Weekend Planner: Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday and More
The first weekend in February is sure to be interesting… if you care about weather or football.
If you don’t really care about either of those, there are other things to do, too! Here’s our round-up of things to do this weekend in Alexandria and beyond.
Where: George Washington Masonic Temple, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
Why go: Shop for fashions at up to 80 percent off retail prices from local stores. Hard core shoppers line-up early for this annual event.
Price: Free admission. Parking is $4 all day at the Colonial Parking garage on Diagonal Road.
Where: The Carlyle Club, 411 John Carlyle Street
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1
Why go: “Rock ‘n Roll is alive and well,” according to this oldies show band formerly known as “Harvey Hubcap and the Do Ron Ron.”
Price: $25. Buy tickets here.
Where: Crystal Gateway Marriot, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
When: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
Why go: If one of your new year’s resolutions was to run a half-marathon or marathon, or complete a century ride or triathalon, you can train with this group while raising money for cancer research. Learn how at this meeting.
Where: Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
When: 7:30 – 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2
Why go: Potomac Phil is the D.C. taxidermy cousin to Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania. Potomac Phil will make his weather and political predictions,
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Super Bowl XLVII
Where: At home, at a friend’s place or at one of Alexandria’s sports bars—your choice!
When: The game starts around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 Before the game, you can turn into the Animal Planet 2013 Puppy Bowl.
Why go: Most Super Bowl watchers fall into two camps: Football fans and people who are just interested in the commercials. Your choice!
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