This weekend leads up to St. Patrick's Day, so make merry with green beer and Irish cheer!
It's your lucky day: our weekend roundup has arrived, and it's just in time for St. Patrick's Day! Whether you imbibe on Irish brews or attend one of the many virtual events, there's something for everyone. Just don't forget to wear green! Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, March 12, to Sunday, March 14.
*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, March 12
Chamber Music at The Barns: Arnaud Sussmann, Violin (Virtual) | Wolf Trap | Vienna, VA | Friday
Brought to you by Wolf Trap's "Front Row Series," tune in to a special performance Friday night by Arnaud Sussmann. The talented violinist will play selections from Bach and Ernest Chausson, followed by a Q&A session. If you love classical music, then this is a must-see! The free show starts at 7:30 p.m. and can be streamed through March 19. Check it out here.
Open Studio Workshop (Virtual) | National Portrait Gallery | Washington, DC | Friday
Let your artistic talent flourish with this virtual workshop from the Portrait Gallery. Join artist Jill Galloway for an hour of creative exploration, as inspired by the fantastic works in the museum's collection. The session is free and welcomes all ages and skill levels. Read about it here.
Virtual Lasagna Making Class | RPM Italian | Washington, DC | Friday
Experience an elegant Italian feast you can make yourself at home! Starting at 8 p.m., Chef Fantoni will show you how to make the delicious Mama DePandi's Short Rib Lasagna, to be enjoyed with sides, dessert, and wine. Admission is $72.50 per person or $145 for two (not including tax and gratuity). The ingredients will be available for pick-up the same day before the demo. Reserve your spot here.
The 17 Days of St. Patrick's Day | Guinness Open Gate Brewery | Halethorpe, MD | Ongoing
It's not St. Patrick's Day without a pint of Guinness, and the brewer's planned some fun to celebrate. Swing by the brewery all month long for festive shin-digs featuring copious amounts of food and drink. This weekend's itinerary features a release party for the Clover Honey Ale beer, live music, and a full Irish Breakfast and Sunday Roast. Get the details here.
Events on Saturday, March 13
Wine Cocktails! | Little Washington Winery | Washington, VA | Saturday
If you love bubbly, then this the class for you! Starting at 11 a.m., Little Washington Winery will show you the ins and outs of sparkling wines in 90 minutes, from champagne to prosecco. You'll also get recipes for refreshing wine cocktails you can make at home, like the Persimmon Cardamom Spritz. Interested? Tickets are just $40 a pop. Check it out here.
Women of Achievement Guided Tour | Market House Park | Annapolis, MD | Saturday
In honor of Women's History Month, explore the region's most notable women with a guided tour. Stroll through Maryland's capital and explore the achievements of figures like Harriet Tubman and Barbara Mikulski, with the help of a costumed guide. Informative and inspiring, this is perfect for the whole family. General admission is $20 for adults and $5 for children. As a bonus, receive a free child's ticket with the purchase of any adult ticket. Buy them here.
Del Ray Farmers' Market | Mt Vernon & Oxford Ave | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
Spend a relaxing Saturday morning at the Del Ray Farmers' Market. Open year-round from 8 a.m. to noon, shop locally-sourced goods from dozens of vendors like fresh produce, sweet treats, flowers, and more. Masks and social distancing will be required upon entry, and for additional safety, customers can even opt for pre-order and pick-up service. Get the details here.
A Barely Naked St. Patrick's Day | Barely Naked Brewing Company | Stafford, VA | Saturday
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Barely Naked stye! This brewery shin-dig from 1-10 p.m is going to have it all—food trucks, live tunes, and of course green beer. Did we mention there's going to be live bagpipes? Masks and social-distancing will be required, so put on some green and join the party! Find out more here.
Brunch! Every Saturday and Sunday! | Hook Hall | Washington, DC | Saturday-Sunday
It's all in the name! Swing by Hook Hall this Saturday and Sunday for a delicious weekend brunch. Foodies can indulge in mains like breakfast pizza and chicken and waffles, and wash it all down with bottomless beverages. Brunch is served between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and dine-in and takeout services are offered. Check out the menu here.
Events on Sunday, March 14
Ales on the Rails: St. Patrick's Day at the B&O | B&O Railroad Museum | Baltimore, MD | Sunday
This Sunday, join the B&O Railroad for a St. Paddy's Day bash! Held at their outdoor pavilion, indulge in authentic Irish beers and bites, accompanied by live entertainment from guitarist Brendan Pelan and the Maple Academy of Irish Dance. This event is free with admission, so bring the whole family. After all, the more the merrier! Find out more here.
Are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day this weekend? Let us know in the comments.