Weekend Happenings: March 18-20
Posted on March 16, 2016

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring with all that the DMV has to offer this weekend!


Washington, DC Events:

Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating Class
Alphonse Italian Market & Osteria
1212 U St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 12-1:30pm
Cost: $45

Take part in the rich Italian tradition of chocolate Easter egg decorating. The ticket includes chocolate eggs with edible decorations, appetizers, and more Easter fun.

Kites of Asia Family Day
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Ave. SW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-3pm
Cost: FREE

Discover how kites are made, talk to experts, watch indoor kite flying, make your own kite, and enjoy the beauty and culture of kites from across Asia!

National Cherry Blossom Festival
Various Locations, DC
Time: Sunday thru April 17th
Cost: FREE

This Sunday, the National Cherry Blossom Festival begins!  Check out our comprehensive guide for all things cherry blossom.

Maryland Events:

6th Annual Saint Patrick’s Greene Games Festival
The Greene Turtle
177 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis
Time: Saturday, 9am
Cost: $11.54

Come out for a day of family fun! Enjoy live music, face painting, Irish dancing, bag pipe players, tent and lawn games, and more. A percentage of proceeds collected support The Bernie House and other local nonprofits.

St. Paddy’s Day Dinner Train
Western Maryland Railroad
13 Canal St., Cumberland
Time: Saturday, 4-6pm
Cost: $55-80

Enjoy a three-course traditional Irish meal while taking in a scenic overlook. Snacks and cash bar will also be available.

Maryland Spirits Showcase
Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway, Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 1-4pm
Cost: $55

Taste and sample Maryland spirits while learning about the past and present of the blossoming industry! Tickets include tastings, savory bites, and music; craft cocktails will be available for purchase.

Virginia Events:

Family Flashlight Egg Hunt
Glyndon Park
300 Glyndon St. NE, Vienna
Time: Friday, 7:30pm
Cost: $3

Bring your flashlight and your nighttime vision as you search for Easter eggs and prizes in the dark! Kids can enjoy playing in the bounce house and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

Irish Band Danú presents “St. Patrick’s Day Celebration”
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas
Time: Friday, 8pm
Cost: varies

Enjoy some upbeat Celtic tunes to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with one of the most highly regarded Irish music ensembles of today. Danú has entertained audiences throughout Europe and the United States and combines traditional Irish instruments with enchanting vocals for a high-energy evening.

Bluegrass Concert Series
Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor’s Center
2739 West Ox Rd., Herndon
Time: Sunday, 7pm
Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at the door

Finish out your weekend with some of the area’s finest bluegrass musicians along with delicious food and beverages. This Sunday will feature Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein, who will bring their individual sounds together to create a unique bluegrass blend.

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

  • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, Strathmore, Friday
  • JJ Grey & Mofro, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • Galatic, 9:30 Club, Friday & Saturday
  • Yuri Temirkanov Returns, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday thru Sunday
  • Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, Lyric Opera House, Saturday
  • Kirk Franklin, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • America with Larry Burnett Band feat. Don Chapman, Birchmere, Saturday & Sunday
  • Harlem Globetrotters, Eagle Bank Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • Washington Capitals vs. Nashville Predators, Verizon Center, Friday
  • Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks, Verizon Center, Saturday

Movies Opening this Weekend:


The Divergent Series: Allegiant
Duration:  2 Hours 1 Minute
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Allegiant, the third installment in the Blockbuster Divergent series, takes Tris and Four into a new world, far more dangerous than ever before.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Octavia L. Spencer