What are you doing this weekend? We offer you a starting point:
- The Travel and Adventure Show returns to the Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW) with exhibitors, vendors, giveaways, travel workshops and hands-on adventure activities. Scuba-dive in the indoor, heated pool, scale the rock-climbing wall or zipline high above the room. You'll also find cultural performance and, for the adventures palates, a fiery food challenge. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; adults $15; free for kids age 16 and younger.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16:
- ArtJamz is up and running in its new Dupont studio (1742 Connecticut Ave. NW). Settle into the cozy space for a night of cocktails and canvasses. Your $65 all-inclusive ticket includes beer, wine and vitaminwater zero, falafel plates, music, a canvas that you get to paint and keep, unlimited acrylic paints, brushes, art materials and painting tips. A $45 ticket with cash bar option is available as well. Groups of five get 15 percent off; email email@example.com for details. 7-10 p.m.; $45-$65.
- Derrick Carter and Alan Braxe help celebrate U Street Music Hall's (1115 U St. NW) second anniversary as part of a weeklong series of events. 10 p.m.; $10 in advance.
- The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington presents an all-men's version of "The Rocky Horror Show" at GW's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st St. NW). Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. (with ASL); $25-$50.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17:
- Kick off your St. Patrick's Day with kegs & eggs at P.J Clarke's (1600 K St. NW) or Ireland’s Four Provinces(105 W. Broad St., Falls Church, Va.), and enjoy a day of live music, Irish eats and obviously, green beer. See our complete event guide here.
- For St. Patrick's Day, Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St. NW) is creating an Enchanted Emerald Environment, complete with music from DJ Hector Fonseca and a performance by Tha Dance Camp. Music and video downstairs by Wess. Get $3 rail drinks from 10 to 11 p.m., and catch the drag show at 10:30 p.m. 10 p.m. doors; $8 cover 10-11 p.m.; $12 cover after 11 p.m.
- The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is the only marathon run entirely inside the District. This year, 21,000 runners are expected to compete in the race beginning in front of RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol St.SE). Go out to cheer them on as you listen to some of D.C.'s best local bands performing along the course. Switchfoot will also be there to perform at the end of the race. Cheer squads and dance teams will compete in a spirit competition for a grand prize of $1,000. Race begins 8 a.m.
- Right Round, the '80s/'90s/Modern Alt-Pop dance night at the Black Cat (1811 V St. NW), celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special bash. w/ DJ lil'e will be spinning. 9 p.m. doors; $10.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18:
- D.C.'s toughest ladies are back in action! The D.C. Rollergirls All-Stars Team will take on the Queen City Rollergirls of Buffalo, N.Y. at the D.C. Armory (2100 East Capitol St. SE), followed by a home-team competition featuring the Cherry Blossom Bombshells and Scare Force One. 3 p.m.; $12 adults; $6 kids ages 6-11; free for kids younger than 6.
- Hurry on over to the Warner Theatre (513 13th St. NW) to the venue's last performance of "Monty Python's Spamalot." And no, no horses were harmed in the making of this play... but some coconuts may have been. 7:30 p.m. $40-$75.