Festivals, parties, markets and more

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A weekend of festivals

Hello neighbor,

Lots to do this weekend!!!

So what should you do?

For your convenience, this newsletter includes emojis to help you during these unprecedented times:

  • The 🛋 indicates that an event is happening in person inside.
  • The 🌲 indicates that an event is happening in person outside.
  • The 💻 indicates that an event is happening virtually.
  • And finally, the 🆓 indicates that an event is free.

Your last minute weekend plans

  1. Spirit of Washington. ⚽️ Watch the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League Defending Champions begins its 10th season in a match against OL Reign (Sun, $25+, 🌲, The Wharf).
  2. Have fun at Georgetown + Glover Park. 🍫🛶🥐 After going through the Georgetown French Marketgo to the French Embassy and let yourself be tempted by Chocolates or take a ride on the recently restored river boats on the C&O channel. Also stop at the inauguration and inauguration ceremony of Bitty & Beautiful Cafe (Sat, free, 🛋, Georgetown)a café that hires people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  3. Festivals and celebrations for all. 🇮🇳🍷🖼🛍🎞 Enter agolgappa eating contest at big indian Food and Fashion Festival (Sat, free, 🌲, Western Friendship). While there, sample various food stalls representing India’s regional culinary diversity and stroll through a shopping bazaar. Try Jamaican cuisine, support local creatives and dance to live music at the National Gallery of Art’s Festival of Afro-Atlantic Stories (Saturday, free, 🛋, National Mall). Enjoy all-you-can-eat meals and pizzas at Doubles & Sonny’s Natural Wine Evening (Friday, $95, 🛋, park view). Discover a variety of works in all media at 3rd Annual Chevy Chase Festival of Fine Arts (Sat-Sun, free, 🛋, Chevy Chase). Play with hues at Holi DC color festival (Sun, $10, 🌲, Centerville). A variety of stores at National Landing offer one-day discounts as part of a local love day party. DC the biggest dance festivalProject Glow, takes place this weekend (Sat-Sun, $, 🌲, RFK Stadium). Watch movies as part of Bethesda Film Festival (Fri-Sat, $, 🛋, Bethesda) or Filmfest DC (until Sun, $, 🛋, Silver Spring).
  4. mothers day fun. 💐 She Loves Me will host a day of free flowers with any purchase (Sun, $, 🛋, Eckington) and a photo shoot. Capitol Cider House is hosting a craft market (Sun, free, 🌲, Georgia Ave.). The Friends of the National Arboretum organize their Garden fair and sale of plants (Sat, $, 🌲, National Arboretum) including annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. Calling all dog moms—Rosslyn is hosting a mini spa day for dogs (Game, free, 🌲, Rosslyn) with colognes, wipes and themed gifts.
  5. A bit out of the box. 🧩 Enjoy a mix of trivia, comedy and karaoke in this one-of-a-kind event (Saturday, $15, 🛋, Arlington). Try it Escape game (Fri, $35+, 🛋, Downtown), who opens its new downtown location this weekend. Drink in 11 years of ‘brew-tality’ with DC Brau’s birthday party – and apparently there will be live wrestling (Saturday, $35+, 🛋, Woodridge)?

What’s on our radar: Outdoor fitness classes

With perfect spring weather, it’s the perfect time to sweat without the humidity.

  • GLDN + Tri-Fit. Skip happy hour and instead join an outdoor Pilates or yoga class on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Farragut Square, starting May 4. Classes are free, but prior registration is required.
  • Eaton Wellness at Franklin Park. Start your week off right with yoga on Monday, or spend your lunch hour meditating or enjoy the weekend with Qigong on Friday morning. More information can be found here.
  • Rosslyn refresh. Rosslyn is offering a month-long series of full-body HIIT bootcamp classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. starting May 2. The series of eight courses costs $35.
  • Capitol Riverfront Spring Fitness Series. Join morning yogalates, kickboxing and bootcamp classes led by instructors from VIDA Fitness, 9Round and F45 Training at Canal Park and Yards Park starting May 1. More information can be found here.
  • Spring in your step. Ballston BID is offering free fitness classes for the month of April. You still have time to join a bodypump class on thursday.

Your neighbour,

jade (@clockoutdc)

Jade Womack is an energy economist by day and an event blogger by night. She started her blog, Clockout DC, while moonlighting as a bartender in 2019. She grew up in Arlington and currently lives in Adams Morgan with her dog.

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