Northern VA Weekend Events- March 2013

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Northern VA Weekend Events- March 2013



Weekend Events Calendar
  March 8th-10th, 2013






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DC Independent Film Festival
Friday, Mar. 8 - Sunday, Mar. 10

Founded in 1999, the oldest independent film festival in D.C. offers world premiere screenings, seminars and workshops on a wide variety of topics. The DC Independent Film Festival runs from Wednesday, March 6 until Sunday, March 10. Click here for a full schedule.
Location: All events are held at the Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC unless indicated on the website.
Cost: $12-$22

18th Annual National Capital Boat Show
Friday, Mar. 8, 12:00 p.m. - Sunday, Mar. 10, 5:00 p.m.

This boat show will feature hundreds of new boats from Virginia and Maryland dealers for sale, including runabouts, pontoons, PWCs and saltwater fishing, ski, deck, jet and jon boats. Enjoy marina, electronic, water sport and safety equipment displays and chat with insurance, financing, repair, maintenance and boating safety experts.
Location: Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Information: (804) 425-6556;
Cost: $10 for adults; Free for kids under 16

Mardi Growl Gala
Friday, Mar. 8, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria presents the third annual New Orleans-style celebration, featuring a festive night of music, dancing, costumes and more! The organization's largest fundraiser of the year benefits Alexandria's homeless animals. Click here for more information.
Location: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dunlay St. Alexandria, VA
Information: (571) 272-1000;
Cost: $85 for a single ticket; $150 for a pair

Nordic Cool 2013: Marie Krøyer
Friday, Mar. 8, 9:00 p.m.

In this Danish film, Marie Kroyer is married to one of Denmark's famous painters and is struggling because her husband is sick. Then she falls in love with Swedish composer Hugo Alfvén and must make a difficult choice--happiness or duty. This film screening is a part of the Kennedy Center's month-long festival Nordic Cool 2013.
Location: Terrace Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 467-4600;
Cost: $8

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Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, Mar. 9, 11:00 a.m.

Get into the shamrock spirit with Irish dancers, bagpipes players and other local organizations at the family-friendly St. Patrick's Day Parade through Old Town Manassas.
Location: Old Town Manassas, Center and West Streets in Manassas, VA
Cost: Free

Civil War Family Day
Saturday, Mar. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Civil War troops set up camp in Kogod Courtyard. Join them for crafts, games and music typical of the period.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F Streets in NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 633-1000;
Cost: Free

Lyrical Visions
Saturday, Mar. 9, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Don't miss the art show reception for Lyrical Visions, a showcase of art and music at Arlington Arts Gallery where special listening stations will be set up in front of each piece of artwork to hear and feel the music as you look at and embrace each piece of art.
Location: Arlington Arts Gallery, 5179 #B Lee Hwy. Arlington, VA
Information: (571) 329-4663;
Cost: Free

Peter White
Saturday, Mar. 9, 10:00 p.m.

Smooth jazz and jazz fusion musician and songwriter Peter White will play guitar, piano and accordion at Blues Alley on Saturday night. His career has spanned four decades and included more than a dozen solo albums. Additional performances are scheduled for Sunday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Location: Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 337-4141;
Cost: $37.75

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Cooking Class: Comfort Food That Hugs You with Carla Hall
Sunday, Mar. 10, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's "The Chew," will demonstrate recipes from her book "Cooking with Love" and talk about how her life has changed since being on "Top Chef" at this cooking class including sparkling wine and a five-course buffet luncheon prepared from Hall's recipes. Click here for details.
Location: CulinAerie, 1131 14th St. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 973-2168;
Cost: $85, including tax and gratuity

Ticonderoga Farms: Spring Easter Festival
Sunday, Mar. 10, 12:30 p.m.

Kick off opening weekend of Ticonderoga Farms' Spring Easter Festival with egg hunts featuring candy and toy-filled eggs and a special golden egg with a prize. Your little ones will enjoy hillside slides, hay rides, visiting farm animals, roasting marshmallows and photos with the Easter Bunny. Runs through Sunday, April 7.
Location: Ticonderoga Farms, 26469 Ticonderoga Rd. Chantilly, VA
Information: (703) 327-4424;
Cost: $11.95

The Convert
Sunday, Mar. 10, 2:00 p.m.

Don't miss one of the final two performances of this play written by Danai Gurira and directed by Michael John Garcés. The Convert chronicles the struggles of a young girl named Jekesai who escapes a forced marriage in South Africa to join a Westernized household polarized by the arrival of Christianity. Show at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Location: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 393-3939;
Cost: $50-$62.50

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Dead Man Down (R)

Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace star in this thriller from director Niels Arden Oplev (also from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) about two strangers brought together through their mutual desire for revenge.

Emperor (PG-13)

As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S. Tommy Lee Jones stars in this war drama.

Oz the Great and Powerful (PG)

Director Sam Raimi takes us back to Oz, imagining the beginnings of the classic story about a small-time magician who arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis star.

The We and the I (NR)

This drama from director Michel Gondry takes a look at the lives of a group of teenagers who ride the same bus route, and how their relationships change and evolve on the last day of school.


Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m.
Four Courts Four Miler

Location: Courthouse in Arlington, VA
Click here for more information.

Saturday, March 9, 11:00 a.m.
Emerson Lions vs. Gallaudet Bison (Baseball)

Location: Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, DC
Click here for more information.

Sunday, March 10, 8:00 a.m.
Kingstowne Striders Run

Location: Hayfield Center in Alexandria, VA (Click here for course)
Click here for more information.
Information: Support fitness and help build a healthy community by joining other neighborhood women for a run! Click here to learn more about the Kingstowne Striders, a member of the Road Runners Clubs of America.

Sunday, March 10, 1:00 p.m.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. George Washington Colonials (Women's Gymnastics)

Location: The Charles E. Smith Center at George Washington University, 600 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC
Click here for more information.


Honor and Remembrance
Sunday, Mar. 10, 3:00 p.m.

The Washington Bach Consort with soprano Katelyn Aungst, countertenor Chris Dudley, tenor John Wiggins and bass Scott Auby presents a program that is rich, complex and somber. Works by Bach and Schutz are highlighted.
Location: National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Information: (202) 537-0800;
Cost: $23-$65 for adults; $10 for students

 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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