Weekend Happenings in the DMV: April 18th-20th

With Spring in full bloom, it only seems natural to get out and about this weekend! So if you are still in need of weekend plans, be sure to check out the great events going on in the area such as Awesomecon or Ticonderoga Farms Spring Festival!

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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.

District Flea
945 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday,10am to 5pm
District Flea is an outdoor market in the U Street area of Washington featuring a  collection of antiques, vintage clothing, handmade furniture and jewelry, and delicious fresh food. A 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.
district flea

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.

AwesomeCon 2014
Walter E Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl., NW, Washington, DC 
Time: Friday, 3pm-8pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Price: $30-$250
Awesome Con is a celebration of popular culture. At its heart, Awesome Con is a comic-con that embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids.
awesome con

DC Design House 2014 dc design house
4600 Linnean Ave., NW, 
Washington, DC
Time: Now thru May 11th
Price: $20
DC Design House is an annual project that brings together Washington, DC’s top interior designers to transform and showcase a house using the best in today’s home renovation and design ideas. The proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Children’s National Health System.

Broccoli City Festival broccoli city festival
Gateway Pavillion
1100 Alabama Ave., SE, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday, 12pm-8pm
Price: $29-$45
The second annual Broccoli City Festival is an environmentally conscious festival that engages multicultural communities through music. Attendees will have access to yoga sessions, aerobics, and a pop up marketplace featuring diverse vendors as well as entertainment acts and personalities such as Cam’ron, Jojo, Dizzy Wright, Just Blaze, Vashtie, Chuck Inglish, and more.

Color in Motion DC
Fed Ex Field
1600 FedEx Way, Landover, MD
Time: Saturday, 9am
Price: $32- $50
Why not color outside the lines while being active, social, and a little wacky! The Color in Motion 5k gives you all these benefits plus unforgettable fun and heaps of memories! You just show up wearing white and they do the rest! As you sprint, jog, waddle, or leisurely stroll along you will be bombarded with bright colors that transform a group of ordinary runners into a moving rainbow. The color that you will be showered in is completely safe and washes off easily. If you don’t think you can beat your friends with speed, see if you can be the real winner by coming out of the race covered head to toe in a vibrant springtime camouflage.
color in motion 5 k

Walking Tour – All the Presidents Pups 
George Washington’s Mt Vernon
mount vernon pups3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Time: Saturday, 10am
Price: $5
Dogs welcome! This special walking tour covers 1.25 miles of Mount Vernon terrain stopping at five historic locations, including the West Gate. Learn about canine life at Mount Vernon, from the first president’s dogs to the dogs that live at Mount Vernon today.

Maryland Events:

Cake Workshops: Easter Bunny cc easter bunny cake
Charm City Cakes

2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am
Price: $100
Hop right on into this beginner level Easter class.  This class is the made for the aspiring bakers that are slightly nervous about starting their cake decorating journey!  Students will be walked through each of the steps of fondanting a cake and making simple bows, ears, and basic painting.  The perfect way to get a jump start on your Easter weekend!

Baltimore Green Week baltimore green week
Downtown Baltimore
Charles Street and Pratt Street
Time: Now thru April 26th
The 11th annual Baltimore Green Week features EcoFest, park clean-ups, a photo scavenger hunt, a family filming screening and lectures on the Chesapeake Bay. There will be other discussions on subjects including Baltimore’s bicycle infrastructure, the state of Maryland’s waterways and Green Schools. Please check website for full schedule of event locations and times. 

Spring Football Festival spring football festival
McHenry Row
1514 Key Hwy., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 12pm-4pm
Price: Free
Carbiz is hosting the 2014 Spring Football Festival in Federal Hill. If you are missing some football in your life, then this is the event for you! It will feature Ravens player Justin Tucker and some of his fellow Ravens teammates. There will be live music, drinks, food trucks and other activities!

Virginia Events:

Ticonderoga Farms Spring Festival 
26769 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly VA
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Price: $11.95
Ticonderoga Farms is hosting egg hunts every weekend, with candy- and toy-filled eggs, and a special golden egg with a prize.  Kids and adults can enjoy hillside slides, hayrides, visiting farm animals, and roasting marshmallows. Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny! This is sure to be a fun Easter celebration for the entire family.
ticonderoga farms

Friday Night Flights Around the World Varietal Wine Tasting the winery at bull run
The Winery at Bull Run
15950 Lee Hwy., Centreville, VA
Time: Friday at 6:30 pm
Price: $25
Come be a part of the Flight around the World varietal wine tasting series! Taste Chardonnay from Argentina, California, France, Washington State, South Africa and of course Virginia for this event. Light Fare will be served along with the Flight of Chardonnay.

Flea Market at Lake Fairfax lake fairfax
Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, VA
Time: Saturday, 8am-4pm
Price:Free
You never know what you may find at a flea market. Gently used clothes, sports equipment, home furnishings, and other treasures may be discovered, so take a moment to stop by and see what goodies you can find!

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

  • Badfish, a tribute to sublime, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Saturday 7:30pm

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

  • Baltimore Mariners vs Atlanta, Saturday at 7pm

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

  • Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Patriot Center, All Weekend

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Transcendence transcendence
119 min – Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.
Starring: Johnny DeppRebecca HallMorgan Freeman, and Cillian Murphy

A Haunted House 2a haunted house 2
87 min – Comedy | Horror
Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.
Starring: Marlon WayansJaime PresslyCedric the Entertainer, and Essence Atkins

Heaven is for Realheaven is for real
100 min – Drama
A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
Starring: Greg KinnearKelly ReillyThomas Haden Church,  and Connor Corum

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