Weekend Round Up April 5, 2018

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Lighting the Japanese stone lantern at the Tidal Basin. Photo by Jeff Malet.

Hmm. Get measured for a custom jacket or investigate the Lincoln assassination … why not both? The National Cherry Blossom Festival continues with the official Japanese stone lantern lighting on Sunday. Also this weekend: indie bands at the Anthem, tango dancing at the Embassy of Argentina and the Bubble Guppies at the National Theatre. For more April events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.

Made To Measure Event at Ike Behar
Men’s clothier Ike Behar, 2900 M St. NW, is holding the store’s Spring ’18 Made To Measure event this weekend, Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8, offering a look at the spring collection and a whiskey tasting. Customers can schedule a personal fitting at appointments@ikebehar.com or by calling 202-808-8715. Promotions include a complimentary trouser with a custom jacket order, a shirt and tie with a custom suit order and a free shirt with the purchase of four Made To Measure shirts. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Lincoln Assassination Symposium
Also this weekend, Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. all three days, the Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road in Clinton, Maryland, hosts the 19th annual symposium on Lincoln Assassination Studies. Researchers and authors will share thoughts on how a divided nation dealt with Lincoln’s death, how John Surratt interacted with female agents for the Confederacy, the ongoing stories of Dr. Mudd, the illegalities of the conspiracy trial and a CSI: Washington investigation of how the evidence was handled. In addition, there are offsite bus tours and a dinner program. Advance registration (required) is $185. For details, visit history.pgparks.com or call 301-868-1121.

Brews and Banter: ‘The Winter’s Tale’
A beer-and-light-fare reception featuring craft brews from Bluejacket Brewery is included in this casual evening of behind-the-scenes conversation at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE, with actors from the Folger’s production of “The Winter’s Tale.” The event, on Friday, April 6, starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. For details, visit folger.edu or call 202-544-4600.

Blossom Bash at the Anthem
On Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m., the National Cherry Blossom Festival and iHeartRadio present the inaugural Blossom Bash concert, featuring alternative rock icons Bush and Third Eye Blind and hypnotic indie-pop group lovelytheband, at the Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW. Tickets are $55. For details, visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.

Milonga del Festival
Also on Friday, April 6, at 8 p.m., the Pan American Symphony Orchestra hosts a dance party at the Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, featuring the orchestra’s tango ensemble and bandoneón player Rodolfo Zanetti. Argentine wine is included and non-dancers are welcome. Tickets (advance purchase required) are $35. For details, visit panamsymphony.org or call 240-242-8032.

Howard University Spring Dance Performances
These three dance performances in Ira Aldridge Theater, 2455 6th St. NW, featuring Bowen McCauley Dance — Friday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 7, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. — celebrate Howard University’s 150th anniversary. Tickets are $10 to $25. For details, visit bmdc.org.

Science & Engineering Expo
On Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lockheed Martin presents the fifth USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. At the expo, there will be more than 3,000 hands-on activities exploring space, robotics, genomics, conservation, cryogenics and medicine, plus stage shows and science stars. For details, visit usasciencefestival.org.

Rooftop Farm Tour
The farmers from Cultivate the City at H Street Farms, 910 Bladensburg Road NE, will lead a free half-hour tour of their rooftop farm on Sunday, April 8, at 12:30 p.m. Specializing in organic and pesticide-free hydroponic and vertical farming, they will share techniques for growing food on a roof or balcony or in a backyard or basement, along with the conservation efforts they have implemented. For details, visit eventbrite.com.

Bubble Guppies Live! ‘Ready to Rock’
On Sunday, April 8, at 2 and 6 p.m., the National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, presents “Ready to Rock,” a live show with Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies. With help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil and the whole gang embark on a musical expedition as they search every corner of their bubbly world for a missing band member. Tickets are $79. For details, visit thenationaldc.org or call 800-447-7400.

Soprano Angeli Ferrette
The Aria Club of Greater Washington presents lyric soprano Angeli Ferrette performing songs by Strauss, Haydn, Rossini, Bellini and Delibes at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1514 15th St. NW, on Sunday, April 8, at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow. Tickets are $25 (pay with cash or check at the door).

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting
The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s official Japanese stone lantern lighting ceremony will take place Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. under the cherry blossom trees on the Tidal Basin, Independence Avenue and 17th Street NW. The free ceremony includes remarks by top U.S. officials and Japanese diplomats as well as traditional music. For details, visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.com.

Book Talk: ‘Treating People Well’
Former White House social secretaries Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard will discuss their new book, “Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life,” with Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post on Sunday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Admission is free. For details, visit fords.org or call 202-347-4833.

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