In need of something to do this holiday weekend? We've got some ideas for you.
- The Capitals are back in the playoffs. Here's everything you need to know about the celebrations.
- Check out Alexandria's brand new Interim Waterfront Park, complete with an 8-foot-tall interactive art piece
- Don't be caught off guard: Milk Bar has changed the name of its iconic "crack pie," out of respect for those worried about the loaded term
AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Week
Exhibits at the Torpedo Art Factory Center in Alexandria and sketching workshops kick off this week-long event.
Through April 21
1839 7th St. NW
Get in before it's gone! The cherry blossom-themed bar serves its last ramen and bloom-themed cocktails of the season this weekend.
"In Peak Bloom" at ARTECHOUSE
Through May 27
1238 Maryland Ave. SW
The larger-than-life main exhibit allows you to interact with a swirling cherry blossom cloud, while other rooms feature live plants that respond to your touch and augmented reality stories. Adult tickets start at $15.
Capitals' Game 5
Capital One Arena, 601 F St. NW
The Capitals are back home to face the Carolina Hurricanes at Capital One Arena. The series is tied 2-2, so the stakes are high here. Go in-person or watch on NBC4.
Womxn F*ck Shit Up Festival
4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW
This festival is an extension of its Los Angeles counterpart, designed to celebrate queerness and women’s rights. Back for its fourth year, this year’s festival will feature 30 artists, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit This Could Go Boom, a local music label that highlights underrepresented artists. It is open to all ages.
Good Food Festival
12 to 4 p.m.
Glen’s Garden Market Dupont, 2001 S St. NW
Glen’s Garden celebrates its sixth birthday just before Earth Day with a cookout on their patio. There will be craft beer and live music, as well as a live pitch competition and community tasting from the finalists of AccelerateHERdc, who are competing for the AccelerateHERdc incubator package.
ARTLAB: Black Joy Experience
12 to 5 p.m.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Ave SW & 7th Street SW
On Saturday, join ARTLAB+ as they host an interactive community concert on the Hirshhorn’s outdoor plaza to celebrate “the transformative and uplifting power of joy through freedom songs and liberation chants,” as their website says. The event is free and open to all ages.
Practice With Love Pop Up Yoga
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW
With Love DC is bringing back their beloved series of community yoga pop up classes at the U.S. Botanic Gardens this spring. Guests are asked to arrive early with their own mats, as spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. The class is free.
D.C. Beer Fest
12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St. SE
The DC Beer Festival returns on Saturday with dozens of craft breweries and spring seasonal beers from Budweiser Brew House, Bud Light Loft and Budweiser Terrace. There will also be food trucks, live music and games to play. There are two admission sessions: noon to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. General Admission is $45 and VIP Admission is $75.
National Cannabis Festival
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, 2400 E Capitol St. SE
Back for its fourth year, the National Cannabis Festival is set for Saturday to celebrate the legalization of marijuana in D.C. and across the nation. The festival includes a music lineup featuring Ludacris and Action Bronson. The event is ticketed and 21+.
D.C. United Game
Audi Field, 100 Potomac Ave. SW
D.C. United will take on New York City Football Club on Saturday at Audi Field. Tickets start at $28.
1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW
The New York-based Chinese classic dance company Shen Yun brings their work to the Kennedy Center over the weekend. The performance tells the story of five millennia of Chinese culture with the use of original orchestral works and patented scenographic effects. The event is nearly sold out, so get tickets soon.
Easter Brunch and Karaoke
Hard Rock Cafe, 999 E St. NW
District Karaoke is taking over the Hard Rock Cafe on Easter for a boozy holiday brunch and sing-along. Specials include $3 select drafts, $4 house wines and $5 featured cocktails.