Shamrock Shake Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day week is upon us! Follow along to make your own Shamrock Shake with this easy recipe from Epicurious.

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This can be kid-friendly or turned up a notch for an adult version. Either way its a palate-pleasing sweet treat that everyone is sure to love!

Shamrock Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (or 1 shot of Peppermint Schnapps for the adult version)
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Green Sprinkles (optional)
  • 1 Maraschino cherry

Directions

shamrock shakeIn a blender, combine vanilla ice cream, milk, green food coloring, and peppermint extract. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Pour the shake into a glass and top with whipped cream, sprinkles and a Maraschino cherry.

Makes 1 shake

Post by: Cristin M.

Weekend Happenings in the DMV: March 13th-15th

All across the DMV St. Patrick’s Day events are starting to pop up! If you are Irish or just Irish at heart, be sure to check them out.

If St. Patrick’s Day celebrations aren’t your style, be sure to check out one of the other great events taking place this weekend!

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Washington, DC Events:

Health & Fitness Expo rock n roll
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, DC
Time: Friday, 10am-7pm
Cost: FREE
During Rock and Roll Race weekend over 80 exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. Pick up some last-minute race essentials before race day and be sure to visit the Brooks Official Merchandise Store!

Hardywood Beer Dinner
Art and Soul
hardywood beer dinner415 New Jersey Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 7pm-10pm
Cost: $70
Join the team at Art and Soul for a four-course dinner from Executive Chef Douglas Alexander and craft beer showcase in the private dining room. Hardywood Pilsner hailing from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, VA will set the stage for a host of delectable offerings. The menu begins with sea-savory appetizers followed by dishes with an exotic edge such as Cobia Crudo, Curry Goat Sausage, and Suckling Pig Mole.

For all things St. Patrick’s Day in DC please check out our 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide HERE.  

Maryland Events:

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival
beer bourbon and bbqMaryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Rd. Timonium

Time: Friday & Saturday
Cost: Friday & Saturday: $99 (in advance) Saturday Admission: $35 (in advance) $45 (on site) Kids 12 & under are free.
Come out and taste over 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and lots of BBQ while enjoying live music! Admission buys you a sampling glass so you can taste all of the beer and bourbon you want!

Celebrate Pi Day at Linganore Winery pi day
Linganore Wine Cellars
13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mount Airy

Time: Saturday, 12pm-4pm
Cost: $15
Come try out a variety of pies with their wine pairings for Pi Day! Starting at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

Paint a Wine Glass Party
paint a wine glassLinganore Wine Cellars
13601 Glissans Mill Rd. Mount Airy

Time: Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Cost: $35
Come out and test your creativity! 2 wine glasses, paint, and brushes will be provided. Your first glass of wine and an assortment of cheeses are included with admission.

Fridays After Five
National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Now thru March 27th
Cost: $12
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.

For all things St. Patrick’s Day in Maryland please check out our 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide HERE.

Virginia:

National Chamber Ensemble: Three B’s for Three 
Spectrum
national chamber ensemble1611 N Kent St, Arlington
Time: Saturday, 7:30pm
Cost: $15 for students, $30 for adults
The National Chamber Ensemble, celebrates the great works of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms at Artisphere’s Spectrum Theatre. The performance presents exciting music of the three masters for combinations of three, featuring the magnificent piano trios of Beethoven and Brahms and an original collaboration with Bowen McCauley Dance set to a masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Disco Inferno- Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Oatlands
disco inferno20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln, Leesburg
Time: Friday, 7pm (show only) & Saturday, 7pm (show & dinner)
Cost: Friday, $28; Saturday, $65
It’s the ‘70s, and disco rules the chart! You’re boogying at the coolest place in town — Club 69. A fire breaks out and the place burns to the ground in a hot disco inferno. Everyone inside perishes…including you. But now you’ve returned from the grave for one last dance – and a chance to find what really happened that fateful night. Join us as disco rules again during an evening of mystery, romance and hip-thrusting hot dance moves. 

For all things St. Patrick’s Day in Virginia please check out our 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide HERE.

