5 Things to Do This Weekend in the CWE: Feb. 23-25

Not sure what to do or where to go this weekend? Join us in the Central West End, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take advantage of this nice weather to stroll the neighborhood, exploring the galleries, shops and restaurants. Here are some of the happenings in the CWE this weekend that we suggest you check out.

Attend an Opening Reception| Philip Slein Gallery

Join Philip Slein Gallery this Friday from 5-8 p.m. for the opening reception of “Ernestine Betsberg: A Retrospective”. The gallery will celebrate her life and and you’ll enjoy getting to view some of her most significant paintings. Left Bank Books will also be on hand with a newly published book about her important artistic career. For those looking for an evening of culture and art discussion, this event is for you.

Enjoy an Event| Maryland House

Join Maryland House on Saturday from 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. as they host Balkan Night. This would make a great date night. You’ll enjoy delectable bites and creative cocktails in an amazing, upscale atmosphere. To top it off, music will be played by DJ Hadzic. Maryland House always provides a classy, yet vibrant and special environment, so whether you’re attending this event or plan to stop by another night, it’s sure to be a good time. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here.

Have a Breakfast Sweet Treat| Pharaoh’s Donuts

Have an extra tasty breakfast with donuts from Pharaoh’s! They have flavors to satisfy everyone’s wants, from old-school favorites like glazed donuts, glazed donuts and vanilla and chocolate-iced long johns to buttermilk cake, blueberry cake and strawberry-jelly filled Bismarks. You’ll also want to check out what exclusives and specially-decorated donuts they may currently have. Pharaoh’s is a black-owned business and while we encourage you to support them year-round, February being Black History Month makes this an especially good time to stop by.

Shop New Frames| Eye Roc Eyewear

Are you in need of new glasses? With the sunnier weather, maybe you’re spending more time outside and could use new sunglasses. Whatever your needs, Eye Roc can help you out. They offer a unique, curated collection of designer frames ranging from thin to thick, wired and in a variety of colors. Not only will you get quality frames, you’ll have a distinct style. In need of an eye exam? You can call them or check online to schedule an appointment.

Dine Out| Edera

Not sure where to dine out this weekend? Visit Edera to get your Italian fix! You’ll have your choice of delicious appetizers, side dishes, salads, pasta, pizza and entrees. Whether you’re craving salmon crudo, grilled broccolini, linguine, risotto or pepperoni pizza, the menu is packed with various foods to try. You’ll want to come back again and again.