32 New Things to do in DC

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This regular blog post will showcase recently added events. This way, you can get a jumpstart on registration before the events sell out.

This week, we added 33 new events to the site.

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Fun Fact

Today in history, Congress enacted the ⏰Standard Time Act of March 19, 1918 which standardized time zones and gave us daylight savings time. Personally, I do not want to “spring forward” or “fall back” and choose to live with the wrong time on my microwave for half the year.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • Meet the Maker, 6-8pm at Shop Made in DC (1330 19th St NW). Sip and shop while putting faces behind your favorite #madeindc products! FREE

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • District Karaoke Semi-Finals, 7-11pm at Policy (1904 14th St NW). Join professional karaokers as they duke it out to become reigning champions. FREE

Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • Arlington Artspace Arts Market Survey Launch Event, 6-8pm at Arlington Arts Center (3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201). Join for presentation and Q&A session about Arlington Artspace, followed by a reception where you can mingle with potential artists neighbors and take the survey on the spot! FREE
  • From Africa to the Americas: Traditional Herbal Remedies of Afro-Descendants, 2-4pm at Organization of American States (200 17th St NW). In celebration of the First Inter-American Week for Persons of African Descent in the Americas, the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States, H.E. Nestor Mendez, is pleased to invite you to the Forum. Reception follows. FREE
  • Forbes Symposium 2018, 5-9pm at the Freer & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art (1050 Independence Ave SW). Reception at 7:30pm in the Freer Loggia and Courtyard. FREE

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • Bloomia’s Field of Tulips, 10am-6pm CityCenterDC (825 10th St NW). Spring into the season with DC’s very own Tulip Festival! The Park at CityCenterDC will be filled with more than 40,000 tulips per day. FREE

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • Bloomia’s Field of Tulips, 10am-6pm CityCenterDC (825 10th St NW). Spring into the season with DC’s very own Tulip Festival! The Park at CityCenterDC will be filled with more than 40,000 tulips per day. FREE

Monday, March 26, 2018

  • The Ethnography of Ratchet – A Talk & Reception with Dr. Nikki Lane, 7-8:30pm at GWU, District House B117 (2121 H St NW). Dr. Lane will discuss her ethonographic research which explores how the use of the word “ratchet” among Black Queer Women raised questions regarding the investments that some Black queers make in the projects of respectability and homonormativity, and how others resist attempts to fold Black queers into normative Black middle-class ideologies.FREE
  • Networking and lecture with author Philip Langdon, 6-9pm at National Press Club (529 14th St NW). Langdon’s presentation examines how places where the best of life is within walking distance ought to be at the core of our urban thinking. FREE

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  • Leadership Matters: Keynote, Ted Talks, Panel + Reception, 4-5:30pm at Kimpton Hotel Palomar (2121 P St NW). Speakers and panelists will make the case for why Washington should stop obsessing about policy and start a new conversation about the importance of bold, diverse, and sustained leadership that leads to real action and better outcomes for our students. FREE

Friday, April 6, 2018

  • Art Walk, 6-8pm at First Friday Dupont (9 Dupont Cir NW). Details about open galleries, embassies, and historic houses to come. FREE
  • POYi-CPOY-WHNPA Reception, 4-7pm at National Press Club (529 14th St NW). POYi, CPOY and the WHNPA (White House News Photographers Association) are hosting a reception and portfolio review in the First Amendment Room
  • Sing with the Blossoms: A Celebration of the Cherry Blossoms, Tonic at Quigley’s (2036 G St NW). Sing your heart out with District Karaoke to celebrate the arrival of spring! Join District Karaoke for some harmonious fun singing your favorite tunes. Prizes for best karaoke, plus great food and drink specials!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

  • Petworth Bandstand, 1-5pm at Petworth Citizen (829 Upshur St NW). The biggest Bandstand yet! Four local bands playing for four hours. Cash donations and 10% of food & drink will be donated to a local charity. FREE

Monday, April 9, 2018

  • NSO In Your Neighborhood Chamber Music, 7-8pm at Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St SE). National Symphony Orchestra musicians perform chamber music, presented as part of #SHIFTmusic, a week celebrating the vitality, identity, and extraordinary artistry of orchestras and chamber orchestras. FREE

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  • NSO Full Orchestra Pop-Up Concert, 1-2pm at Union Station (50 Massachusetts Ave NE). Led by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, the entire National Symphony Orchestra performs a free lunch-time “Pop-Up” concert in the Main Hall of D.C.’s iconic Union Station. FREE

Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • Hip-Hop Orchestra, 6-7pm at Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage (2700 F St NW). A combined force of The Hip-Hop Orchestra at UMD, Box Era,20NVR, and artists from all over the DMV, The HHO is bringing you classic medleys AND landmark originals. FREE
  • Artolution’s DC Opening, 5;30-8pm at Fathom Creative, Inc. (1333 14th St NW). Please join us at a reception to welcome Artolution Co-founders, Max Frieder and Joel Bergner, to DC. FREE

  • Dogs of Desire & Theo Blackmann, 7:30-8:30pm at Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW). Albany Symphony’s own new music ensemble Dogs of Desire performs new works by America’s best young composers, exploring all that is wild and wonderful in American pop culture. FREE, reservations required.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • 2018 March for Science, 8am-5pm at National Mall and Memorial Parks (900 Ohio Dr SW). We march for many reasons, but unite to defend science—because science belongs to us all.

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, 10am-12pm near Federal Triangle Metro Station (10th & Constitution Ave NW). Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route. FREE
  • Pop-Up Concert with Time for Three, 5-6pm at the LINE Hotel (1770 Euclid St NW). The high-energy string trio and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra resident ensemble performs in a pop-up concert at Adams-Morgan’s new LINE Hotel. FREE

Monday, April 16, 2018

  • Karaoke Battle, 7-11pm at Penn Social (801 E St NW). Baltimore Karaoke and District Karaoke duke it out all the performances on the road to crowning a winner. FREE

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Another Dimension: Closing Reception, 5-7pm at DC Arts Center (2438 18th St NW). Another Dimension is an invitational exhibition for which we the curators have asked artists in the District-Maryland-Virginia area to create “nano” artwork in the style of the work the artist typically makes. The largest dimension of work when ready for display cannot be more than 6 inches. FREE

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

  • Aggies on the Hill Closing Reception, 5-7pm at U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, HVC-201 (First St NE). This is a biennial event held in our nation’s capital and hosted by The Association of Former Students that promotes awareness and encourages federal support for Texas A&M University and higher education. FREE

Saturday, April 28, 2018

  • ⭐​Art in the Alley, 6-10pm in the alley behind the 1200 block of Florida Ave NE (1153 Montello Ave NE)​. ​An alley art festival. We put art in the alley. And music. And more.​ FREE
  • DC Potter Crawl 2018, 2-10pm near Dupont Circle. $15 advance, $40 day of

Monday, April 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

  • Samasama Art Show & Gathering Opening Reception, 6-9pm at Shopkeepers (1231 Florida Ave NW). Join us for an evening of art and atmosphere at Shopkeepers. Featuring live screen printing by Soul & Ink and Les Talusan a.k.a. The Pinstriped Rebel curating an all-vinyl set of music by Asian American and Pacific Islander artists. Suggested $5-20 donation

Tuesday, May 26, 2018

  • Bae Bae K-Pop Dance Party, 10pm-2am at U Street Music Hall (1115 U Street NW). DC’s favorite k-pop dance party is back this Memorial Day weekend! More details to come about tickets, prizes, and, of course, a dance contest.

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