Events at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Harlem Globetrotters, Patriot Center, Friday & Saturday
  • Baltimore Spring Fest with Keith Sweat, Royal Farms Arena, Saturday
  • Ryan Bingham & Lucero, 9:30 Club, Saturday

Sports at a Glance! Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Washington Wizards vs. Sacramento Kings, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins, Verizon Center, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Cinderellacinderella
Duration: 112 Minutes
Genre: Adventure/Drama/Family/Fantasy/Romance
When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters.  Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.
Starring: Lily James, Hayley Atwell, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett

Run All Nightrun all night
Duration: 114 Minutes
Genre: Action/Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller
Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie; with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner and today we have an easy, wholesome meal that your entire family is sure to love!

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This holiday has us craving comfort food, and corned beef and cabbage is a sure way to satisfy that craving.

The best thing about this recipe from Food.com is that it will be ready at the end of a long work day. Throw all the ingredients in your crock pot in the morning and come home to a fabulous meal that will impress your family or guests!

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 large onion, cut into quarters
  • 3 lbs corned beef brisket (with spices)
  • 8 small white potatoes or 8 small yellow potatoes, scrubbed and cut into quarters
  • 1 head cabbage, cored and cut into 10 wedges (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 4-5 carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces

Directions: 

  • Combine water vinegar, sugar, pepper and onions in a 6 qt crock pot and mix well.
  • Add corned beef and contents of spice packet in the mixture.
  • Scatter the potatoes over the top and along the sides.
  • Cover and cook on high heat setting for 4 hours.
  • After 4 hours, remove the lid and scatter the cabbage wedges over the top.
  • Cover and continue cooking on high 3-4 hours longer, or until beef is tender.
  • To serve, carve the beef into slices against the grain and serve with the cabbage and potatoes, with some of the cooking liquid spooned on top of the beef to keep it moist.

Serves: 6-8

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Post by: Cristin M.

St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide 2015

St. Patrick’s Day calls for some major celebrating all across the DMV for those of Irish descent or just Irish at heart!

To help get you into the celebrating spirit we’ve compiled a St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide to jump-start your holiday wherever you may be in the DMV!

We have everything from family-friendly parades and festivals to pub events and beer tastings. Take a peek so you don’t miss out on the fun!

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MARYLAND EVENTS

looneys st pats 15Maryland’s Biggest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Looney’s Pub – Bel Air
312 S. Main St., Bel Air
Time: March 13th-15th & March 17th, times vary
Enjoy 4 days of Irish fun including live entertainment both inside and out under the tents, drink specials and great food! There will be a free photo booth on Saturday and a complimentary breakfast buffet on St. Patrick’s Day. Visit their website for a list of specials and the entertainment line up. We guarantee you’ll have a good time!

17th Annual Federal Hill Irish Stroll 
fed hill irish strollFederal Hill, Baltimore
Time: March 14th, 12pm-9pm
Price: $17.50
Join thousands in Federal Hill for Baltimore’s largest St. Paddy’s celebration! 17 of your favorite Federal Hill establishments will be featuring $3 Miller Lites, $4 Blue Moons, $4 Redd’s Apple Ales, and various food & shot specials from 12-9pm!
Help us paint Federal Hill GREEN!

Baltimore St. Patrick’s Parade
Inner Harbor, Baltimore
Time: March 15th, 2pm
st patricks day parade bmoreParade steps off at 2pm at the Washington Monument and continues down Charles Street to Pratt and Market Place. Baltimore’s St. Patrick Parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 50 years, thousands of spectators from the region have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song, and dance.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans
Power Plant Live, Baltimore
TIme: March 14th, 2pm
Join in all the fun at Power Plant Live! for a FREE all-day Live Music Festival featuring Pasadena, Dale and the Z Dubs, Morning Fatty and more! Enjoy $5 green beer package, Irish festival foods, Leprechaun obstacle course and St. Pats swag for the first 500 guests.

Kegs and Eggs
Power Plant Live, Baltimore
TIme: March 14th, 10am-3pm
Price: $25
Power Plant will be hosting a Kegs and Eggs rally! The all-inclusive ticket includes green beer, a breakfast buffet and discounted Irish Car Bombs!

