Weekend Happenings March 25-27
Posted on March 22, 2017

Spring has finally sprung in the DMV! Sample beer and wine, kick off cherry blossom season, or have some family fun to celebrate!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Spring Wine Fling
Various venues throughout metro DC, VA, MD
Time: Friday-Sunday
Cost: Flight of 3 for $15, flight of 5 for $25 (at participating venues)

Let your palate take flight with three samplings of both unique and classic wines at some of DC’s best-loved restaurants and wine bars this week! Stimulate your senses with the aromas of springtime bubbles, deep reds, and crisp whites—check out the website for participating locations, times, and selections.

National Cherry Blossom Opening Ceremony
Warner Theatre
513 13th St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 5-6:30pm
Cost: FREE- Advanced Tickets Required

Music, dance, and drama embodying both the traditional artistic culture of Japan and the contemporary J-pop and electro-lights set a dazzling tone for the beginning of the season of DC Cherry Blossoms. Claim your tickets soon and be sure to arrive when the doors open at 4pm for the best seats.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Cherry Blossom Celebration
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Sts NW, Kogod Courtyard
Time: Saturday, 11:30-3:00
Cost: FREE

Traditional high-energy drumming, music and dance, and free cherry blossom crafts are a treat for all ages! After you scavenge for springtime art and create your own special Japanese paper diorama or continue the Asian art exploration at the Sackler Gallery of Art, just a few blocks away near the Smithsonian Castle! (1050 Independence Ave SW, 10-5:30pm)

MARYLAND EVENTS

Maryland Day
Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
Various Locations
Time: Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Cost: FREE; $1 (some events)

Celebrate your state’s birthday weekend! Enjoy many fun and free events that honor Maryland’s culture and heritage.

Walking Tour of an Irish Neighborhood
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
900 W Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 10:30am-12pm
Cost: FREE

See what it was like to be a working Irish man or woman back in the 19th and 20th centuries!

Eastern Shore Bridal Show
Historic Kent Manor Inn
500 Kent Manor Dr., Stevensville
Time: Saturday, 12-4pm
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door

Wedding season is upon us! See what the Eastern Shore has to offer for brides! Various vendors will be present, as well as prizes and giveaways.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Spring Festival @ Ticonderoga
Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga
26469 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm (open every day through 4/23)
Cost: $10.95-$14.95

Celebrate Spring’s arrival at the farm! Go on an Easter egg hunt, meet the Easter bunny, take a hay ride, and many more activities for the whole family!

Family Fun Saturdays
Reston Town Center
1818 Discovery St., Reston
Time: Saturday, 12-5pm
Cost: FREE (donations accepted)

Enjoy mini train rides, caricature artists, sweet treats, balloon artists, and a visit from Resty the Dog at Reston Town Center’s final Family Fun Saturday for March 2017. All donation proceeds benefit Rest-ON – An Opportunity Neighborhood.

#Alxbrewtour 2017: Historic Breweries Walking Tour & Tasting
Old Town Alexandria
323 South Fairfax St., Alexandria
Time: Sunday, 2-4:30pm
Cost: $25

Enjoy a guided walking tour around Old Town Alexandria learning about the foundations of local breweries and enjoying complimentary beer samples.

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

  • SOHN, 9:30 Club, Friday
  • Trentemoller, 9:30 Club, Sunday
  • Harlem Globetrotters, Royal Farms Arena, Saturday
  • Stevie Nicks, Royal Farms Arena, Sunday
  • Stravinsky’s Petrushka, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday and Sunday
  • Rahsaan Patterson, Birchmere, Friday
  • The Righteous Brothers, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Celtic Women: Voice of Angels, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday
  • Franco de Vita Tour Libre, Eagle Bank Arena, Friday
  • Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Strathmore, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Arizona Coyotes, Saturday
  • Washington Wizards VS. Brooklyn Nets, Friday
  • Washington Wizards VS. Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

chips.pngChips
Duration: 101 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy
Tow middle-aged California Highway Patrol officers have just joined the highway patrol for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motor bike rider trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job. Comedy ensues as the inexperienced rookie and hardened veteran begin clashing stead of clicking when trying to catch the bad guys!
Starring: Dax Shepherd, Michael Pena, Ryan Hansen, Jessica McNamee, Kristen Bell, Vincent D’Onofrio, Maya Rudolph, Adam Brody

lifemovie.pngLife
Duration: 112 Minutes
Genre: Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy
This science fiction saga tells the story of astronauts on the International Space Station who retrieve a sample from Mars and discover it contains evidence of intelligent life.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya

 

 

 

power.pngPower Rangers
Duration: 124 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy
A group of high-school kids, inexplicably brought together to become the newest generation in a line of warriors known as the Power Rangers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.
Starring: Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin, Elizabeth Banks