Weekends on Wednesdays - President's Day Edition


Jazz Friday

Feb 16, Baltimore: Marie Louise Bistro hosts a weekly jazz series on Friday night. Every week different musicians perform for the guests and create a very unique and elegant atmosphere accompanying the amazing food provided by the bistro. This is the perfect setting for a romantic evening or an easy night with friends!

I Hate Hamlet

Now-Mar 4, Baltimore: The Spotlighters Theatre presents a new take on Hamlet! A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. Come support local theatre.

HoCo Open 2018

Now-Feb 23, Ellicott City: HoCo Open is a non-juried annual exhibit celebrating artists who live, work, or study in Howard County. Eligible artists (aged 18 years and older) are invited to bring one piece of ready-to-hang original artwork completed in the past two years to the Arts Council. This is a popular exhibit which showcases local aspiring artists.

Monster Jam

Feb 16-18, Baltimore: Get in on the action! Crowd favorites like  El Toro Loco driven by Kayla Blood, Grave Digger driven by Tyler Menninga, Max-D driven by Colton Eichelberger,and  Megalodon driven by Trent Montgomery will be at the Royal Farms Arena for your weekend entertainment.

Champions of Magic

Feb 16-18, Baltimore: Direct from a hit season in London’s West End, the Hippodrome hosts the world-class illusionists for a spectacular night of mystery that’ll keep you guessing for a long time to come. With over 20 million online views between them, and sold out shows on their 2014, 2015 and 2016 tours, the cast includes international award winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen around the world, and on TV in the UK appearing on ITV’s ‘Next Great Magician’ and ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’.

Tudor Place: Tour for a Buck

Throughout February: Practice frugality our founding father would approve of: Pay just $1 per person for any regular tour in February, the month of George Washington's birth. Visit D.C.'s only historic house museum with family ties to Martha and George Washington. Highlights of the Washington Collection will be on display as part of all house tours. See it all for one "Washington dollar!" 

Bicentennial Birthday Weekend

Feb 17-18, DC: The National Park Service invites you to a grand commemorative weekend to honor 200 years of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass, "The Lion of Anacostia," and to kick off a yearlong celebration of his life, at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

Lincoln Douglas(s) Debates

Feb 22, DC: Listen in on an unusual and lively performance featuring Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by George Buss) and political opponent Stephen A. Douglas (portrayed by Tim Connors) as they look back to their famous debates over slavery and equality in the 1858 U.S. Senate campaign in Illinois. Following the first debate, we will present the “Unknown Lincoln-Douglass,” an “imagining” of a debate between Lincoln (as portrayed by George Buss) and Frederick Douglass (portrayed by Phil Darius Wallace).

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Now-Feb 22, DC: The West End Theatre presents this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Documentary Short Program. They include: Edith and Eddie; Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405; Heroin(e); Knife Skills; and Traffic Stop.

Oscar Nominated Animated and Live Action Shorts

Now-Feb 21, Greenbelt: Want to see more of the lesser-known Oscar nominated productions? Head to the charming Greenbelt Theatre to see them all!

Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

Feb 16-18, Rockville: Calling all Jazz fans! Head to Rockville this weekend for an all-you-can-listen-to festival of music!


Feb 17-25, National Harbor: Need we say more than Cher?

DC Chinese New Year's Parade

Feb 18, DC: Come celebrate the Year of the Dog near the Chinatown Metro Station! Our dynamic community-based parade will include traditional lion and dragon dances, Kung Fu demonstrations, firecrackers, live music and marching bands, beauty pageant winners, VIPs, and other community talents!

Washington's Birthday Weekend

Feb 17-19, Alexandria: Celebrate George Washington on the most exciting weekend of the year! Free entrance on Monday, February 19! Wish the General a happy birthday while enjoying hoecakes made over the open fire. #PoseLikeThePrez in the Education Center Lobby, observe wreath layings at the Tomb, and watch dancing demonstrations on the bowling green. Across the estate, listen to members of the Washington family recount stories about the General and visit with George and Martha Washington in the Interpretive Center.

DC Independent Film Festival

Feb 14-19, DC: As the oldest independent film festival in Washington, the DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF) has a storied history of presenting extraordinary films. We have showcased cutting edge features, shorts and documentaries on every subject from every country with every budget and subject imaginable. This year is no exception. View films from a wide variety of genres. This is an exciting opportunity in our area not to be missed!

Kennedy Center Family Day: Lunar New Year Celebration

Feb 17, DC: The Kennedy Center welcomes you and your entire family to this free Lunar New Year party. Kids will love watching footage of and writing letters to Bao Bao. There will also be dress-up photo booth, where you can turn into a panda or don a Chinese costume, as well as live performances of folk dancing, shadow puppetry and acrobatics. You will also be able to learn paper umbrella coloring, paper cutting, block printing and Sichuan embroidery and watch masters of calligraphy, sugar painting and bamboo weaving at work.

Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic

Feb 17-19, DC: More than 900 teams will participate in this national tournament that brings together the best junior volleyball teams in the country. Across three days, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will showcase qualifier-style competition in one of the most exciting indoor sports.

Disney on Ice: Frozen

Now Feb 19, DC: Discover the full story of Disney's Frozen like never before! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing along to songs like Let It Go. Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, your whole family will delight in special appearances by stars from Toy Story, Finding Dory, The Lion King and the inspiring Disney Princesses. Experience magic at every turn and create memories to last a lifetime at Disney On Ice presents Frozen - the show worth melting for.

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