St. Patrick’s Day Cake Class
cake classCharm City Cakes
2936 Remington Ave, Baltimore
TIme: March 14th, 2pm
Price: $250
What better way to prep for St. Patrick’s Day then with cake? Students will learn how to stack, carve, and fondant a sculpted cake.  Participants will then airbrush the cake to make it look like a tall glass of Guinness.

Shamrock Shindig
Pierce’s Park at Pier V
Time: March 15th, 10:30am- 2pm
Price: Free admission, $7 Kids Activities, $20 Drink Wristband
Irish Eyes will be smiling at the Waterfront Partnership’s Annual Shamrock Shindig! Live music by Barleyjuice, a Celtic band from Philly, food trucks, bar service, Shamrock Alley for kids, strolling entertainment and much more!  Don’t forget to stay after the event for the 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade which kicks off at 2pm.

Chesapeake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Pub Crawl
Time: March 14th, 12pm
Price: $5-$10
Welcome early spring with a parade, bagpipers, Mummers Band, antique vehicles, floats and more! Stay after for all the fun that happens at the infamous PUB CRAWL. Parade begins at 12pm on Bohemia Avenue, ending in Pell Gardens.

National Harbor’s Entertainment District
Time: March 17th
Fleet Street is coming together on St. Patty’s Day and National Harbor visitors will be able to bar hop from Cadillac Ranch, Public House, and Bobby McKey’s. Drink specials and Jameson shots will be offered and much more (each bar will have their own special offers).

WASHINGTON, D.C.  & NORTHERN VIRGINIA EVENTS

DC St. Patrick’s Day Parade 
Constitution Ave
7th to 17th St NW, DC
Time: March 15th, 12pm-3pm
Cost: FREE
Washington, DC celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day with a parade along Constitution Avenue with floats, marching bands, pipe bands, military, police, and fire departments. St. Patrick’s Day is a family day in Washington, DC bringing people together to share the culture of the Irish!washington dc st. patricks day parade

Clover Fest clover fest
The Yards across from Nats Park
1300 1st St SE, DC
Time: March 14th, 1:30pm-4:30pm or 6pm-9pm
Cost: $44
At Clover Fest DC, every ticket includes admission, unlimited tastings of all of the beers and wines at the festival, unlimited full pours, live entertainment, and lawn games. Food trucks will be on-site selling food (costs extra). Must be 21+.

National ShamrockFest
RFK Stadium Festival Grounds
2400 E Capitol St., NE, DC

Time: March 21st, 1pm-9pm
Price: $29.99 plus service fee
Washington, DC’s Saint Patrick’s Day street festival with live music, food, drinks, roving entertainers, craft vendors, an Irish Village, carnival rides & games and much more. The ShamrockFest is the largest St. Patrick’s Day party in the region featuring more than 40 live bands performing on nine stages. The event is held rain or shine.
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Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Starts at Quarry Rd. & Prescott Ave. and ends at West & Center Sts.
Time: March 14, 11am
The Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade features Irish dancers, the Northern Virginia Firefighters, Emerald Society Pipe and Drum, Washington Scottish Pipe and Drum, and the Marine Corps Color Guard, in addition to many other local groups and organizations. The Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade route starts at the intersection of Quarry Rd. and Prescott Ave and ends at West and Center Streets.

The Shamrock Crawl
Washington, DC and Arlington, VA
Time: 2pm-9pm
Price: $15-early bird price
Two events: March 14th in Washington, DC and March 21st in Arlington, VA. The event celebrates a full day of green revelry and fun group shenanigans with fellow Irish loving beer drinkers. Each bar will feature Shamrock shenanigans and Shamrock drink specials.
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Clyde’s of Reston Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
Time: March 14th ,10pm-1am
DJ & Dancing, Authentic Irish Foods, and Drinks Specials

Paddy Barry’s 
8150 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA
Time: March 12th-17th
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with a weekend full of live music, dancing, and food & drinks specials.  Visit their website to view the full list of events!
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St. Patrick’s Day at the Old Brogue
760 C Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA
Time: March 17th, 10am
Price: $10 Cover Charge includes an official 2015 button
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pub bash. Opens at 10:00 am. Traditional Irish beers at all 3 bars and live entertainment all day in the pub featuring Ted Garber.

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For more information please contact your concierge!

Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Post by: Elise D. & Allie C.

