Weekend Happenings: March 2 – 4
Posted on February 28, 2018

Get your culture on with lectures and art galleries, and live your best life through food, healthy discoveries, and empowering the women in your life!

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

The New Hirshhorn Lobby
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave and 7th St SW, DC
Time: open daily 10-5:30
Cost: FREE
Acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has transformed the Hirshhorn lobby into its own work of art. The redesign, inspired by a medieval Japanese nutmeg tree and its mess of roots, includes a gorgeous 20-foot metal coffee bar that will serve up local favorite Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato. Be sure to check out a new prismatic light sculpture by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.

14th Annual Showcase of Academy-Award Nominated Films
National Archives Foundation
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC
Time: Wednesday through Sunday: feature films at 7pm, shorts starting Saturday at noon and Sunday at 3:30
Cost: FREE
The National Archives hosts the 14th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film this week leading up to the awards ceremony on Sunday night.

NMWA Community Day
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW, DC
Time: Sunday 12-5
Cost: FREE
Next week is International’s Women’s Day. Teach your family about Fierce Women on a trailblazing tour, pioneer through the history of dazzling female art from the 16th century to the present, and help empower the young visionaries in your life to challenge the norm and live their dreams.

MARYLAND EVENTS

Annapolis Restaurant Week
Various restaurants Annapolis, MD
Time: Through Saturday
Cost: Check website for details
Experience the culinary delights of Annapolis and enjoy a wide range of restaurants. Pick from the flavors of the Chesapeake, locally sourced farm to table and international flavors. Menus/reservations online for two-course breakfast, two-course lunch, or three-course dinner.

B’more Healthy Expo
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W. Pratt St, Baltimore
Time: Saturday 10-5
Cost: FREE
Get healthy this year by visiting a variety of screenings, demonstrations, interactive workouts, trainings, and samples intended for the whole family.

TEDxBethesda
AMP by Strathmore
11810 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda
Time: Saturday at 1PM
Cost: $22
In the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program helps communities, organizations and individuals produce TED-style events at the local level. At TEDx Bethesda, the theme is Elements – as in the interconnected pieces of our new world in the sense of space, technology, and how people connect them both.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade
King and Alfred Sts, Old Town Alexandria
Time: Saturday 9:30-1
Cost: FREE
This family fun celebration includes a classic car show from 9:30-11 at 100 N. Pitt Street, and a dog show from 11-12 at Market Square in Old Town.  The parade kicks off at 12:15 with federal, state, and local elected officials; the Irish Ambassador; military commanders; and other local celebrities.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Extravaganza
Hidden Oaks Nature Center
7701 Royce Street, Annandale
Time: Saturday 2-3:30
Cost: $7
Naturalists share the tales of “Yertle the Turtle,” “Gertrude McFuzz,” and others, and show that real woodland creatures share some of the same talents. Meet live animals and make crafts in this program.

Fairfax City Restaurant Week
Various restaurants in Fairfax, VA
Time: beginning Sunday
Cost: Check website for details
Restaurant Week celebrates the city’s diverse dining scene and offers an excellent opportunity to dine out while supporting the Fairfax City restaurant community.  During Restaurant Week, diners will enjoy special-value, three-course menus at participating restaurants, along with added elements of entertainment and discovery.

PHILADELPHIA EVENTS

Women’s History Month Kickoff
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St, Philly
Time: Friday and Saturday 9:30-5, Sunday 12-5
Cost: on sale through 3/31 – Adults $10, children 6-18 $7.50
The National Constitution Center’s Women’s History Month celebrates with self-guided tours that focus on women’s history, a game board challenge, and a new program “Decoding the Lyrics: ‘Bad Romance’: Women’s Suffrage” using a pop song to tell the story of women’s road to voting rights.

Philly Craft Beer Festival
The Navy Yard
4747 S. Broad St, Philly
Time: Saturday 1:30-5
Cost: $46 and up
Called one of the top 10 beer festivals in America, featured are national and international breweries, food trucks, and a VIP session with rare brews.

PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th and Arch Sts, Philly
Time: Saturday 11-8, Sunday 8-9
Cost: Adult: $35; Student 17-24: $24; child 2-16: $17
This year’s flower show theme, “Wonders of Water,” will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water in the world’s largest indoor flower show. Top floral and garden designers from all across the country will create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands, and arid landscapes filled with beautiful plants of all sorts representative of each environment.

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Kid Rock, Royal Farms Arena, Friday
  • MISSIO, 9:30 Club, Friday
  • Joywave, 9:30 Club, Saturday
  • Hippie Sabotage, 9:30 Club, Sunday
  • Jeanne Robertson, Lyric Opera House, Saturday
  • Alice Cooper Live, Lyric Opera House, Sunday
  • Little Big Town, The Anthem, Saturday
  • Marc-Andre Hamelin, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Riverdance, Warner Theatre, Saturday – Sunday
  • Shen Yun, Kimmel Center, Friday-Sunday
  • Harlem Globetrotters, Wells Fargo Center, Sunday
  • Wizards VS Raptors, Friday
  • Wizards VS Pacers, Sunday
  • Flyers VS Lightning, Saturday
  • Flyers VS Panthers, Sunday
  • 76ers VS Hornets, Friday
  • 76ers VS Bucks, Sunday