This week’s events are jam-packed with tons of fun! #SoExcited All events noted below are in the District unless otherwise noted. Here’s what’s going on this week…
Family Pride Weekend Celebrating the Opening of “Rise Up” | Newseum, March 9, 10
The Newseum and Mix107.3 are coming together to host Family Pride Weekend in celebration of the opening of the Newseum’s newest exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement.” The weekend of March 9-10, visitors can take advantage of a special offer that includes two free kids tickets (18 and younger) with the purchase of one general admission adult ticket. The deal is only available March 9-10, and must be purchased at the Newseum admission desk. Museum hours.
Spring Wine Fling: Sangria Edition | Various, Through March 24
Join restaurants across metropolitan Washington as they celebrate Spring Wine Fling presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). The annual promotion returns as the season changes, and with hopes of warmer weather this year’s theme – the Sangria Edition – sounds even more delicious. Over 25 restaurants will offer sangria specials and inventive takes on the popular drink, allowing each restaurant to offer something unique to showcase its signature style. Guests will be able to visit participating locations at their leisure to unwind with sangria after work, meet friends for drinks, or take date night to the next level. Follow link below for participating restaurant list.
Black Girls Rock! Book Talk | Kennedy Center, March 9
Book included with your ticket! From award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ movement, Beverly Bond, comes Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth., an inspiring book that pays tribute to the achievements of black women around the world. Join Beverly Bond, Jazmine Sullivan, and special guests for an intimate conversation focused on the power of owning our magic and rocking our truth. #BlackGirlMagic. Presented as part of #KenCenHipHop & Black Girls Rock! Inc.’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! FEST $35 advance, 7:30pm
BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ presents ROCK LIKE A GIRL!™ Featuring Jazmine Sullivan | Kennedy Center, March 10
BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ and The Kennedy Center present ROCK LIKE A GIRL™, a concert celebration of Black women’s contributions to the arts with special performances by twelve-time Grammy®-nominee Jazmine Sullivan and Mumu Fresh. The concert will be hosted by by Angie Ang and feature DJ Quiana Parks; Be’la Dona with Elle Varner, Leela James, Rapsody, and Nonchalant; and more! Visit BGRFest.com for more info. #BGRFest #BlackGirlMagic, $$59.00 – $119.00, 8pm
Women in the Arts Pop up | Various, March 9-10
This International Women’s Day, DC Swim Week salutes all female artists and entrepreneurs with a celebratory, showroom-style, retail exhibit. The company has hand-selected and scheduled an abundance of remarkable female artists and designers to appear across Georgetown, and encourage attendees to enjoy four hours of art, music, shopping and cocktails alongside talented vendors. Follow link for locations. 12:00pm–6:00pm.
DC Independent Film Festival | Carnegie Institution for Science, Through March 10
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary as the oldest independent film festival in Washington, DC. As a competitive festival, all films are Washington DC premieres and many are U.S. and world premieres. Through screenings, seminars, workshops and discussions with the United States Congress, DCIFF gives independent filmmakers opportunities for their voices to be heard in a way that no other festival can provide. Check website for festival pass details.
Washington National Opera: Eugene Onegin | Kennedy Center, March 9-29
Pushkin’s sweeping novel comes to vivid life in Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. Young Tatiana confesses her devotion to the worldly Onegin, but his cold refusal devastates her. Years later, when Tatiana matures, it is Onegin who begs for her love. Will Tatiana embrace the man she once longed for? Or will Onegin forever be the victim of his own bitter decision? $45.00 – $300.00
Hoops | National Building Museum, March 9 – January 4, 2020
HOOPS presents a rich and diverse selection of private and community basketball courts from around the nation and across the globe—from the deserts of Arizona to the hills of Appalachia, and from the streets of the Northeast to the playgrounds of South Africa. Bamberger has taken nearly 22,000 photographs since the series was launched in 2004, and the 75 large-format prints featured in the exhibition are the largest and first comprehensive overview of the work. Museum hours
All Work and No Pay: A History of Women’s Invisible Labor | National Museum of American History, March 4 – February 2020
Explore the history of women’s work in the home and the value and implications of unwaged labor. Despite making steps forward in the paid labor force, there is an implied and historical expectation that women will take care of the housework and unpaid work at home. Costumes meant for domestic work from colonial America to the 1990s and objects from various ethnic communities and classes highlight how women shared similar tasks across race and class despite the complicated dynamics and inequalities between them. Free, 10am–5:30pm.
The Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar (PUB) | 1843 7th Street NW, Through April 21
For the third consecutive year, the Cherry Blossom PUB returns to DC to spice up spring in Shaw. The 2019 edition features a room designed like a bowl of ramen, with sculptures of noodles and chopsticks and actual ramen from Ramen by UZU served. There’s also a garden room inspired by the Palace of Versailles’ Fontaine de L’Encelade. The drink menu offers the Honeydew, Honey See (sake, vermouth, fermented sake syrup, cucumber, honeydew, absinthe) as well as the Once and Floral (gin, peach, lemon, orange flower water, egg white, matcha). The PUB will host a spring party on March 20, during which a timed $20 ticket can help you avoid the line. 5pm–12:30am, Sunday – Thursday; 5pm–1:30am, Friday – Saturday
Cherry Blossom Garden Globes | The Watergate Hotel, Through March 31
Experience The Watergate Hotel’s private, Spring designed Cherry Blossom Garden Globes for seasonal cocktails & bites. 5:30pm-11:30pm. Based on availability. Call (855) 868-3062 for reservations.
