Weekend Happenings: March 11-13
Posted on March 10, 2016

The warm weather has finally started to roll in—be sure to take advantage of a beautiful weekend while enjoying all the DMV has to offer!


Washington, DC Events:

Saturday Night Shindig
The Hecht Warehouse
1401 New York Ave., NE, DC
Time: Saturday, 5:30-9pm
Cost: $52.69

Join the DMV Food Truck Association as they highlight the best of mobile retail and food trucks that you see around the DMV.  Your ticket will include a tasting from three food trucks and your first drink.

45th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Constitution Avenue
7th to 17th St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 12pm
Cost: FREE; grandstand tickets are available for purchase

Come see over 100 marching bands, dance schools, floats, and other organizations perform and celebrate Irish pride!

Museum Day Live!
Smithsonian Institutions
Various Locations
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Museum Day Live! will be celebrated all throughout the country this weekend.  Presented by Smithsonian Magazine, all participating museums will be offering free admission. Museums that are already free will be hosting fun family events throughout the day.

Maryland Events:

Maryland Home & Garden Show
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd., Timonium
Time:  Friday & Saturday, 10am–9pm; Sunday, 10am–6pm
Cost: $12

Meet experts and get inspiration for your home and garden at the Maryland Home & Garden Show! There will be giveaways, a petting zoo for the kids, crafters, and more. Visit the website for details on exhibitors, seminars, features, and other show information.

Celtic Canter & Downtown Irish Celebration
Belle Grove Square
Main St., Westminster
Time: Saturday 7:30am-4pm
Cost: varies

Start your day off by participating in an Irish themed 5K (cheerers welcome, too)! Afterwards, come see an authentic Irish cooking demo and learn how to make Guinness beef stew. Other events include traditional Irish music and bands, crafts and games, a pub crawl, and whiskey tasting.

Sotto Sopra Live Opera Night and Five Course Meal
Sotto Sopra
405 North Charles St., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 6pm
Cost: $58

Dine on a delicious multi-course Italian dinner while listening to beautiful live opera music. Visit Sotto Sopra’s website for performers and menu. Reservations are required.

Virginia Events:

Northern Virginia kicked off Restaurant Week events earlier this week. Be sure to make your reservations today and enjoy a delicious meal at a special price. Visit our Winter Restaurant Week blog for more details.

21st Annual National Capital Boat Show
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
Time: Friday, 12-8pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
Cost: $10

Enjoy the region’s largest boat show and browse hundreds of brand new boats from dealers throughout the area as well as exhibits featuring marinas, water sports, boating accessories, and more. Boat experts will also be on hand to answer questions on boat maintenance, repair, financing, insurance, and boating safety.

Lucky Leprechaun 5K
Reston Town Center
11900 Market St., Reston
Time: Saturday, 8:30am
Cost: $35

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with Potomac River Running and Reston Town Center! This 5k circles around Reston Town Center and concludes on Market Street with post-race treats.

17th Annual Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Old Town Manassas
8707 Quarry Rd., Manassas
Time: Saturday, 11am
Cost: FREE

This annual community parade features Irish dance groups, the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band, Washington Scottish Pipe and Drum, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Coalition Pipe and Drum, the Marine Corps Color Guard, and other area groups and organizations. Parade takes place rain or shine!

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

  • Kathy Mattea, Birchmere, Friday
  • Railroad Earth, 930 Club, Friday & Saturday
  • All-Beethoven, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday thru Sunday
  • Motown the Musical, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday thru Sunday
  • Peter & the Wolf, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Saturday
  • Jerry Douglas, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerts, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

10 cloverfield10 Cloverfield Lane
Duration: 105 Minutes
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

A woman discovers the horrifying truth about the outside world while living in an underground shelter with two men.

Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher

brothers grimsbyThe Brothers Grimsby
Duration: 83 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy

After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for his brother Sebastian, unaware that not only is he an MI6 agent, but he’s just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger.

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, Mark Strong, Penélope Cruz, Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson

perfect matchThe Perfect Match
Duration: 91 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Romance

Charlie is a playboy who’s convinced that relationships are dead. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he will fall in love. Charlie takes the bet, believing that he’s immune to love… until he crosses paths with Eva.

Starring: Terrance Jenkins, Paula Patton, Cassie Ventura, Donald Faison, Kali Hawk, Dascha Polanco

young messiahThe Young Messiah
Duration: 111 Minutes
Genre: Drama

The inspiring and unique story of seven-year-old Jesus Christ and His family as they come to a fuller understanding of His divine nature and purpose.

Starring: Sean Bean, Adam Greaves-Neal, David Bradley, Jonathan Bailey, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro