Here's how to spend your weekend around the District:
- Here are deals and discounts for March Madness
- You're not gonna throw away your shot. Prep your audition for "Hamilton" in D.C.
- Send some baby vibes to Mei Xiang
- Grab a croissant and enjoy this display of historically important pieces at Tiffany's in CityCenterDC
- Check out Alexandria's brand new Interim Waterfront Park, complete with an 8-foot-tall interactive art piece
Washington Auto Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
The Washington Auto Show is back with a huge lineup of events, activities and guests. Drivers can test out an electric car or watch Jaguar Land Rovers and Jeeps take on obstacle courses. Families can enjoy a pet adoption center or meet costumed characters at the kids' zone.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and free for children under 5. There is a $7 discount for students on Friday and a $4 discount if you show your current student ID throughout the show. Active and veteran military members, metro riders and seniors can also get discounts.
Hold Onto Peak Bloom
You still have a chance to catch the cherry blossoms in peak bloom this weekend.
Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar
Through April 21
1839 7th St. NW
Slurp down ramen and floral-themed drinks. The D.C. hot spot has hosted various other themed bars in the past, featuring Game of Thrones, Royal Wedding and Christmas themes.
"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.
Little Leaf Pop-Up Store
U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW
Popular plant shop Little Leaf is hosting a pop-up store this weekend at the U.S. Botanic Gardens. Until Sunday, passerby can purchase soy candles, printed artwork and, of course, plants.
Also Happening Sunday
New Kitchens on the Block
703 Edgewood St. NE
Top chefs are coming to show off tomorrow's most exciting restaurant dishes, alongside cocktails.
General admission ($75) and VIP tickets ($135) are available for the two sessions, starting at noon and 3 p.m.
"How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for Neighborhood" Author Talk
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Make sure you register in advance for this popular book talk.