Weekend Happenings in the DMV- March 14th -16th

With the extra hour of sunlight thanks to daylight savings, this weekend is the perfect chance to get out and experience one of the great events the DMV has to offer! From St Patrick’s Day festivities to the National Marathon there really is something for everyone!

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Washington, DC Events:

Anchorman: The ExhibitAnchorman the Exhibit
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Now thru August 31st
Price: $21.95
The Newseum dedicates an entire exhibition to the exploits of anchorman Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 Evening News team.

Francophonie Cultural FestivalFrancophonie Festival
Please visit website for specific locations pricing and performances.
Time: Now thru April 15th
The Francophonie Cultural Festival features six weeks of concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops, and more in Washington DC. The nation’s capital will resonate with the vibrant sounds, sights, and tastes of the French-speaking in the largest Francophone festival in the world.

Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe’s Art, 1942-1946Monuments Men
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
750 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC
Price: Free
Time: Now thru April 20th
During World War II, an unlikely team of soldiers was charged with identifying and protecting European cultural sites, monuments, and buildings from Allied bombing. Officially named the Monuments, they quickly became known as The Monuments Men. A showcase of World War II documents reveals the story behind the story.

World Stages International Theater Festivalworld stages
The Kennedy Center
2700 F St. NW Washington, DC
Price: Ticket prices vary for each performance, please visit website for more details.
Time: Now through March 30th
This three week festival in Washington DC features a wide range of entertainment from award winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, representing Australia, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. Audiences will have the unique opportunity to experience works by some of the very best theater companies from across the globe.

National Marathon rock and roll run
C St at 19th St, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday at 8am
The 26.2 mile race begins at RFK Stadium and provides runners and spectators with views of more than monuments and the National Mall. It highlights the best of Washington, DC’s neighborhoods, featuring six of the city’s eight wards, including portions run through the heart of Adams Morgan, dynamic Kalorama, and beautiful Poplar Point.

Health and Fitness Expo
DC Armory
2001 East Capital St SE, Washington, DC
Time: Friday 10am to 7pm
Price: Free
The event features more than 50 exhibitors displaying the latest running shoes and apparel, nutritional information and fitness trends.

Washington DC Saint Patrick’s Day Paradest patricks day parade
Constitution Ave, 7th to 17th Streets NW
Time: Sunday noon to 3pm
This two-and-a-half hour special event, known as the Nation’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, will include floats, marching bands, pipe bands, military, police, and fire departments. Local Irish pubs will sponsor parade parties featuring Irish musicians, dancers and signers. St. Patrick’s Day is a family day, bringing people together to share the culture of the Irish.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans shamrocks and shenanigans
Rumors
19th and M St NW
Time: Satuday 11am to 2am
The festivities will include bagpipers, beads, giveaways, & DJs.  To top it all off, there will be live music playing throughout the day!  The ShamRogues, as well as the Mike Leverone Duo, will set the mood with great Irish tunes all day.

Maryland Events:

Cake Workshops: Carved Pint Glasscarved guinness
Charm City Cakes
2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am
Price: $250
Get ready for your St. Patty’s Day festivities with this beginner’s carving class. Students will learn how to stack, carve, and fondant a sculpted cake.  Participants will then airbrush the cake to make it look like a tall glass of Irish awesomeness.  You and your friends will be delighted to find this the morning after.  Everyone knows that cake is the best cure for a hangover!

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National Wildlife Visitor Center
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel MD
Time: Saturday 10am to 3pm
Celebrate the Birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System! See live animals, crafts, hikes, live music and much more!

Gaithersburg Saint Patrick’s Day Paradegaithersburg
Washingtonian Center
209 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD
Time: Saturday 10am to noon
The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Harp and Shamrock Society, will host a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade at Washingtonian Center. The Parade includes state and local officials, Gaithersburg Police, Irish dancers, pipe bands, fire trucks, equestrian units, and much more.

