club, Saturday
  • Enter Shikari, 9:30 Club, Sunday
  • Dancing with the Stars Live, Lyric Opera House, Sunday
  • Monster Jam Triple Threat, Capital One Arena, Saturday – Sunday
  • Aaron Tveit, Wolf Trap, Saturday – Sunday
  • Lalah Hathaway, Warner Theater, Friday
  • Sinbad, Warner Theater, Saturday
  • Baltimore Boat Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Friday – Saturday 10am to 8pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • Polar Bear Plunge (Plungefest), Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point, Friday – Saturday
  • Spy Fest, 800 F St. NW, Friday