Jazz & Verse Open Mic | Busboys and Poets Takoma, March 10
A Busboys and Poetry Event. Every second Sunday, cap off brunch with two hours of incredible music and poetry! Audiences can expect a diverse array of spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and more with a Jazz soundtrack! It will feature the sounds of a professional Jazz Band to groove us into the night. All are welcomed to perform, or enjoy a night of Jazz & Verse! 5pm
Queens of Egypt Exhibition | National Geographic
Museum, March 1 – September 2
Travel back in time with National Geographic to visit ancient Egypt, one of the world’s greatest civilizations, and get to know some of its lesser-known leaders—Egypt’s mighty queens. Learn about the hidden role of women in all aspects of Egyptian society. Meet seven Egyptian queens whose impact helped shape both the ancient and modern worlds. Then travel in the footsteps of women through their daily lives and into their tombs on their journeys to reach the afterlife. $15, Seniors/Students/Military: $12, Children 5-12 (free under 5): $10, 10am-6pm daily
Mardi Gras at City Winery DC | City Winery, March 9
Celebrate Mardi Gras ALL WEEK with us at City Winery DC from Tuesday 3/5 – Sunday 3/10! Enjoy a taste of New Orleans with a traditional Andouille Sausage & Crawfish Ètouffèe, plus our featured drink, a Hurricane, in our Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar. Get your beads ready and come celebrate! Reservations strongly suggested. $15, 5pm-12am
2019 HopFest | DC Brau, March 9
HopFest 2019, the only DC beer festival by local brewers, for local brewers, is back for its 5th year in a row to support the DC Brewers’ Guild! Dozens of your favorite breweries will come together at DC Brau Brewing Company on Saturday, March 9th from 1pm to 5pm for an afternoon of hoppy beers, including old favorites, hard-to-find rare brews, and one-offs crafted just for HopFest 2019. $35-$40, 1pm-5pm
Washingtonian’s Cutest Cat Contest | Humane Rescue Alliance, Through March 14
Do you have an adorable feline friend you’re eager to show off? Submit a high-resolution photo of your cat or kitten by March 14, 2019, at 11:59 p.m., for a chance at stardom in Washingtonian. A panel of judges from Washingtonian and the contest’s beneficiary, Humane Rescue Alliance, will select our “Judges’ Pick” titleholder. In addition, a “People’s Choice” favorite will be determined by most votes received through a Washingtonian.com online gallery. Both winners will be awarded a full-page feature in Washingtonian’s May 2019 issue. All entrants will receive a faux digital Washingtonian “Cutest Cat” cover personalized with their cat’s name and image. Each submission is $30, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance.
Ireland on The Wharf | Wharf DC, March 9
We’re bringing the luck of the Irish to the waterfront with our Ireland on The Wharf festival! Celebrate the beauty and tradition of the Emerald Isle with bagpipers, live music, dance performances and a beer garden on District Pier. Sip a pint and enjoy all the fun of a true Irish festival. All ages welcome, must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Slainte! Presented by Kirwan’s Irish Pub and Guinness. Free, 1pm-6pm
BOOMBOX Boxing Pop-Up Class | Capitol Riverfront, March 9
The #sweatlife is coming to Capitol Riverfront, courtesy of lululemon The Yards Local and BOOMBOX Boxing! Join us in-store as BOOMBOX Boxing takes over with their new boxing-inspired workout. This pop-up class is equal parts boxing and functional strength-based HIIT, all while paying homage to classic hip-hop with uniquely curated playlists! Free (register via link below). 10:00am-11:00am.
Film and Discussion: “What Happened 2 Chocolate City?” | Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, March 10
Washington, DC was the first majority-black city in America—which garnered it the nickname “Chocolate City.” The nickname stuck, and was used by DC residents from all walks of life for many years until the city’s racial demographics changed to the point that now the nickname has fallen out of common use. Filmmaker, Mignotae Kebede’s critically acclaimed documentary, What Happened 2 Chocolate City examines how gentrification is changing Black communities as told through the lenses of three generations of Washingtonians. A panel discussion with the filmmaker and guests follows the screening. Free, 2:00pm-4:00pm.
Krewe of the Clawdagh Second Line | Annapolis, MD, March 9
Come second line with the Krewe of the Clawdagh in the Annapolis St Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 10 from 1-4pm, with the Naptown Brass Band and special guest Kirk Joseph of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band! We will be the last “float”in the parade – so grab your green parasols and jump on in when we come by and second line with us down main street. We will then head back up main street to Red Red Wine Bar and keep the party rolling!. 12am-4pm, $29.50
Syleena Johnson | Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, March 9
The R&B Diva Unites with Father & Legendary Soul/Blues Singer Syl Johnson for their First Recording Together In Over Two Decades. The iconic Etta James once said about authentic soul and blues music, “You can’t fake this music. It’s how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them.” Syleena Johnson is one of those undeniable talents whose unfaltering truth shines through every note she sings. $49.50 – $69.50, 85pm
The Well Ray Fit Crawl | Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray, March 9
Join us for three 30-minute classes & lots of sweating in the ‘hood! This event is brought to you by the Del Ray Business Association and features four of the wellness businesses: Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga, Ascend Cycle, Studio Body Logic & Ease Yoga & Cafe. You will enjoy a mix of two high intensity classes and then conclude with a yoga class. All participants will receive a SWAG bag for their participation in this fun event, 1 drink ticket and yummy wings to munch on at the after party at Pork Barrel BBQ. Proceeds of this event go to funding the Well Ray Festival- Del Ray’s Free Outdoor Festival of Health & Wellness on June 22, 2019. $49.99, 1:00pm-5:00pm
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