March 9th - 15th Staff Picked Events in D.C.

YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS

Yayoi Kusama had a breakthrough in 1965 when she produced Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field. Using mirrors, she transformed the intense repetition of her earlier paintings and works on paper into a perceptual experience. Lose yourself in the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama from February 23th-May 14, 2017. More Info.

THE CHERRY BLOSSOM PUB

The Cherry Blossom Pub is the latest project from Drink Company and owner Derek Brown. Guests can meander through three themed rooms under one roof: a pink-and-white cherry blossom garden filled with waving maneki-neko cats, another dedicated to Super Mario World (complete with plucky theme music and Piranha Plants bursting from pipes), and a sinister King Koopa room in back. When it's time for food, snack on Japanese-inspired dishes such as pork gyoza ($7), seaweed salad ($4), or sticky rice arancini ($6). Larger appetites can tackle mid-sized plates like spaghetti with Sunday gravy ($10) or a caprese grilled cheese ($10).The Cherry Blossom PUB is located at 1841-1843 7th St. NW. It will open March 1 through April 15 from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

March 9th

LUCE UNPLUGGED: THE GALAXY ELECTRIC

Free, monthly local concert series Luce Unplugged brings DC's best acts to perform in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for American Art. The Galaxy Electric, a psychedelic band mixed with bossanova and tribal rhythms, will set a futuristic mood with lo-fi recording techniques and design-infused sound arrangements at this March performance.

800 G St NW | 5:30 PM | More Info

EXPOSED DC 2017 OPENING

Don’t miss this passionate celebration of local photography in the nation’s capital! On exhibit are 43 images that tell the story of living, working, and loving in this city that is so much more than a collection of monuments and government buildings.

AJAX, 1011 4th St NW, Washington DC 20001 | 6PM | Tickets

BRAIN CANDY LIVE

Brain Candy Live has been described as “A cross between TED Talks and the Blue Man Group.” Savage and Stevens can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun and they’re inviting you and your friends and family to join-in and get your minds messy. Adam and Michael’s Brain Candy Live experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein.

513 13th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

 

March 10th

ALI WONG COMEDY SHOW

Ali Wong is an Asian American actress, stand-up comic and writer. She is noted for her performances on television, which include appearances in Are You There, Chelsea?, Inside Amy Schumer, the medical drama Black Box, as well as her stand-up special Baby Cobra.

Warner Theater | 9:30pm | Tickets

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Come out to Landmark's E St Cinema Friday March 10th, 2017 for some Rocky Horror fun.

Landmark Theater - 555 11th Street NW | 10:59pm | Tickets

vent! an interactive happy hour

Come on out to VENT!, where we take your personal struggle and make them public..and funny. It'll be a fun night of sketch and stand up comedy.

1523 22nd St NW | 7 pm | More Info

cineinsomnia: the room

The CinEinsomnia series continues with the worst movie of all time: THE ROOM.

555 11th St NW | 11:59 pm | More Info 

March 11th

SHAMROCK FEST

ShamrockFest is America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day festival in Washington D.C, where thousands shake their shamrocks to Celtic rock bands. It’s pure shenanigans where the beer flows strong and everyone is Irish for the day.

RFK Stadium, 2400 E Capitol St NE | 2 pm | Tickets

STUDIO GHIBLI SERIES: PRINCESS MONONOKE

Based on Japanese folklore, Princess Mononoke is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature by Hayao Miyazaki

2301 M St Nw | 1 pm | Tickets

DC’s 15TH ANNUAL LEPRECHAUN BAR CRAWL 

This is D.C’s chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way. Slip into your greenest hues and join us for good times and golden brews from 2PM to 10PM as Lindy Promotions proudly presents DC’s BIGGEST St. Patrick’s Day Bash!

Various locations | 2pm | More Info / Tickets

ROCK N ROLL MARATHON

Voted the #1 race event in Washington, D.C., the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & ½ Marathon returns for its sixth year! Join the party as runners take to Capitol Hill and race their way past the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and historic landmarks as live bands jam on course to motivate runners from start to finish.

National Mall - between Constitution & Independence | Registration

PRACTICE WITH LOVE POP-UP YOGA

Bring a mat, water bottle and a big open heart for yoga at the US Botanic Garden.

100 Maryland Ave SW | 10:30 am | More Info

 

March 12th

BACH TO THE FUTURE

Prepare for an unforgettable ride into the past, experiencing the timeless beauty of Bach and Mendelssohn's most powerful songs, played on period instruments, while surrounded with the gothic architecture of the National Cathedral.

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW | 7:30 pm | Tickets

46TH ANNUAL ST.PATRICK'S PARADE

Honor the Emerald Isle with a bundle of pageantry at the annual St. Patrick’s Parade, which marches for a mile down Constitution Avenue. The two-hour celebration of Irish culture will feature marching bands, traditional Irish dance and the inevitable swath of green attire. The parade has grown from a small gathering on Massachusetts Avenue to a full-blown party in the heart of Downtown.

Constitution Avenue NW from 7th to 17th Streets | 12pm

ST. BALDRICK'S SHAVING PARTY

Boundary Stone Public House hosts this annual fundraiser to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which battles childhood cancer. Local teams will compete to collect donations before taking a turn in the barber’s chair! Three local breweries will participate: Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau and Port City Brewing. Barber of Hell’s Bottom will be doing the cutting. Get out and support an awesome cause at one of DC’s coolest bars.

Boundary Stone Public House | 3pm | Donate

 

March 13th

GREEN DAY LIVE

601 F St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

JACUZZI BOYS @ Songbyrd

2477 18th St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

 

March 14th

DC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FEST

The DC Environmental Film Festival features more than 180 documentary, feature, animated, archival, experimental and children's films from around the world. The films will be shown at more than 40 venues around Washington, DC, including museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters. Filmmakers and special guests will discuss their work at the festival.

Various Locations | Full Details & Schedule

cherry blossom edition- mixology for beginners

Special Cherry Blossom-inspired cocktails will be featured for this class. /great for a date night or a solo night out. Mix and mingle, nibble on bites, and learn how to shake, strain, and serve a flawless cocktail.

407 H St NE | 7 pm | More Info / Tickets

dc canna club COMEDY class

Designed to help script writing and performance while strengthening your stand-up set!

5916 17th St NW | 1 pm | Tickets

free improv workshop

Is improv as fun as it looks? Yes it is! Washington Improv Theater is dedicated to sharing the ideas and spirit of improv with all of DC. WIT’s free introductory Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.

545 7th St SE | 7 pm | Tickets

 

March 15th

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL (through april 16)

The National Cherry Blossom Festival isn't just a celebration of the blossoms—it's a three-week-long cultural festival held all over the city.

Various Locations | Full Details

REGINA SPEKTOR LIVE

1776 D St NW | 8 PM | Tickets

hippie sabotage with kur, seba yuri

815 V St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

devendra banhart

Live at Sixth & I!

600 I St NW | 8 pm | Tickets