Don’t forget: Sunday is Mother’s Day, with flower-forward workshops at Milk Bar, the Lemon Collective and the Farm at 55 M Street.
This weekend’s performances include Bach oratorios, a Charlie Parker tribute and a contemporary dance piece at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Georgetown French Market will bring Paris to Book Hill (free coffee from the Economist’s “Grounds for Change” cart) and the Smithsonian Craft Show will display works in all media at the Building Museum.
Along with Easter programming, this weekend offers jazz, dance, a murder mystery, tulip planting and, on Saturday, the Anacostia River Festival.
This weekend: the Emancipation Day parade, concert and fireworks at Freedom Plaza and a William Shakespeare birthday bash at the Folger.
“Petalpalooza” puts a cherry on top with Saturday-night fireworks on the Southwest waterfront. Also that night, the American University Museum opens its spring exhibitions.
During the first big weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival: the Pink Tie Party, a Georgetown cupcake tour and art and music inspired by “The Tale of Genji.”
Along with celebrating St. Patrick — and all things Irish — you can sketch orchids, tour Heurich House with the kids and wander the Travel & Adventure Show.
Prepare to be smitten, as Charles II was, by Nell Gwynn at the Folger. The show, with Alison Luff playing Nell, closes this weekend.
This weekend's options include a Whiskey Walk and a Jazz Service. Ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Alexandria’s parade is this Saturday and an Irish tenor will sing at the Perry Belmont House on Sunday.