Get Out: Patch's Pick-and-Choose Weekend Planner

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


Where/When: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW, Washington. Friday, 6 p.m.

Why Go: "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." What better way to indulge a James Bond fascination?

Pricing: General admission: $19.95. Operation Spy at Night: $14.95. Combination General Admission and Operation Spy at Night: $27.95.


Where/When: 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why Go: According to the event listing, "It’s not too cold outside to enjoy nature and the outdoors! Join the Arlington Children and Nature Network and take part in some great activities to learn about nature and how to enjoy our urban environment, even in winter! The event will feature a kid-friendly Walkabout of the Ballston neighborhood led by WalkArlington (start time 11:00 a.m.).  Other activities will include crafts, exhibits, and refreshments including hot beverages courtesy of Chick-fil-A."

Pricing: Free to attend.


Where/When: , 3211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Why Go: Local musician Ken Wenzel hosts this weekly event. Be sure to show up by 6:30 p.m. to get your name on the roster. Performances run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dust off that guitar and show your neighbors your mad musical skills!

Pricing: Free to attend.


Where/When: Event times vary.

Why Go: Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year — not the most romantic day of the week, is it? If you're in the mood to celebrate a few days early, check out our Valentine's Day Event Guide to give you a few ideas.

Pricing: Prices vary.


Where/When: Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Friday, 6:15 p.m.

Why Go: "Washington Wine Academy presents pre-movie 'Wine Night at the Movies' every Friday night at the Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse. A guided, interactive wine-tasting features 8 or more wines from around the world." This week, the cinema will feature "The Muppets."

Pricing: Tickets for wine tasting are $2 per taste or 6 tickets for $10. Movie tickets are $5.50.

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


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