Weekend Happenings in the DMV: February 6th thru 8th

Can you believe the weekend is here once again? If you still need plans be sure to check out some of the great events happening all around the DMV this weekend!

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Washington, DC Events:

CHAW & Brau: Arts & Craft Beer Fundraiser chaw and brau
DC Brau Brewing Co
3178 Bladensburg Rd., NE, Washington
Time: Saturday from 12pm-5pm
Cost: FREE
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop has partnered DC Brau for a special arts and crafts fundraiser event, complete with tons of your favorite local brews! In addition to the brewery’s normal tours and tastings, CHAW will provide a fresh artistic twist on Growler Hours with a CHAW Valentine’s Photo Booth, musical performances, prizes, and class registration sign-ups to keep the creative energy going.

Smithsonian Black History Month Family Day Celebration
National Museum of American History
14 St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington
Time: Saturday from 11am-4pm
Cost: FREE
The Smithsonian kicks off its celebration of Black History Month with a day of music and drama performances, arts and crafts and other themed activities. The full day of activities is inspired by the exhibition Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College which features murals by prominent African American artist Hale Woodruff that portray significant events in the journey of African Americans from slavery to freedom.
smithsonian black histroy month

Free Party free party at zeba
Zeba
3423 14th St., NW, Washington
Time: Friday from 9pm-close
Cost:  FREE
Free Party kicks off Black History Month with a celebration of music, art, and unity through hip hop. Rising artists from the DMV will be performing in support of the integrated community that hip hop culture has cultivated. After the performances, the house DJ will be spinning classic hip hop records for people to dance to.

Ramen World
Mess Hall DC
ramen worldEdgewood St., NE, Washington
Time: Sunday from 3pm-6pm
Cost: $65
Calling all Ramen lovers! The makers of Mess Hall DC are bringing together the masterminds from Daikaya and Toki Underground to bring you a full day of heartwarming broths, succulent meats, and perfect noodles. DC ramen heavyweights such as Katsuya Fukushima, Eric Bruner-Yang, and more will work together on this collaborative culinary event to create the best ramen, drinks, and inspired treats.

Maryland Events:

Inner Harbor Ice Rink inner harbor ice rink
McKeldin Plaza
101 Pratt St., 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! 

Fridays After Fivefridays after five
National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Now thru March 27th
Cost: $12
Head over to the National Aquarium on Friday night after 5:00 PM for discounted admission but the same amazing experience. The last entry time is 8:00 PM and exhibits are open until 9:30 PM. Buy your tickets online or on-site.

Opera Nightopera nigth
Sotto Sopra
405 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 6pm
Price: $58 per person
Treat your special someone to an early Valentine’s Day gift – Opera Night at Sotto Sopra. Your reservation includes a 5-course Italian dinner and live opera performances by Karen Myers, Paul McIlvaine and Tom Hetrick. Reservations required – call 410-625-0534.

Intimate Illusions
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Dr., Baltimore
intimate illusions
Time: Saturday, 7pm (sold out) & 9:30pm, Sunday, 2pm & 6pm
Price: $65 General Admission
You can experience the magic of Master Illusionist Ivan Amodei in his critically acclaimed show Intimate Illusions, currently in its fourth year at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA. This 90-minute performance relies on audience participation and the dramatic sounds of the cello to make each show unique, theatrical and intimate. Cocktail attire required. Ages 12 and up.

Virginia 

Valentine’s Zumba Partyvalentine's zumba party
Waterford at Fair Oaks
12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax
Time: Saturday from 11am-3pm
Cost: $20
Join the 4th annual Zumba Party with 18 of the DMV’s hottest Zumba fitness instructors on one stage, DJ So-N-So performing live, and 300 of your Zumba friends! Top quality vendors will also be on-site offering clothing, health & nutrition products, accessories and much more! 

Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale
George Washington Masonic Memorial
101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria
alexandria warehouse saleTime: Saturday from 9am-3pm
Cost: FREE
The 10th annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale is longest running designer warehouse sale. The shopping extravaganza features high-end boutique merchandise; allowing deal seekers will find the very best from Alexandria’s finest boutiques, including various brands of clothing, shoes, jewelry, home furnishings and more up to 70 or 80 percent off retail prices!

Chocolate Lover’s Festivalchocolate lovers festival
Old Town Fairfax, Fairfax
Time: Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm
Cost: some events require a fee, and other events are free to all visitors
The Chocolate Lovers Festival is an annual two-day event and community favorite that features The Chocolate Challenge, a contest featuring breathtaking art made completely of chocolate. The festival is a great Valentine’s Day event with vendors offering samples and selling products at the Taste of Chocolate. Other activities include the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, historic re-enactments, children’s activities, a craft show and more.

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

  • Swan Lake, Hippodrome, Saturday & Sunday
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • Disney on Ice, Royal Farms Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • Craig Ferguson, Warner Theatre, Saturday

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

  • Washington Capitals vs. Anaheim Ducks, Verizon Center, Friday
  • Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals vs. Philadelphia Flyers, Verizon Center, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Jupiter Ascendingjupiter ascending
Duration: 127 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker get targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop is tyrant reign.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddy Redmayne, James D’Arcy 

Seventh Sonseventh son
Duration: 102 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy
Young Thomas is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits.  His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.
Starring: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander

The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge Out of Waterthe spongebob movie
Duration: 93 Minutes
Genre: Animation/Family
SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.
Starring: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Ballet 422ballet 422
Duration: 72 Minutes
Genre: Documentary
From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Just Peck crafts a new work.
Starring: Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar

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