From performing arts to gobs of St. Patrick's Day events, there's a wide variety of activities going on this weekend!
Party like a leprechaun this weekend -- just don't forget to wear green! Use this compiled list as your guide to planning something fun!
Here’s your DMV weekend roundup for Friday, March 8, through Sunday, March 10.
Annapolis Restaurant Week | Various Restaurants, Annapolis | Friday – Sunday
Either eat at your favorite restaurant for a reduced price or discover a new favorite. Annapolis Restaurant Week wants to bring you some of the local favorites with a special menu. Prices range from $12.94 to $34.95. For more information about the participating restaurants, check out the list here!
Baltimore St. Patricks Day Parade and 5K | Charles and Franklin, Baltimore | Saturday
Witness the Irish celebration with thousands of other contestants. Celebrate Irish culture, song, and dance as you race for the finish line. Then enjoy the parade after the race is over. Registration for the 5K is $35-$50 -- sign up here! For more information, check out the race here!
Celtic Canter 5K and Irish Race | Downtown Historic Westminster | Friday
Don your running shoes and kilts, and compete for the finish line. There will be plenty of activities, including a post-party, awards ceremony. and more. Registration is $32 -- sign up here! For more information, check out the event here!
Frederick Restaurant Week | Various Restaurants, Frederick | Friday – Sunday
During Frederick Restaurant Week, restaurants around Frederick, Maryland, will bring you a specially priced menu of their favorites. Prices range from $19 to $40+. For more information and to check out participating restaurants, check the list out here!
Maryland Wine Month | Various vineyards around Maryland | Daily
March is Maryland Wine Month! Venture out to the various vineyards and trails for self-guided tours! Trails include Antietam Highlands Wine Trail, Capital Trail, Carroll Trail, Chesapeake Trail, Cider Trail, Frederick Wine Trail, Legacy Wine Trail, Mead Trail, Piedmont Trail, and Patuxent Trail. Spend a day at one of the vineyards sampling wines and delicious food. Each winery offers a different experience, so call ahead to make sure that the place is right for you. Price varies on location. For more information, check out the event here!
Indecent | Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore | Daily
Indecent tells the story of struggling artists from 1906 Warsaw to 1923 Broadway. The play is recommended for middle-school age and up. Tickets are selling for $20-$49. For information about the play, check out the event on the Baltimore Center Stage website!
Henry IV Part 1 | Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Baltimore | Daily
Come and witness the hilarious shenanigans of Prince Hal and Falstaff as they avoid the crown and get themselves into trouble. Hal’s maturity must be tested before he can be handed the crown. Be sure to get your tickets when you can because you won’t want to miss this production. For more information, check out the event here!
Drawing in Museums: The National Gallery, Freer Gallery, and American Art Museum | The National Gallery of Art | Saturday
Spend your Saturday afternoon in the National Gallery of Art drawing depictions of your favorite statues -- learn the fabulous art of copying by focusing on how the painting or sculpture was made. Whether you are looking to learn new skills or improve on your current ones, this is an event you don't want to miss. The class is designed for all learning levels so don't fret if you are a beginner. Tickets are selling for $195-$245 -- get them here! Check out the event here!
Demitri Martin | Warner Theatre | Friday
Be prepared to witness the comedy of one uniquely funny comedian who combines sing-alongs, drawings, and costumes for a very visual and entertaining show. Tickets to his "Wandering Mind Tour" special are selling for $37.50+ -- get them here. For more information, check out the comedy special here.
House of Hamill | Maggiano's Little Italy | Friday and Saturday
Come on out and enjoy the hilarious and entertaining musical stylings of House of Hamil -- a band with great stage chemistry. Tickets are selling for $25 a piece -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Into The Woods | Ford's Theatre | Daily
Witness the dark twist on your favorite fairy tales such as Cinderella, Rapunzel and Red Riding Hood. Follow a baker and his wife as they journey to reverse the witch's curse so they may have a child. Tickets are on sale for $20-$83 -- get them here! For more information about the musical, check it out here!
