Are you ready for the weekend? You will be when you see our weekend roundup!
We've reached the end of February 2021, and we feel like celebrating! Check out these cool events happening this weekend, both virtually and masked-up. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, February 26, to Sunday, February 28.
*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, February 26
The Art of the Love Letter (Virtual) | Dumbarton House | Washington, DC | Friday
Looking to woo that special someone? This virtual workshop hosted by Dumbarton House will show you how. With materials supplied by the museum, you can practice your writing skills to create the perfect love letter. The museum will also explore vintage letters from their collection you can use as inspiration. General admission is $18 (members) and $20 (non-members). Register here.
The Life of George Washington in Four Acts (Virtual) | Gadsby's Tavern | Alexandria, VA | Friday
Join Gadsby's Tavern with the finale of George Washington's life, featuring none other than George Washington! The four-part series concludes with the founding father's historic presidency, as well as the years following into retirement. The event will be hosted via Zoom, so just log in and enjoy the show. Admission is $20. Purchase here.
Lunar New Year Ice Cream Tasting Flights | Ice Cream Jubilee | Washington, DC | Friday-Sunday
Ice Cream Jubilee is fusing the flavors of Lunar New Year into what they do best—ice cream! For $19, sample six dazzling flavors designed for Year of the Ox at any of the three locations, including Red Bean Almond Cookie and Matcha Green Tea. Plus, you'll get a pint to take home with you! It will truly be a tasting event like none other. Buy tickets here.
Make Good Trouble: Marching for Change | Reginald F. Lewis Museum | Baltimore, MD | Friday-Sunday
Echoing the famous words by the late John Lewis, this incredible exhibition at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum traces the history of civil rights protests across the U.S. Explore movements both past and present through artifacts like posters, photographs, murals, and more. General admission is $8, but museum members get in for free! Read about it here.
Love on Tap Shore Craft Beer Fest (Virtual) | Ocean City, MD | Friday-Sunday
Ocean City's annual beer bash is going virtual for 2021! This FeBREWary, crack open a cold one and enjoy programming all weekend long, from brewery tours to panel discussions. Be sure to check out a craft beer/food pairing competition live-streamed from the Princess Royale! Admission is $5, but viewers can receive an exclusive face mask by placing a $10 donation. Get the scoop here.
Events on Saturday, February 27
The Weems-Botts Bibliophiles: Historical Horror | The Weems-Botts Museum | Dumfries, VA | Saturday
Enjoy a good scare? Join the folks at The Weems-Botts Museum for a spine-tingling session of short stories and folk tales. Learn the unique history behind the lore while sipping Stash's Ginger Fire Chai Tea, which they'll kindly deliver to you through the mail. The virtual event meets at 10 a.m., and tickets are $8-$10. Check it out here.
The B&O's Big Birthday Bash | B&O Railroad Museum | Baltimore, MD | Saturday
The B&O Railroad turns 194, and you've been invited to celebrate! Come wish the railroad a happy birthday with family-friendly fun at the museum. There'll be STEM workshops, train rides, and goodie bags for the kids to take home! Plus, the chance to win prizes with a balloon drop! Just RSVP with general admission tickets and you'll be good to go. Buy them here.
The Little Mermaid—Live or Virtual | The Westin Annapolis-Capitol Ballroom | Annapolis, MD | Saturday-Sunday
Presented by The Ballet Theatre of Maryland, this splendid rendition of The Little Mermaid can be enjoyed two ways: virtually, or live! Experience the classic story of a young mermaid's quest to become human at the Westin Annapolis or from the comfort of your own home. In-person attendees will need to adhere to the venue's safety guidelines, including distancing and wearing a mask. Tickets start at $23. Buy them here.
Events on Sunday, February 28
Park View Farmers Market | Hook Hall | Washington, DC | Sunday
A Sunday tradition in the District, Park View Farmers Market has it all. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., stock up on everything from produce and dry goods to artisanal bread and soaps. This week's schedule features Charlie's Empanadas, Spice of Life, and Dwell Tea Co. If shopping small from local vendors sounds like your bag, you've come to the right place! Find out more here.
Simply Sondheim (Virtual) | Signature Theatre | Arlington, VA | Ongoing
Beloved composer Stephen Sondheim is the main attraction in this exclusive performance! Streaming through March 26, watch a 16-piece orchestra perform over 30 of his classic tunes, including "Losing My Mind" and "Finishing the Hat," with appearances from Broadway icons like Norm Lewis and Solea Pfeiffer of Hamilton. If you love musicals, check it out here.
What's on your agenda this weekend? Tell us in the comments.