This weekend is full of fun events! Plenty of Super Bowl parties for the football fans out there, especially the local Ravens fans! There are also events for everyone else to fill their weekend!
Washington, DC Events
Crepe Day Festival
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
4155 Linnean Ave. NW
Time: Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m
Price: General Admission: Adult $15, Children (2-18) $8
Ever wanted to celebrate Crepe Day, but didn’t know how to go about it? Then this is for you! Celebrate this holiday in festive French fashion by eating crepes, enjoying classic tales told in French and English, and experiencing the exciting culture of Brittany, where crepes originated from.
2001 14th St. NW
Time: Sunday, 6 pm
The sounds of Brazil are a wonderful escape from the cold Washington winters. Every Sunday night, Tropicalia offers a free show with a live band and DJ beginning at 8 p.m. Arrive at 7 for free samba dance lessons and then stick around for $5 caipirinhas all night.
The First Ladies
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue
Museum hours: 10 am to 5:30 pm
With more than two dozen gowns from the Smithsonian’s almost 100-year old First Ladies Collection, this exhibition is a must-see, with dresses worn by Frances Cleveland, Jacqueline Kennedy and Laura Bush, as well as an examination of the role of presidential wives. If you’ve seen it, here’s a reason to return: Michelle Obama’s stunning one-shouldered Jason Wu gown from the 2009 inaugural is one of the most recent additions!
The Washington Auto Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Time: Friday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Price: Adults (13 and over): $12 Seniors: $10 Children(6-12): $5
The Washington Auto Show showcases more than 700 new makes and models of cars, trucks, mini-vans and sport utility vehicles from over 42 domestic and import automakers. The latest innovations in safety and sustainability will take center stage at the 2013 Washington Auto Show. This is a great way to learn about more developments in hydrogen, clean diesel, electric, biofuel and natural gas technologies as well as in safety. Visitors will also find free car giveaways, special guests, promotional contests, children’s activities and live entertainment.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW
Time: Friday 7:30, Saturday 1:30 and 7:30, Sunday 1:30
The world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music companies, returns with a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show. Shen Yun uses performing arts to present stories that bring to life the inner essence of China. This includes ancient legends, characters, and tales from history, and representative events from the modern world
Super Bowl Party
The State Theatre
220 North Washington Street
Falls Church, Va
Time: Sunday, 4 pm
There’s really only one way to watch the big game – on a seriously BIG screen. Don’t miss San Francisco and Baltimore compete in the biggest game in football! And of course enjoy some great food and cold brews. Are you ready for some football????
Super Bowl Party
Arlington Draft House
2903 Columbia Pike
Time: Sunday 4:30 pm
Need a place to watch the game? Come watch the big game on a really big screen!
Superbowl of Wine
Paradise Springs Winery
12639 Chapel Rd
Clifton, Va 20124
Time: Saturday 3 pm
Join us for our 3rd annual Superbowl of Wine event. We will take 5 Paradise Springs wines and blind taste test them against 5 global counterparts. This fun interactive tasting will include audience participation, discussion on wines from various regions, as well a sampling of 10 different wines. Light fare included. Reservations required. Please call 703-830-9463 or your concierge to reserve a spot.
Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950
The Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Time: Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
Price: Adults: $8 Seniors: $6 Students:$4
With the American economy in deep Depression, a group of young artists began to create illustrated stories of superheroes and provided the nation with an optimistic antidote to a growing sense of despair and helplessness. Featuring superhero memorabilia, original comic book art, and video interviews with the creators of superheroes, Zap! Pow! Bam! offers visitors an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Golden Age of comic books.
Behind the Scenes Chocolate Tour
360 Main Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Time: Saturday and Sunday tours available
Come visit Maryland’s first premium chocolate factory! You will have a chance to meet the owners, learn about the origin of chocolate, and see how it is grown and processed. Experience how chocolate is made from the actual cacao seed to the final product during this “sweet” educational tour, from chocolate bars to truffles to bonbons. Each tour also includes a FREE chocolate tasting! Click the link below or call your concierge to make your reservation today!
Sports at a Glance
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!
Capitals vs Philadelphia, Friday at 7 pm, Verizon Center
Georgetown vs St John’s, Saturday at 4 pm, Verizon Center
Maryland vs Wake Forrest, Saturday 2 pm,
Capitals vs Pittsburgh, Sunday at 12:30 pm, Verizon Center
The Super Bowl, Sunday 6:30 pm CBS
Winter Restaurant Weeks
Forget about losing those extra pounds gained over the holidays. Winter restaurant weeks (yes weeks) are coming up soon, with multi-course menu bargains. Restaurant Week provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors along with local residents to dine at some of the most popular restaurants for special prices. See the links below for a full list of participating restaurants. Make sure to make reservations or have your concierge do so on your behalf!
Bethesda Restaurant Week
January 24-February 3
DC Restaurant Week
Movies Opening this Weekend
Length: 97 minutes
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, and Analeigh Tipton
After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Bullet to the Head
Length: 91 minutes
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater and Sung Kang
After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.