From drive-in movies to restaurant week, come celebrate spring in style!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 21!
*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 19
Drive-In Movies | Alexandria Drive-In Theatre | 5001 Eisenhower Ave | Alexandria, VA | Friday & Saturday
Craving some movie magic? Experience a retro throwback with the Alexandria Drive-In Theatre. The weekend features include Hidden Figures and The Princess Bride, both wholesome flicks for all ages! Masks and social distancing will be enforced, and amenities include food trucks and restrooms. Admission is $40 per car. Buy tickets here.
Maryland Day Celebration | Annapolis & Four Rivers Areas | Annapolis, MD | Friday-Sunday
Did you know Maryland's birthday is March 25? Celebrate the state founding with special programming held all weekend. Local museums, cultural sites, and more will hold in-person and virtual activities across Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Details are pending, so stay tuned for more here.
Events on Saturday, March 20
Steaks and Stouts Weekend | Dirt Farm Brewing | Bluemont, VA | Saturday
Steaks and stouts are the pairings we never knew we needed, thanks to Dirt Farm Brewing. Stop by the brewery for steak-centric entrees paired with recommended stout brews. We're especially intrigued by the Carne Asada Tacos and Toffee Stout! These tasty pairings are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. View the menu here.
Art Spark Teen Arts Summit (Virtual) | Prince George's County Parks & Recreation | Greenbelt, MD | Saturday-Sunday
What does it take to be a painter? How about performing on Broadway? Teens between 13 and 18 can explore these art forms with interactive workshops, from hip-hop dance to Shakespeare in the Park. With passionate experts guiding the classes, budding artists are in good hands! All activities are free, but registration is required to join. Check it out here.
RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals | National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, DC | Ongoing
Brought to you by the NMWA, this virtual exhibit explores themes of womanhood and maternal healing through the home kitchen. Viewers can witness nine artists interacting in their kitchens as well as contribute to the experience by sharing recipes, anecdotes, and more. This exhibit is accessible online through December 31. Read about it here.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Flavor Pass | Various locations | Alexandria, VA & Washington, DC | Ongoing
In honor of cherry blossom season, enjoy a taste of something sweet in DC and Virginia! Dine on a budget at some of the region's finest restaurants, from 2-for-1 options to discounted meals. Be sure to bring friends or family to make the most out of your pass! The passes are good from March 20 to April 10, so the sooner you order the better! Buy yours here.
Renewal 2121 | ARTECHOUSE | Washington, DC | Ongoing
Experience "Renewal" courtesy of ARETCHOUSE's latest installation. Inspired by cherry blossom season, this thought-provoking display explores a world impacted by global warming and the actions one can take to stop it. Perfect for touring alone or with a friend. The event runs through September 6 and general admission is $24. Read about it here.
Annapolis Restaurant Week | Various locations | Annapolis, MD | Ongoing
Annapolis Restaurant Week is back for its 13th year! From March 20-28, enjoy a multi-course breakfast, lunch, and dinner starting at $9.95 from over 40 restaurants in the state capital. From seafood to comfort food, there's a dish for every palate! Deals cover dine-in and carryout service, along with bonus perks like cocktails to-go. Find out more here.
Music & Murals Multi-Sensory Tour | U Street Corridor | Washington, DC | Ongoing
U Street has a vibrant history, and if you've barely scratched the surface of it, this is a great place to start! Tours begin at Howard Theatre, where guests can stroll along "Black Broadway" and its litany of landmarks, including Ben's Chili Bowl, the Marvin Gaye Mural, Duke Ellington's home, and more. Tickets are $65 each, and private and group tours are offered. Buy them here.
Annapolis Oyster Fest | Various locations | Annapolis, MD | Ongoing
Whether you like 'em raw, steamed, or stuffed, the annual Annapolis Oyster Fest has it all! Experience delicious deals ranging from $1 oysters to budget-friendly beers, offered by 19 local restaurants. There'll also be giveaways to win fun prizes (free oysters, anyone?). The festival runs through March 21, so this is your last chance! Find out more here.
Doing anything fun in the DMV this weekend? Let us know what you're up to in the comments.