Weekend Happenings: January 22-24

It’s supposed to be a chilly, wintry weather weekend! Keep busy (and warm!) at some of these exciting events throughout the DMV!

*Be sure to keep an eye on the forecast and check each event’s website for cancellations/weather related information*

Old wood texture with snow and firtree

Washington, DC Events:

Washington DC Auto Show Opening Weekend
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 12-10pm; Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday 10am-7pm
Cost: $12

One of the nation’s top 5 auto shows is back again! Visit the convention center for the DC Auto Show’s opening weekend to see cutting edge exhibits, the latest car models, and not to mention some historic ones. Visit their website for a complete list of events and hours throughout the week.

DC Rollergirls Season Opener
DC Armory
2001 E. Capital St., Washington DC
Time: Saturday, 4pm
Cost: $15, $6 for children 6-11, free for children under 6

Join the DC Rollergirls in celebrating the launch of their 10th anniversary season!  There will be plenty of competition and high energy bouts to go around!

Ice Yards 2016
The Yards Park
301 Water St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 2-6pm
Cost: $10, this is 21+ event

Head out to the Navy Yard this weekend for this outdoor ski themed event!  Activities will include ice bars, cocktails, live music, ski lounges, outdoor fire pits, food trucks and much more.

Maryland Events:

Howard County Restaurant Week
Participating Restaurants
Howard County
Time: Friday thru February 1st
Cost: $15-$45

Howard County Restaurant Week kicks off this week! Enjoy specially priced lunch and dinner menus at participating restaurants. Visit our Winter Restaurant Week blog for more details.

Indoor Flea Market & Baby Bazaar
Montgomery County Agricultural Center
16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg
Time: Saturday, 9am-2pm
Cost: FREE

Experience flea market shopping indoors as you explore bargains and amazing treasures! Flea Market vendors will be selling gently used and new items; with the Baby Bazaar specializing in baby and children’s merchandise including clothes, shoes, toys, games, strollers, furniture, and bedding.

11th Annual Polar Bear Plunge
National Harbor, National Plaza
165 Waterfront St., National Harbor
Time: Saturday, 10:30am
Cost: donations encouraged

The “Keep Winter Cold” Polar Bear Plunge is a fundraising event, to encourage our region to avoid fossil fuels and to replace them with clean energy. Each year, activists, friends and families show their commitment to fighting climate change by jumping in the icy Potomac River at National Harbor.

Virginia Events:

The Legwarmers: DC’s Biggest 80s Retro Dance Party
The State Theatre
220 North Washington St., Falls Church
Time: Friday, 9:30pm
Cost: $18, this is 21+ event

Washington DC’s Premier 80s tribute band will pull out all the stops at their Retro Dance Party at the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA.  Don’t forget the neon, leg warmers, and big hair as you dance the night away!

Mt. Vernon Inn and Port City Brewing Dinner
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., VA
Time: Friday, 7-10pm
Cost: $95

Enjoy a night on the historic grounds of Mount Vernon while with a five-course the knowledgeable staff created to pair with Port City Beer!

Scotch Whiskey Master Class
Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 Gerorge Mason Cir., Manassas
Time: Saturday, 5pm
Cost: $50, this is 21+ event

Join Dougie Wylie, internationally renowned whiskey connoisseur as he takes you on a journey down the historical Scotch Whiskey trail while you learn about the distinctive taste of different scotches with each sip!

Concerts, Theatre, & Sporting Events at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets, Birchmere, Friday
  • Sam Grow, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • Garth Brooks, Royal Farms Arena, Friday & Saturday
  • Pixar in Concert, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday thru Sunday
  • A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder, Kennedy Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • The National Ballet of Canada: Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale, Kennedy Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • Emily West, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals vs. Anaheim Ducks, Verizon Center, Friday
  • Washington Wizards vs. Utah Jazz, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Verizon Center, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

dirty grandpaDirty Grandpa
Duration: 102 Minutes
Genre: Comedy

Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break.

Starring: Robert de Niro, Zac Efron, Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch


durants never closesDurant’s Never Closes
Duration: 80 Minutes
Genre: Crime/Drama/Biography

The story of Jack Durant, notorious restaurateur and ladies’ man whose connections to the mafia remain a mystery.

Starring: Tom Sizemore, Michelle Stafford, Peter Bogdanovich, Jon Gries, Mark Grossman


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