Weekend Happenings in the DMV: April 4th-6th

It is supposed to be an absolutely gorgeous weekend so get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful weather with a ton of great outdoor events going on in the DMV! If you have ever wanted to have one of the largest pillow fights ever this weekend is for you. If something casual and relaxing is more your style, Cherry Blossom festivities are also going. With so much happening, there really is something to make everyone happy!

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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.

International Pillow Fight Dayinternational pillow fight day
Washington Monument
Washington, DC
Time: Saturday, 2pm
This Saturday there will be massive pillow fights in cities around the world and Washington DC will be participating! For the 6th year in a row people are invited to grab their friends and meet up right under the Washington monument to swing pillows at thousands of strangers all around you!

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.

District Flea
945 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday,10am-5pm
District Flea is an outdoor market in the U Street area featuring a tightly-curated collection of antiques, vintage clothing, handmade furniture and jewelry, and delicious fresh food. Adistrict flea collaboration between local vendors and the folks that started Brooklyn Flea, District Flea hosts 100+ collectors, makers, and chefs from in and around DC, Baltimore, Philly, and New York.

Monuments Men: On the Front Line 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.

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:

  • S&R Foundation Spring Overtures Concert Series
  • 16th Annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk
  • Children’s Cherry Blossom Celebration
  • Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival
  • Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

Maryland Events:

Cake Workshops: Ombre Ruffleombre ruffle
Charm City Cakes
2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am
Price: $150
Who doesn’t love ruffles and a beautiful ombré?  Learn the fundamentals on how to create this very trendy cake. Hosted inside the Charm City Cakes studio, veteran decorator Mary Smith will teach participants decoration fundamentals such as gumpaste preparation and ruffle application.  Students will have a choice between a teal, pink, yellow, or purple ombré.  Leave with one of your very own 6” fully-decorated, C.C.C.  ombré ruffle cakes!!

Family Feud Night at the Mt Washington Tavernfamily feud night
The Mt Washington Tavern
5700 Newbury St., Baltimore, MD
Time: 8 pm
Sunday night is Family Feud night at the Mt. Washington Tavern. Each Sunday from 8pm to 9pm, customers can sign up for a team of join an existing team. The competition begins at 9pm. The weekly event includes discount drink specials like on tall Natty Bohs ($3), Blue Moon drafts ($4), Red Bull & vodka ($6) and Grand Marnier shots ($4).

26th Annual Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD

Time: Sunday, 3pm
Price: $12-$14
Join us at the William and Irene Weinberg Family’s 26th annual Baltimore Jewish Film Festival! The 2014 season includes films ofjewish film festival Jewish interest from around the world. All of these internationally acclaimed films will be followed by prominent guest speakers. Sundays Film is Aftermath: Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 1980’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown.

Virginia Events:

Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvestgreat country farms
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Dr., Bluemont, VA
Price: Adults, $12 & Children, $10
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Have your children enjoy a spring wagon ride, see chicks and baby animals, and be sure to bring your camera to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. The highlight of the day will be the Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny’s 18,000 hidden eggs!

Bridal Open Housebridal open house comfort suites
Comfort Suites Leesburg
80 Prosperity Ave., Leesburg, VA
Price: Free
Time: Sunday, 12pm-5pm
If your wedding is coming up soon, this event is for you! The Comfort Suites Leesburg will host an open house for brides looking to book accommodations in Leesburg for their wedding. You will be able to tour the newly renovated suites, taste from our catering menus for your rehearsal dinner or Sunday Brunch, speak with our transportation company, and get ideas for flowers, wedding gift bags and much more!

Celebrate Clifton Galacelebrate clifton
7134 Main St., Clifton, VA
Price: $60-$80
Time: Sunday, 7pm-10pm
The Celebrate Clifton Gala is an annual event held in the spring to raise funds for Town of Clifton projects. Trummers on Main hosts the annual event that has been a great way for friends of the Clifton Community to get together and share stories, make new friends, and build community with lots of fun, fantastic food, beverages, dancing and both live & silent auctions!

Bluegrass & BBQbad to the bone
The Winery at Bull Run
15950 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA
Time: Sunday,1pm-5pm
Spring thaw on Hillwood with live full band! Page County Rambles Bluegrass Band will be playing so come join the fun for free! Bad to the Bone BBQ will be selling delicious BBQ!

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

  • Cher, The Verizon Center, Friday at 8pm
  • Juicy J, Howard Theatre, Sunday at 8pm

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

  • DC United vs New England, RFK, Saturday at 7pm
  • Washington Wizards vs Chicago, Verizon Center, Saturday at 7pm

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

  • Shrek, Toby’s Dinner Theatre Columbia, Through Sunday
  • Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Baltimore Arena, All Weekend

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Captain America: The Winter Soldiercaptain america
136 min – Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Redford

Dom Hemingwaydom hemingway
93 min – Comedy | Crime | Drama
After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he’s owed.
Starring:  Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke

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