Weekend Happenings: March 27th-29th

Spring is in full swing and with that comes even more spring-inspired outdoor events! Be sure to venture outside this weekend and check them out!

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Washington, DC Events:

Blossom Kite Festival
Washington Monument grounds
cherry blossom festival17th & Constitution Ave., NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-4:30pm
Cost:  FREE
The 5th annual Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity and skills of kite makers and fliers from across the US and other countries through a variety of competitions and demonstrations. The Festival includes 5 areas to enjoy: the Competition & Demonstration Field, Family Field, Kite Club Display Area, Activity Tents, and Public Field. Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station (while supplies last) to fly on the Public Field!

Smithsonian at 8: La Grand Fete
La Maison Francaise
4101 Reservoir Rd., DC
Time: Friday, 7-11pm
Cost: $40
The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe! Sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies, grab some giveaways, and dance along with DJ Princess Slaya spinning music from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and plenty of destinations in between.
smithsonian at 8

Bricks & Mortar Ball
Manhattan Laundry
1346 Florida Ave., NW, DC
Time: Friday, 7-11pm
Cost: $100
The annual Bricks & Mortar Ball features open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the Blue Tips Rhythm Review at the historic Manhattan Laundry.  The event benefits the DC Preservation League, Washington’s only citywide nonprofit solely dedicated to the preservation and protection of the historic resources of our nation’s capital.
bricks and mortar

Maryland Events:

15th Annual Taste of Solomons
taste of solomonsParticipating Restaurants
Solomons Island
Time: Saturday, 11am-4pm
Cost: Food and drink tickets – $4
Available for purchase at participating restaurants in Solomons Island
Bring your family and friends and taste all that Solomons Island has to offer! The event’s website lists which restaurants participate in the food festival.

spring festWaugh Chapel Towne Centre Spring Festival
Waugh Chapel Towne Centre
10096 Red Run Blvd., Owings Mills
Time: Sunday, 1pm-3pm
Cost: Free
Bring your family by for a fun Spring festival! There will be live children’s music, an Easter bunny, face painting and more!

March Madness
Downtown Annapolis (Participating Stores)
Tmarch madness annapolisime: Saturday & Sunday
Cost: Free
Check out all participating retailers and register for a chance to win a $600 shopping spree! The more retail stores you register at while shopping, the better chance you have of winning the grand prize!

Norther Virginia Events:

Super Pet Expo
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
Time: Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Cost: $13 for adults, $8 for children ages 11 & under
Come shop for all that a pet lover could ever need, including games, toys, showcases and treats for your favorite pet. You can even introduce your pooch to an animal talent agent and see if they got what it takes it make it big in Hollywood!
super pet expo

2015 Easter Egg Hunt at the Reston Zoo
Reston Zoo
1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna
reston zooTime: Saturday & Sunday
Please visit website for Times and Location
Cost: $12.95 for Adults and children
Feed baby lambs, goats and bunnies. Enjoy excellent photo opportunities with the Easter bunny and have your face painted with your favorite animal before venturing out to take part in an Easter egg hunt. All Easter egg hunts will include eggs filled with candy, stickers, toys, and more! Children must attend the Easter egg hunts by age group. Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets.

The 11th Annual Great Rum Punch Challenge
rum punchGadsby’s Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal St., Alexandria
Time: Saturday from 7pm – 9:30pm
Cost: $50 per person
Enjoy and vote for different rum punch creations from local distilleries, restaurants and caterers as guests of Gadsby’s Tavern did over 200 years ago!

Sports/Theatre/Entertainment at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability

  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Royal Farms Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • Cinderella, Lyric Opera House, Saturday
  • The College of William and Mary presents: The William and Mary Wind Ensemble, The Kennedy Center, Sunday
  • Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets, Verizon Center, Friday
  • Washington Capitals vs Nashville Predators, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Washington Wizards vs. Houston Rockets, Verizon Center, Sunday

Movies Opening This Weekend:

get hard Get Hard
Duration: 100 Minutes
Genre: Comedy
When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.
Starring: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, T.I.

homeHome
Duration: 94 Minutes
Genre: Animation/Adventure
Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.
Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez

while we're youngWhile We’re Young
Duration: 97 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama
A middle-aged couple’s career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried

serenaSerena
Duration: 109 Minutes
Genre: Drama
In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton’s timber empire becomes complicated when her marries Serena.
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones

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