Get Out: Weekend Activities Downtown and Nearby

No idea what you’ll do for the weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue.

Check out our picks for activities and events to enjoy and new bars, restaurant, and shops to explore!


Where/When: Join the fun Friday and Saturday from June 14 to June 16, 2012. The festival guide includes a list of restaurants participating with drink and food specials.

Why go: Enjoy the remainder of your week with Jazz at McGinty’s, Zed’s Café, and a full day of blues on Veterans Plaza, and near the water fountain on Ellsworth Drive!

Pricing: Free to listen and it varies for food specials.


Where/When: Join other Silver Spring moms and their little ones Friday, June 15 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center located at 8633 Colesville Rd.

Why go: You will also be able to meet up with other moms in the area and enjoy time out of the house with the baby.

Pricing: $8.50 for adults and babies are free, includes free stroller parking.


Where/When: Head Chocolatier Crisoire Reid teaches you secrets of the trade on Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at Spagnvola located at 360 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD.

Why go: You ever wonder how chocolate is created to give you that sweet little treat that melts in your mouth? Well, this weekend is your chance to discover the secret within.

Pricing: $50


Where/When: The beer and wine store is located on 1327 Fenwick Ln. There will be two tastings. On Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Why go: On Friday, you can enjoy French, German, and Spanish summer wines. On Saturday, free beer tasting from the Lancaster Brewery.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Children’s Art Studio located 4723 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Why go: Spend quality time with your family while exploring your arts side!

Pricing:  $50


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