Weekend Happenings February 17-20

With the winter weather dying down, it’s time to celebrate the weekend! Check out film festivals or listen to live jazz music and tribute bands!

Winter window view

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

2017 Independent Film Festival
Burke Theatre: Naval Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC
Time: Friday, 5:20-11:30pm
Cost: $5-$12

Enjoy a wide variety of independent award winning films made all over the world. Friday features Free to Ride, The Journey Is the Destination, The Night Watchmen, and The Beast in the Storm.

Meat Wave / Collider / Chill Parents Preform at Comet Ping Pong
Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave NW, DC
Time: Saturday, starts at 10pm
Cost: $12

Come to Comet Ping Pong and snack on pizza while playing ping pong and listening to awesome live music from local bands! All ages are welcome and all ages will enjoy.

4th Biannual Presidential Barleywine Festival
Pizzeria Paradiso
2003 P St. NW, DC
Time: Monday, 11:30am-11pm
Cost: FREE Entry, pay per items

To honor the past great leaders of our country join Pizzeria Paradiso for an event of presidential proportions! Sip on unique Barleywines and try various crafts beers from around the country and even some from around the corner.

MARYLAND EVENTS

Calvert County Restaurant Week
Calvert County
Various Locations
Time: Friday-Sunday
Cost: varies 

Dine out at participating restaurants in Calvert County! Check out our Winter Restaurant Week Guide for all participating locations.

Frozen Harbor Music Festival
Power Plant Live
35 Market Pl., Baltimore
Time: Friday, starts at 6pm; Saturday, starts at 5pm
Cost: varies

Jam out to some of Maryland’s hottest bands and performers all in one place!

Cold Spring Jazz Quartet
Germano’s Piattini
300 S High St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 6pm
Cost: $20

Sit back and relax or dance the night away as you listen to and enjoy classic jazz music associated with films from the 1940s and 50s!

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing
Winery at Bull Run
15950 Lee Hwy., Centreville
Time: Saturday & Sunday; 11am-5pm
Cost: $10-12

Get your cookie fix before troops start selling to the public and learn which delicious wines to pair them with!

Lucketts Bluegrass Concert
Lucketts Community Center
42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg
Time: Saturday, 7pm
Cost: $15 (cash only)

The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band has been featured on national stages and the Grand Ole Opry. Complete with corny jokes, hillbilly costumes, and lively music, this is sure to be a night to remember!

1964 The Tribute
The Barns at Wolf Trap
1645 Trap Rd., Vienna
Time: Saturday, 8pm
Cost: $38-42

Relive the British Invasion with the best Beatles tribute show on Earth!

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

  • Syracuse Silver Knights @ Baltimore Blast, Royal Farms Arena, Friday and Sunday
  • Arlo Guthrie, Birchmere, Friday – Sunday
  • Shen Yun, Hippodrome Theatre, Friday – Sunday
  • Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour, The Lyric, Friday – Sunday
  • Old Dominion, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • 20th Anniversary Dru Hill, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • Off The Cuff: Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Strathmore, Friday
  • Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Strathmore, Sunday
  • Disney On Ice – Dream Big, Verizon Center, Friday – Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Detroit Red Wings, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals VS. New York Rangers, Sunday
  • Maryland Terrapins VS. Wisconsin, Sunday

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND

fidtFist Fight
Duration: 91 Minutes
Genre: Comedy
Mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell is trying to keep it together. But things go from bad to worse when he accidently crosses his colleague, Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school.
Starring: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jullian Bell, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Dean Norris

 

ghostGhost of New Orleans
Duration: 98 Minutes
Genre: Horror/Suspense/Thriller
A disgraced detective (Josh Lucas) has a supernatural encounter which leads him to investigate the murder of a beautiful cellist (Lake Bell) that unlocks the truth behind her mysterious death.
Starring: Terrence Howard, Lake Bell, Sharon Leal, Cary Elwes, Deborah Ann Wol

 

greatThe Great Wall
Duration: 104 Minutes
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China
Starring: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng

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