Virginia Events:

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Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA
Time: Saturday 4 pm
Price: $45
Join in for the 3rd installment of “Wine Flights in Paradise, The Cabin Tasting Series”. Once a month, Paradise Springs will be offering guests the opportunity to take part in an intimate, seated, premium tasting set in the historical log cabin. Guests will have the opportunity to taste premium flights of wine along with a food paring for each selection. The theme for each tasting will change month to month. This month the theme is Library and Comparative Meritage Wines.

Manassas St Patrick’s Day Parade
Quarry Rd and Prescott Ave
Time: Saturday at 11am
The City of Manassas celebrates St. Patrick’s Day each year with a community parade featuring Irish dance groups, the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe and Drum, Washington Scottish Pipe and Drum, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Coalition Pipe and Drum, the Marine Corps Color Guard and other area groups and organizations.

Shamrock Crawlshamrock crawl
Registration at Mad Rose, Velocity Five, or Clarendon Ballroom
Arlington, VA
Time: Saturday from 2pm to 9pm
The Shamrock Crawl is a time of festive jubilation, so let your Irish cheer run free! Join thousands of fellow beer lovers in celebrating a day full of green revelry at some of Arlington’s most popular bars. With entry you receive a refillable signature Shamrock mug, party favors, access to some of Arlington’s best bars, raffle entry for great prizes and free pictures of the event!

Concerts at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Ellie Goulding, Echostage, Sunday at 7pm

Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • CAA Women’s Basketball Championship, Show Place Arena, Through Sunday
  • Washington Capitals vs Vancouver, Verizon Center, Friday at 7pm
  • Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn, Verizon Center, Saturday at 7pm
  • Washington Capitals vs Toronto, Verizon Center, Sunday at 3pm

Theatre at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Monty Python’s Spamalot, Toby’s Dinner Theatre Columbia, Ongoing
  • Beaches, Signature Theatre, Through Sunday
  • Man of La Mancha, Modell Performing Arts Center, Through Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Need for Speedneed for speed movie
130 min   -   Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.
Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, and Imogen Poots

Veronica Marsveronica mars movie
107 min   -   Comedy | Crime | Drama
Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown – just in time for her high school reunion – in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who’s embroiled in a murder mystery.
Starring:  Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, and James Franco

St. Patrick’s Day in the DMV

St. Patrick’s Day calls for major celebrating in the DMV – for those of Irish heritage or just Irish at heart.

We’ve compiled a St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide to help you celebrate in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia: St. Patrick’s Day Events 2014.

We have everything from family-friendly parades and festivals to pub events and beer tastings. Take a peek so you don’t miss out on the fun!

A few events we are looking forward to include:

The 5 day St. Patrick’s Day event at Looney’s Pub North in Bel Air -

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National Shamrock Fest at RFK Stadium in DC -

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The Shamrock Crawl in Arlington -

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Be sure to check out our full event guide for more fun events in your area. We hope you have a happy & safe St. Patrick’s Day!

Weekend Happenings in the DMV: February 28th- March 2nd

This weekend March officially arrives and what better way to spend those first few days then checking out some of the great events going on around the area! From local restaurant weeks, to a snow white ballet tea party, there is something sure to please everyone!

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Washington, DC Events:

Anchorman: The Exhibit
Anchorman the Exhibit

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Now thru August 31st
Price: $21.95
The Newseum dedicates an entire exhibition to the exploits of anchorman Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 Evening News team.

Francophonie Cultural Festival
Francophonie Festival

Please visit website for specific locations pricing and performances.
Time: Now through April 15
The Francophonie Cultural Festival features six weeks of concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops, and more in Washington DC. The nation’s capital will resonate with the vibrant sounds, sights, and tastes of the French-speaking in the largest Francophone festival in the world.

Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe’s Art, 1942-1946
Monuments Men
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
750 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC
Price: Free
Time: Now through April 20th
During World War II, an unlikely team of soldiers was charged with identifying and protecting European cultural sites, monuments, and buildings from Allied bombing. Officially named the Monuments, they quickly became known as The Monuments Men. A showcase of World War II documents reveals the story behind the story.

