Spotlight on the weekend, April 19 and 20

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PARISIAN MARKET

Stroll through Georgetown's annual French Market on Friday and Saturday and enjoy some delicious French fare, unique fashion trends and designer goods. Now in its 10th year, the market has more than 450 merchants and will be welcoming 26 new retail booths this year. Participating restaurants, such as Cafe Bonaparte and the Bean Counter, will serve traditional French delights such as street-side grilled merguez, sweet and savory crepes and, of course, homemade bread and pastries.

And while you're munching on pastries, there are plenty of activities for the kids! Joining Georgetown's annual French Market this year is Art Soiree Productions, which will be adding a creative spin to the market with live music performances and craft workshops.

This annual event will take place in the Book Hill area of Georgetown (1611 Wisconsin Ave. NW) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out more information about the vendors, go to georgetowndc.com.

NEW ORLEANS FARE

While French pastries are delicious, take a break from the market and head across the bridge to Courthouse, to Bayou Bakery (1515 N. Courthouse Road) for some Southern cooking. They're kicking off the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest a little early by bringing back their famous boils and we couldn't be more excited. New Orleans-native chef David Guas will be boiling up some of the best crawfish in the city, freshly delivered from Louisiana and with corn on the cob, all new peppery potatoes and New Orleans spices that we hope you can handle! And of course, the crawfish will be paired with pitchers and buckets of Louisiana's own Abita Beer.

The festive party will kick off on the patio with musical guest Laissez Foure at 5:30 p.m. For more information, go to bayoubakeryva.com.

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