The Weekend Guide

video games live!

This weekend’s a winner.

Video Games Live
Swelling orchestra music accompanies giant projections of various Atari and Wii gaming scenes.
Why: The National Philharmonic and Philharmonic Chorale versions of Frogger, Sonic, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders.
When: Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.
Where: The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln., at Strathmore Hall St., North Bethesda (301-581-5100). Tickets ($35-$69) online at strathmore.org.

No. 68 Project
Answer existential questions (what’s your idea of earthly happiness?) for access to multicourse dinners ($155) prepared by local chefs and mixologists.
Why: Dinner is one part philosophy and one part gastronomy.
When: Sundays thru Apr. 17.
Where: Fathom Creative, 1333 14th St. NW. Request an invitation online at number68project.com.

Mt. Pleasant Temporium
Hit the new pop-up store for arts and crafts from more than 30 locals creators: patchwork stuffed animals by Tigerflight, DIY kits from Knit Outta the Box, and hats from Soulmessenger ($1-$100).
Why: Trunk shows, workshops (printmaking), live music (Hot Mess), readings, and other happenings.
When: Thru Mar. 13. Mon.-Fri., 2-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 3068 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, b/t Hobart & Irving Sts. Admission is free.

Michael Showalter
The comedian and actor discusses his new memoir, Mr. Funny Pants.
Why: You’re ready for another Wet Hot American Summer.
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW, b/t 6th & 7th Sts. (202-408-3100). Tickets ($8-$25) online at ticketfly.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Video Games Live

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The Mansion at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Ln
@ Strathmore Hall St
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Sixth & I
600 I St NW
bt 6th & 7th Sts
Washington, DC 20001