Bottoms up! It's time for another fun-filled weekend in the DMV.
This weekend, take a load off with something fun to do in the DMV, whether from your computer or bundled up outside (with a mask, of course). We've got everything from afternoon tea to a behind-the-scenes shark tour that's sure to refresh you by Monday!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, January 22, to Sunday, January 24.
*Keep in mind with the shifting circumstances of COVID-19 that events may be canceled or rescheduled. Please refer to the event's websites or social media pages for more information regarding safety guidelines.*
Russian Tea | The Elkridge Furnace Inn | 5745 Furnace Avenue | Elkridge, MD | Saturday
Spend a delightful afternoon at The Elkridge Furnace Inn for tea time, Russian-style! Enjoy a four-course spread of Russian finger-foods, ranging from the savory (chicken and mushroom blini) to the sweet (meringue and raspberry jam tart). An authentic culinary experience perfect for sharing with a friend or SO! For everyone's safety, tables will be 6-feet apart to minimize contact. Tickets are $42.50 per person. Find out more here.
Farmer's Market | RFK Stadium | Benning Road & Oklahoma Avenue NE (Lot #6) | Washington, DC | Saturday
A hidden gem in D.C., this outdoor market has all you need for your health goals going into the new year. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., shop locally-grown fruits, vegetables, and other necessities from regional vendors. Whether you want to add more greens to your diet or shop small, this is the place to be. They also operate weekly, which means the freshest foods are always at your fingertips! Check it out here.
Shark Catwalk Tour | National Aquarium | 501 E Pratt St | Baltimore, MD | Ongoing
Forget the Discovery Channel—how would you like to see sharks in person? Tour Baltimore Aquarium's 'Shark Alley' to witness these fearsome predators from the catwalk and learn about the species from a passionate expert. Sharks swimming at your feet—is there anything cooler? These informative sessions are offered year-round and are limited to groups of 6. Tickets are $90 per group. Reserve your spot here.
Alexandria Restaurant Week To-Go | Alexandria, VA | Ongoing
Restaurant Week is back in Alexandria! This year's foodie festivities is all about takeout, but with no less the flavor! Experience incredible cuisine from over 60 restaurants, all at unbeatable prices: $25 meal for one, and $49 meal for two. Perfect for stay-at-home date night or treating yourself! It's never been more important to support local businesses, and here's a pretty delicious way to do it. Find out more here.
Virtual Winter Bingo | Montgomery Couty Department of Parks | Wheaton, MD | Ongoing
Montgomery County wants you to get outside this season, and they offer a fun incentive to do so: Winter Bingo! Complete a selection of the activities on the board to score bingo—visiting a dog park, climbing a rock—and enter for a chance to win a $50 prize by submitting your board through January 31. Three winners will be announced. Read about it here.
Ice Cream for Inauguration! | Ice Cream Jubilee | Navy Yard, 14th Street, & Ballston Locations | Washington, DC | Friday-Sunday
Joe Biden's ice cream obsession is well-documented, so to kick off his inauguration, Ice Cream Jubilee is celebrating with—ice cream! Join the creamery for a tasting party featuring four new flavors inspired by the Prez and VP: Vanilla Chocolate Chip, Cuppa Joe, Cardamom Amaretto, and Rose Mimosa. These "Inauguration Flavors" can be found at all locations, so grab your spoon and get scooping! Tickets are $22 for an ice cream flight and a pint to-go. Get the scoop here.
Appraiser Fair | St. Clement's Island Museum | 38370 Point Breeze Road | Coltons Point, MD | Saturday
Have a family heirloom that might be worth something? Bring that vintage locket or hand-painted vase to St. Clement's Island Museum for an appraisal. Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., allow seasoned appraisers to examine your treasures and tell you how much they're worth. Who knows—you might just be sitting on a gold mine! Walk-ups are welcome, but we recommend scheduling your appointment in advance. Get the details here.
Virtual Tea With Martha Washington | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA | Saturday
Tea time with Martha Washington is always a hit at Mount Vernon, but this time, the landmark is bringing the tea to you. Tune in at 1 p.m. for a riveting conversation with the original First Lady, all the while indulging in authentic tea and baked goods. Transport yourself to colonial America without leaving the house! Admission is $35, which includes the snacks available for pick-up beforehand. Buy your tickets here.
Colonial Annapolis Walking Tour | Market House Park | 25 Market Space | Annapolis, MD | Saturday-Sunday
Maryland's capital is chock-full of history, but how much do you actually know? Stroll through historic Annapolis to learn the facts behind significant historical landmarks, as well as what life was like in the 18th century. Visitors will meet at Market House Park, and of course, the tour guide will be perfectly on-theme in colonial garb! Adult tickets are $18 and children are $5. Check it out here.
Virtual Speed Dating for 20-Somethings | Washingon, DC | Friday
Are you single and in your 20s? Then this speed dating sesh is for you! Chat virtually with other singles in the city, with the possibility of further connection. You can even make a drink and dress up for the occasion! COVID-19 has strained social interactions beyond belief, especially dating. Thankfully, technology can bring us closer! Tickets are $20. Purchase them here.
Have any plans you're excited about this weekend? Share them with us in the comments!