Here's the best and brightest for your weekend in and around D.C.: learn about the coffee or whisky you drink; connect with Japanese culture for Cherry Blossom season or participate in the massive March for Our Lives demonstration and so much more.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Northern Virginia Restaurant Week
Through March 26, various locations
Local Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William County restaurants will offer specials and deals all weekend for Northern Virginia Restaurant Week. Among the dozens of participating restaurants are Balkan favorite Ambar —offering unlimited small plates for $35 — and pizza and grill joint Matchbox has $20 lunch specials and $35 three-course dinners.
Tea and Board Games
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Herndon, Virginia
Relax at ArtSpace Herndon with tea and games. You can bring your own or play one of theirs.
Open Mic at Brew Republic Bierworks
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. in Woodbridge, Virginia
Sip beers and enjoy a melange of performances at Brew Republic.
Counter Culture Training Center Opening
Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Adams Morgan
You love coffee. You drink coffee. Maybe you even crave coffee. But do you know it? Counter Culture's new training center aims to teach baristas and the public about brews. The Adam's Morgan training center is opening on Friday and an open house with free espresso is scheduled for Saturday.
One Eight Distilling's "Intro to Spirit Sensory Evaluation"
Saturday at 2 p.m. near Ivy City
Open your five senses and really appreciate your drink. Tickets are $48.70.
Bottle Feed a Baby Goat
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, various times in Lovettsville, Virginia
If goat yoga just isn't enough, head out to Lovettsville to bottle feed and hold baby goats. If you're having a bad day, this will probably fix it. Timed tickets are $10 and tend to sell out.
Free Screenings with the Environmental Film Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, various times and locations
The annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital is closing out this weekend and there's so many movies left to see. You can find a full schedule here and check this Facebook page for free screening codes.
PostSecret: The Show
Saturday, 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre
Remember PostSecret, the website where anyone can mail in a postcard divulging their hidden truth? The blog is coming to life at the Lincoln Theatre. Tickets are $35.
Women, Fashion & Art: A Guided Tour at the National Gallery of Art
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. at the National Gallery of Art
You don't need to be Miranda Priestly to know that a shirt is never just a shirt. Join Rebecca Durgin, who has a Master of Arts in History of Decorative Arts, as she discusses the history of women's fashion. Tickets are $8 and the event is hosted by Washington DC History & Culture.
Dead Meadow, The Strypes, Maluma, Demo Lavato are in town this weekend, and there's also a March for Our Lives benefit concert.
Here's all the upcoming shows in D.C.:
March for Our Lives
March for Our Lives Rally
Saturday, 12 p.m., downtown
Up to half a million people are expected to attend this school safety and anti-gun violence demonstration downtown. Here's everything you need to know.
Stay Amped, A Concert to End Gun Violence
Friday, 6:30 p.m. at Anthem on The Wharf
Fall-Out Boy, G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, Lizzo and other artists are performing at the show, which is affiliated with March for Our Lives. Tickets start at $100, but half-price tickets are available for students with an ID. Anthem is giving out free tickets to students in town for the protest through the organizers.
Rally for DC Lives
Saturday, 9 a.m. at Folger Park in Capitol Hill
Local officials and students will meet up before the larger march to discuss gun violence and how it impacts D.C. The group will then walk to the national protest at 10 a.m.
Cherry Blossom Festival Goes Full-Bloom with Japanese Culture
The indicator tree is in full blossom mode, just in time for some of the festival's best activities.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Penn Quarter
Celebrate Japanese culture with Taiko drumming, music, dance, face painting and crafts at this family-friendly event.
The Studio Ghibli Collection at Landmark Cinemas
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Landmark Theatres in Bethesda and D.C. locations at Penn Quarter and West End.
Three Landmark Theatres are celebrating Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli with morning viewings. This weekend, West End Cinema is showing "The Wind Rises," Bethesda Row hosts "Kiki's Delivery Service" and E Street Cinema screens "Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind." Saturday showings are dubbed in English and Sunday showings are in Japanese with English subtitles.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, various times at the Jefferson Memorial
Saturday and Sunday
Sunday, 9 a.m. at the National Building Museum