Weekend Happenings in the DMV- March 14th -16th

With the extra hour of sunlight thanks to daylight savings, this weekend is the perfect chance to get out and experience one of the great events the DMV has to offer! From St Patrick’s Day festivities to the National Marathon there really is something for everyone!

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Washington, DC Events:

Anchorman: The ExhibitAnchorman the Exhibit
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Now thru August 31st
Price: $21.95
The Newseum dedicates an entire exhibition to the exploits of anchorman Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 Evening News team.

Francophonie Cultural FestivalFrancophonie Festival
Please visit website for specific locations pricing and performances.
Time: Now thru April 15th
The Francophonie Cultural Festival features six weeks of concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops, and more in Washington DC. The nation’s capital will resonate with the vibrant sounds, sights, and tastes of the French-speaking in the largest Francophone festival in the world.

Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe’s Art, 1942-1946Monuments Men
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
750 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC
Price: Free
Time: Now thru April 20th
During World War II, an unlikely team of soldiers was charged with identifying and protecting European cultural sites, monuments, and buildings from Allied bombing. Officially named the Monuments, they quickly became known as The Monuments Men. A showcase of World War II documents reveals the story behind the story.

World Stages International Theater Festivalworld stages
The Kennedy Center
2700 F St. NW Washington, DC
Price: Ticket prices vary for each performance, please visit website for more details.
Time: Now through March 30th
This three week festival in Washington DC features a wide range of entertainment from award winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, representing Australia, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. Audiences will have the unique opportunity to experience works by some of the very best theater companies from across the globe.

National Marathon rock and roll run
C St at 19th St, Washington, DC
Time: Saturday at 8am
The 26.2 mile race begins at RFK Stadium and provides runners and spectators with views of more than monuments and the National Mall. It highlights the best of Washington, DC’s neighborhoods, featuring six of the city’s eight wards, including portions run through the heart of Adams Morgan, dynamic Kalorama, and beautiful Poplar Point.

Health and Fitness Expo
DC Armory
2001 East Capital St SE, Washington, DC
Time: Friday 10am to 7pm
Price: Free
The event features more than 50 exhibitors displaying the latest running shoes and apparel, nutritional information and fitness trends.

Washington DC Saint Patrick’s Day Paradest patricks day parade
Constitution Ave, 7th to 17th Streets NW
Time: Sunday noon to 3pm
This two-and-a-half hour special event, known as the Nation’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, will include floats, marching bands, pipe bands, military, police, and fire departments. Local Irish pubs will sponsor parade parties featuring Irish musicians, dancers and signers. St. Patrick’s Day is a family day, bringing people together to share the culture of the Irish.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans shamrocks and shenanigans
Rumors
19th and M St NW
Time: Satuday 11am to 2am
The festivities will include bagpipers, beads, giveaways, & DJs.  To top it all off, there will be live music playing throughout the day!  The ShamRogues, as well as the Mike Leverone Duo, will set the mood with great Irish tunes all day.

Maryland Events:

Cake Workshops: Carved Pint Glasscarved guinness
Charm City Cakes
2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am
Price: $250
Get ready for your St. Patty’s Day festivities with this beginner’s carving class. Students will learn how to stack, carve, and fondant a sculpted cake.  Participants will then airbrush the cake to make it look like a tall glass of Irish awesomeness.  You and your friends will be delighted to find this the morning after.  Everyone knows that cake is the best cure for a hangover!

Refuge System Birthday BashNational wildlife refuge system
National Wildlife Visitor Center
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel MD
Time: Saturday 10am to 3pm
Celebrate the Birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System! See live animals, crafts, hikes, live music and much more!

Gaithersburg Saint Patrick’s Day Paradegaithersburg
Washingtonian Center
209 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD
Time: Saturday 10am to noon
The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Harp and Shamrock Society, will host a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade at Washingtonian Center. The Parade includes state and local officials, Gaithersburg Police, Irish dancers, pipe bands, fire trucks, equestrian units, and much more.

Virginia Events:

Wine Flights in Paradisewines in flight
Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA
Time: Saturday 4 pm
Price: $45
Join in for the 3rd installment of “Wine Flights in Paradise, The Cabin Tasting Series”. Once a month, Paradise Springs will be offering guests the opportunity to take part in an intimate, seated, premium tasting set in the historical log cabin. Guests will have the opportunity to taste premium flights of wine along with a food paring for each selection. The theme for each tasting will change month to month. This month the theme is Library and Comparative Meritage Wines.

