Have a nice week end!
Hope your weekend is filled with less April Fool’s Day pranks and more sunshine.
So what should you do?
For your convenience, this newsletter includes emojis to help you during these unprecedented times:
- The 🛋 indicates that an event is happening in person inside.
- The 🌲 indicates that an event is happening in person outside.
- The 💻 indicates that an event is happening virtually.
- And finally, the 🆓 indicates that an event is free.
- the 💉 indicates an event requires proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test.
Your last minute weekend plans
- A trip to the tropics, on the National Mall. 🌴 Head to the American Botanical Gardens and enjoy the conservatory, which reopens to the public on Friday. Walk through the tropics, a Hawaiian landscape or a tropical rainforest.
- Date night ideas. 💞 The Hirshhorn will be open for extended hours on April 1 and 2 for the opening of the exhibition”One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection.“Join a party Flowers after dark (Sat, 🆓🌲, Downtown) in Franklin Park with petal punch, live music and dancing. Enjoy a barbecue, music and ambiance as the Eckington Hall party wraps up “Enchant This” (Sat, 🆓 entrance, 🛋, Eckington). Listen to live jazz, watch a play and treat yourself to refreshments when the spring issue of wrestling magazine (Thursday, $20, 🛋, Bloomingdale’s). Join a natural wine party at Sonny’s Abundance! (Saturday, $55, 🌲, park view).
- An art gallery for Afghanistan. 🇦🇫 Participate in a Blossom Afghanistan Fundraiser Art Gallery in Lapis (Friday, $30, 🛋, Adam Morgan) with henna, flower bar, drinks and desserts.
- Ukrainian folk dance. 🇺🇦 The Carpathian Folk Dance Ensemble will be at the Millennium Stage with folk dances from Eastern Europe. Besides dances from Poland, Romania and Macedonia, the show will also include the Ukrainian national dance, Hopak (Fri, 🆓🛋, Kennedy Center).
- Pop-up markets this weekend. 🛍 There are plenty of pop-up markets this weekend, including the Cherry Blossom Craft Market (Sun, 🆓 entrance, 🌲, Georgia Ave.) at the Cidrerie du Capitole. Serenata organizes a Meet the creators (Sun, 🆓 entrance, 🌲, Union Market). Or join the Makers of Made in DC for a picnic at Petals in the park (sat, 🆓, 🌲, Downtown) at Franklin Park.
- Sun Ra Arkestra. 🚀 Dance with the legendary Afro-futurist jazz band seen in NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, Sun Ra Arkestra (Sun, $40, 🐼, downtown). Complementing the event, the screening of Sun Ra’s “Space is the place” (Sat, 🆓, 🐼, downtown) and afrofuturist short films.
What’s on our radar: Upcoming Embassy Events
Embassy events are back! Here are some upcoming free screens you might be interested in. If you like international cinema, you can also check the next Filmfest DC from April 21.
- 4/1 The documentary “Mr Landsbergis” at the Lithuanian Embassy. Learn more music teacher Vytautas Landsbergis, who became a charismatic leader of the Lithuanian independence movement (🆓).
- 4/5 Enjoy the movie”Unveiled” at the French Embassy. The film is about an Iranian interpreter who flees to Germany to avoid capital punishment for homosexual activity ($5).
- 4/5 Watch “Sami Sang” outside on the roof of the House of Sweden. It’s about a sami girl reindeer herder who is exposed to 1930s racism at her boarding school (🆓).
- 4/5 The former residence of the Spanish Ambassador organizes a screening of “Longa Nightabout a man’s return to his village after the Spanish Civil War (🆓).