10 Things To Do After Spring Break

The Cherry Blossom Festival in DC is the largest tourist attraction. Courtesy of visitmontgomery.com

By Noelia Veras

  • The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting “The REDress Project,” an outdoor installation of empty red dresses commemorating the lives of indigenous women. The installation is meant to start a conversation about the violence and racially charged crimes against indigenous women. Admission is free to the museum and the installation.
  • Guided Garden Tours are beginning March 22 at the Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, the national historic landmark commemorating architecture and history in D.C. The tours for members are free, and $10 for non-members. The tours will feature personal stories from experienced tour guides about how the garden has been taken care of and cultivated for over 200 years.
  • The John F. Kennedy Center will be hosting a Tribute to Jóhann Jóhannsson on March 22. Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein will perform the music of Stranger Things with the Spektral Quartet to honor the late composer who passed suddenly.
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon dedicated to improving the information on Wikipedia about women, on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is a part of a larger movement to improve the information on Wikipedia about women. There is no experience necessary to participate in this event. All you have to do is bring a laptop. Reservations are required.
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts is hosting the Environmental Film Festival on March 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is showcasing Beatrix Farrand’s film, “American Landscapes.” The film is about America’s first female landscape architect, Lynden Miller who will also speak after the screening of the film.
  • Washington D.C.’s iconic Cherry Blossom season is upon us and the official National Cherry Blossom Opening Ceremony is happening March 23 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. This is event will cost 3 dollars and is hosted by the Warner Theatre. Japanese singers and ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary routines.
  • On March 23 the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium Festival Grounds will be hosting the Shamrockfest. The Shamrock Fest is America’s largest Saint Patrick’s day festival. The highlight performers are The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Mahones and Andrew W.K. There are general admission and VIP tickets available on their website selling for $24.99 and up.
  • On March 26, starting at 7:30 p.m., the D.C. Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant on Connecticut Avenue, is launching the first part of a comedy series called Worst Case Scenario. This first night will be covering the worst job experiences of people. Admission is $20.
  • The National Portrait Gallery is hosting an Open Studio Friday, the week after spring break, until April 26. Anyone with various skills can come in and utilize materials to create. The open studio is held in the education room of the museum from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Washington Nationals will be playing their rivals, the New York Mets on March 28. Tickets are being sold for $11 and up. D.C. locals find this game to be exciting and important because it is the opening game of the official baseball season.

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