See live music, learn cross-stitch, or go to a museum this weekend in the DMV.
Thank your lucky stars that the weekend is almost here! While it's tempting to veg in front of the TV after a long week, we wouldn't want to miss out on the fun stuff happening in the DMV! With the amazing events going on that include concerts, murder mystery dinners, and TWO restaurant weeks, there's no shortage of fun to be had!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, January 17, to Sunday, January 19.
Harford County Restaurant Week
Main Street | Bel Air, MD | Through January 26
Starting Friday, Harford County begins its annual Restaurant Week! From January 17-26, diners can enjoy fixed menus from area restaurants like Bushmill Tavern, Crossroads Bistro, The Greene Turtle, and many others. Come try something new or revisit old favorites at amazing prices! Check out the full list of participating restaurants here!
Murder Mystery Dinner
Maggiano's Little Italy | 5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW | Washington, D.C. | Friday
Craving some intrigue? Shake up your usual Friday night with a murder mystery dinner show! Guests can enjoy a delicious Italian spread while solving a whodunit right at their table. Will you be cracking the case ... or a suspect? Go to Maggiano's Little Italy to find out! General admission is $75. Buy your tickets here!
The Barns at Wolf Trap | 1635 Trap Road | Vienna, VA | Friday
Stuck in a music rut? Come see Bailen, only at The Barns at Wolf Trap! Uber-talented siblings Julia, Daniel, and David Bailen blend folk and pop for in an addictive combination. Watch the trio perform from their debut album Thrilled To Be Here, which includes "I Was Wrong" and "Something Tells Me." Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets begin at $22. Purchase them here!
The Disco Biscuits
The Fillmore Silver Spring | 8656 Colesville Road | Silver Spring, MD | Friday-Saturday
Philly natives The Disco Biscuits are bringing their brand of jam and electro-rock to The Fillmore Silver Spring! For two nights in a row, experience fan-favorites like "Little Betty Boop," "7-11," and "Miracles" within their swirling, mind-bending structures. Both shows start at 8 p.m., and tickets are $45-$75. Order them here!
Baltimore Restaurant Week
Baltimore City | Baltimore, MD | Friday–Sunday
Attention, foodies: it's the last weekend of Baltimore Restaurant Week! Enjoy lunch and brunch starting at $15, or indulge in $25-$45 dinners at a variety of Baltimore restaurants ranging from American and Mexican to Asian fusion. Great food at great prices—what's not to like? It ends on January 19, so don't hesitate! Make your reservation here!
"Game Change: Elephants Prey to Preservation"
National Museum of Natural History | Constitution Avenue at 10th Street NW | Washington, D.C. | Ongoing
Elephants are one of Earth's most magnificent creatures, and this informative exhibit displays their place in the animal kingdom as both prey and human hunters, as well as the recent turn towards species conservation. The exhibit ends on February 1, 2020, so see it while you can! As always, museum admission is free! Find out more information here!
Mary Washington House | 1200 Charles Street | Fredericksburg, VA | Saturday
A popular pastime for centuries, it's only appropriate this class will be at the Mary Washington House. Beginners will have guided instruction and supplies to make their very own cross-stitch creation. If you love crafting, this class is for you! Only 15 spots are available, so don't wait! Tickets are $30 for museum members and $35 for non-members. Purchase yours here!
The Hot Sardines
Rams Head On Stage | 33 West Street | Annapolis, MD | Friday
Nothing lifts the spirits more than good jazz, and The Hot Sardines are sure to put some pep in your step! Regarded as a modern sensation in the jazz world, their blend of old and new sounds will please music-lovers of all kinds. Doors to the show open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $39.50. The show is 21+ only. Buy your tickets here!
Riverside Center Presents Grease
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts | 95 Riverside Parkway | Fredericksburg, VA | Ongoing
The rollicking musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey is getting the dinner-and-show treatment at the Riverside Center! Enjoy a delicious meal while watching the Greasers and Pink Ladies wiggle and jive to numbers like "Summer Nights" and "Greased Lightnin'." Tickets are available with and without the dinner; adult tickets start at $53. Order them here!
Ray on My Mind
The Hamilton Live | 600 14th Street NW | Washington, D.C. | Saturday
Ray Charles is an American master, and all masters are deserving of a tribute. Witness singer/pianist Kenny Brawner bring Ray back to life with a talented backing band performing those ingenious songs. All fans of Ray are in for a big treat! The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets are $24.75-$44.75. You can buy them here!
What are you doing this weekend? Any events we missed? Let us know in the comments!