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

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