For Your Weekend: International Women's Day

Here are some great ways to spend your weekend as spring finally approaches. 

All Weekend

Cherry Blossom and Publin Pop-Up Bars
February 28 through April 21
1839 7th St. NW Washington, D.C.

The D.C. hot spot has hosted various other themed bars in the past, featuring Game of Thrones, Royal Wedding and Christmas themes.

Now, the two storefronts are celebrating cherry blossom season and St. Patrick's Day. The Cherry Blossom Bar is covered in nearly 90,000 individual flowers cascading from the ceiling and canopying around the bar while Public boasts its own floral arrangement.

Head over for ramen and crafted on-theme cocktails.

Kitten Lounge
March 1 through June 30
3109 M St. NW Washington, D.C.

Love the idea of having a pet kitten but hate the idea of the responsibility? The new Kitten Lounge pop-up is a dream come true for you. The Crumbs & Whiskers and Homeward Trails Animal Rescue collaboration comes in time for Kitty Season, which they say is the time when shelters are overflowing with kittens.

The pop-up allows for visitors to buy an experience. It's 15 minutes for $15, 30 minutes for $20 or 75 minutes for $35. There is food and drink service available while you play with the kittens. Fall in love with one? Kitten Lounge encourages you to adopt it.

WoCo Festival
March 8-9, various times
The Blind Whino (700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, D.C.)

The WoCo Festival's lineup features a slew of talented women playing classical, orchestral and brass band music. You can buy weekend passes, day passes or tickets to the headliner concerts.


International Women's Day

You can celebrate Women's History Month during all of March, but Friday is also International Women's Day. This year's theme is #BalanceisBetter and organizers encourage you to take a special selfie to celebrate.

You can also check out some of these events:

NSO DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents - A Celebration of International Women's Day
March 8, pre-show starts at 8 p.m.
The Kennedy Center

Sarah Silverman hosts a symphony experience that's slated to push the boundaries of the traditional symphony.

Pre-show activities include a beer tasting by Port City, a photo booth and a free pre-show at the Millenium Stage. Afterward, there will be karaoke at the Millenium Stage. Tickets start at $25.

National Museum of Women in the Arts Celebration
March 8, museum open until 8 p.m.
1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

The museum is extending its hours in honor of International Women's Day. Enjoy hourly gallery talks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. peruse exhibits. Tickets cost $10. 

A Fine Line... Food, Film & Female Heroes in D.C.
March 8, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Ana G. Mendez University
514 V. ST NE Washington, D.C.

Enjoy food by some of D.C.'s best female chefs, a documentary screening and discussion. Tickets are $45 and include a food reception.


Ireland on the Wharf
March 9, 1 p.m. to 6 p..m
The Wharf

Bagpipes, live music, dance performances allow the whole family to enjoy an early St. Patrick's Day and anyone over the age of 21 can a beer garden.

Tea Class, Tasting & Tour
March 10, 3 p.m.
The Mansion on O Street (2020 O St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Sample five teas while learning the about their histories, origins and healing properties. Tickets for $54 per person and allow for exploration of the Mansion on O Street's eclectic collections.

Free Pick
The Washington Ballet's Rising Stars Performance
March 9, 7 p.m.
THEARC Theater (1901 Mississippi Ave, SW D.C.)

Seating is first come, first served for this free showcase of rising dance stars.

Don't forget to set back your clocks!


March 10, 8 p.m.
The Kennedy Center

Jazmine Sullivan, Mumu Fresh star in this show hosted by Angie Ang.

Free Pick
Film and Discussion: "What Happened 2 Chocolate City?"
March 10, 2 p.m.
Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum (1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, D.C.)

Catch the acclaimed documentary and listen in on a discussion with filmmaker Mignotae Kebede. Seating is first come, first served.

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