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

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

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Where/When: , 1635 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Georgetown. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Why Go: Sample ten different wines paired with small bites at this neighborhood favorite. You can brush up on your sniffing skills, too!

Pricing: $20

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Where/When: , 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Why Go: Anxious to get your weekend started an evening early? If so, make plans to head over to Market Common Clarendon for this free, outdoor concert. Local musician Jon Kaplan will be performing this week. Top off the night with dinner nearby.

Pricing: Free

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Where/When: , 1911 Fort Myer Dr., Arlington. Friday, 8 p.m.

Why Go: "The Blues Brothers," starring SNL alums John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd will be shown this week. No tickets are required and you're allowed to bring your own snacks...it's dinner and a movie on a budget!

Pricing: Free

4. Kalachakra for World Peace

Where/When: The Verizon Center, 601 F St., NW, Washington. July 6 through July 16, daily.

Why Go: According to the event's website, His Holiness the Dalai Lama "will give teachings to present the foundations of Buddhist thought on July 9, 10 and 11." It may not sound like a typical Saturday out on the town, but if you're in the mood for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you'll not want to miss this event.

Pricing: Tickets range in price from $35 to $45.

5. "Wicked" at The Kennedy Center

Where/When: The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St., NW, Washington. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: You don't have to head to New York City to catch one of the past decade's most popular Broadway shows. "Wicked" has returned to Washington and tickets are selling out fast.

Pricing: Tickets range in price from $37 to $250.

Did we miss an awesome event in your neck of the woods? Probably. Be sure to let us (and everyone else) know about it in this comments section. Better yet, you can add the event to our calendar yourself: http://clarendon.patch.com/events/new or http://georgetown.patch.com/events/new

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