Oscar’s Viewing Party at Commissary
Oscars Commisionary party

Commissary
1443 P St., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Sunday at 8 pm
The Oscars are hitting P St!! View the Oscars on a full wall project while enjoying themed food and drink! The Red Carpet Happy Hour will go until 7 pm along complimentary Oscar cocktails and popcorn bar!!! Come to Commissary and pick up your ballot and winners will receive gift cards to Commissary and tickets to The Studio Theatre shows!

Maryland Events:

Calvert County Restaurant Week
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Time: Now thru March 2nd
Please visit website for specific restaurants participating as well as menus and pricing.
Calvert County Restaurant Week offers special fixed-price menus to highlight many of the county’s best restaurants and encourage diners to enjoy a variety of cuisine. The promotion includes menus with varying price points to allow a wide range of restaurants to participate.

Cake Workshops Mardi Gras Class
Mardi Gras Class
Charm City Cakes
2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am
Price: $150
What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras then with some sweet treats?  Students will learn techniques like fondanting a cake, airbrushing, fondant feather making, and edible glitter application.

Frederick Restaurant Week
Frederick Restaurant Week
Please visit website for specific restaurant locations as well as menu’s.
Time: Now through March 9th
Frederick Restaurant Week is a 7-day promotion that features the unique and fine dining options available in the city of Frederick, Maryland and the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will offer fixed-price lunch and dinner options during Frederick Restaurant Week. Lunches are offered at $15.14 for a 2-course meal and $20.14 for a 3-course meal. Dinners are offered at $20.14 for a 2-course meal and $30.14 for a 3-course meal.

Snow White Ballet Tea Party
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
10076 Darnestown Rd., Suite 202, Rockville, MD
Price: $15
TIme: Sunday 10 am to 11:15 am, 12 pm to 1:15 pm, and 3 pm to 4:15 pm
Children can meet members of the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s upcoming performance and enjoy Snow White-themed crafts and snacks.

Virginia Events:

The Paradise Springs Winery Experience
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Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA
Time: Saturdays, 2pm & 4pm; Sundays, 3pm
Price: $25
Join in on the signature experience tour and tasting with a first hand look at how wine is made at Paradise Springs Winery. The tour will take you through the historic log cabin, inside the vineyard, through production, and ultimately end with a full tasting of their entire collection of wines including the sparkling Viognier, Aprés.

Cigar Bar and Swagger Fridays
Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA
Time: Friday, 5pm-9pm
Join in the fun every 3rd Friday of the month for Swagger Friday and Cigar Bar. There will be a Cigar bar on the front patio overlooking the beautiful scenery, complete with fortified port style wine, Swagger, poured by the glass. Complimentary tasting with every cigar or Swagger clothing purchase.

Alexandria St Patrick’s Day Parade
Alexandria St Patricks Day Parade

Please visit website for parade route.
Time: Saturday at 10 am
Old Town Alexandria celebrates the Irish holiday with a classic car show, a dog show and a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Elected officials; the Irish Ambassador; military commanders; and other local celebrities participate along with local scouts, marines and high school bands.

Oscar Night Party
Oscar Night Party Arlington Cinema

Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
Price: $20
Time: Sunday at 7 pm
Guests can watch the Oscars with the D.C. Film Society during a party with a “predict the winners” contest, door prizes, a silent auction and more!

Concerts at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Fantasia, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday at 8 pm
  • Flogging Molly, The Fillmore, Friday at 8 pm
  • Eagles, Verizon Center, Saturday at 8 pm
  • Demi Lovato, Patriot Center, Sunday at 7 pm

Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Monster Jam, Baltimore Arena, Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
  • George Mason Women’s Basketball vs Richmond, Patriot Center, Saturday at 2 pm
  • Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia, Verizon Center, Sunday at 12:30 pm

Theatre at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Monty Python’s Spamalot, Toby’s Dinner Theatre Columbia, Ongoing
  • Beaches, Signature Theatre, Through Sunday
  • The Book of Mormon, Hippodrome, Through Sunday
  • Rock of Ages, Warner Theatre, Sunday at 3 pm and 7:30 pm

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Non Stop Movie
Non- Stop 

106 min   -   Action | Mystery | Thriller
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.
Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Anson Mount

Son of God Movie
Son of God

138 min   -   Drama
The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Starring:  Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Sebastian Knapp, and Paul Knops

St. Patrick’s Day Party Printables

Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a new way this year?! Charm City Concierge has got you covered. We’ve created festive printables that are perfect for your own shindig! Simply print out what you like and start decorating for a one-a-kind party. From clover garland and cupcake/garnish flags to cup wraps and napkin rings your guests will be green with envy!

