In DC This Weekend


With the weather finally getting warmer (though there’s been some unfortunate rain), it’s a great time to start getting outside again and soaking up that vitamin D. And while the monuments may have been a go-to for fall semester, now’s the time to start getting out beyond the National Mall. After all, Abraham Lincoln’s face can get pretty old after a while.

Blossom Kite Festival – Saturday, Mar. 28

The Cherry Blossom Festival is a much-loved seasonal event for DC, celebrating the gift of over 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Tokyo’s Mayor Yukio Ozaki, and the friendship between Japan and the United States. The festival goes on for almost an entire month between the end of March and the middle of April, and Kite Day is a great place to kick it off!

Before heading over to the Washington Monument, check out the event’s information page here.

DC Environmental Film Festival – Mar. 17-29

This one is ending soon, so make sure to check out the final events this weekend. This could also be a fun weekend trip to take if you’re interested in connecting the larger environmental issues with AU’s decision to not divest.

While the screenings take place all across DC, you don’t have to travel far to experience the festival. On Saturday, there are going to be three screenings on AU’s campus! Check out the full schedule here.

Spoken Word Poetry – Saturday, Mar. 28

Love poetry? Love social justice? Love free events? Split This Rock (a DC youth slam poetry group) is hosting an event at 3pm on Saturday at the National Postal Museum. Read more on the event here.

Leading Ladies of Hollywood’s Golden Age – Feb. 6-Apr. 16

If you’re into movies, ladies doing cool things, taking a film class, or just want to get out into the city, this will be something you’ll want to check out. The events will focus on women’s influence on early- to mid-twentieth century films and the industry as a whole. Events range from $8-$13.

Check out the full schedule and buy tickets here.


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