Get Out: Ideas for the Weekend

A few great happenings this weekend around Bethesda and the surrounding area.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit, bars and restaurants to explore, and arts and entertainment choices.


Where/When: The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, 8p.m. to 11p.m. March 4

Why Go: Indulge your literary and musical tastes – at the same time. Story/Stereo is an acclaimed fusion of author readings and musical performances.  This installment will feature emerging writer fellow Matthew Pitt, author of “Attention Please Now,” and James Hannaham, author of “God Says No.” Musical guest is The Caribbean.

Pricing: $5 suggested donation.



Where/When: Rockville Town Square, 10a.m. to 2p.m. March 5          

Why Go: Because you don’t need to head to New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday. The event will feature a parade, masks, beads, live music, a moonbounce, and arts and crafts, and “crazy Mardi Gras balloon hats!”

Pricing: Free



Where/When: The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd. Exhibit on display noon to 4p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10a.m. to 4:30p.m. Sunday with a reception 1:30-3:30p.m. March 6.

Why Go: Don’t miss a chance to see this unique wall sculpture exhibit.

Pricing: Free.



Where/When: 8-10p.m. March 5 at the in downtown Bethesda.

Why Go: A great way to check out local comics, plus, you get a $25 prize if you tell your own jokes.

Pricing: $10



Where/When: Mon Ami Gabi, 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. March 7

Why Go: Okay, maybe this isn’t exactly the weekend, but what better way to celebrate a Monday evening than by tasting 25 wines for 25 bucks? Passed hors d’oeuvres, too.

Pricing: $25. Doesn’t include tax and gratuity.


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