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Looking for a non-traditional party idea? Why not serve an Irish brunch for all your lucky friends. It’s perfect for a Sunday celebration and you can keep things low-key if your guests celebrated through the weekend.

Start planning your menu by using our Corned Beef Hash and Fried Potato recipe! It’s the perfect way to use leftover corned beef or try a new recipe!

Corned Beef Hash and Fried Potatoes
1lb Corned Beef, cooked and chopped
1 Medium Onion, chopped
2 Lb’s Potatoes, skins removed, sliced thin
4 Bacon Slices, optional
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Fresh Parsley for Garnish, optional.

Start by heating 4 tablespoon of olive oil in a deep pan and cook potatoes until they start to brown on both sides. Next add in the chopped onion and sauté until they become translucent. Add in the chopped corned beef and continue cooking until it gets crispy. Keep stirring until most of the beef is crispy. About 10 minutes. Taste and add any salt and/or pepper. Corned beef can be very salty so the amount you need to add, if any, will vary. To serve the corned beef hash and fried potatoes simply put the meal on a large platter and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve this family style.

Pair this with some warm Irish Soda Bread and an Irish Cheddar Quiche and you’ve got a great brunch to please everyone. Plus you’ll be free to mingle with your friends instead of stuck in the kitchen!

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For more fun and festive Ideas, check out our Pinterest page!

Weekend Happenings in the DMV – March 15-17, 2013

So many great events from film festivals and pet expos to St. Patrick’s Day block parties and Irish Music! We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Washington, DC Events

Nordic Cool Festival
Kennedy Center
2700 F Street
NW Washington DC 20566
202-467-4600
Time: Events Friday and Saturday 10 am to 9:30 pm; Sunday 10 am to 7:30 pm
Price: Prices vary depending on event

A month-long international festival of theater, dance, music, visual arts, literature, design, cuisine, and film to highlight the diverse cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as well as the territories of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Áland Islands.

Francophonie Cultural Festival
Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Time: Saturday 10:30 am
Price: $6.50

The Francophonie Cultural Festival features six weeks of concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops, and more in Washington DC. The nation’s capital will resonate with the vibrant sounds, sights, and tastes of the French-speaking in the largest Francophone festival in the world. Saturdays Film information: Le Jour des Corneilles, a Family Film.

DC Environmental Film Festival
Please visit the website for times, location, and pricing for this coming weekend’s events!

The DC Environmental Film Festival features 190 documentary, feature, animated, archival, experimental and children’s films from around the world. The films will be shown at more than 75 venues around Washington, DC, including museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters.

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NBC4’s Health and Fitness Expo
Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW,
Washington, DC
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am- 5 pm
Price: Free

The Health Fair provides free health screenings, fun activities and information on products and services that relate to healthy living.

National Shamrock Festival
RFK Stadium
2400 E Capitol St
Washington, DC 20001
Time: Saturday 1 pm- 9 pm
Price: $40-$95

It’s all about the experience! Stroll the expansive festival grounds at ShamrockFest and experience entertainment and attractions like nothing else in DC. You can bounce between nine musical stages, tented party areas, beer stations as long as two football fields, bar-game areas, “athletic” competitions, craft, food & beverage markets, strolling entertainers and much… you just have to see it to believe it!

Hello Dolly!
Ford’s Theatre
2400 E Capitol St
Time: Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm
Price: $40-$95

In the Tony-winning musical farce Hello, Dolly! The cantankerous half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder hires matchmaker Dolly Levi to find him a wife. Dolly soon hatches a plan to woo and win Vandergelder’s hand herself, while simultaneously arranging romantic prospects for his niece, his clerks and two of Manhattan’s most eligible shop girls.

