Get Out: Ideas for the Weekend

This weekend you can get out to see a show, celebrate Earth Day, take in some art, or even take a ride with the Easter Bunny.

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 best activities to hit, bars and restaurants to explore, and arts and entertainment choices.

1. Nancy Wilson at Strathmore

Where/When: , North Bethesda, April 22, 8:00 pm.

Why Go: Rare opportunity to catch a live local performance of the award-winning singing legend.

Pricing: $28 -$78; check website for available seating.

2. Little Tavern to Golden House photography exhibit

Where/When: , Bethesda, April 22 & 23 (and through May 7), 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm.

Why Go: To view a "mini-show" of photographs by guest artist Jerry Maddox, retired Curator of Photography at the Library of Congress. An active photographer since the 1950’s, Maddox has taken a special interest in downtown Bethesda. In one series of photos he documents changes through the years of one historic landmark: the original Little Tavern on Wisconsin Avenue.

Pricing: Free

3.  Laugh Riot at the Hyatt

Where/When: , downtown Bethesda, April 23, 8:00 - 10:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm).

Why Go: An evening of laughs and a chance to out three local standup comics. After the show, tell your own best joke to vy for a $25 prize plus two free tickets.

Pricing: $10

4. Earth Day Cleanup Event at Lock 8

Where/When: Earth Day (April 22), 10:00.m - 3:00 pm, 7906 Riverside Dr, Cabin John.

Why Go: Do your part to pitch in on Earth Day by joining Potomac Conservancy along the C&O Canal for a day of helping mother Earth, by picking up trash, pruning vegetation and repairing the towpath and trails.

Pricing: Free

5. Easter Bunny Express

Where/When: Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Ln, Rockville, April 23 & 24, 12:00pm–5:00pm.

Why Go: The Easter Bunny will be on board the Cabin John Miniature Train (Saturday, Apr. 23) and Wheaton minature train (Sunday, Apr. 24), carrying a basket of treats for all the kids (and where else can kids take a train ride with the Easter Bunny?).

Pricing: Tickets $1.75 per child/per ride (children ages 2 and younger ride free with a paying adult).


Where/When:  Imagination Stage, Bethesda, April 22 (10:30am & 1:30pm); April 23 (11:00am, 1:30 & 4:00pm)

Why Go: Kids of all ages will enjoy the story of two hippo best friends from the James Marshall picture books brought to life on stage in this funny musical adaptation.

Pricing: $10-$22; check website for tickets.



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