March is officially upon us! The weekend is supposed to warm up a bit and with no threat of winter weather it is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and check out one (or more!) of the great events happening all across the DMV!
Washington, DC Events:
INTERSECTIONS Art Festival
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St. NE, DC
Time: Thru Saturday, times vary
Cost: Free up to $28
INTERSECTIONS is a unique arts festival featuring more than 600 artists in over 100 performances over the course of three weekends. The event includes visual art, film screenings, literary readings and dance, musical and dramatic productions plus 20 free café concerts and 25 special events.
Travel & Adventure Show 2015
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 10:30am-4pm
Cost: $11 online, $16 at the door
The Travel & Adventure Show allows attendees to gather information on hundreds of exciting travel destinations all at the nation’s largest active and adventure travel show! The event features a wide range of destinations around the world and an extensive array of destination vendors offering show-only travel deals, free giveaways and action-packed activities, plus educational seminars, cultural performances and more.
DC Whiskey Walk
Various Dupont Bars
Dupont Circle, DC
Time: Saturday, 3pm
The DC Whiskey Walk is an awesome day of fun, excitement, entertainment and of course, excellent Irish whiskey. Whiskey Walkers will enjoy a 1-ounce taste of a different select Irish whiskey at 8 different venues in Dupont Circle. This all-day event is the perfect way to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with great whiskey, delicious food, tasty beers, music, and the most fun you can legally have!
Whiskey Live DC
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 6pm-10pm
Whisky Live, the internationally renowned whisky tasting event series, is coming to Washington, DC for the first time! The event gives patrons the opportunity to enjoy a night out while sampling some of the best whiskies from around the world and fabulous dinner buffet. There will be live entertainment and your ticket comes with a souvenir Glencairn tasting glass and a one-year subscription to Whisky Magazine.
Pickled, Braised & Brewed: The Art of Slow Food
703 Edgewood St. NE, DC
Time: Sunday, 1pm-5pm
Join New Belgium for an afternoon of slow food, and craft beer. They are partnering with local chefs to give you a hands-on afternoon learning the art behind pickling, braised meats, and Slow Ride IPA.
14th Annual Chocolate and Candy Festival
Bel Air Armory
37 N Main St., Bel Air
Time: Saturday, 10am-3pm
Cost: $5 (Children under 6 receive free admission and 2 free samples)
Sample chocolate and candy from a variety of different vendors! Each paid admission receives 4 sample tickets to sample chocolate and candy from your choice of vendors. Additional sample tickets may be purchased and are $3.00 for three tickets. All tickets are sold at the door on the day of the event.
Canton Irish Stroll
Canton Square Park, Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 1pm-9pm
Cost: $20 or $15 if you donate 2 canned goods
Kick-off Saint Patrick’s Day the right way! Enjoy the company of your closest friends and loved ones while bar hopping at over 17 different Canton pubs. Take advantage of the food and drink specials!
*Be sure to check out our complete St. Patrick’s Day event guide coming soon!*
5th Annual The Pink Event
BWI Airport Marriott
1743 West Nursery Rd, Linthicum
Time: Sunday, 12pm – 6pm
Cost: $15 in advance; $25 VIP in advance; $25 at the door, not including service charge
It’s women’s day out! Attend this women focused expo featuring a live performance, speakers, raffles, shopping, refreshments, swag bags and more! Lunch is available. 20% of tickets sales will be donated to a non –profit breast cancer organization called For 3 Sisters.
Fridays After Five
501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Now thru March 27th
Head over to the National Aquarium on Friday night after 5pm for discounted admission but the same amazing experience. The last entry time is 8pm and exhibits are open until 9:30pm. Buy your tickets online or on-site.
Vietnam History Day
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle
Time: Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Visit the Marine Corps Museum for a day of remembrance and education focusing on Marines in the Vietnam War. This special day will include guest speakers and displays, and members of the Museum’s Docent Core will be on hand to share their Vietnam experience.
Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Old Town Alexandria
Alfred & King St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Alexandria celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day with a day of family fun events, including a classic car show at 10am, a dog show at 10:30am and a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade at 12:30pm. Hosted by the Ballyshaners, the theme of this year’s parade is “Women of Irish Heritage.”
The Backyard Burn
Fountainhead Regional Park
10875 Hampton Rd., Fairfax Station
Time: Sunday, 9am (Race #1)
The 12th annual Spring Backyard Burn is a series of 5 and 10 mile trail running races held on some of the best trail networks in the Northern Virginia Area. All the courses include a mixture of forested fire roads, twisty hiking trails, several stream crossings, grassy fields, and minimal pavement.
Events at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Chicago, Hippodrome, Friday thru Sunday
- CAA Men’s Basketball Championship, Royal Farms Arena, Friday thru Sunday
- Rachelle Ferrell, Birchmere, Friday & Saturday
Sports at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.
- Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat, Verizon Center, Friday
- Washington Capitals vs. Buffalo Sabres, Verizon Center, Saturday
Movies Opening this Weekend:
Duration: 120 Minutes
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi/ Thriller
In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
Starring: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Duration: 122 Minutes
As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals, Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.
Starring: Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Dev Patel, Judi Dench
Duration: 91 Minutes
A hard working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable – and unimaginable way.
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller
Merchants of Doubt
Duration: 96 Minutes
A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
Starring: Patricia Callahan, Matthew Crawford, Stanton A. Glantz, James Hansen