March is here ... which means new happenings across the DMV!
From farmers' markets to epic merrymaking at DC's Viking Village, there's no shortage of entertainment in the DMV this weekend. Here's your roundup for Friday, March 5 to Sunday, March 7.
*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 5
Station Kitchen & Cocktails Happy Hour | The Embassy Row Hotel | Washington, DC | Ongoing
Need to take a breather? Stop by Station Kitchen & Cocktails for a swanky happy hour! Located inside The Embassy Row Hotel, visitors can unwind with food and drink deals priced at $4, $5, and $6—specials include Loaded Tots and Pulled Pork BBQ Sliders (yum!). Perfect for dining solo or with friends and family! The happy hour runs daily from 4-7 p.m. Find out more here.
Viking Village | Hook Hall | Washington, DC | Ongoing
Grab your faux fur and leather attire—Hook Hall's Viking Village is back in town! Groups of 6 can gather around a cozy fireplace and partake in food, drink, and other amenities to make merry with. The accommodations are pretty epic, like complimentary champagne and bountiful blankets to ward off the chill! Hut rentals start at $125 for a 2.5-hour session. Make your reservation here.
5th Annual Ocean City Film Festival (Virtual) | Ocean City, MD | Ongoing
Presented by the Art League of Ocean City, this year's film fest is bringing the cinema straight to you. Transform your home into a movie theater and watch over 80 independent flicks by filmmakers spanning the globe, along with exclusive panels and giveaways. With four different ways to experience the event, film fanatics are in for a treat! Tickets start as low as $10. Find out more here.
Creatures in the Garden | Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center | Solomons, MD | Ongoing
Experience the "real, imagined, and otherworldly" through August 22 in this wonderous exhibit from Annmarie Sculpture Garden. Take a stroll through 30 acres of lush gardens and witness fantastical sculptures placed throughout the park. It's like walking through a fairy tale! Admission is free for members and a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Check it out here.
Scheuerman's Solo Art Show | Baltimore Art Gallery | Baltimore, MD | Ongoing
Baltimore Art Gallery is hosting a solo showcase by local artist Rebecca Scheuerman. Called "Here and Now" experience the artist's lush vision inspired by Baltimore, with the pieces' moods ranging from "brooding to funny to joyful." The show opens on Friday, March 5, but her stunning work will be on display all month long. If you want to support a talented artist, read about it here.
Events on Saturday, March 6
Wikipedia Art + Feminism Virtual Edit-a-thon | National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, DC | Saturday
Collaborate with NMWA and Wikimedia DC to help improve gender equity on the pages of significant women! From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers can make proper edits to a variety of historical female figures, with this year's focus being on Black women artists. This event is free and open to everyone—all you'll need is a computer. Read about it here.
Old Town Farmers Market | City Hall's Market Square | 301 King St | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
Located across from Alexandria's City Hall, the nation's oldest farmers' market is happening this Saturday. From 7 a.m. to noon, peruse necessities like fresh meats and produce, along with hand-crafted jewelry, soaps, and decor. You can freshen up your pantry and support small businesses all at the same time! No worries if you can't make it out this weekend, as the market operates year-round. Find out more here.
Annual Barrel Tasting | Gray Ghost Vineyards | Amissville, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Wanna sample wine directly from the barrel? Head over to Gray Ghost Vineyards for this annual tasting event, complete with samples and the rare opportunity to secure their 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon. Wine enthusiasts will also receive a complimentary glass! Tickets are $25, and the winery recommends making a reservation in advance. Reserve your spot here!
Events on Sunday, March 7
BIG Sunday Brunch | Knoxie's Table | Stevensville, MD | Sunday
If you thought Sunday brunch couldn't get any bigger, then you haven't been to Knoxie's! The Eastern Shore establishment is serving up bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., plus mood-boosting live music. Go big or go home, we say! This brunch experience happens every Sunday, so don't hesitate to make your reservation. Get the details here!
Around the World in 80 Minutes | Little Washington Winery | Washington, VA | Sunday
Join Little Washington Winery for a globe-spanning tour of fine wines. Beginning at 2 p.m., explore the different wine-making regions and sample the fruits of their labor. The best part? No passport is required! Tickets are $40 and include a collectible drinking glass, which is a pretty sweet deal for a tasting experience like this. You can buy them here!
What's on your weekend to-do list? Leave a comment!