Northern VA Weekend Events: March 2013

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Weekend Events Calendar
  March 1st-3rd, 2013



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Nordic Cool 2013: Yggdrasil
Friday, Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m.

This Nordic music ensemble based in the Faroe Islands was founded in 1981 by Danish composer and pianist Kristian Blak. The group takes its inspiration from ethnic material to present original music in varied genres, ranging from free to ethno-jazz, classical and world music.
Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 467-4600;
Cost: $25

American University Symphony Orchestra
Friday, Mar. 1, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy Wagner's "Prelude to Die Meistersinger" and Ravel's "Mother Goose Suite." A second performance is scheduled for Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Location: American University's Abramson Family Recital Hall at Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 885-1300;
Cost: $15 for general admission; $10 for AU community and seniors

Black Comedy
Friday, Mar. 1, 8:00 p.m. - Saturday, Mar. 2, 8:00 p.m.

No Rules Theatre Company makes their Signature Theatre debut with this side-splitting comedy about a power outage that causes  a young suitor's plans to impress his future father-in-law to go terribly awry. This weekend marks the final performances with an 8:00 p.m. show on Friday night and two at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Location: Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave. Arlington, VA
Information: (703) 820-9771;
Cost: $10-$30

Dinner & A Movie Nights: Saawariya
Friday, Mar. 1, 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a unique arts experience combining culinary and cinema with Bollywood masterpiece Saawariywa and authentic Indian cuisine from Lorton’s Aroma Restaurant including Tandoori-style meats and vegetarian options. 
Location: Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Rd. Lorton, VA
Information: (703) 584-2900;
Cost: $39

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Chocolate Lovers Festival 2013
Saturday, Mar. 2, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join the City of Fairfax for the Taste of Chocolate, the Chocolate Challenge and Silent Auction, the ever-popular Kiwanis Chocolate Chip Pancake Breakfast, puppet show, open houses at historic buildings, art activities, cake decorating, and much more at this two-day event. Click here for a full list of events.
Location: Main Street in Fairfax, VA (Click here for directions)
Information: (703) 385-1661;
Cost: Some events require a fee and others are free to all visitors.

Family Day 2013: Families Rock!
Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Travel back in time to the 1980s! You can view the "Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s" exhibition, highlighting music and graffiti, and take part in art activities, including instrument-making.
Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 639-1700;
Cost: Free

Gray Ghost Winery Annual Future Tasting
Saturday, Mar. 2, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Come taste developing wines and experience blending. This educational tasting includes futures tasting, regular wine tasting and light hors d'oeuvres. This tasting is also held Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Gray Ghost Vineyards and Winery, 14706 Lee Hwy. Amissville, VA
Information: (540) 937-4869;
Cost: $15 per person

Harlem Globetrotters' "You Write the Rules" World Tour
Saturday, Mar. 2, 1:00 p.m.

Fans write the rules for this game! Maybe the Globetrotters need to play two balls at once, or baskets count double--whatever fans dream up, the Globetrotters will bounce with it.
Location: Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 628-3200;
Cost: $15-$154

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National Museum of Women in the Arts First-Sunday-of-the-Month Brunch
Sunday, Mar. 3, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

What better way to kick off Women's History Month than a brunch at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. You'll find eggs any style, French toast, waffles, pastries, fruit and more. The first Sunday of the month is also Community Day, so you'll get free admission to the museum's brilliant exhibits.
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 628-1068;
Cost: $25 per person (reservations recommended)

Maple Syrup Boil Down
Sunday, Mar. 3, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The sap is rising and the maple trees are tapped: it’s sugaring time at Colvin Run Mill! Watch and learn as sap is boiled down into sweet syrup over an open fire and sample the delicious combination of maple syrup over fresh baked cornbread.
Location: Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd. Great Falls, VA
Information: (703) 759-2771;
Cost: $3

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Kids Day
Sunday, Mar. 3, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Kids can learn about invasive species and their effect on the environment with activities, stories and songs at the U.S. Botanic Garden. 
Location: U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 225-8333;
Cost: Free


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21 and Over (R)

Writers/directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore of The Hangover bring us this comedy about a straight A student who turns 21 and decides to let it all hang out.

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13)

This film revisits the classic fairy tale and delves further into the ancient war between giant and human. Starring Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor, this fantasy, action and adventure tale has Jack rescuing a princess.

The Last Exorcism Part II (PG-13)

Continuing from where the original 2010 horror/mystery left off, director Ed Gass-Donnelly brings us a young woman in Louisiana with little recollection of her past.

Phantom (R)

Ed Harris and David Duchovny star in this action/adventure film about rogue KGB agents trying to take over a Cold War-era Soviet nuclear submarine in order to threaten the world.


Friday, Mar. 1, 3:30 p.m.
Bridgewater Eagles vs. Catholic Cardinals (Women's Tennis)

Location: Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC
Click here for more information.

Saturday, Mar. 2, All Day
Georgetown Team Race (Women's Sailing)

Location: Washington Sailing Marina, 1 Marina Dr. Alexandria, VA
Click here for more information.

Sunday, March 3, 10:00 a.m.
Burke Lake 12K

Location: 7315 Ox Rd. Fairfax Station, VA
Click here for more information.

Sunday, March 3, 1:00 p.m.
Fairfield Stags vs. George Mason Patriots (Baseball)

Location: George Mason University, 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, VA
Click here for more information.


Masked Marvels & Wondertales
Sunday, Mar. 3, 4:00 p.m.

In his one-man show, Michael Cooper will enchant young and old alike with eye-popping theatrics, dazzling imagery and stunning disguises. Cooper combines his imaginative handcrafted paper and cloth masks with original storytelling in a world where dogs and fish wear costumes, wild stallions are tamed and giant noses sneeze.
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Information: (703) 993-7759;
Cost: $15 for adults; $5 for children

 Pam Schipper contributed to this calendar. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions for our weekend events calendar, please contact Editor-in-Chief Monica Boland at If you would like your own calendar, please e-mail Monica or visit



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Comments (1)

Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

Kristy:  You reallly make one feel that they should be at these events. It seems like a place to go. Maybe a place to live. Thanks, Jim

Feb 27, 2013 09:35 PM