Weekend Happenings in the DMV: March 28th-30th

Spend the last weekend in March getting out and enjoying some of the fun events going on this weekend around the DMV! From films to festivals, don’t let the forecast of a little rain stop you from attending one, or all, of these unique activities going on this weekend.

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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.

Corona Lite Draft Party corona light draft party
The Yards Park
355 Water St SE, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday, 2pm
Price: $10
Drink for a cause! Help Corona Light raise funds for the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research and celebrate Corona Light on draft! Don’t miss this party – it’s the first real bash of spring at DC’s hottest waterfront park.  Your $10 ticket (use discount code JimmyV at checkout to save) gets you three hours of unlimited Corona Light, and an official Corona Light draft tee shirt, all while listening to live music and the potential to win more prizes! The best part, 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy V Foundation!

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 Front Line to Save Europe’s Art, 1942-1946 Monuments 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 thru 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 Cherry Blossom Festivalnational cherry blossom festival
Time: Now thru April 13th
Washington, DC welcomes the arrival of spring with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tradition that showcases the beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry trees that the city of Tokyo gave to our nation’s capital. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual three-week, city-wide event featuring more than 200 international cultural performances and over 90 other special events. From arts and exhibits to cuisine and sports, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Please check website for specific times, dates, and pricing!
Some of this weekend’s events include:

  • Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
  • Cherry Blast: Art and Music Dance Party
  • All Aboard: Beyond the Tidal Basin Tram Tour

Maryland Events:

Cake Workshops: April Fool’s Dayapril fools cake
Charm City Cakes
2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am
Price: $150
April Fool’s Day, one of CCC’s most cherished holidays.  Join in all the fun Saturday and make this pie cake to fool your friends on Monday.  Students will learn all the steps to make a cake look like a pie.  Caution – fire will be used!

Annapolis Film Festivalannapolis film festival
Time: Thru Sunday
Please check website for specific event locations and times.
The 2014 Annapolis Film Festival will showcase more than 70 African-American and African films with a focus on their storytelling.

Baltimore Greek Weekgreek week
Time: Thru Sunday
Please visit website for participating businesses and restaurants.
Participating restaurants and businesses in Baltimore City and Baltimore County will celebrate the Greek culture with specials, discounts, a parade and more. On Sunday, enjoy the Greek Independence Day Parade with colorful groups wearing traditional Greek attire.

Virginia Events:

Barrel Tasting Weekend barrel tasting paradise springs
Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Price: $25
Want to taste the future of Paradise Springs? Join in the fun with the annual Barrel Tasting Weekend. Guests will have the opportunity to enter the barrel room and taste 9 different wines directly from the barrel. Led by a team of lead educators and winemaker, Rob Cox. Wines are from the 2013 vintage.

National Treasure Tour at Mount Vernon mount vernon national treasure
Mount Vernon
3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon VA
Price: $5
Time: Now thru Sunday, 9:30am-2pm
Mount Vernon’s popular “National Treasure Tour” returns. The tour is dedicated to the behind-the-scenes filming of the blockbuster movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets at Mount Vernon. The National Treasure Tour combines Hollywood and history, giving visitors stories about the filming and also information on how the locations were used during George Washington’s time. Included in this approximately hour-long walking tour is the Mansion’s basement and cornerstone, the setting for a pivotal scene. Fans of the movie will recognize the space as the location where Nicolas Cage’s character kidnaps the president.

Craftsmen’s Spring Classic Art and Craft Festival craftsmen classics
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly VA
Time: Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Price: $8 adults, Children $1
Features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. This show is a winner of Sunshine Artist “200 Best” awards.

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

  • Dustin Lynch, Towson University, March 28th at 7pm
  • The Ataris, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Friday at 8 pm

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

  • March Madness, Friday Saturday and Sunday
  • Washington Wizards vs Indiana, Verizon Center, Friday at 7pm
  • Washington Capitals vs Boston, Verizon Center, Saturday at 12:30pm
  • DC United vs Chicago, RFK Stadium, Saturday at 4pm
  • PNC Lacrosse Invitational, Loyola University, Saturday at 5:30pm
  • Washington Wizards vs Atlanta, Verizon Center, Saturday at 8pm
  • Washington Nationals vs Tigers, Nats Park, Saturday

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

  • Shrek, Toby’s Dinner Theatre Columbia, Through Sunday
  • Beaches, Signature Theatre, Through Sunday
  • Sing-A-Long-A Grease, Hippodrome, Saturday at 7pm
  • Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Baltimore Arena, All Weekend

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Noahnoah movie
138 min – Adventure | Drama
A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson

Sabotagesabotage movie
109 min – Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
Starring:  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, and Olivia Williams

Cesar Chavezcesar movie
101 min – Biography
A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez.
Starring:  Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich

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