Manassas St Patrick’s Day Parade
Quarry Rd and Prescott Ave
Time: Saturday at 11am
The City of Manassas celebrates St. Patrick’s Day each year with a community parade featuring Irish dance groups, the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe and Drum, Washington Scottish Pipe and Drum, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Coalition Pipe and Drum, the Marine Corps Color Guard and other area groups and organizations.

Shamrock Crawlshamrock crawl
Registration at Mad Rose, Velocity Five, or Clarendon Ballroom
Arlington, VA
Time: Saturday from 2pm to 9pm
The Shamrock Crawl is a time of festive jubilation, so let your Irish cheer run free! Join thousands of fellow beer lovers in celebrating a day full of green revelry at some of Arlington’s most popular bars. With entry you receive a refillable signature Shamrock mug, party favors, access to some of Arlington’s best bars, raffle entry for great prizes and free pictures of the event!

Concerts at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Ellie Goulding, Echostage, Sunday at 7pm

Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • CAA Women’s Basketball Championship, Show Place Arena, Through Sunday
  • Washington Capitals vs Vancouver, Verizon Center, Friday at 7pm
  • Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn, Verizon Center, Saturday at 7pm
  • Washington Capitals vs Toronto, Verizon Center, Sunday at 3pm

Theatre at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Monty Python’s Spamalot, Toby’s Dinner Theatre Columbia, Ongoing
  • Beaches, Signature Theatre, Through Sunday
  • Man of La Mancha, Modell Performing Arts Center, Through Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Need for Speedneed for speed movie
130 min   –   Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.
Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, and Imogen Poots

Veronica Marsveronica mars movie
107 min   –   Comedy | Crime | Drama
Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown – just in time for her high school reunion – in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who’s embroiled in a murder mystery.
Starring:  Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, and James Franco

St. Patrick’s Day in the DMV

St. Patrick’s Day calls for major celebrating in the DMV – for those of Irish heritage or just Irish at heart.

We’ve compiled a St. Patrick’s Day Event Guide to help you celebrate in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia: St. Patrick’s Day Events 2014.

We have everything from family-friendly parades and festivals to pub events and beer tastings. Take a peek so you don’t miss out on the fun!

A few events we are looking forward to include:

The 5 day St. Patrick’s Day event at Looney’s Pub North in Bel Air –

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National Shamrock Fest at RFK Stadium in DC –

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The Shamrock Crawl in Arlington –

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Be sure to check out our full event guide for more fun events in your area. We hope you have a happy & safe St. Patrick’s Day!

Weekend Happenings in the DMV: February 28th- March 2nd

This weekend March officially arrives and what better way to spend those first few days then checking out some of the great events going on around the area! From local restaurant weeks, to a snow white ballet tea party, there is something sure to please everyone!

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Washington, DC Events:

Anchorman: The Exhibit
Anchorman the Exhibit

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Now thru August 31st
Price: $21.95
The Newseum dedicates an entire exhibition to the exploits of anchorman Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 Evening News team.

Francophonie Cultural Festival
Francophonie Festival

Please visit website for specific locations pricing and performances.
Time: Now through April 15
The Francophonie Cultural Festival features six weeks of concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops, and more in Washington DC. The nation’s capital will resonate with the vibrant sounds, sights, and tastes of the French-speaking in the largest Francophone festival in the world.

Monuments Men: On the Frontline to Save Europe’s Art, 1942-1946
Monuments Men
Smithsonian Archives of American Art
750 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC
Price: Free
Time: Now through April 20th
During World War II, an unlikely team of soldiers was charged with identifying and protecting European cultural sites, monuments, and buildings from Allied bombing. Officially named the Monuments, they quickly became known as The Monuments Men. A showcase of World War II documents reveals the story behind the story.

