Mar 14, 2024 - Things to Do

D.C. weekend: Ireland at The Wharf, Pink Tie Party and Norooz Market

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This weekend in D.C., check out a St. Patrick's Day experience at The Wharf, a pink tie party at Union Station, a Filipino dance class at CityDance and more.

1. ๐Ÿป Ireland at The Wharf

The Wharf will go green this St. Patrick's Day weekend with a free Irish festival full of music, and plenty of Guinness and Jameson.

The vibe: This free family- and pet-friendly event will have authentic Irish food and drinks from Kirwan's on The Wharf.

  • Try a corned beef sandwich with a Magners Irish cider.

Stop by: D.C. Gaels will be teaching attendees how to play Gaelic football and hurling.

If you go: Programming is from noonโ€“6pm Saturday throughout The Wharf. View the full schedule here.

2. ๐ŸŒธ Pink Tie Party

  • Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival by attending this spring fashion show wearing your best pink outfit from 7โ€“11pm Friday at Union Station. This is a 21+ event; cocktails and food will be provided. Tickets are $250.

3. ๐Ÿคฃ Capital Comedy Festival

  • Have a laugh at a stand-up comedy show featuring Grammy-nominated comic Lavell Crawford, 8pm Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall. Tickets start at $59.

4. ๐Ÿงต Woven Histories: Textile and Modern Abstraction

  • This exhibit opens Sunday and goes through July 28 at the National Gallery of Art. Free.
  • By the numbers: There will be over 160 pieces of work by more than 50 creators.

5. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Norooz Market

  • Celebrate spring and the Persian New Year by shopping local, 3โ€“7pm Saturday at the Brookland Arts Walk. Free.
  • There will be performances from artists from around the DMV, handcrafted goods from local vendors and food from around the world, including Turkish and Iranian treats.

6. ๐Ÿ’ƒ Traditional Filipino Dance Masterclass

  • Learn three dances from the Philippines: tinikling (bamboo dance), Pandanggo sa Ilaw (Fandango of Light) and malong malong (Muslim skirt dance), 11:30amโ€“12:30pm Sunday at CityDance at Friendship Heights. Tickets are $20.
  • This family-friendly event is for ages 8+.
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