Washington, D.C.

D.C. Comedy Festival
Running by April 13, snicker it up on the sixth annual D.C. Comedy Festival with a myriad of occasions hosted every day across the District, together with Dupont Underground for the competition finale.

Taylor Swift-themed dance social gathering
Get your friendship bracelets prepared! Every week earlier than the discharge of Taylor Swift’s eleventh studio album, Eastern Market is internet hosting “Blossoms & Starlight,” a Swift-themed dance social gathering. The all-ages occasion on Friday, April 12, will embody a dwell DJ with tickets promoting for $35 for adults or $20 for these beneath the age of 18.

Rat Gallery Spring Show
The community-supported artwork gallery, referred to as Rat Gallery, is opening a new spring art exhibition. With artists Rob Deatherage, Indigo Cristol and Patrick McMahon featured, the Saturday, April 13 occasion will characteristic quite a lot of mediums, together with drawings, work and ceramics.

Sakura Matsuri
D.C.’s annual Japanese road competition Sakura Matsuri returns this weekend on April 13 and 14. Expect a various vary of cultural exhibitors and artisans, in addition to Japanese items, meals and extra. Tickets begin at $15 for a one-day ticket and $25 for a two-day ticket.

D.C. Emancipation Day
At Freedom Plaza, have a good time the top of slavery within the District with a day-long occasion that features a parade, live performance and fireworks. Mark your calendar for Emancipation Day on Sunday, April 14.

Maryland

WoCo Fest
On Friday, April 12, get your groove on with an unlimited array of gifted D.C.-based musicians for the opening day of WoCo Fest. The tickets for the occasion at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, begin at $20 per individual with a $10 low cost for college students. Tickets to the livestream price $5.

Mount Rainier Garden Crawl
Celebrate Earth Day with a garden crawl at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Maryland, on Saturday, April 13. Expect nature-based workshops, hands-on inexperienced actions, giveaways and important gardening ideas.

Sound & Sense: a Poetry Reading
The People’s Book retailer in Takoma Park, Maryland, is internet hosting a night of poetry from native writers who’ve workshopped and skim collectively within the neighborhood. This in-person occasion on Sunday, April 14, is free, however capped at 50 patrons most.

Virginia

Friends & Threads Clothing Swap
Visit any of the three George Mason University campuses on Thursday, April 11, to shop donated new and gently used clothes and accessories. The occasion is free and open to the general public.

Pink Beats
Don’t let cherry blossom season finish early. Head to Crystal City’s Water Park for an unforgettable lineup of musical guests from the DMV. The free occasion on Saturday, April 13, additionally contains specials from Water Park meals distributors and giveaways.

Washington’s Impressionist Art
Profs & Pints is heading to Sterling, Virginia’s Crooked Run Fermentation craft brewery for his or her subsequent lecture. This time, the main focus is on understanding French impressionism on display throughout the District. Tickets for the occasion on Sunday, April 14, price roughly $15.

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