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  • Weekend Best Bets:  Rock N’ Roll, Women In Jazz, Home Shows, Indie Film and St. Patrick with music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    Rock N’ Roll Marathon Race Weekend in DC features a Health & Fitness Expo at DC Armory with the race on Saturday featuring mini concerts at various locations around town and a finish line concert at RFK. For info 

    Washington Women In Jazz Festival kicks off this weekend highlighting some of the best and brightest female jazz musicians from around the region all week long starting with a young artist showcase, jam session and a variety of performances a various venues. For info 

    Fredericksburg Spring Home Show has all aspects of home remodeling, restorations, gardening with demos, exhibits, great ideas and more all weekend long. For info 

    Maryland Home and Garden Show at the State Fairgrounds has a variety of ideas, demos, experts and so much more all weekend. For info

    46th Annual Maple Syrup Festival in Frederick, Md, features the hows, whys and whats of maple syrup in an event for the family featuring a pancake breakfast, demonstrations and more. For info 

    30th Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival at NoVA College in Annandale is Saturday and Sunday featuring a variety of performances, classes, and competition in a family friendly atmosphere. For info 

    The Keegan Theatre presents the Tony Award winning play Green Day’s American Idiot at various showtimes this weekend. For info

    Feast of Color Home & Garden Expo in Annapolis celebrates spring with flowers, food decorating and demos, furnishing showcase, special guests, giveaways and more all weekend. For info 

    DC Independent Film Festival continues this weekend with a variety of films, seminars, workshops at various locations around town. For info 

    Sat., March 12

    16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in Gaithersburg celebrates the Irish with a festive parade and after party with music, kids activities and more. For info

    Winchester’s Celtic Fest in Old Town Winchester celebrates the culture through music, dance, food and more. For info

    St. Patrick’s Day Irish Spring Festival in Front Royal is a family friendly cultural celebrations with vendors, music and entertainment, crafts, activities and more. For info

    Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! Family Celebration features great family fun at various locations all around our region, including the National Zoo, featuring a wide variety of activities, music, performances all for free. For info 

    Family Day at the Hazy Center celebrates Women in Aviation with hands on activities, guest speakers, demos and lots more. For info 

    LiveArt in a Day in DC is billed as a 24 hour play festival with improv, music, performances and more. For info  

    Shamrock Fest at RFK Stadium is 6 stages, 30+ bands, DJs, games all celebrating the sounds of Celtic & Alt rock. For info

    St Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in Old Town Manassas is an annual community event featuring all of the colors, dance and music associated with this family friendly cultural event. For info 

    Fret Fest 2016 at the Peabody Institute is a daylong celebration of guitar for all ages, all levels with classed, guest clinicians, workshops, performances and more. For info 

    Astronomy Family Day at the National Museum of the Marine Corp learn how stars are used for travel from both land and sea, with star gazing and other activities. For info 

    Saturday Night

    The State Theatre has the ultimate band tribute with Almost Queen. For info  

    Glen Echo Park hosts Got Swing with A Rockabilly Round-Up. For info 

    John E. Marlow Guitar Series in Bethesda hosts Spain’s Grammy winning classical guitarist David Russell. For info

    Rams Head On Stage has the American roots music of Ruthie and the Wranglers. For info 

    9:30 Club hosts the new-grass Americana of Railroad Earth with Hacksaw Boys. For info 

    The Hamilton has music Americana with The Judy Chops and Bud’s Collective. For info 

    Amp by Strathmore has jazz in a Tribute to Charlie Byrd with Chuck Redd & Friends. For info 

    The Howard Theatre has singer-songwriter Edwin McCain. For info  

    Sun., March 13

    37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and After Party along Constitution Avenue and at DAR Constitution Hall is a one of kind cultural celebration with music, dance and kids entertainment. For info 

    NoVA Mini Maker Faire in Reston is the greatest family friendly show and tell showcase of inventions, creativity of engineers, artists, and craftspeople with hands on activities and more. For info  

    The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestra has a matinee concert in Alexandria. For info 

    The Sackler Gallery Artisans at Work series has Turquoise Mountain artisans from Afghanistan demonstrating the materials and techniques of the crafts. For info 

    Amazing Farm Fun and Easter Egg Hunt at Ticonderoga Farms is family fun day of activities, entertainment and The Easter Bunny. For info

    Sunday Night:

    The Tally Ho Theatre has In Gratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire. For info 

    The Fillmore Silver Springs hosts Canadian rockers Metric. For info 

    Rock & Roll Hotel has Those Darlins Farewell Tour. For info 

    Jammin’ Java has indie rock with Vacation Manor and The Tragic Thrills. For info 

    The Birchmere has bluegrass with Jerry Douglas and The Earls of Leicester. For info 

    Rams Head on Stage has vocalist Lizz Wright with guest Maia Sharp. For info 

    Focus Music of DC hosts a special concert with Grammy nominated rock craftsman Marshall Crenshaw in Rockville. For info 

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