Weekend Happenings: March 9 – 11
Posted on March 07, 2018

Yearning for spring? Embrace the beginnings of St. Patty’s, cherry blossoms, and an assortment of musical talents – there’s plenty to do inside and out this weekend!


WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar

1843 7th St NW, DC
Time: Friday 5PM-1:30AM
Cost: No cover charge

This acclaimed Shaw pop-up bar is back for more spring-themed fun. Cherry Blossom PUB is lit with fanciful decorations and equipped with festive cocktails and one-of-a-kind experiences (watch out for Godzilla). Concoctions include cocktails with Japanese whisky, as well as a number of blossom-themed drinks.

NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo

Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl NW
Time: Sunday 9-5
Cost: FREE

Join local notable news personalities and leading fitness and health experts for entertaining, exercise-related fun and education, including health tests and checks, presentations, Zumba, yoga, and dance classes.


DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Constitution Ave from 7th to 17th Sts
Time: Sunday 12PM
Cost: FREE

Honor the Emerald Isle with a bundle of pageantry at the annual St. Patrick’s Parade: the two-hour celebration of Irish culture will feature marching bands, traditional Irish dance, and the inevitable swath of green attire.

 

MARYLAND EVENTS

Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From Washington Monument down Charles St to Pratt and Market
Time: Sunday 2PM
Cost: FREE

Beginning with a Shamrock 5K at 1:15 and the parade to follow, Baltimore will be glowing green this Sunday! Enjoy music, family, community pride, and a celebration of Irish tradition


Maple Syrup Festival

Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont
Time: Saturday and Sunday 10-2
Cost: $3 donation recommended; cash only

Savor the picturesque views from atop the Catoctin Mountains, and a fireside pancake and sausage breakfast with maple syrup products for sale on site. Games, stories, crafts, and music enhance the natural beauty of the park – and don’t miss the maple syrup making demonstrations.

ZooBloom

Maryland Zoo
1 Safari Pl, Baltimore
Time: Saturday 10-4
Cost: ask your concierge for tickets!

Spring is almost here! It’s Farm Day at the MD Zoo, and special activities and treats await – sample cake and cookies from Charm City Cakes, and learn about sheep shearing, buzzing bees, and what the animals feed on in the springtime.

 

VIRGINIA EVENTS

We Can Do It! Women in Aviation and Space

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly
Time: Saturday 10-3
Cost: FREE

Women will have an immense impact on the future of space, aviation, and other STEM fields. Celebrate Women’s History Month with a day of hands-on activities for families, Rosie the Riveter, and special guests who will inspire the next generation of women to break down barriers. This family day will look back at groundbreaking women of the past and forward to what will be achieved by women in the future.

7th Annual DC Bluegrass Festival

Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons
Time: Friday 5PM to Saturday 11:30PM
Cost: Ticket packages vary – see website for details

Fiddles will fly and banjos will blaze as scores of talented bluegrass musicians share their intense, passionate musicality at this year’s festival. Amateur jamming is encouraged, so bring your mandolin and guitar along, and join in the workshops to fine-tune your skills.

 

Fairfax City Restaurant Week
Various restaurants in Fairfax, VA
Time: through Saturday
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

Philly POPs: Best of Broadway

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S. Broad St, Philly
Time: Friday 8PM, Saturday and Sunday 3PM
Cost: Varies

The Philly POPs team up with Broadway stars for three unforgettable nights of performances. Look forward to a showcase of popular tunes including those from Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, and more.

Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From Broad St to Penn’s Landing
Time: Sunday 12-3
Cost: FREE

Don your lucky green for marching bands, decorated floats, music and dance groups, youth groups, and Irish associations parading down Broad Street to City Hall and from City Hall to Market Street to Penn’s Landing.

BalletX
Wilma Theatre
265 S. Broad St, Philly
Time: Friday 8PM, Saturday 2PM and 8PM, Sunday 2PM
Cost: Varies

Three renowned choreographers pirouette into BalletX this season: celebrating the Latin and Afro-Caribbean music of Spanish Harlem; the high-octane energy of Motown, American Bandstand, and Soul Train; and a unique variety of dance set to Schubert’s Quintet in C Major.

 

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

  • Romeo Santos, Eaglebank Arena, Saturday
  • J Boog, 9:30 Club, Sunday
  • Patricia Racette, Lyric Opera House, Sunday
  • John Eaton, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Shostakovich and the Black, Wolf Trap, Sunday
  • Tiffany Haddish: #SheReady, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Swan Lake, Academy of Music, Friday-Sunday
  • Shen Yun, Kimmel Center, Friday-Sunday
  • Flyers VS Jets, Saturday