Weekend Happenings DC: March 20th-22nd

Today is the first official day of spring (even though you can’t tell with the snow!), and with that we are looking forward to warmer weather and outdoor events like the National Cherry Blossom Festival!

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Washington, DC Events:

ShamrockFest shamrock fest
RFK Stadium
2400 E Capitol St NE, DC
Time: Saturday, 3-11pm
Cost: $30
ShamrockFest is the region’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day party! This street festival will have live music, food, drinks, roving entertainers, craft vendors, an Irish Village, carnival rides & games and much more. This year’s headlining bands include Gaelic Storm, Blues Traveler and Reel Big Fish. The event is held rain or shine.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremonycherry blossom festival
Warner Theatre
513 13th St NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 5-6:30pm
Cost: FREE, advance ticketing required
first come, first-served & $5 processing fee per ticket
Kick-off the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival and watch world-renowned performers such as Misato Watanabe, the AUN-J Classic Orchestra, Manami Morita, and Deborah Bond. The event will welcome spring to Washington, DC and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States.

Mad Hatter Bash
mad hatter bashWonder Bread Factory
641 S St NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 8pm
Cost: $85
The Mad Hatter Bash, Joy of Motion’s 5th annual fundraising gala, brings together students, dancers, teachers, families, and community members to dance, celebrate, and support the community.

 

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Insurgentinsurgent
Duration: 119 Minutes
Genre: Adventure/Sci-Fi/Thriller
Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Miles Teller

 

The Gunmanthe gunman
Duration: 115 Minutes
Genre: Action/Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller
A sniper of a mercenary assassination team, kills the minister of mines of the Congo.  Terrier’s successful kill shot forces him into hiding.  Returning to the Congo years later, he becomes the target of a hit squad himself.
Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone

 

Danny Collinsdanny collins
Duration: 106 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama
An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Starring: Melissa Benoist, Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer

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