March 16th - 22nd Staff Picked Events

March 16th

Pink Tie Party

This springtime affair in Washington signifies the beginning of blossom season. The Pink Tie Party raises funds for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and the elaborate cocktail party brings on the fun with lots of features: spring-inspired cuisine, a silent auction, live music, dancing and other distinctive entertainment.

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center | 7pm - 11pm | Tickets

Nat Geo Nights: Earth Explorers

In honor of its Earth Explorers exhibit, the National Geographic Museum hosts this special edition of its Nat Geo Nights series. Innovators and explorers highlighted in the exhibit, including Kenny Broad, Chris A. Johns and Erika Bergman, will be on-hand to explain how new species are discovered, animal behavior is studied and how technology and innovation are helping with these efforts. The program starts at 6:30 p.m., with an hour-long happy hour beforehand.

National Geographic Museum | 5:30pm | Tickets

Tennis Listening Party

Join Songbyrd and Vinyl Me, Please for a night of music, meeting other vinyl lovers and drinks. Featuring Tennis’ Yours Conditionally.

2477 18tth St NW | 7 pm | More Info

Saint Patrick’s Day Event

Enjoy a private distillery tour and sample spirits and food!

1414 U St NW | 6 pm | More Info


March 17th - hAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Advertising War: Opening Day

At the outset of America’s involvement in World War I, art and illustration were the primary modes of mass communication. This exhibit at the National Museum of American History showcases works that were used to inspire patriotism, enrollment in military forces, rationing and charity work. Visitors will be able to view what the America of the time looked like, from the new roles of women to new technologies.

National Museum of American History | 10am - 5:30pm | More Info

Art Between Us: An All Women’s Open Mic

“Art Between Us” is the DMV’s quarterly all-womens event for an all-women audience. In an effort to create safe spaces for ladies from marginalized arts communities, “Art Between Us” aims to encourage creativity, develop sisterhood within the arts, and build a support network for women and girls of all backgrounds to connect with each other over artistic expression and celebrate our diverse voices and experiences in a space that's just for women.

1658 Columbia Rd NW | 6 pm | More Info

St. Patrick Swayze’s Day: Roadhouse

Leave your green suspenders and four-leaf clovers at home this St. Patrick's Day, and let Saint Patrick Swayze chase your snakes away at Suns!

3107 Mount Pleasant St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

Back to the 90’s: St Patty’s Day

Tributes to No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus and more.

1353 H St NE| 8 pm | Tickets

jack rose's extended happy hour

Jack Rose Saloon is offering an extended happy hour on its rooftop terrace with $5 pints, $7 Irish Whiskeys, and $8 punches until 9PM! 




Capitol Riverfront's Yards Park will be shrouded in green for the Clover Beer Fest. Expect Irish beers and ciders to go along with tasty brats and blaring bagpipes. Tastings of more than 100 beers will be offered and many DC food vendors will be on-site. Your general admission ticket gets you unlimited full pours of green bar, an entry into Boozy Bingo and much more.

Yards Park | 1pm - 9pm | Tickets


Featuring music by Terence Blanchard, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz composer, Champion dives into the life of Emile Griffith, a closeted gay welterweight boxer who knocked out a homophobic rival in the early 1960s. However, his win led to unexpected tragedy, and now, Emile finds himself reflecting on a life filled with guilt and denial. Told through flashback, Champion uses a stunning mix of musical styles to convey Emile in his quest to find his true self.

John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts | Tickets

Flavors of Syria: Syrian Food & Culture Tribute

As a part of the Revolution Unites Us weekend, come for a tribute to Syria’s art, music, culture, fashion, and culture of resistance.

5 Thomas Circle NW | 10 am | More Info


On Tuesday, March 18, 1924 Gitane, a secret nightclub, opened its doors in Montparnasse, Paris. Gitane's patrons were a mix of aristocrats, politicians, bohemians, bourgeois, socialites, louts, artists, social outcasts, locals and foreigners who came to escape, to enter a safe space where, for one night, they could be whoever they wished, to dress however they liked, to listen to jazz and dance with total strangers, to fall in love, drink absinthe, feel sensual, and, most of all, to be daring and playful without being judged.  On Saturday, March 18 we invite you to experience our reimagination of Gitane. More Info




Taste of DC gets in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with this food truck event at the Capitol Riverfront's Yards Park. Green Eggs & Kegs will highlight the tremendous food truck scene of the Mid-Atlantic. Each vendor will have an Irish breakfast theme and a signature item priced at $3 or under. Go the Bottomless Drink ticket route, and you will receive unlimited pours of green beer and mimosas.

Yards Park | 11am - 4pm | Tickets


This photography series coincides with the aforementioned Champion production at the Kennedy Center. Jeff Sheng’s photos of more than 200 LGBTQ student athletes in the United States and Canada have drawn great acclaim, and many of the images have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and Newsweek.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | 10am - Closing | More Info

Songbyrd Karaoke: Chaka Khan’s I;m Every Birthday Edition

This month's Songbyrd karaoke will be on the MAINSTAGE of Songbyrd, where you can sing along with our usual curated, locally sourced, organic, grass-fed, artisanal tracks from, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, Beat Happening, Belle & Sebastian, Built to Spill, car seat headrest, the Drums, Elliott Smith, Gang Of Four, Guided By Voices, Husker Du, Japandroids, Johnny Thunders, Ladytron, Le Tigre, Liz Phair, and MORE.

2477 18th St NW | 8 pm | More Info

TENNIS - Live concert

Tennis is an American indie pop-band, hailing from Denver, Colorado. The Duo formed in 2010, releasing their first hit album, Cape Dory. Since their first album, Tennis became one of the most allluring and blogged about bands in the new decade. Check them out at 9:30 Club on 8th and V! 

9:30 Club - 815 V St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

yoga in the loft

60 minute yoga session with Samantha A, live music from DJ Gandhi, and complenemtary mimosa from Dacha Beer Garden.

1622 7th St NW | 11 am | More Info



spring equinox yoga class

Welcome the Spring, rejuvenate your mind, body & soul by cleansing yourself of the hibernating winter habits.  This festive class will be a fusion of the Bikram method and sun salutations. Light refreshments to follow! 

1510 Okie St NE | 4 pm | More Info

free weekly bar bingo

Jiin Kingfisher DC every Monday night for a fun night of bingo and booze.

1414 14th St NW | 8 pm | More info




Sam France and Jonathan Rado make up the Los Angeles duo known as Foxygen. Equal parts psychedelic love children and abrasive rockers, Foxygen exploded into the indie rockosphere with 2013’s We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, which featured the imminently catchy “San Francisco,” a song that sounds beamed in from 1967. Then came the double album ...And Star Power, an 82-minute exploration of every style and sound that Foxygen could put to tape. 9:30 Club hosts this kaleidoscopic group for a Wednesday night show.

9:30 Club | 7pm | Tickets