Virginia Events

St Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting and Music
O’ Malley’s Irish Pub
1960 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA
Time: Friday 4 pm- 10 pm
Price: Free

Featuring food and beverage specials, as well as live music all weekend celebrating St Patrick’s Day! On Friday participate in a micro beer tasting and stay for performances from Red on Red.

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Super Pet Expo
Dulles Expo Center
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive
Chantilly, VA
Time: Friday 4 pm- 9 pm; Saturday 10 am- 7 pm; Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
Price: $13 Adults; $8 Kids (4-12)

Super Pet Expo is a fun-filled family event that celebrates all things cute and cuddly, boasting an array of animal exhibits, 150+ vendors selling all types of cool pet products, fun games and creature showcases. Bring your leashed pet along for the fun!

Clyde’s St Patrick’s Day Party in the Pavilion
Reston Town Center
11905 Market St
Reston, VA
Time: Saturday 10 am- 11 pm
Price: Free

Great Clyde’s Authentic Irish Fare, Irish Music, Irish Dancers, Bagpipers, Kids Area with Moon Bounces, Games, and more! Live entertainment and fun children’s activities… come out and celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style!

Lucky Leprechaun 5K
Reston Town Center
11911 Democracy Dr
Reston, VA
Time: Saturday 8:30 am
Price: $40

Run like you’ve got the luck of the Irish on your side! Grab your running buddies for the festive Lucky Leprechaun 5k with a fantastic St. Patty’s Day after-party! 3.1 miles with a Clyde’s restaurant St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the finish line!

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Presents the Music of Johann and Richard Strauss
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts
4373 Mason Pond Drive
Fairfax, VA
(888) 945-2468
Time: Saturday 8 pm- 10 pm
Price: $25-$55

Contrasting the music of German Richard Strauss with the Austrian Johann Strauss will provide some fun entertainment for the FSO’s patrons, in this season of “Mischief in Music.”

Maryland Events

Meet in the Street
Claddaugh Pub
2918 O’Donnell St
Baltimore, MD 21224
Time: Saturday and Sunday
Price: Free

Join in for the 18th annual Meet in the Street, where O’Donnell Street is closed off for you to enjoy live music, heated tents, and great food and drink all with an Irish flair!

O’Malley’s March
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
Time: Saturday at 7 and 9:30 pm
Price: $25

Governor Martin O’Malley and his six-piece Celtic rock band will put on two performances at the Creative Alliance on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Watch as the front man is the very own governor on acoustic guitar and vocals, while his accompanying musicians play Irish harp, uielann pipes, trombone, fiddle, and button accordion.

Federal Hill Block Party
S. Charles St. & Cross St.
Baltimore, MD
Time: Sunday 12 pm to 10 pm
Price: $10
Multiple beer gardens will take over Federal Hill at this day-long block party taking place in the area surrounding Cross Street Market. Irish bands and DJs will entertain the masses, while area bars will host food and drink specials. All ticket holders must be 21 or over.

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ZooBloom at the Maryland Zoo
The Maryland Zoo
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday 10 am- 4 pm
Price: $16.50 Adults; $11.50 Children 2-11

Celebrate the start of another wild Zoo season! The long winter is coming to an end, so it’s time to escape the indoors and enjoy the first signs of spring at The Maryland Zoo! Join in on the fun as they kick off another season of fun and family memories with special spring treats, activities and giveaways.

Sports at a Glance

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!
Washington Wizards vs New Orleans, Friday at 7 pm, Verizon Center
Washington Wizards vs Phoenix, Saturday at 7 pm, Verizon Center
Washington Capitals vs Buffalo, Sunday 7 pm, Verizon Center

Movies Opening this Weekend

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
100 minutes
Comedy
When a street magician’s stunt begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act – and their friendship – by staging their own daring stunt.
Starring Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Jim Carrey, and Olivia Wilde

The Call
96 Minutes
Thriller
When veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.
Starring Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, and Morris Chestnut

Restaurant Weeks

Forget about losing those extra pounds gained over the holidays. Restaurant weeks (yes weeks) are still going on, 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!

