This weekend is full of fun! There are Oscar parties, kid’s shows and Baltimore Winter Wine Week Begins today!
Washington, DC Events
Nordic Cool Festival
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566
Time: Events Friday and Saturday 10 am to 10 pm; Sunday 10 am to 6 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.
The Washington Ballet- Tour De Force
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Time: Friday 7:30p, Saturday 2:30p & 7:30p, Sunday 1p & 6p
With its first Tour-de-Force showcase evening of classical and contemporary works, The Washington Ballet pays tribute to the Presidential inaugural season. Set to the marches of Philip Sousa, the evening’s centerpiece, Balanchine’s exuberantly patriotic Stars and Stripes contains as much pure dance as many full-length ballets.
Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival
4500 Patriot Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030
Time: Sunday at 1 pm and 4 pm
Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with visits by the stars of The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, and Aladdin.
Old Town Alexandria Tasting and Historical Tour
310 King Street
King Street and North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Time: Saturday 1-4:30 pm
DC Metro Food Tours offers unique food tasting and cultural walking tours that bring you to some of the area’s most historic and significant neighborhoods. Learn from highly trained guides about the architecture and history while tasting cuisine.
Maple Sugar Festival
Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallen Ave
Time: Sunday 11 am- 4 pm
If you have ever wondered how that delicious tasting syrup came to end up on your pancakes this is for you! Watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. Sample some of the sticky sweet goodness while partaking in maple-themed crafts, food, games, music, and activities sure to please every member of the family!
American Craft Council Baltimore Winter Show
Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt Street
Time: Friday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hundreds of the country’s best contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home decor artists gather in one spot to present a spectacular season of fine quality craft.
Sports at a Glance
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!
ESPN Friday Night Fights: Lamont Peterson vs Kendall Holt, Friday at 5 pm, DC Armory
Washington Wizards vs Denver, Friday at 7 pm, Verizon Center
Washington Capitals vs New Jersey, Saturday at 12 pm, Verizon Center
George Mason Men’s vs William and Mary, Saturday at 4 pm, Patriot Center
Washington Wizards vs Houston, Saturday at 7 pm, Verizon Center
Movies Opening this Weekend
A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, and Rafi Gavron
As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.
Starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, and J.K. Simmons
Rolling out the Red Carpet
Its Oscar Party time in Washington! Here are just some of the places around the area that give guests the red carpet treatment on Sunday February 24th. For more ideas visit our complete Oscar post.
Snuggle With the Stars
US Navy Memorial Burke Theater
701 Pennsylvania Ave
NW Washington DC.
Time: 6 pm
Watching the Oscar’s has never been so comfortable! Watch the Oscar’s at this adult pajama party officially associated with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Watch the broadcast on a giant two-story HD screen while sipping soda and munching on gourmet snacks. Wearing pajamas is encouraged, but not required.
Art Soiree’s Live Viewing Night of Oscars
3100 South Street NW
Time: 7 pm
Enjoy a true Hollywood Glamour experience with an adult black tie affair as the Ritz Carlton pulls out all the stops just for you! Enjoy a Red Carpet complete with all the trimmings including camera’s and interviews. That’s just the beginning as you watch a live telecast of the 85th Academy Awards on multiple screens. The evening will feature special live performances by St. Charles String Quartet playing songs from the Oscar nominated movies.
And the Winner Is…
The Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Draft house
2903 Columbia Pike
Time: 6:30 pm
Hooray for Hollywood! It’s time to experience the wonder, anticipation, and excitement that is Oscar Night! Don’t sit home alone, get off the couch, and join fellow film fans at the Washington, DC Film Society’s “And The Winner Is…” annual viewing party to watch the 84th Academy Awards broadcast LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN. There will be a silent auction, contests, food and drinks!
Baltimore Winter Wine Festival
Drink some fantastic wines at some of the Baltimore area’s best restaurants! Restaurants participating in this 10-day dining promotion beginning on February 22nd are offering special menus featuring wine pairings as well as wine dinners, cellar raids, classes, special happy hours and more! This weekend’s featured restaurants can be found below.
Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano
306 South High Street, 410.727.0700
Winter Wine Celebration – visit Aldo’s website for details.
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street, 410.605.2839
Featuring Three-course wine pairing menu showcasing local delights and distinctive dishes
1000 Lancaster Street 410.332.7373
With the tasting menu available in the dining room you can enjoy between three and six courses of Chef Wolf’s French and Low Country cooking of South Carolina inspired cuisine paired with wines.
Chazz: A Bronx Original
1415 Aliceanna Street, 410.522.5511
Featuring Winter Wine Celebration – visit Chazz: A Bronx Original’s website for details.
822 Lancaster Street, 410.547.8282
Their wine pairing menu features classic Italian recipes with a modern perspective.
Creme Restaurant & Lounge
518 N. Charles Street, 443.869.3382
The three-course wine pairing menu features American cuisine with a Southern influence.
Fleet Street Kitchen
1012 Fleet Street, 410.244.5830
The three-course wine pairing menu features contemporary American seasonally inspired cooking.
1012 Eastern Avenue, 410.783.9209
Enjoy a Tuscan flight of Antinori Wines.
Lebanese Taverna Baltimore
719 South President Street, 410.244.5533
Featuring a Tour of Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, these Lebanese wines are paired with light Lebanese appetizers in the lounge and bar.
1425 Aliceanna Street, 410.534.7296
Their three-course Winter Wine Pairing Menu features cuisine with the hedonistic soul of the rustic Spanish coast & Italian isles.
1002 Light Street, 410.539.7344
Half-price bottles of wine from Regi’s 100 bottle wine list can be paired with Regi’s “Farm-to-Fork” cuisine.
615 President Street, 410.528.9883
Featuring Nuevo Latino food and wine pairing specials!
1010 Fleet Street, 410.244.6867
Featuring a Winter Wine Celebration Prix-Fixe Three-Course Pairing Menu with sustainable seasonal American dishes paired with European and Californian wine.
the point in fells
1738 Thames Street, 410.327.7264
On Saturday, February 23rd enjoy their feature Bubbles and Babes, where you can sample sparkling wines and fantastic champagne pairings.
507 South Exeter Street, 410.528.8600
On Saturday, February 23rd their Italian flight night features Cortese- Icardi “L’aurora” 2010 Piemonte, It, Valpolicella blend–Brigaldara 2010 Verona, It. Chianti Classico Lucignano Colli Fiorentini 2009 Tuscany.
1417 Thames Street, 443.681.5310
Featuring Winter Wine Celebration – visit Waterfront Kitchen’s website for details.
Wit & Wisdom
Harbor East in Four Seasons Baltimore
200 International Drive, 410.576.5800
On Saturday February 23rd enjoy Wine 101 at Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina “How to Taste Like a Pro” Join Wit & Wisdom Sommeliers Julie & John as they introduce the concept of tasting wine. Enjoy six tastings paired with Chef Clay Miller’s hors d’oeuvres.