Weekend Happenings February 3-5

There’s a chill in the air, but you can keep warm with these fun indoor activities! Check out restaurant weeks, charity event and chocolate tastings!

hot chocolate with knitted scarf in the winter

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

D.C. Restaurant Week
Various Locations
Time: Friday-Sunday
Cost: $22-$35

The winter season in the District would not be complete without Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs from Jan. 30 – Feb. 5. Throughout the promotion, roughly 250 restaurants across the DC area offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner. Brunch and lunch priced at $22 and dinner at $35.

Kennedy Center Family Day: Lunar New Year Celebration
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10:30am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Welcome the Lunar New Year with your entire family. Enjoy a rooster coloring station, Chinese costumes, photo booth and more!

Watch on the Rhine
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St. SW, DC
Time: Friday and Saturday, 8pm; Sunday 2pm and 7:30pm
Cost: Varies by section

Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl) leads an ensemble cast as Fanny Farrelly in Lillian Hellman’s suspenseful masterpiece Watch on the Rhine. With America on the brink of entering World War II, Fanny’s daughter escapes to the D.C. suburbs with her German husband, a man deeply involved in anti-fascist movements. With an Eastern European guest with ulterior motives also living in their midst, tensions rise as it becomes clear that no one’s safety can be guaranteed — at home or abroad.

MARYLAND EVENTS

Baltimore County Restaurant Week
Participating Restaurants
Baltimore County
Time: Friday-Saturday
Cost: $15-$35 

Enjoy delicious meals at restaurants throughout Baltimore County! Check out our Winter Restaurant Week Guide for concierge tips and favorites.

Health Care for the Homeless Chocolate Affair
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 6:30-10:30pm
Cost: $250

Find your party dress, put your dancing shoes on and indulge in some chocolate! All proceeds go to Health Care for the Homeless in Maryland

OPH Puppy Bowl
Jailbreak Brewing Company
9445 Washington Blvd. N, Laurel
Time: Sunday, 2-5pm
Cost: FREE

Before the big game, bring your furry friend and cheer on your favorite puppy! Please note all dogs must be on a leash while in the taproom. Proceeds from sales on food and drink will benefit Operation Paws for Homes.

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Chocolate Lovers Festival
Old Town Fairfax
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12-4pm
Cost: FREE admission (some events require a fee)

Chocolate lovers unite for this annual festival voted 1st place among the Best Food Festivals in the Northern Region by Virginia Living Magazine! Enjoy a hot beverage from the Liquid Chocolate tent, construct your own cupcake, enjoy live music and so much more chocolatey goodness.

The Stranger– A Tribute to Billy Joel
The State Theatre
220 N Washington St., Falls Church
Time: Saturday, 9pm
Cost: $17-20

This 6-piece band pays tribute to one of the world’s most beloved performers with an energetic, interactive, and unpredictable show! Must be 18 or older unless accompanied by a parent.

Mardis Gras Tasting Showcase
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
404 Browning Ct., Unit C, Purcellville
Time: Saturday, 2-4pm
Cost: FREE

Enjoy free samples of New Orleans’s finest cuisine paired with local brews!

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Greensky Bluegrass, 9:30 Club, Friday – Saturday
  • Back to the 80s, Royal Farms Arena, Friday
  • Milwaukee Wave @ Baltimore Blast, Royal Farms Arena, Saturday
  • Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday – Saturday
  • Marshall Crensham and the Bottle Rockets, Birchmere, Friday
  • Justin Moore and Lee Brice American Made Tour, Eagle Bank Arena, Friday
  • Blind Pilot, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • Bobby Bones Funny and Alone Stand Up Comedy Tour, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Montreal Canadiens, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Los Angeles Kings, Sunday
  • Maryland Terrapins VS. Purdue, Saturday
  • Washington Wizards VS. New Orleans Pelicans, Saturday
  • Super Bowl 50, Sunday (Houston, TX)

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

ringsRings
Duration: 102 Minutes
Genre: Drama/Horror
A woman makes a horrifying discovery about a video that kills people seven days after they watch it.
Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Johnny Galecki, Laura Wiggins, Zach Roerig, Alex Roe

 

 

 

eloiseEloise
Duration: 89 Minutes
Genre: Horror/Suspense/Thriller
Four friends break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However, finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories.
Starring: Chace Crawford, Eliza Dushku, Robert Patrick, Nicole Forester, Brandon T. Jackson

 

 

spaceSpace Between Us
Duration: 120 Minutes
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.
Starring: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, B.D. Wong, Janet Montgomery

 

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