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Where & When: What to Do This Weekend
Comments () | Published March 4, 2009
Saturday, March 7: Celebrate Naomh Pádraig (or Saint Patrick, for the Yanks) by attending Alexandria’s 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It kicks off at 12:30 at the intersection of King and West streets and proceeds down King to Fairfax Street.

Nine bars, including the Front Page, Mackey’s, and—our personal favorite—Recessions (don’t hate), are participating in the Leprechaun Lap, the annual pub crawl held in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. All bars will have food and drink specials from 1 to 9. The price to be part of this debauchery? Ten dollars with two cans of food (which will be donated to the Manna Food Center), $13 without. For advance tickets at a discounted price, go to

Love to knit or want to learn? From noon to 1:30 today, first-time and experienced knitters are invited to Stitch DC’s sock-knitting class. The cost is $55 plus materials. For more information, call 202-333-5648.

The National Gallery of Art screens the Japanese film Cruel Story of Youth in the East Building auditorium. The movie, released in 1960, follows the exploits of a thrill-seeking teenager and a university student. 4 PM.

Sunday, March 8: In Douglas Carter Beane’s Hollywood satire at the Signature Theatre, The Little Dog Laughed, a closeted gay actor and his agent tussle over the effect that playing a gay character onscreen will have on his career. The play closes today. For tickets ($56 and $81), call Ticketmaster at 703-573-7328.

Arabesque, the international festival celebrating the music, dance, and theater of Arab countries, continues through next week at the Kennedy Center. Today’s activities include a series of panels with Arab writers and poets as well as a concert by Egyptian jazz pianist Fathy Salama at 7:30. For tickets and more information, click here.

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