Here's the best and brightest for your weekend in and around D.C.: The Renwick has reopened with a mezmerizing exhibit, it might be nice enough to hang out on roofs, Awesome Con has begun and more.
Experience New Art, Installations
No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man at The Renwick
Through January 2019, downtown
A slice of the fantastical and larger-than-life arts festival Burning Man has taken over the Renwick Gallery and even spilled out onto the surrounding streets. Expect a lot of buzz and selfie-takers, but between the virtual reality experience, the epic Grand Salon makeover and the larger-than-life displays, it'll be worth the inevitable lines and crowds.
Check out our first look here:
Out of the Desert, Into DC: Renwick Opens Burning Man Exhibit
Our Creative City: Faces and Spaces
Meet the artist and reception Saturday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibit open through April at The Line Hotel
Local artist Nancy Bratton's photographs are on display in the community center below The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan. Bratton will host a reception with jazz on Saturday, but you can see the exhibit Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Afterward, you can head upstairs to check out the The Line Hotel, which offers restaurants and a bar. We have a preview here:
First Look: New Adams Morgan Hotel Aims to Channel a Truly Local DC Vibe
National Museum of Women in the Arts Community Free Day
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. near Gallery Place
The first Sunday of every month, you can visit this museum for free. Exhibit "Women House" explores domesticity while an exhibit on Hung Liu's work connects you with China's past.
Cars at the Capitol: Ferris Bueller's Ferrari
Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 a.m.
This might be worth playing hooky for. The famed Ferrari from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" will be on display on the National Mall in the Cars at the Capitol series. Check out the cars and more about the series here:
Ferris Bueller's Ferrari, Other Famous Cars Going on Display on National Mall
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Washington Convention Center
D.C.'s famed comic book convention has landed! Covering four floors at the Convention Center, you'll find more celebrities, food, comics, art and cosplayers than you could possibly absorb. Whether you're a tabletop gaming aficionado, Star Wars mega-fan, Pocket Mortys addict or want to see what Netflix and the CIA are up to, there's something for any fandom. Three day passes start at $80, but one-day tickets are available.
2018 Ujamaa Book Festival
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, Alexandria
Harambee Books & Artworks hosts more than 40 authors at this book festival which puts the spotlight on African-American literature. Huge highlight: You can catch Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who wrote "Americanah" and other acclaimed books, one month before she's interviewed by Hillary Clinton. It's free and open to the public.
Cherry Blossom Festival Continues
Blossom Kite Festival
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Washington Monument on the National Mall
Bring your own, make or buy a kite to fly with dozens of others in one of the key Cherry Blossom Festival events.
Cherry Blossom Festival 2018: Your Essential Guide to Blooms, Parades and More
Petal Paddle at The Wharf
April 1 to 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Wharf Boathouse
Get active while appreciating the blossoms at The Wharf. Single kayaks are $35 and double kayaks are $70.
Toast to Good Weather
Rock and Roll Hotel's first Rooftop DJ Sesssions
Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Atlas District
This free dance party features DJs, happy hour until 9 p.m. and a rooftop (if you're over the age of 21).
Spring Wine Fling
Through April 1, various locations
Pick one of two dozen restaurants offering a special wine deal: flights of three wines for $15 and five wines for $25. This weekend is your last chance to try the deal.
Wings & Whisky
Saturday, 3 p.m. at The Park at Fourteenth downtown
The Final Four games will be playing, but the headline is two hours of free wings and whiskey from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. You just need to RSVP in advance. There's not a better deal this side of the Atlantic. Or Pacific.
Celebrate Passover and Easter
Enjoy a chef-prepared Passover meal
Various times and locations
Reserve a table at Equinox (near Farragut Square) for a $55 per-person Passover Seder on Friday, or check out Centrolina, BLT Steak, Summer House Santa Monica, Mon Ami Gabi, Dino's Grotto, Joe's Seafood Primesteak & Stone Crab or Kapnos Kouzina.
11th Annual PEEPshow
Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. at Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, Maryland
Sculptures, dioramas and more art inspired by the sweetest Easter candy will be on display in Westminster. Proceeds benefit the Carroll Arts Center.
Braehead Farm Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, 10 a.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fredericksburg, Virginia
Meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs at this kid-centered event.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Sunday, 8 p.m. live on NBC
John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper teamed up with NBC to bring the legendary musical to TV screens across America.