Get Out: Ideas for the Weekend

Celebrate spring with a crafts festival and the Bethesda Central Farm Market opening this weekend.

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



Where/When: 9a.m. to 1p.m. April 10, Elm Street between Wisconsin and Woodmont Avenues

Why Go: BCFM is back and better than ever this season with mainstay vendors and a few new ones as well. Sunday’s opening will include a demo by Raku at 11a.m., a copper cookware display, breakfast pizzas by Fired Up Pizzas, a wine tasting and more.

Pricing: Market is free to browse but product pricing varies.


Where/When: 6p.m. – 9p.m. April 8 at downtown Bethesda art galleries

Why Go: Support the downtown Bethesda art community and peruse the work of local, national and international artists as galleries stay open late for this monthly event.

Pricing: free


Where/When: 2p.m. to 2a.m. April 9 at

Why Go:  Support the Rockville-based Free State Roller Derby team and have some fun at the same time. The all-day event will feature a silent auction, food and drink specials, and a chance to meet the rollergirls.

Pricing: free


Where/When: 10a.m.-5:30p.m., April 9 and 10 (ongoing throughout the season) at

Why Go: The weather is warming and the famous Cabin John Miniature Train is open for the season! Grab the kids and hop on board.

Pricing: Tickets are $1.75 each. Kids 2 and under ride free.


Where/When: All day beginning at 10a.m. April 8, 9 and 10 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street in Gaithersburg

Why Go: Just a short drive away, this festival will feature work by over 250 artists that celebrates springtime and the outdoors. Live music and demonstrations are also planned, with lots of kid-friendly activities.

Pricing: : $7 online, $9 at the door. Free for children under 12.


Where/When: 8p.m. April 7 at the

Why Go: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to Paul McCartney by performing his music, and a Paul look-a-like, Tony Kishman, will be on vocals.

Pricing: Check Strathmore’s website for ticket pricing.


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