Theatre, music festivals and more

Photo courtesy of Broccoli City Festival.

Have a nice week end!

Hello neighbor,

The portion of Rock Creek Park between P and Calvert streets, northwest, is still closed until early June due to a supervised trail expansion following an archaeological survey of a black cemetery. There is no detour, so avoid the area.

So what should you do?

For your convenience, this newsletter includes emojis to help you during these unprecedented times:

  • The πŸ›‹ indicates that an event is happening in person inside.
  • The 🌲 indicates that an event is happening in person outside.
  • The πŸ’» indicates that an event is happening virtually.
  • And finally, the πŸ†“ indicates that an event is free.

Your last minute weekend plans

  1. It will be wet, but maybe get out? 🌳πŸ₯¦πŸ  To go for a walk DC Passportfirst events of the month: a Flower market (Fri-Sat, $, 🌲, National Cathedral) and the Embassy tour around the world (Saturday, $, 🌲, everywhere). Dance Along 8th Edition DC Funk Parade (Sat, $, 🌲, Shaw/U St.) or at Broccoli City Festival (Friday-Sunday, $109+, 🌲, RFK). To celebrate Eid (Sat, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, National Mall) at the Museum of Asian Arts.
  2. A theater festival. 🎭 Georgetown University is hosting a global theatrical event, β€œThe meeting,which brings together more than 400 visionary artists from more than 40 countries. You might be interested in performance Β»Drowning in Cairo” (Thusday, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Georgetown), β€œResonating bodies: dance party” (Fri, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Georgetown), or β€œThe march: artists engaged in migration and the refugee experience” (Sat, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Georgetown).
  3. Beautiful flower arrangements. πŸ’ As part of the Flower Mart, there is a international flower show (Fri-Sat, $, 🌲, National Cathedral). Or enjoy a special Ikebana 2022 exhibition at arts league (begins on Thursday, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Arlington).
  4. Cinco de Mayo. πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ The Mayor’s Office for Latino Affairs will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Rumba Series (Thusday, πŸ†“, 🌲, U Street), or head to the Library of Congress and watch Selena (Thursday, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, National Mall). encourage some racing chihuahuas (Sat, πŸ†“, 🌲, The Quay).
  5. A hodgepodge of fun. πŸŒ³πŸ¦πŸ’πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Laugh with a dark comedy show (Thursday, $17, πŸ›‹, Langdon). Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month in a forest bathing for AAPI Heritage Month (Sat, πŸ†“, 🌲, Kenilworth) or indulge in a ice cream party (starts Friday, $18, πŸ›‹, various locations). Yes, there is a derby, but have you ever encouraged a turtle race (Saturday, $65, πŸ›‹, Circle Dupont) at an all-you-can-eat party? There is also a freedom concert and rededication Netherlands Carillon (Thursday, πŸ†“, 🌲, Rosslyn). Enjoy a free VIP opening from β€œTransform the physique within” (Thursday, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Columbia Heights) with Spain Arts & Culture. Learn about the 1991 uprisings in Mount Pleasant at this film screening (Thursday, πŸ†“,🌲, Mt. Pleasant).

What’s on our radar: Friday 13

They only happen about twice a year, so how are you going to spend this scary day?

  • Exhibition of vintage police cars. πŸš“ Head to the zoo and see vintage cars up close! Also, there will be a radar gun?! (5/13, free, 🌲, National Zoo).
  • β€œThis Present Moment: Creating a Better World.” πŸ–Ό As part of the reopening of the Renwick Gallery, enjoy a face-to-face exhibition opening night with fabulous food and drink (5/13, free, 🌲, National Zoo).
  • Ghost tour and cemetery. πŸ‘» It is mandatory to mention something a little scary on Friday the 13th – learn haunting tales of old Alexandria (5/13, $15+, 🌲, Alexandria).
  • desert terrariums. 🏜 Take a terrarium class in one of the district’s most picturesque locations, the Reach (5/13, $50, 🌲, Kennedy Center).
  • Hairspray. πŸŽ€ the broadway musical will be performed at the National Theater (5/10-5/15, $, πŸ›‹, National Theater).
  • Georgetown Galleries Spring Art Walk. πŸ–Œ Take a walk in various art galleries as part of a night party (5/13, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Kennedy Center).

Your neighbour,

jade (@clockoutdc)

Jade Womack is an energy economist by day and an event blogger by night. She started her blog, Clockout DC, while moonlighting as a bartender in 2019. She grew up in Arlington and currently lives in Adams Morgan with her dog.

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