Seen and Heard: Happenings Around Town


Seen and Heard: Happenings Around Town Live

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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Cherry Blossom Festival begins, Super Pet Expo, Fredericksburg Home Show, Big Apple Circus, Coffee Fest, Maple Syrup Fest, Shamrock Fest and Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Films, Bugs with great music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins through this weekend with featured performers at the Basin Stage, events, films, tours, cruises and more. For info 

    Super Pet Expo at the Dulles Expo Center this weekend invites families to play, shop and learn with vendors, entertainment, experts and of course pets! For info

    Coffee Fest Baltimore at the Baltimore Convention Center, for 13 an older, will feature seminars, workshops, hands on activities, competitions and more. For info 

    Harlem Globetrotters are in town at George Mason’s EagleBank Arena with great family entertainment Sat. and Sun. at various times. For info

    Fredericksburg Spring Home Show at the Expo Center this weekend will feature the latests trends with designers, experts and over 200 exhibitors and more. For info 

    The Kennedy Center’s Direct Current is a 2 week celebration of contemporary culture where artistic worlds collide and spanning 4 venues celebrating dance, film, music and electronica. For info 

    Women in Jazz Festival spans our region with concerts, jam sessions, workshops and more starting through this weekend. For info  

    Big Apple Circus DC is at the National Harbor through this weekend at various showtimes with daredevils, high wire acts, acrobatics, clowns and more family fun. For info 

    Maple Syrup Festival at Cunningham Falls State Park will feature demos, vending, food, games and live music. For info 

    Ticonderoga’s Spring Festival starts this weekend with great farm, family fun featuring Easter Egg hunts, games, rides, prizes and more. For info 

    ARTECHOUSE celebrates cherry blossom season with Sakura Yuma’s Cherry Blossom Dream for all ages a floating environment where art meets technology. For info 

    The Anderson House has Alexander Hamilton’s American Revolution a detailed exhibit of Hamilton’s role, duties and vision of the U.S. For info 

    Smithsonian American Art Museum presents Do Ho Suh: Almost Home famous for his use of fabric architecture this Korean artist’s exhibit will be feature on the East Coast for the first time. For info 

    The National Gallery of Art has Virginia native Sally Man: A Thousand Crossings photography exhibit. For info 

    The Environmental Film Festival is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films featuring 100+ films at various locations around town throughout this weekend. For info 

    ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia run through this weekend with a variety of films at various showtimes highlighting films dedicated to promoting awareness and expressions of people with different abilities. For info 

    Warner Theatre has the heist cult film classic turned stage play Je´Caryous Johnson presents Set It Off at various showtimes all weekend. For info 

    Shakespeare Theatre Company presents The Washington Ballet’s Three World Premieres by 3 distinct dancers / choreographers at various showtimes this weekend. For info

    Sat., March 17

    ShamRock Festival at RFK Stadium is America’s largest St. Paddy’s day festival with multiple music stages, DJs, games, carnival, dancers, vendors and more. For info 

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Fredericksburg is a family friendly event with music and entertainment, food trucks, vendors and more. For info 

    St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival in Rockville will have live Irish music, dancers, food, beer and kids activities. For info 

    Clover Beer Fest at Buzzard Point will feature traditional Irish music, dance, crafts, vendors, food trucks and 50+ craft beers and ciders. For info 

    Children’s National: Make March Matter at CityCenter DC may retails will participate for charity with various events at various locations through the day. For info 

    2018 Egg Hunt in Frederick, Md., will be mixing St. Patrick’s Day fun with Easter with giveaways, vendors, goody bags and prizes. For info 

    Fly for a Cure Kite Festival at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds will feature music, magic, special guests and more. For info

    National Museum of American History has Spark!Lab for kids 6 to 12 to create, collaborate, explore, experiment and invent through science, tech, math and engineering. For info 

    DC St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl is an Irish Stroll beer specials and shenanigans. For info

    Montgomery County Brewery Tour will highlight 4 breweries with bus ride, room rates, swag and more. For info 

    Fox Meadow Vineyards in Linden, Va., has live music with tastings feature Bryan Elijah Smith. For info 

    The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage as a free evening performance of Seattle’s avant-garde hip hop duo Shazbazz Palaces. For info 

    Saturday Night:

    Kennedy Center’s Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club features Joel Ross Good Vibes with two separate shows. For info 

    Fillmore Silver Spring it’s Rock and Roll for Children Foundation Bash with Ann Wilson of Heart. For info

    9:30 Club has the electro-funk of The Floozies. For info 

    Weinberg Center for the Arts it’s the feel good jazz of Sammy Miller and the Congregation. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage has Baltimore’s own Chris Jacobs. For info 

    Pearl Street Warehouse has a free show featuring The Beat Hotel. For info 

    DAR Constitution Hall presents Oakland rapper, producer G-Eazy. For info 

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with former Gov. Martin O’Malley’s March. For info

    Tally Ho Theatre’s St Patrick’s Day with The Larry Keel Experience. For info 

    Union Stage features hip hop + rock with Zion I and Lespecial. For info 

    MGM National Harbor has a few seats left for Widespread Panic. For info 

    Sun., March 18:

    Maker Faire NoVA at George Mason is the family friendly gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and sharing ideas, inventions, creativity in a giant show and tell. For info 

    It’s A Bug’s World Expo in Annapolis will feature live specimen insects, displays, crafts and more for the whole family. For info

    Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration will feature family fun with a dog show, vendors and the fabulous parade in Old Town. For info

    Nowruz Festival in Tysons features hundreds of Persian-American artists, musicians, singers, dancers with traditional foods, crafts in a family friendly celebration of culture. For info 

    National Capital Trackers Model Train Display at the Marine Corp. Museum will feature the “O” gauge train in action for all ages of model train enthusiasts. For info 

    Frederick Symphony Orchestra: Poulenc and the Pines is a music matinee at Hood College, Frederick, Md. For info 

    Sunday Night:

    Capital One Arena hosts Justin Timberlake. For info 

    Barns of Wolf Trap features the classical extravaganza SphinxTRAVAGANZA. For info

    9:30 Club has indie rockers Moose Blood with Lydia and McCafferty. For info 

    Rams Head On Stage it’s indie folk-rock duo Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson. For info 

    Amp by Strathmore presents Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita featuring percussionist Gustavo Ovalles. For info 

    Blues Alley hosts the Tonight Show Band famed Kevin Eubanks with 2 separate shows. For info 

    Union Stage hosts Chicago based musical storyteller Sara Niemietz & W.G. Snuffy Walden. For info 

    Bethesda Blues & Jazz presents Wilson Pickett’s Midnight Movers featuring Curtis Pope & Winfield Parker. For info 


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