This weekend brings Pokémon and the “Big Game’

Weekend Round-Up: February 4 and 5


The original Pokémon video games were released two decades ago. And this Saturday, Feb. 4, The Strathmore will host Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a musical tribute to the popular game performed by the National Philharmonic.

The concert gives Pokémon fans of all ages the chance to experience live, beautiful music of the Pokémon franchise. All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals draw from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Tickets start at $59.


TAP Sports Bar at MGM National Harbor will be the premier location on Sunday, Feb. 5, for football fans to watch Super Bowl LI.

Sports fans who visit TAP will enjoy tailgate food stations and on-air promotional giveaways during a live broadcast by 106.7 The Fan’s “Sports Junkies,” The local CBS Radio morning radio show will broadcast from 4 p.m. 6 p.m leading up to kickoff.

Featuring more than 76 flat screen televisions, 48 beers on draft and an all-star roster of local and seasonal beers, signature cocktails and bar bites, TAP Sports Bar is a fan’s destination for an unparalleled sports dining experience.

“We’re excited to partner with the hottest new resort in the region for an unforgettable Big Game experience,” said JP Flaim of “The Sports Junkies.” “We look forward to spending the day with our listeners at TAP Sports Bar which is already becoming ‘the’ place to be for major sporting events like this.”

Tickets start at $255 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, and will include unlimited food and drink. Premium table and seating options also are available for purchase. More information is available at:

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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