April 6 - April 12 Staff Picked Events in Washington D.C.



washington dc pancakes and booze

D.C's largest art show featuring 100+ emerging artists, live body paint, free pancake bar, and more!

801 E St NW | 7 pm | Tickets

john mayer live!

601 F St NW | 7 pm | Tickets



New music friday

Looking for something a little different from the typical Friday happy hour? Join Songbyrd in the Music House for NewMusicFriday to celebrate the week's best new music and vinyl releases. We spin the albums for your enjoyment plus happy hour specials, giveaways and more.

2477 18th St | 6:30 pm | Info

Bear happy hour

Bearaoke with KJ-Tre. No cover! First 5 singers get a free drink ticket so bring all your friends as we sing the night away.

2009 8th St NW | 6 pm | Tickets 




The culmination of the three-week National Cherry Blossom Festival yields arguably its most popular event: the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Catch everything from giant helium balloons to elaborate floats to live musical performances. Hunker down in the grandstand, or walk along the parade route – which runs for 10 blocks along Constitution Avenue NW – for free.

Constitution Avenue, from 7th to 17th Streets NW, Washington, DC | 10 am | More Info

sakura matsuri - japanese street festival

The largest one-day Japanese cultural festival in the United States, the Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival is an event for all ages. Enjoy live performances on four stages, food, merchandise and even martial arts demonstrations. The event is held on M Street & New Jersey Avenue SE in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

M Street and New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC | 10:30 am | More Info


Wine lovers, rejoice. DC Wine Fest is back for a second year, this time at Long View Gallery in the Shaw neighborhood. You will have the opportunity to sample some of the best varietals from around the world while also enjoying live music. Wine bottles will also be available for purchase at the event, so if you find one you love, you can take it home with you.

Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW,, Washington, DC | 12 - 10 pm | More Info

bae bae k-pop dance party

Washington DC's favorite K-pop dance party is back by popular demand! Thie April, Bae Bae is throwing a huge party at the Black Cat.

1811 14th St NW | 9:30 pm | Tickets



Anacostia river festival

The Anacostia River Festival celebrates connecting people to parks. Activities include hands-on art projects, kayaking and canoeing, live music and much more. Held in Anacostia Park, this free event encourages residents and tourists alike to explore the communities and parks east of the river – for free.

Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Drive, Washington, DC | 1-5 pm | More Info


APRIL 10th

xiu xiu & br'er 

2477 18th St NW | 7:30 | Tickets

Washington Nationals Baseball game

Nationals Park is located in Southeast Washington, south of the Capitol, along the fast-developing Capitol Riverfront adjacent to the Navy Yard. The new park not only redefines modern sports facility architecture but also serves as the catalyst and cornerstone of a new mixed-use Capitol Riverfront in our nation's capital. WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Nationals Park | 7:05 pm | Tickets


APRIL 11th

a raisin in the sun

The “play that changed American theater forever” (New York Times) finally comes to Arena Stage. Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking masterpiece follows the Younger family yearning for a better life far from the cramped confines of their Chicago tenement. Hope arrives in the form of an unexpected financial windfall, but family ties are strained when they realize they have differing definitions of the American dream—but which dreams get realized and which deferred? A Raisin in the Sun paints the African-American experience in brilliant and powerful strokes, as vibrant and vital today as it was in 1959

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater | 7:30 pm | Tickets


APRIL 12th

Mortified DC: spriiiiing breeeeeak

Mortified stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassing real teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics and locker notes...infront of total strangers.

2009 8th St | 8 pm | Tickets

red hot chili peppers live

601 F St | 6:30 | Tickets


From “Coffee’s for closers” to his role as Jack Donaghy to a certain recurring role on Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin has captured the attention of audiences for over thirty years. The actor will sit down with Arena Stage’s artistic director, Molly Smith, at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium in Foggy Bottom for this in-depth interview that will touch on Baldwin’s private and public life, his rise to stardom and his unflinching dedication to the art of performance. A copy of Baldwin’s new memoir, Nevertheless, is included in the ticket price.

Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC | 10 am | More Info