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For Your Sunday: Auto Show, Cherry Blossom Fun

Here's how to spend your weekend around the District:

All Weekend

Washington Auto Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
April 5-14

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.

Here's everything you need to know about the Cherry Blossom Festival and how to spend a whole day in blooms.

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
April 4-7
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
Two sessions
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.

Free Pick
"How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for Neighborhood" Author Talk
2 p.m.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Make sure you register in advance for this popular book talk.

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