Weekend Happenings: January 12-14
Posted on January 10, 2018

With the weather warming up after this cold front, take a break on this long weekend to enjoy festivals, parades, and more!



1968: Civil Rights at 50
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $14.95 under 18; $24.95 over 18
As part of its Civil Rights at 50 series, Newseum highlights the pivotal year of 1968. Explore the essential and tragic events of this year through stunning photography and interactive elements. Learn about the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the important Black Power protest at the Olympics, and much more. The exhibit is open this Friday through Jan. 2, 2019.


MLK Peace Walk and Parade
Between Anacostia Park and Barry Farm
2500 MLK Ave. SE, DC
Time: Monday, 10am
Cost: FREE
Over a thousand ‘Peace Walkers’ join annually in the two-mile walk along MLK Ave between Anacostia Park and Barry Farm in dedication of peace and positivity for the DC metro community. Dr. King’s life and legacy is commemorated by a day of service and promoted as A Day On and Not a Day Off. Visit the website for location and time details for the parade and peace walk.


MLK Day at Howard Theatre
Howard Theatre
620 T St. NW, DC
Time: Monday, doors at 12:30pm, show at 2pm
Cost: starting at $10
In commemoration of the legacy of Monday’s holiday’s civil rights leader, join the community for a screening of the film MLK: Making of a Holiday starring Stevie Wonder, Levar Burton, and Marla Gibbs. Additional entertainment will feature comedians, DJs, and dancers.



Baltimore Restaurant Week
Various Locations
Time: Friday-Monday, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Cost: Varies
It’s that time of year again! Baltimore’s Winter Restaurant Week is upon us. Enjoy delicious meals from restaurants of all cuisines. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are available at participating restaurants.


Trucks ‘N’ Tunes
Boordy Vineyards
12820 Long Green Pk., Hydes
Time: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm
Cost: FREE Admission, $8 or $15 tasting
Relax in this 19th century barn and enjoy the sounds of Take 2 and Jay Swanson. Food and wine tastings and bottles are available for purchase.


2nd Annual Little Italy Meatball Festival
Pandola Learning Center
914 Stiles St., Baltimore
Time: Sunday, 3-6pm
Cost: $30
Come out and “meat” the best meatballs in all of Baltimore! Judge and taste meatballs from restaurants and family recipes alike. Tickets include buffet and judging competitions.



Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series
Old Town Hall
3999 University Dr., Fairfax
Time: Friday, 8pm
Cost: FREE – First Come, First Serve Basis
Come out to listen to the National Brass Quintet: “Music of All Times for All Ages” sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  The National Brass Quintet have dazzled audiences everywhere and are ready to dazzle the Fairfax community!


Northern Virginia Ceili
Green Acres Center
4401 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax
Time: Saturday, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: Varies
Experience Irish Country dancing this Saturday sponsored by City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts & Father William Corby Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  The music will be brought to you by Shepherd’s Pie and free coffee, tea, and Irish soda bread will be offered.


Oysters & Beer
Port City World Headquarters
3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria
Time: Saturday, 3 – 6pm
Cost: $18
If you like oysters & beer, you won’t want to miss out on War Shore Oyster Company shucking a variety of their oysters on the half shell and a pint from Port City all for $18.  Port City has been preparing for this day and will provide a freshly tapped batch of Maniacal to provide a citrus flavor to compliment the oysters.


Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • On Your Feet!, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • The Illusionists, Kennedy Center, Friday – Sunday
  • The Disco Biscuits, 9:30 Club, Friday
  • RJD2, 9:30 Club, Saturday
  • Dorothy, 9:30 Club, Sunday
  • Walk The Moon, The Anthem, Friday
  • Winter Wonderland Canal Walk, Potomac, MD, Saturday
  • Wizards VS Magic Saturday