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National Meatball Day at Carmine's (Image: Carmine's Italian Restaurant)

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Weekend Report: 12 events not to miss this weekend

Thursday, March 8

National Symphony Orchestra: John Adams's The Gospel According to the Other Mary: In celebration of John Adams's 70th birthday year, Gianandrea Noseda conducts Adams's expansive composition for chorus, soloists, and orchestra depicting Jesus's final weeks as told from the unique perspective of Mary Magdalene.

International Women's Day Tattoo Event at Laughing Hyena Tattoos: Laughing Hyena Tattoos will be offering special tattoo design's in support of woman all over the world. Tattoos will be priced at $40. $20 will cover the cost of supplies and the other half of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood.

PPMW + ANXO Celebrate International Women's Day: Celebrate the best day of the year, International Women’s Day, with ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. on March 8! Join them for “A Wild Night: The Story of Basandere,” an evening of ciders, cocktails and women's health initiatives! There will be ciders featured from women-owned cideries, information on PPMW's HIV prevention initiatives for women in the District & more! All donations from the evening will benefit Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Friday, March 9

National Meatball Day at Carmine's: Carmine’s is known for family style portions and its meatballs are no exception. The 7-ounce orbs are crafted with ground beef and ground veal seasoned with herbs and Romano cheese and simmered in Carmine’s made-daily marinara sauce. To commemorate National Meatball Day, Carmine’s will serve $1 meatballs at a table in front of the restaurant from 10 a.m. until noon with all proceeds going to benefit DC Central Kitchen.

National Capital Boat Show 2018: Put aside the shovel, slow traffic, and heavy, wet snow this weekend and get out to the National Capital Boat Show. The snow will melt quickly, the cherry trees will be in full bloom in just a few short weeks, and you will be dreaming about being on the water in your new boat, fishing, swimming, and playing with friends and family so you'll want to be ready! Bring on Spring and Summer! (Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center)

Bumpin Uglies at Pearl Street Warehouse: For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. You want want to miss their show on Friday, March 9 at Pearl Street Warehouse. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 10

The Big Apple Circus: For the 40th anniversary, the Big Apple Circus is ready to wow and astonish as they take your breath away with gravity-defying acts. Catch 10-time World Record Holder Nik Wallenda as he performs the seven-man pyramid on the wire high above the ring with the rest of the Fabulous Wallendas. And on the flying trapeze, Ammed Tuniziani of the Flying Tuniziani’s will attempt a quadruple somersault into the hands of his catcher.Saturday shows start at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Can't make it this weekend? The show is in town through April 1.

Chance for Life presented by The Boeing Company: Chance For Life is DC’s best charity event experience – featuring a Texas Hold’Em poker tournament, celebrity chef tasting, and electric after party. The benefit event was created in 2005 in honor of Kennedy Snyder, who was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at age 2. What started with humble beginnings at a small club in Georgetown has grown to be one of best events in DC. Through it all, CFL gives no money to “general use” funds and has no administrative fees. 100% of all net proceeds directly benefit pediatric cancer research. (101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD)

9th Annual Wags & Wine Extravaganza: Lucky Dog is proud to be hosting its 9th Annual Wags & Wine Extravaganza at Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, Va. on Saturday March 10 from 6-9 p.m. Whether you prefer live music and dancing, or to catch up with friends over an award-winning glass of wine, this event offers something fun for everyone.

Dropkick Murphys at The Anthem: After twenty years, Dropkick Murphys remain bigger than ever, having sold over 6 million albums worldwide. The band continues to sell out venues around the world. On Saturday, March 10, Dropkick Murphys are taking to the stage at The Anthem D.C. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 11

Pound N Pour at Solace Brewing: Pound is a fun way to workout and feel like a rockstar! Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, Pound transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. And then enjoy an ice cold beer after your workout!

Ride for KINDness at Flywheel: Work out and do good with the Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) DC and Virginia team at Flywheel on Sunday, March 11. Your ticket purchase will go towards the tireless efforts of KIND's DC team to ensure justice for immigrant and refugee children. (824 9th St. NW Unit B, Washington)

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