March weekend two is here, if you can believe it, and the weather will be sunny and spring-like! Get out there and enjoy it DC! Here’s your Famous Weekend Picks!

Friday

The Black Keys – if you were lucky to grab a ticket to this sold out show, you already know how great this band is. Be sure to grab drinks or dinner beforehand at one of the Chinatown restaurants/bars like Redline, Clyde’s Rosa Mexicano, Matchbox and Poste, and look for me as I will be jamming out in the club level!

BlackFinn – if you can’t wait until next weekend for St. Paddy’s Day fun, stop by this I Street NW restaurant/bar for their St. Paddy’s Ceremonial Tapping of the First Keg of Guinness. From 6-8pm, you will enjoy a Gaelic countdown, raffles to win great Guinness products or a free trip to Ireland, $4 Bushmills and $5 Guinness.

Saturday

El Centro – $35 for bottomless brunch (ie, food AND drink)?! Yes please. Take your buds to this 14th Street spot and enjoy all things Mexican. Or, you can pop over to El Centro’s sister restaurant, Masa 14, which also has a $35 bottomless brunch but with a different food twist. Get your rezzies now as they fill up!

D.C. United Home Opener – support our major league soccer team against Kansas City at 7:30pm, and look for the best player in Major League Soccer – DC United’s own Dwayne De Rosario.

Sunday

Ben’s Next Door – if you’re looking for a serious hangover breakfast that is also incredibly tasty, head to this restaurant that is beside Ben’s Chili Bowl for $16 bottomless mimosas and delicious brunch treats like fried chicken and waffles and shrimp ‘n grits. Our friends, the fabulous Bitches Who Brunch recently did a review, and while I have been to Ben’s before for brunch, they got me in the mood for another visit.

Eastern Market – with temperatures set to be in the high 60s on Sunday, why not take a stroll around this well-known marketplace that features everything from arts and crafts from local vendors, a variety of food and lovely flowers.

Monday

Tequila & Mezcal Festival – during week two of this annual festival, the focus will turn to tequila. The host, Chef Jose Andres’ Oyamel, will be hosting a cocktail session (March 12, 4-6 p.m.), tastings (March 13-15, 4-6 p.m.) and four-course pairing dinners (March 13-15, 7 p.m.).

If you have events you would like to see in FamousDC’s Famous Weekend Picks or invites you would like to share, please email me at FamousBlairDC@gmail.com.