Remix Your Weekend: Pop, Cherries, and Gelato
Thursday marked the start of this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival: five weeks of activities to welcome in spring and recognize good relations between the US and Japan, the country, of course, which gave us the cherry trees as a gift. From choral performances to workshops on Japanese teas, the festival offers myriad diversions, free of change, to the public. This Saturday, the opening ceremony commences at 5 p.m. at the Warner Theatre. Check it out to enjoy the music and learn more about Japanese culture.
Looking for something cultural and thrifty? This Friday, Pop Art Prints exhibit at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum opens, showcasing works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and others. Pop art cropped up in the ’50s and ’60s in response to abstract expression of the time. If you are feeling like sticking it to Jackson Pollock, or just appreciating some art, go check out Pop Art Prints this weekend.
Dolcezza, the gelato and coffee shop on Wisconsin Ave. next to Los Cuates, is opening its first factory, that is, a gelato factory. The factory, located near Union Market, will open Friday and offer patrons freshly made gelato and sorbet. The menu depends on whatever is being made that day. Dolcezza makes a commitment to use only local ingredients. Venture out to this factory of creamy deliciousness and see for yourself.