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Where & When: What to Do this Weekend
Comments () | Published March 3, 2010
Sunday, March 7: Roll out the red carpet: It’s time for the Oscars. Assuming you’ve caught up on all the best-picture nominees and have cast your predictions, here are some places where you can watch the event.

Brush up on your knowledge of Nordic culture as the Embassy of Sweden sponsors Vasa Ride, a bike ride in honor of the country’s famed ski race and festival Vasaloppet. Starting from the Swedish Embassy, cyclists will recreate the 56-mile race in a noncompetitive pedal through Northwest DC and Montgomery County. There are two shorter routes as well: Halv Vasa (28 miles) and Kort Vasa (14 miles). The Vasa starts at 8, the Halv Vasa at 8:30, and the Kort Vasa at 9. Registration starts at 7:30 and ends at 9:15. Bike helmets are mandatory, and the event takes place rain or shine.

Follow your sweet tooth to the Chocolate Lovers Festival Saturday and Sunday in Old Town Fairfax. The free family-friendly event features a variety of chocolate vendors selling cakes, candies, and other delectable goodies (along with many free samples). There’s also a Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast ($6 for adults, $4 for ages four to ten) and children’s fingerpainting, among other attractions. A full list of activities and location information are available on the festival’s Web site.

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