National Harbor Restaurant Week
March 4-17

Talbot County Maryland Restaurant Week
March 17-23

St. Patrick’s Day Events Guide 2013

For the next two weekends there will be parades and parties all over the DMV to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

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MARYLAND EVENTS

15th Annual Federal Hill Irish Stroll
March 9, 2013
Federal Hill
1pm – 9pm
Price: $7
Enjoy food & drinks specials, beads and strolling bagpipers!

Baltimore St. Patrick Parade
March 10, 2013
Inner Harbor
Parade steps off at 2pm at the Washington Monument and continues to Pratt and Market Place

Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 50 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance.

1st Annual Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 10, 2013
Begins at West Street
1pm

Get your Irish on at the First Annual Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day in Annapolis! The parade begins near West Street travels around Church Circle ending at the Market House at City Dock.

Shamrock Shindig
March 10, 2013
Pierce’s Park at Pier V
11am-2pm
Price: Free admission, $6 Kids Activities, $15 Drink Wristband *Use CharmCityConcierge as the discount code to receive 20% off!

Irish Eyes will be smiling at the Waterfront Partnership’s 2nd Annual Shamrock Shindig! This event will take place Sunday, March 10th from 11AM to 2PM at Pierce’s Park, located at Pier V. Live music by Barleyjuice, a Celtic band from Philly, food trucks, beer, wine and mixed drinks, Shamrock Alley for kids, strolling leprechaun, stilt walkers, games and more!  Following the event will be 58th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade which kicks off at 2pm. Admission to the event is FREE, which includes the band and strolling entertainment.

Shamrock Pass for Children – $6 - (each child will receive parade gear including a shamrock derby hat, green beads, Irish button, Irish flag, Irish fun brand bracelet; two crafts, temporary tattoo and cookie decorating).

Unlimited Drink Wristband for Adults 21+ – $15 - (beer, wine and mixed drinks from 11AM to 2PM).

Looney’s Pub North
March 16th & 17th
Looney’s Pub Bel Air
All Day

Heated tents, live bands, drink specials and more!

Federal Hill St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
March 17th
10am – 12pm
Price: $5-$10
Cross Street will be closed down with beer gardens, bands, DJs, bagpipers and drink specials!

National Harbor’s Entertainment District
March 17, 2013

Fleet Street is coming together on St. Patty’s Day and National Harbor Visitors will be able to bar hop from Cadillac Ranch, Public House, and Bobby McKey’s. Drink specials and Jameson Shots will be offered and much more (each bar will have their own special offers).

WASHINGTON, D.C.  & NORTHERN VIRGINIA EVENTS

National ShamrockFest
RFK Stadium Festival Grounds
March 16, 2013
1pm-9pm
Price: $24.99 and up

Washington, DC’s Saint Patrick’s Day street festival with live music, food, drinks, roving entertainers, craft vendors, an Irish Village, carnival rides & games and much more. The ShamrockFest is the largest Saint Patrick’s Day party in the region featuring more than 50 live bands performing on seven stages. The event is held rain or shine.

42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Washington D.C
March 17, 2013
12 Noon

Parade will proceed down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W., in our Nation’s Capital. The 2013 theme is ‘Celebrating Service to the Stars and Stripes”. The parade route is easily accessible from the Federal Triangle, Archives-Navy Memorial and Smithsonian metro stations. The grandstands are located between 15th and 16th streets next to the judges reviewing stand.  They are a great way to watch the parade – each group is introduced as they approach and you get to see them at their best, performing for the judges.  The grandstands provide a comfortable, elevated, vantage point with nearby restroom facilities.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans
March 16-17, 2013
Rumors, 19th & M NW
3pm-close, 11am-close

Food & drink specials, Irish Bands, Celtic dancers, prizes & giveaways

For more information please contact your concierge!

Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!

Put on your green, grab your Guinness and get out and celebrate!  We’ve compiled a list of some popular St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Maryland, D.C and Northern Virginia.  From fun-runs to traditional Irish fare you can check out what’s going on around town:

St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide 2012 – MD

St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide 2012 – DC & VA

For fun craft ideas, event decor ideas and recipes, check out our St. Patrick’s Day board on Pinterest!