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Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Weekend update: All-access pass, part II


In part two of our series on playing the perfect D.C. host, we offer you more tips on how to get into the area’s biggest tourist attractions, from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to the National Museum of Natural History to the city’s many monuments and memorials. We have all the details you’ll need to plan ahead.

Also in today’s issue of Weekend:

Our weekly list of the best events this weekend, including a concert with Latin-crossover artist Romeo Santos, D.C. United’s home opener at RFK Stadium and an exhibit that makes math fun for kids.

Jon Anderson is known as the high-pitched voice behind the 1970s progressive powerhouse Yes. With the release of his solo album “Open,” a rock opus in four movements, he proves he is no less ambitious. Also get album reviews for singer-guitarist John K. Samson, country singer Darrell Scott, Australian rocker Paul Kelly, Celtic roots group Enter the Haggis and alt-folk trio Elliott Brood.

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Saturday, there are more events than ever before, during and after the holiday. We have our picks for parades, pre-parties, parties and a concert for good measure.

As the owner of Red Velvet Cupcakery and TangySweet, Aaron Gordon knows the fast-casual concept. Read about his new endeavor, Rabbit Salad and Grill, which features a menu of fancy salads and sandwiches.

With the help of an improv cast, Charlie Visconage is pulling off a bare-bones revival of the late-night talk shows from TV’s golden age, a la “The Tonight Show” hosted by Jack Paar in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Get the backstage scoop on how they pulled it off.

At Batltimore’s Maryland Art Space, artists show the power of repitition and how adding many small pieces to form a whole can be poignant. The show is aptly titled “The Sum of the Parts.”

Get the latest movie reviews, including the year’s first blockbuster, “John Carter,” and the Robert De Niro-Paul Dano father-son drama “Being Flynn.”

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