Get Out: Spy at Night, Hope for A Golden Summer and More

Needs ideas to get your weekend going? Look no further.

1. Wine Class at Citronelle

Where/When: Michel Richard , 3000 M St. NW, Washington, D.C. The class will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Why Go: If you'd like to learn a little bit more about vino, but don't have the time to hop a flight to Napa, pop into this once-a-month wine class at Citronelle on Saturday. This class will specifically delve into the blending. According to the restaurant's website, "Like a conductor in an orchestra, it takes great expertise and life-long experience to excel in the Art of Blending, but this class will give you a crash course on how it’s done."

Pricing: The price of the class is $100.


Where/When: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. The event is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday.

Why Go: "Visit the International Spy Museum on the second Friday of the month, from 6 to 11 p.m., for the Spy at Night experience, which provides visitors with exclusive, after-hours access to the museum's permanent collection and an evening full of intrigue, deception and cocktails."

Pricing: General admission to the museum is $19.95. Operation Spy at Night admission is an additional $14.95. A combination of a general admission ticket and access to Operation Spy at Night is $27.95.

3. National Symphony Orchestra: "Carnival of the Animals"

Where/When: , 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. Shows are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Why Go: Need a family-friendly Mother's Day activity? Treat the whole crew to a matinee performance at The Kennedy Center. According to the event's website, "An hour before each NSO Family Concert, young concertgoers can get up close and hands-on with the instruments they'll see played on the stage--from violins, trumpets, and oboes to trombones and percussion--in the Kennedy Center Atrium." The event is recommend for children 5 and older.

Pricing: Tickets range in price from $15 to $18.

4. Live Music: Hope for a Golden Summer, Grain Thief and Miss Fridich

Where/When: , 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. The show is schedule for 9 p.m. Sunday.

Why Go: If you're in the mood for live music, Galaxy Hut is a one-stop shop on Sunday night with three bands on schedule to perform.

Pricing: Tickets are $5.


Where/When: , , or a bunch of other local favorites in Georgetown and Arlington. Mother's Day is Sunday. (If you didn't already know that, be sure to mark your calendar.)

Why Go: Mom deserves a break from making Sunday lunch, so this week, treat her to brunch instead. If you're having trouble picking a place, consult the results of our Readers' Choice Polls. In Georgetown, Martin's Tavern and Peacock Cafe tied for the top spot. In Arlington, The Front Page took top honors. (For a real treat, check out 's special Mother's Day menu, which includes foie gras, beef filet and a bourbon brownie.) Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!

Pricing: Menu prices vary.

What are your weekend plans? If you care to share, please do. Maybe we'll see you there.


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