Weekend Happenings in the DMV: March 22-24

Happy Friday! We hope you all had a wonderful week. Here is a peek at our favorite events happening in the DMV this weekend!

Weekend Happenings Spring

Washington, DC Events

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Faberge Egg Family Festival
Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens
4155 Linnean Ave NW
202-686-5807
Time: Saturday 10 am- 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm- 5 pm
Price: $10-$15; Ages 6-18 $5

Celebrate the bedazzled creations of Russia at Hillwood’s two-day Faberge egg festival. Enjoy festive folk music and storytelling, roll eggs on the lawn, or even create your own Russian faberge masterpiece!

Francophonie Cultural Festival
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. Please visit the website for times, location, and pricing for this coming weekend’s events!

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

Washington Home and Garden Show
Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW,
Washington, DC
Time: Friday and Saturday 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday 10 am- 6 pm
Price: Free

Thinking about redecorating or redoing your home? Then this is for you! Find innovative products, new ideas, practical advice and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening with hundreds of experts all under one roof.

Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus Dragons
Verizon Center
601 F St NW
202-628-3200
Time: Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 7:30 pm
Price: $10-$125

The circus is finally in town! For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty will share the arena  during this must-see family event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show On Earth. Dragons, acrobats, tigers, and more share the stage in a performance the entire family will be sure to enjoy!

DC Beer Festival
Nationals Stadium
1500 South Capitol St SE 20003
Time: Saturday and Sunday 1 pm – 9 pm
Price: $40

The inaugural DC Beer Festival brings together dozens of craft breweries, including DC’s own local representation. The event will feature live music, games, DJs, some delicious beers, and plenty of surprises.

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Cherry Blossom Festival
Please visit our Cherry Blossom blog page for Cherry Blossom events, pricing, and times!

Virginia Events

Kite Festival
Gunston Hall Plantation
10709 Gunston Rd
Mason Neck, Va
703-550-9220
Time: Saturday 12 pm- 5 pm
Price: $10; Free for ages 1-18

Get into the spring spirit with a day of kite flying on Gunston Hall’s fields. The home, which boasts picturesque views of the Potomac River, will also offer visitors a glimpse of the 18th-century with games, cooking demonstrations and activities.\

Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Rd
Bluemont, VA
540-554-2073
Time: Saturday and Sunday 10 am- 5 pm Price: Adults $12 Kids $10

Celebrate the arrival of Spring in the hills of Bluemont, Virginia! Great Country Farms has tucked 7,000 eggs into its pastures for a two-day egg hunt, which also features a s’mores roast, as well as chances to visit with the farm’s baby animals and take a hayride!

Maryland Events

Maryland Day Celebration
Throughout the three-day event, historical and cultural institutions in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County open their doors to the public offering special tours, events, and programming for $1.00 or less. The Maryland Day Celebration will include historic sites not usually open to the public, special programs developed for Maryland Day, costumed re-enactors, exhibits, and family activities! Please visit the website for locations participating in Maryland Day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as event times and pricing!

Anberlin Vital Tour
The Fillmore
8656 Colesville Road
Silver Spring MD
301-960-9999
Time: Saturday 7 pm
Price: $20

Rock out with Anberlin on their tour around the country known for hits such as ” Feel Good Drag” and “Impossible”.

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Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Timonium, MD
Time: Friday 6 pm- 10 pm ;Saturday 2 pm- 6 pm
Price: $25-$85

Head on over to the Maryland State fairgrounds for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an all you can drink sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day.

Sports at a Glance

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability!

DC United vs Columbus Crew, Saturday 3:30 pm, RFK Stadium

NOVA Roller Derby- Backwoods Rollers vs Beltway Betties, Saturday 3 pm, Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles

WWE Road to WrestleMania, Saturday 7:30 pm, Patriot Center

Movies Opening this Weekend

The Croods
98 Minutes
Animation Adventure Comedy Family
The world’s very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. Starring Nicholas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, and Catherine Keener

Admission
117 Minutes
Comedy
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. Starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, and Gloria Reuben

Olympus Has Fallen
120 Minutes
Action Thriller
Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, and Angela Bassett

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!

Talbot County Maryland Restaurant Week March 17-23

Falls Church Virginia Restaurant Week March 17-24

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