Opening of flower markets, ice cream and art exhibitions

Have a nice week end!

Hello neighbor,

Enjoy the highs of the 70s and 80s this weekend!

So what should you do?

For your convenience, this newsletter includes emojis to help you during these unprecedented times:

  • The πŸ›‹ indicates that an event is happening in person inside.
  • The 🌲 indicates that an event is happening in person outside.
  • The πŸ’» indicates that an event is happening virtually.
  • And finally, the πŸ†“ indicates that an event is free.

Your last minute weekend plans

  1. Go outside. 🌷 Look for eggs while munching on fresh donuts in a Spring celebration and spring rolls (sat, πŸ†“, 🌲Walter Reed). Stroll through the beautiful Hillwood Gardens to earth day (Fri, $, 🌲Van Ness) and enjoy a gift of native plants. help plant trees (Fri, πŸ†“, 🌲Michigan Park). Make a bouquet for one flower market (sat, $, 🌲, Rosslyn) or shop at one of DC’s biggest pop-up markets (Sat, πŸ†“, 🌲, Dupont). Take some ice at the line (Thursday, 🌲, Adams Morgan). Admire some of the most beautiful gardens and houses as part of Historic Garden Week (starts Saturday, $20, 🌲, various).
  2. National Cannabis Festival. πŸ₯¦ Celebrate 420 and the culture of the cannabis community at National Cannabis Festival (sat, $, 🌲RFK). Maybe attend a competition Sunday at Echostage?
  3. Filmfest DC. 🎞 The long-running international film festival is back in person this year featuring 65 films from over 35 countries. There’s a gender for everyone (Starts Thursday, $, πŸ›‹β€” reception is $40 for opening night, Silver Spring).
  4. Openings of art exhibitions. πŸ–Ό There are a few opening receptions this weekend, including β€œSOLO 2022” (Sat, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Arlington), β€œWe burn their flags” (Fri, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Downtown)and β€œGrow a life” (sat, πŸ†“, πŸ›‹, Georgetown). Also, don’t sleep on the course Smithsonian Craft Show.
  5. Celebrate the 2000s. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ€ Say goodbye to Take Me Out: 2000s Indie Dance Party (Fri, $15+, πŸ›‹, 14th St). If you’re looking for more 2000s pop, consider Nudge 2000s Highlighter Power Hour Party (Friday, $19, πŸ›‹, Union Market).

What’s on our radar: Embassies you can visit anytime

Everyone is excited about the embassy tour around the world and the EU Open Day, but did you know that there are embassies that open their doors all year round?

  • Embassy of Sweden. The Swedish Embassy is open to the public and makes a great addition to a day out in Georgetown. They currently have a nice exhibition of indigenous artists called β€œArctic Highways” and a small library for children.
  • Spanish Embassy Culture Office. Housed in the former residence of the Spanish Ambassador, the office hosts a variety of exhibitions, films and outdoor activities. This Friday, enjoy a gift of book and rose as part of the celebration of World Book Day and Earth Day.
  • French Embassy. The French Embassy not only often hosts film series, but also festivals with a variety of collaborators. At the end of this month there will be DC Chocolate Festival.
  • Embassy of the Czech Republic. The Embassy of the Czech Republic hosts a variety of concerts, book conferences and film screenings. Next week they will screen the film β€œChickens, the virus and us.”

Your neighbour,

jade (@clockoutdc)

Jade Womack is an energy economist by day and an event blogger by night. She started her blog, Clockout DC, while moonlighting as a bartender in 2019. She grew up in Arlington and currently lives in Adams Morgan with her dog.

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