June's about to bust out with festivals, including the Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk, Jazz ’n Families Fun Days at the Phillips Collection and DanceAfrica’s closing performances at Dance Place.
Memorial Day weekend observances include the annual concert on the Capitol’s West Lawn on Sunday and the Arlington National Cemetery wreath-laying, followed by the Memorial Day parade down Constitution Avenue, on Monday.
Among the outdoor activities this weekend are: Bike to Work Day, with a pit stop event at Georgetown Waterfront Park, on Friday; and a C&O Canal Pride Day at Fifteenmile Creek on Saturday.
This Saturday, May 12, the day before Mother's Day, the 90th Georgetown Garden Tour will feature eight exquisite gardens with varying styles, scale and intriguing histories.
What will you celebrate this Saturday, May 5: the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at the Willard's Bonnets & Bow Ties party or Karl Marx's 200th birthday at the Goethe-Institut?
Filmfest DC comes to an end this weekend, when two annual events will take place in Georgetown: French Market and the House Tour.
Filmfest DC gets rolling Thursday, April 19, screening 80 films from 45 countries through Sunday, April 29. And it’s a big weekend at the Folger, which will bring “The Winter’s Tale” to a close and celebrate the Bard’s birthday Sunday.
Today through Sunday: the Washington Ballet’s “Mixed Masters” program and the second half of the Shift Festival of American Orchestras. Also on Sunday: the Gay Men's Chorus small ensembles at the Barns.
On Saturday, go fly a kite on the grounds of the Washington Monument, then take a full moon/blue moon walk to see the other monuments and memorials — and, with any luck, some cherry blossoms.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival's opening ceremony is Sunday. Also this weekend: more cherry blossom doings, the tail end of the Environmental Film Festival and two cultural spectacles at the Kennedy Center.