Weekend Happenings in the DMV: January 16th thru 18th

With the weather warming up a bit just in time for the weekend, it’s the perfect time to get out and experience all that the DMV has to offer this weekend! From Ice Skating to Ice Bars there is certainly something for all ages and interests.

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Washington, DC Events:

Ice Yards at Yards Parkice yards
The Yards Park, Washington DC
Time: Saturday from 2pm-6pm
Cost: FREE, ages 21+
After the success of the popular Splash Yards, The Yards is bringing it back – but with ice! This event transforms the park into a winter wonderland complete with ice bars, hot tubs and fire pits. The action-packed days’ activities will include: Ice Bars and Cocktails, Frosty Beer Garden, Adult Snow Cones, Outdoor Fire Pits, Hot Tubs, Ice Sculptures, Interactive Winter-themed Video Games, DJ and Live Music, and much more. 

New Year Masquerade Vasilica Celebrationnew year masquerade
Embassy of Macedonia, Washington DC
Time: Saturday at 7pm
Cost: $45
The 10th annual Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade Vasilica Celebration celebrates the traditional Macedonian holiday that commemorates both the feast day of St. Basil and New Year’s Day according to the Julian calendar. Join the Macedonian tradition and dress up in costumes, for music and dancing! 

MLK Jr Parademlk jr parade
St. Elizabeth’s East to MLK Jr Ave, Washington DC
Time: Monday from 12pm-2pm
Cost: FREE
The MLK Peace-Walk and Parade celebrates the life and legacy of the American inspiration, Martin Luther King Jr. This annual parade commemorates the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. After the celebration, enjoy a wide range of tributes to MLK’s legacy at events throughout D.C.

All God’s Childrenall gods children
National Cathedral, Washington DC
Time: Monday at 4pm
Cost: Donation
The Cathedral will host a celebration to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and continue his vision through music and poetry presented by the Cathedral and DC’s performing arts community. Attendees are asked to bring a new children’s book or non-perishable food item to donate.

Maryland Events:

Inner Harbor Ice Rink inner harbor ice rink
McKeldin Plaza
101 Pratt Street, Baltimore

Time: Thru February 15th, Thursday thru Saturday only
Cost: Adults $9, Children $7, Skates $3
Winter has officially hit and that means it’s time to get all your classic winter activities in. So lace up those skates and hit the ice, all while viewing the gorgeous inner harbor!

Baltimore County Restaurant Weekbaltimore county restaurant week
Various restaurants across the area please check the website for specifics.
Time: Thru January 24th
Cost: Varies per restaurant
Sample cuisine from many restaurants all across the county at a discounted price! From fine dining and fusion to family dining and pubs, you can enjoy 17 days of diverse “deals” and local flavors. 

Baltimore Bead Society 2015 Winter Bead and Jewelry Showbaltimore bead society
Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood, Cooksville,

Time: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Cost: $6
Jewelry artisans and bead vendors. Classes by nationally known instructors, free mini clinics and demonstrations.


Maryland Horse World Expo maryland horse expo
Timonium Fair Grounds
2200 York Rd, Timonium

Time: Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 9am-5pm
Cost: $10 Adults, Children $5 **cash only**
Top quality seminars and clinics, enjoy mounted demonstrations, and stroll down Stallion Avenue world class shopping.

Free Family Sunday’sfree family sundays
Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

Time: Sundays thru February 22nd
Price: Free
Stop by on Sundays and receive free admission! Workshops will be held from 2pm to 5pm every Sunday with an object lesson from 2pm to 2:45pm on the last Sunday of the month.  January focuses on Textile Traditions. 

Virginia Events:

DC Tattoo Arts Expodc tattoo arts expo
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington VA
Time: Friday 12pm-10pm; Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 12pm-10pm)
Cost: $25-55
The DC Tattoo Expo is the year’s premier Tattoo Lifestyle event; with over 160 of the world’s best tattoo artists, including the finest tattoo artists from the DC Metro area. This year promises to boast more vendors, more clothing, more tattoos, more craziness and more fun than ever before. The Miss DC Pin-Up will also be returning for its 4th year!

Mike Dosik: Cosplaymike dosik cosplay
Artisphere, Arlington VA
Time: Friday at 4pm
Cost: FREE
Cosplay, a series of photographs by native Arlingtonian Mike Dosik, also known as Dosik Lens, is the result of 3 years of cosplay photo shoots at various locations such as conventions and fairs. With costumes ranging from Disney films, Japanese manga, video games, and online web series, Dosik shows how the line between fiction and real life can often be blurred.

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

  • Gigi, Kennedy Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • John Mulaney, Warner Theater, Friday
  • Lewis Black the Rant is Due Part Deux, Lyric Opera House, Saturday

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

  • Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets, Verizon Center, Saturday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

American Sniperamerican sniper
Duration:  132 min.
Genre: War Drama
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.”
Starring:   Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller 

Wedding Ringerwedding ringer
Duration:  101 min.
Genre:  Comedy
Doug Harris is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams, Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan, owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.
Starring:  Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Loris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Olivia Thirlby, Mimi Rogers, Ken Howard, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

Duration:  95 min.
Genre:  Family, Adventure
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (“Harry Potter”), “Paddington” tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
Starring:   Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman, Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville
Duration:  133 min.
Genre:  Thriller, Action
Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s “Blackhat” follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.
Starring:  Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei, Wang Leehom





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