Oscar’s Viewing Party at Commissary
Oscars Commisionary party

Commissary
1443 P St., NW, Washington, DC
Time: Sunday at 8 pm
The Oscars are hitting P St!! View the Oscars on a full wall project while enjoying themed food and drink! The Red Carpet Happy Hour will go until 7 pm along complimentary Oscar cocktails and popcorn bar!!! Come to Commissary and pick up your ballot and winners will receive gift cards to Commissary and tickets to The Studio Theatre shows!

Maryland Events:

Calvert County Restaurant Week
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Time: Now thru March 2nd
Please visit website for specific restaurants participating as well as menus and pricing.
Calvert County Restaurant Week offers special fixed-price menus to highlight many of the county’s best restaurants and encourage diners to enjoy a variety of cuisine. The promotion includes menus with varying price points to allow a wide range of restaurants to participate.

Cake Workshops Mardi Gras Class
Mardi Gras Class
Charm City Cakes
2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD
Time: Saturday, 11am
Price: $150
What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras then with some sweet treats?  Students will learn techniques like fondanting a cake, airbrushing, fondant feather making, and edible glitter application.

Frederick Restaurant Week
Frederick Restaurant Week
Please visit website for specific restaurant locations as well as menu’s.
Time: Now through March 9th
Frederick Restaurant Week is a 7-day promotion that features the unique and fine dining options available in the city of Frederick, Maryland and the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will offer fixed-price lunch and dinner options during Frederick Restaurant Week. Lunches are offered at $15.14 for a 2-course meal and $20.14 for a 3-course meal. Dinners are offered at $20.14 for a 2-course meal and $30.14 for a 3-course meal.

Snow White Ballet Tea Party
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
10076 Darnestown Rd., Suite 202, Rockville, MD
Price: $15
TIme: Sunday 10 am to 11:15 am, 12 pm to 1:15 pm, and 3 pm to 4:15 pm
Children can meet members of the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s upcoming performance and enjoy Snow White-themed crafts and snacks.

Virginia Events:

The Paradise Springs Winery Experience
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Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA
Time: Saturdays, 2pm & 4pm; Sundays, 3pm
Price: $25
Join in on the signature experience tour and tasting with a first hand look at how wine is made at Paradise Springs Winery. The tour will take you through the historic log cabin, inside the vineyard, through production, and ultimately end with a full tasting of their entire collection of wines including the sparkling Viognier, Aprés.

Cigar Bar and Swagger Fridays
Paradise Springs Winery
13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, VA
Time: Friday, 5pm-9pm
Join in the fun every 3rd Friday of the month for Swagger Friday and Cigar Bar. There will be a Cigar bar on the front patio overlooking the beautiful scenery, complete with fortified port style wine, Swagger, poured by the glass. Complimentary tasting with every cigar or Swagger clothing purchase.

Alexandria St Patrick’s Day Parade
Alexandria St Patricks Day Parade

Please visit website for parade route.
Time: Saturday at 10 am
Old Town Alexandria celebrates the Irish holiday with a classic car show, a dog show and a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Elected officials; the Irish Ambassador; military commanders; and other local celebrities participate along with local scouts, marines and high school bands.

Oscar Night Party
Oscar Night Party Arlington Cinema

Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
Price: $20
Time: Sunday at 7 pm
Guests can watch the Oscars with the D.C. Film Society during a party with a “predict the winners” contest, door prizes, a silent auction and more!

Concerts at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Fantasia, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday at 8 pm
  • Flogging Molly, The Fillmore, Friday at 8 pm
  • Eagles, Verizon Center, Saturday at 8 pm
  • Demi Lovato, Patriot Center, Sunday at 7 pm

Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Monster Jam, Baltimore Arena, Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
  • George Mason Women’s Basketball vs Richmond, Patriot Center, Saturday at 2 pm
  • Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia, Verizon Center, Sunday at 12:30 pm

Theatre at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Monty Python’s Spamalot, Toby’s Dinner Theatre Columbia, Ongoing
  • Beaches, Signature Theatre, Through Sunday
  • The Book of Mormon, Hippodrome, Through Sunday
  • Rock of Ages, Warner Theatre, Sunday at 3 pm and 7:30 pm

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Non Stop Movie
Non- Stop 

106 min   –   Action | Mystery | Thriller
An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.
Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Anson Mount

Son of God Movie
Son of God

138 min   –   Drama
The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
Starring:  Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah, Sebastian Knapp, and Paul Knops