The Weekender

photo via Andrea Cunego

With uberX prices lower than ever, we’re ready to start planning our weekend out on the town! Given the new 15% lower uberX fares, we thought it would be very apropros to pick 15 of the top things to do in the DMV this weekend.

Eat Your Heart Out | Fairfax

Head to Old Town Fairfax and enjoy a festival of everything chocolate! See the Chocolate Challenge, an arts contest featuring breathtaking art made completely of chocolate, sample chocolates, historic re-enactments, children’s activities, craft show and more. No better time than the weekend to indulge in such a delicious event!

The Lost World | Convention Center

Discover the Dinosaurs makes its way to the Washington Convention Center. The family-friendly show will showcase interactive and unique exhibits that include up to 40 moving and replica museum quality dinosaurs. Take the day to explore the wonderment and mystery of our pre-historic past.

Yogis Unite | Botanical Garden

WithLoveDC is hosting a free yoga gathering in the West Gallery every Saturday morning in February from 10:30-11:30 AM. Bring your mat, your water bottle, and your friends! Enjoy a soothing morning in one of the most beautiful spots in the city.

Gigi | Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Show is hosting the new broadway adaption of the classic Gigi. Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, the musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman’s journey to find her true self… and her true love. Check Vanessa Hudgens in action Corey Cott in action and get your tickets here

Warehouse District | Old Town

The 10th Annual Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale is this Saturday! Nearly 25 of Alexandria’s and D.C’s top boutiques are bringing their merchandise to the Temple and slashing prices–up to 90% off! They are making room for spring and summer and you get to help them out by collecting amazing deals on designer and unique brands.

Born to Run | State Theatre

Bruce In The USA, now in its second decade earning its billing as The World’s Greatest Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, is headed to the State Theatre in Falls Church this weekend. Relieve the glory days and purchase your tickets here.

Go for a Spin | National Harbor

We all know Valentine’s Day is coming up, we also know that everywhere you go on Valentine’s Day Weekend is packed – so why not celebrate early? Head to National Harbor for a Capital view with chocolate and champagne. Get all-inclusive tickets here for a Capital Wheel ride for two, champagne for two at The Walrus Oyster & Ale House, and a chocolate tasting at SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier.

Grab a Brew | Multiple Locations

You haven’t immersed yourself in all things DC until you’ve visited at least one of the breweries that the DC area has to offer. Whether you’re a light beer person or connoisseur and home brewer, take this weekend to get out there and explore and indulge. Bluejacket, DC Brau, Mad Fox, or Port City – the options are endless! From DC to Falls Church, we’ve got you covered with a safe ride home.

Casual Comedy | Washington Improv

Spurred by a single audience suggestion, WIT’s creative performers spontaneously build entire worlds populated by colorful characters and situations. Each performance is a one-of-a-kind show, never to be seen by another audience. Showtimes and tickets can be found here.

Visual Arts | Artisphere

Washington Project for the Arts presents its 34th annual art auction exhibition, featuring more than 100 works by local, national, and internationally renowned artists chosen by 8 top and emerging curators and WPA’s board of directors. The exhibition will be on display until March 6 and more info can be found here.

Cupid’s Crawl | Dupont

A quasi-holiday means it’s time for another bar crawl. Whether you’re single, taken, or hoping to get shot by Cupid’s never failing arrow, join fellow bar-goers and take a shot at love (or just a shot) at some of the most popular bars in the Dupont Circle area. Participating bars, drink deals, and tickets can all be found here.

Concerts Galore | Many Locations

Looking to enjoy some good live music? There are a number of options to choose from this weekend! Music venues like 9:30 Club, Echostage, U St Music Hall, and Black Cat all have packed schedules this weekend to give you plenty of options to choose from.

Go Team | Verizon Center

This weekend is jam-packed with sporting events at the Verizon Center, so why not go cheer on the home teams? With a hockey game on Friday, basketball on Saturday, and another hockey game on Sunday, you should head to the Verizon Center rocking your red.

Prava Art | Pike & Rose

Bethesda is hosting its Prava Art Festival, featuring two floors of art, 20 artists, installations, a performance by the Charm City Roller Girls, light shows, and other fun things. Best of all, it’s free. 6 PM to 2 AM.

Be Mine | The Manor

B.K.Gelwicks presents Be My Vinatge Valentine – a fashion experience bringing you the best of vintage style, while raising money to support the Polaris Project. Featuring outfits from top vintage apparel store, Amalgamated, this fashion show will surely put you in that romantic V-Day mood. Get your tickets for the good cause here.

PROTIP: With fares so low, it’s never been more affordable to ride uberX – especially when you fare split with friends!


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