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By Kat Kaderabek
It’s Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day, and Daylight Savings time all in a span of a few weeks. D.C. hasn’t seen this much excitement since – never mind. With lots to do and the year slipping by fast, it’s time to make the most of this March in a positive way, especially as opposed to the state of the world in March of 2020. Here are six events to look forward to during this March:
- Artechouse – The technologically advanced, interactive visual museum is hosting a new exhibit fittingly entitled Renewal. Inspired by the vibrancy of cherry blossom season, Renewal takes guests through the beautiful vegetation of cities on a massive screen that dwarfs any audience. The exhibit opens March 12 and will run through September 6, but offers opening weekend discounts. Tickets can be purchased here for only $20 for students.
- She DC – She DC will be running for the entire month of March. This initiative to celebrate female artists in Washington, D.C. will be located at The Roost and feature a wide variety of women’s artwork for purchase. The Roost is located on Pennsylvania Avenues and is open to the public daily from 8am to 4pm. Run through the program “Shop Made,” locally-produced products are available at three different locations in Dupont Circle, Georgetown, and The Wharf.
- The International Spy Museum – This museum has remained open throughout the majority of the pandemic and is currently one of the only options available to residents and visitors of D.C. Located in L’Enfant Plaza, the museum is open Thursday through Monday, making it the perfect weekend activity for a rainy day. A college student discount is available for $22.95 and can be purchased here. “I spent three hours in the museum,” explained Junior, Kathleen O’Connell. “There’s so much to do in there so you definitely get your money’s worth.”
- Order some Georgetown Cupcakes – When the March Blues hit, Georgetown Cupcakes are there to lend a hand. The month of March will feature their Saint Patrick’s Day Dozen for $38. With rainbows, leprechauns, mint green, and pots of gold, this beautiful set is perfect to celebrate the holiday. Their signature cupcake this March is a chocolate mint cupcake topped with a cute green heart. Available for pickup, delivery, or shipped to you, the cupcake eatery knows that where there is a will, there’s a way. They will get you your cupcakes. They even offer a cherry blossom bundle ($38), perfect for pickup before you relax under the shade of the famed D.C. cherry blossom trees.
- Visit the National Museum for Women in the Arts – After a long closure, the National Museum for Women in the Arts will finally reopen on March 2 and feature an exhibit titled “Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend,” which focuses on textiles and patterns integrated within the black community. More details on pricing and visitation can be found here. A reservation spot is expected to be available on their website as of March 2.
- Blossom Kite Festival – Aside from the beautiful cherry blossoms themselves, the Blossom Kite Festival is set to take place from March 20 through April 10 during the height of cherry blossom season. According to Carnifest.com “Among the participants various competitions are held, include kite battles (Rokkaku), Hot Tricks Showdown and more. During the festival there are workshops where you can build a self-built kite, or buy a prepared kite.” While being socially distant and safe, look out for the beautiful elements in the sky when strolling along the Tidal Basin this cherry blossom season.