Spring has sprung and we're in the mood to celebrate! Check out our weekend event highlights in DC, Maryland, and Virginia for April 19 - 21 below, you're sure to find something you'll like.
Celebrate The King of Latin Jazz
(April 20, 1923 – June 1, 2000) was a prestigious Latin jazz
a remarkable musician. Known as “The King of Latin Jazz” and “The King of the Timbales
,” Tito Puente made an extensive impact in the music
world for 50 years. This Saturday, the Anacostia Community Museum
hosts Metro Mambo: Tito Puente: The Definitive Celebration!
Hosted by Jim Byers
from 89.3 FM
’s Latin Flavor
, this celebration of the legendary Tito Puente includes un-released recordings, personal insights, and rare memorabilia from former Puente band members and Puente’s biographer, archivist, and best friend of over 40 years, Joe Conzo
. Get excited, there will be a dance party featuring one of the region’s top bands!
Now that the sun is finally shinning and the flowers are beginning to bloom, why not spend
the weekend outdoors? This weekend, the City of Alexandria
will host the 20th Annual Alexandria Earth Day and Arbor Day
. The event will consist of a variety of activities such as the Arbor Day tree planting, visual and performing arts
events from Alexandria City Public School students, the Annual Earth Day Tree Sale, and music
from Woven Green
, an eco-friendly band. Also included will be the display of a new hybrid DASH bus
, a hybrid trolley and other vehicles to educate families of the importance of going green. So get on your bike, jump on the bus, or walk to Alexandria’s Annual Earth Day Celebration.
Saturday, 10am – 2pm
“To be, or not to be: that is the question” and we have an answer! This Sunday, you need to
“be” at William Shakespeare’s Birthday Open House
hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library
. This free
celebration will feature fun activities
for the whole family
, like a Shakespeare portrait contest, fortune telling, Elizabethan crafts, stories from 16th Century England, a scavenger hunt, and poetry contests. Sunday is also the only day the Reading Rooms are open to the public so take a tour inside and then head out on a docent-lead walk through the Elizabethan Garden. This event is rain or shine, be sure to get there in for the cake-cutting ceremony on the lawn at 3:30pm.
Sunday, 12 to 4pm
Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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to watch our WETA Around Town film discussions from this week, share your impressions of the movies in the comments below! Reviewed: Trance