Weekend Happenings March 31-April 2
Posted on March 30, 2017

Festivals, lights, and egg hunts galore! Enjoy Spring in the DMV this weekend!

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WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

La Grande Fête: DC Francophonie Festival
La Maison Francaise, Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 7-11pm
Cost: Tickets $40 in advance

Music, dancing, food and drink from worldwide embassies of French influence. Giveaways, and networking opportunities abound at this event for young professionals (21+) seeking unique and culturally relevant after-hours fun!

Cherry Blossom Wine and Beer Festival
Yards Park
1300 1st St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday 1-4pm and 6-9pm; Sunday 1-4pm
Cost: $41-89

This festival of bubbles and brews includes food trucks, games, and live music on the Waterfront. This event is 21+.

Blossom Kite Festival
National Mall
17th St. NW and Constitution Ave., DC
Time: Saturday, 10-4:30 (rain date Sunday)
Cost: FREE

Go fly a kite! The high-flying sky spectacle on the mall will showcase the talent of kite artisans and expert competitive flyers from around the globe. You’re invited to bring your favorite kite, or children can make one onsite (while supplies last).

MARYLAND EVENTS

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Maryland State Fairgrounds- The Cow Palace
2200 York Rd., Timonium
Time: Friday, 6-10pm; Saturday, 12-6pm for VIP, 2-6 for regular admission
Cost: Varies

Enjoy your day sipping on beer and bourbon, tasting barbeque and listening to some country tunes! Admission includes a sampling glass.

Light City
Baltimore
Various Locations
Time: Friday-Saturday, 7pm-12am; Sunday, 7-11pm
Cost: FREE

Light City is back! Be dazzled by the spectacular illuminating displays, listen to heart pounding music and see the city like never before. For a more in depth guide, check out our blog.

Fell’s Point Privateer Festival
Fell’s Point
800 S. Broadway St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-7pm
Cost: FREE 

Put on your eye patches and brush up on some pirate trivia! Learn how pirates came to be what they are known as today, enjoy fun themed activities and more.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Spring Festival @ Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga Farm
26469 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly
Time: Saturday-Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Cost: $14.95

Attend the Spring Festival at the amazing Ticonderoga Farm! Easter Egg Hunts will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm (with the Easter Bunny too)! The farm will also have slide hills, jumping pillows, hayrides, animal feeding areas and a swinging bridge.

Fairfax County’s Fesitval Central
The Visitor Center
1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons
March 15 – April 16, 2017
Time: Friday-Sunday, 10am–5pm
Cost: FREE

The Visitor Center in Tysons Corner Center (2nd level outside Nordstrom) is hosting “Festival Central”. The public is invited to stop in for free gifts, festival schedules and information on activities throughout the region. On April 1st, the Center will be hosting a special event from 1–3: pm with craft demonstrations and more!

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

boss.pngBoss Baby
Duration: 85 Minutes
Genre: Animated Comedy
The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire

 

 

 

zookeeperThe Zookeeper’s Wife
Duration: 125 Minutes
Genre: Drama
The true story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. Jessica Chastain stars as Antonia Zabinska, who with husband Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh) covertly helped the Resistance – out of their Warsaw Zoo.
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael Mcelhatton, Iddo Goldberg

 

despite.pngDespite The Falling Snow
Duration: 133 Minutes
Genre: Romance/Suspense/Thriller
Moscow, 1959: Katya, is young, beautiful – and a spy for the Americans. When she and Mischa begin spying on Alexander, an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him.
Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Sam Reid, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Anthony Head