Remix Your Weekend: Time for the cherry blossoms

Friday

If the Hunger Games sounds a little too risque for your tastes, the Environmental Film Festival‘s final weekend may be a better source of entertainment. At 7 p.m., the National Zoo has a screening of Life Size Memories, a touching documentary about elephants.

Georgetown’s own Black Theatre Ensemble performs Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. (Devine Studio Theatre). The play chronicles the struggles of an African American blues musician in 1927 Chicago.

Song 1, an enormous installation placed on the exterior of the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum, just opened Thursday. It’s a little hard to describe, but Song 1 uses projectors and music (including a cover by Beck) to produce what the director describes as an experiment in “liquid architecture.” Sounds hot.

Saturday

Atheists unite! The Reason Rally hopes to drag in thousands of non-believers to the National Mall, where public figures such as Richard Dawkins, Eddie Izzard, and Adam Savage (Mythbusters) speak to skeptics from all over the country. Unfortunately, Rick Santorum was unable to make room in his chaotic schedule, so he will not, I repeat, will not, be in attendance.

GPB presents two screenings of The Muppets in the ICC Auditorium (7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.). Kermit’s amazing performance in this film was, like all his other performances, not recognized by the Academy, but that doesn’t make it any less profound.

If the warm spring weather hasn’t cheered you up, then Georgetown Improv will. They have a show in Bulldog Alley at 9 p.m.

Sunday

If you’re allergies aren’t too much of a burden, you’ll want to see the National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony.

The Hamilton hosts the Washington Woman in Jazz Festival with a vocal showcase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

For all you Mad Men fans, the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse is holding a season premiere party. While costumes and drinks from the show are invited, objectifying women a la Don Draper is strictly prohibited.

Cherry Blossom Mix

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