Thinking about the weekend? Check out the fun unfolding in the DMV!
Highlights include a wine festival, shopping pop-up, and a virtual 5K for a well-known charity. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, April 9, to Sunday, April 11.
*Keep in mind with the shifting circumstances of COVID-19 events may be canceled or rescheduled. Please refer to the event's websites or social media pages for more information regarding safety guidelines.*
Events on Friday, April 9
Atlas Arts on Air: Furia Flamenca (Virtual) | Atlas Performing Arts Center | Washington, DC | Friday
FREE event! Furia Flamenca Dance Company is coming to your screens! Tune in this Friday for an incredible night of Flamenco music and dance by the acclaimed performance group, who've delighted audiences the world over with the traditional Spanish art form. Brought to you by the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The stream begins at 8 p.m. Find out more here.
Events on Saturday, April 10
Spring Kickoff | Mountain Run Winery | Culpeper, VA | Saturday
In honor of the new season, kick back with a scenic afternoon at Mountain Run Winery! There'll be live tunes from Andrew Washington and Waking Napster, German bites from The Bavarian Chef Food Truck, and plenty of wine. Plus, peruse local craft vendors selling jewelry, canned goods, and more. The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. Find out more here.
10th Anniversary Red Shoe Shuffle (Virtual) | Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland | Baltimore, MD | Saturday
Brought to you by Maryland's Ronald McDonald House, the annual Red Shoe Shuffle is back for 2021! Participants can run or walk a 5K to help meet this year's fundraising goal: $350,000 for a new shuttle! Plus, tune in for a special virtual event the day of the race. There'll also be a 10-Day Challenge you can partake in for some extra fun. Register here.
Dupont Circle Shopping Pop-Up | Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets | Washington, DC | Saturday
One day only! Browse wares ranging from jewelry and soaps to artisanal candles, along with the neighborhood's cafes and restaurants. With over 50 vendors and 90+ local businesses, this outdoor shopping event has it all! The pop-up takes place from noon to 5 p.m. along P Street and Connecticut Avenue. Admission is free. Read about it here.
Eastern Shore Easter Keg Hunt | Various locations | Ocean City, MD | Saturday
Attention, beer lovers: It's time to go on an Easter "keg" hunt! Gather in groups of four to hunt specially-decorated kegs across Maryland's Eastern Shore and Delaware. Teams will meet at Hopper's Tap House at 11:30 a.m. to get the deets, and afterward enjoy prize giveaways and an after-party. Registration costs $100 per team. Get the details here.
Wild Wanderings: Foraging & Plant ID Walk | Wild Roots Apothecary | Sperryville, VA | Saturday
Plants are more than pretty things to look at—they also have utilitarian purposes, too! Explore the healing qualities of wild weeds with herbalist Colleen O'Bryant, who will guide a nature walk alongside the North and South Thornton River. The tour runs 90 minutes in length and meets at Wild Roots Apothecary. Tickets are $25 and space is limited to 15 people, so don't wait! Buy tickets here.
Cherry Blossom Shop & Sip | Old Town Alexandria | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
Old Town Boutique District is back with their annual "Shop & Sip." Score 10-percent off at participating stores and swing by Fontaine Bistro for a refreshing cocktail (or mocktail for non-drinkers!) based around cherry blossoms. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. which leaves plenty of time to shop the day away. Admission is $10. Reserve your spot here.
First Landing Wine & Arts Festival | St. Clement's Island Museum | Coltons Point, MD | Saturday
Join St. Clement's Island Museum for the inaugural First Landing Wine & Arts Festival! Enjoy wine tastings, local cuisine, craft vendors, and exclusive museum tours—including by water taxi! The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Event admission is free, but concessions and museum admission comes at extra cost, so keep that in mind. Check it out here.
Slow Art Day Conversation | National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, DC | Saturday
When was the last time you looked at a piece of art? Like, really looked at it? Slow Art Day is all about taking a step back to appreciate art achievements, and the NMWA invites you to participate. Starting April 2, immerse yourself in a handful of works for at least 10 minutes each, with prompts for inspiration. Then join the museum virtually on Saturday at 1 p.m. to talk about the experience. Get the details here.
Montgomery Potters Spring Pottery Tour & Sale | Various locations in Montgomery County | Silver Spring, MD | Saturday-Sunday
Ceramics are perfect for sprucing up your home, especially when they're handmade! Shop from over 30 amazing artisans displaying their wares at 9 outdoor locations, from dishware and sculpture to lovely accent pieces. The sale will be held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Purchase something beautiful while supporting your neighborhood artisan! Check it out here.
Any special plans you're looking forward to this weekend? Drop a comment letting us know.