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Puppets to Parades: 8 Unusual Weekend Events

 

Socky Horror Puppet Show
Really. It's the Rocky Horror Picture Show portrayed by sock puppets. The schedule of free performances continues Saturday and Sunday at the Pinch restaurant in Columbia Heights.

A Woman's Place is on Pennsylvania Avenue
Mark the 100th anniversary of the landmark Women's Suffrage Parade of 1913 on Sunday by retracing the three-mile route beginning at the Capitol at 9 am. Or walk with a Park Ranger starting at the Washington Monument at 1 pm. The Library of Congress explains the amazing history of this march.

Erin Go Early
Alexandria gets a jump on St. Patrick's Day with a parade through Old Town Saturday 12:30-2:30 pm.

Mmmm, Chocolate!
Tastings, contests and more Saturday and Sunday at the Chocolate Lover's Festival at various sites throughout the City of Fairfax. 

Oh The Places You'll Go
You can go Hear a Who (and a lot more) at the Tenley Library on Wisconsin Avenue, NW on Saturday, as a Read-a-Thon marks the birthday of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss). The librarians will attempt to read 50 Dr. Seuss books from 9:30 to 5:30, with special crafts and games 2-4 pm. 

Touching Down in Takoma Park
Meet space shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin at Space Day at the Takoma Park (MD) Community Center on Maple Avenue, Noon-2 pm.

From Punk to Cool "Disco" Dan
Relive the 80s with more than the music of WASH-FM's Best of the 80s Weekend. The Corcoran Gallery continues its tribute to some of the local touchstones of the era with the exhibition, Pump Me Up: DC Subculture of the 1980s (through April 7).

Unplug
Through sundown on Saturday, it's the 4th annual National Day of Unplugging. Oops. You went online to learn about this. Bummer. 

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