Roomful of Blues with Vanessa Collier | The Hamilton Live | Friday
Enjoy the euphoric sounds of Roomful of Blues who combine swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues, and R&B. Tickets are selling for $17.75-$27.75 -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Rock Like a Girl | Kennedy Center | Sunday
This is a concert celebrating black women's contributions to the arts! There will be special performances by Grammy nominees Jazmine Sullivan and Mumu Fresh.You won't want to miss this celebration. Tickets are selling between $59-$109 -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
Queens of Egypt | National Geographic Museum | Daily
The first exhibit after the temporary shutdown is being restored for the entire month of March. Witness the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt and learn about the daily lives of queens such as Nefertiti. The exhibit will also feature 350 artifacts, including statues, sarcophagi, and jewelry. Tickets are being sold between $10 and $15 — get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
United Airlines Rock N' Roll Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K | National Mall | Friday
Head on down to the National Mall to compete for the finish line. This annual Rock N' Roll Marathon features bands along the course cheering on the participants. Regular registration is now closed, but you can still participate with a walk-in registration at the Health and Fitness Expo -- registration is $189. For more information, check out the event here!
Washington Harbor Ice Skating | Washington Harbor Ice Rink | Daily
This is the last weekend to enjoy Washington, D.C.’s largest outdoor skating rink! Prices range from $9-$12 per person. For more information, check it out here!
Ain't Misbehavin | Signature Theatre, Arlington | Sunday
Step into Harlem and enjoy the musical stylings of Thomas "Fats" Waller. Featured songs include “The Joint is Jumpin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Handful of Keys,” and more. Tickets are on sale for $75-$109 apiece -- get them here! For more information, check out the event here!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City | Chrysler-Hall, Norfolk | Friday-Sunday
When their mothers become roommates in a cancer hospital room, an unlikely friendship is formed between a 20-something comedian and a middle-aged man. Follow their journey as they weave through life's toughest decisions and crack inappropriate jokes. Tickets are selling for $12-$15 apiece -- get them here! For more information about the play, check it out on the Seven Venues website.
Commonwealth's K9 Veterans Day Celebration | Virginia War Memorial, Richmond | Saturday
Pay your respects and commemorate the K9 veterans who put their lives on the line for war. Admission to the event is free. For more information, check it out here!
O'Nancock St. Patrick's Parade & Celtic Festival | Market Street, Onancock | Sunday
You don't want to miss this festival -- it's full of beautiful kilts, bagpipes, and delicious food. The day will be filled with family-friendly fun, including live entertainment and highland games. Of course, they didn't forget the parade! Registration for the event is free! For more information, check out their website.
Shamrockin in Ghent | Colley Avenue, Norfolk | Friday
Join other locals of Hampton Roads along Colley Avenue for the ultimate St. Patrick's Day event. Live bands and participating area restaurants will bring you an authentic Irish celebration. Admission to the event is free, but 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Hope House Foundation. For more information, check out the event on their website!
The Highland Maple Festival | 165 W. Main Street, Monterey | Saturday and Sunday
There is nothing better than celebrating maple syrup. The annual event for Highland County celebrates the process of making maple syrup. You can expect plenty of activities, including an arts and crafts show, food, maple sugar facts and tours, and more. For more information, check it out on their website.
The Bluest Eye | Wells Theatre, Norfolk | Friday-Sunday
Based on Toni Morrison's first novel, the production explores race and class during the post-Great Depression era. The play covers the dynamic struggles with racism and how to overcome them. You can purchase a ticket for $20-$55 -- get them here! For more information, check out the play on the Seven Venues website.
The Montrose Trio | Wolf Trap, Vienna | Friday
The weekend would not be complete without at least one musical performance. The Montrose Trio is comprised of pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Martin Beaver, and cellist Clive Greensmith. Tickets are on sale for $40 apiece -- get them here! For more information, head on over to the Wolf Traps website.
The Wizard of Oz | The Colonial Center for the Performing Arts, South Hill | Saturday and Sunday
Join Dorothy and Toto as they travel along the Yellow Brick Road to find their way home to Kansas. The compelling and popular musical film comes to life on the small stage. Hear your favorite songs from the film including, “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road),” and many more. Tickets are selling for $15 apiece! For more information, check out the event here!
2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival | Paramount Theatre, Charlottesville | Sunday
Do you like watching foreign films? Then head on out to the Paramount Theatre for an international film competition about mountain culture, sports, and environment. Vote for your favorite film! Tickets are being sold for $19-$22. For more information, check out the Paramount Theatre's website.
What are your plans for the weekend? Did we miss your favorite event? Tell us in the comments!