Vox presents the revamped Remix Your Weekend, an end-of-week events listing for Georgetown and the greater District. See full listings after the jump. This week, Vox is featuring the 37th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival again, as the flowers have actually bloomed and the weather is nice enough to enjoy them.
FEATURED EVENT: Cherry Blossom Festival 2013 (again)
If you were like Vox and followed the National Park Service’s estimates, you might’ve tried to go see the Cherry Blossoms last weekend. Sorely disappointed, you probably would have taken pictures of the one tree that actually was in bloom.
The peak bloom came only a few days later on Tuesday, so this is the weekend to head out and see some pretty flowers if you get the chance (especially considering the cool and sunny weather expected beginning Saturday). The Washington Posthas a map to help you plan your cherry blossom experience ahead of time.
Festival events include a Cherry Blossom Parade and a Japanese Street Festival on Saturday.
Read full events and concert listings after the jump!
Vox presents the revamped Remix Your Weekend, an end-of-week events listing for Georgetown and the greater District. See full listings after the jump. This week, Vox‘s featured event is the 37th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
For all you fit people, there’s also a 10K run on Sunday, registration beginning at 8 a.m. If you’re physical fitness level is more on par with Vox‘s, there’s also a 1-mile Fun Run and Walk on April 20 (the sad part of this is that Vox would probably have to train for the walking portion).
Other events include children’s activities, live music, cultural celebrations, a marketplace, and more at Bloomfest on April 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As the NCAA teams enter the round of 64 during the kick-off weekend of NCAA March Madness, some may be content to lounge on the couch and fill in their bracket, but if you’re looking to do the crawl, here are a few places to get in on the action:
Friday March Madness Schedule:
Albany Great Danes v. Duke Blue Devils 12:15 p.m. ET
Cincinnati Bearcats v. Creighton Blue Jays 2:45 p.m. ET
Ole Miss Rebels v. Wisconsin Badgers 12:40 p.m. ET
La Salle Explorers v. Kansas State Wildcats 3:10 p.m. ET
Iona Gaels v. Ohio State Buckeyes 3:10 p.m. ET
Iowa State Cyclones v. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9:45 p.m. Et
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles v. Georgetown Hoyas 6:50 p.m. ET
Villanova Wildcats v. North Carolina Tar Heels 7:20 pm ET
Florida Gators v. Northwestern State Demons 7:27 pm ET
Oklahoma Sooners v. San Diego State Aztecs 9:20 p.m.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers v. Kansas Jayhawks 9:50p.m.ET
Minnesota Golden Gophers v. UCLA Bruins, 9:57 p.m. ET
Temple Owls v. North Carolina State Wolfpack 1:40 p.m. ET
Pacific tigers v. Miami Hurricanes 2:10 p.m. ET
Long Island U. Blackbirds/ James Madison Dukes v. Indiana Hoosiers 4:10 p.m.
Colorado Buffalos v. Illinois Fighting Illini 4:40 p.m.
See full music and events listings both on campus and in D.C. after the jump!
Since St. Paddy’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, the pubs will be packed even earlier than normal. Getting to pubs even earlier to avoid cover fees and long lines will definitely make your day less hectic.
“A number of pubs are expecting long lines to start forming between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., or, as the manager at O’Faolain’s put it, ‘right after mass,’” Ftriz Hahn wrote for the Washington Post.
Some of the pubs that Hahn recommends aren’t too far from Georgetown. 51st State, located in Foggy Bottom, offers $3 green beers, $4 baby Guinness shooters, and $5 pints of Guinness at specified times. At James Hoban’s in DuPont, the festivities begin at 8 a.m. with “Kegs and Eggs,” and live music with traditional Irish food begin at noon (no cover charge).
Groove Theory: One Move, One Groove- Gaston Hall, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Polk Street- Walsh Building Black Box Theatre- Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Voice Review.
Improv Show- Leavey Center Bulldog Alley, Saturday, 9 p.m.
Vox presents the revamped Remix Your Weekend, an end-of-week events listing for Georgetown and the greater District. See full listings after the jump. This week, Vox‘s featured event is the Ai Weiwei Film Marathon at the Hirshhorn Museum.
Featured Event: Ai Weiwei Film Marathon
The Hirshhorn Museum is screening four films by Ai Weiei, a contemporary Chinese artists and activist, on Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The screening is being held at the same time as two exhibitions of his artwork: Ai Weiwei: According to What? and Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads.
The films include So Sorry (2011), Without Fear or Favor (2010), Fairytale (2007), and Disturbing the Peace (2009). So Sorry touches on the issue of poor construction that caused the deaths of thousands of children during a 2008 earthquake. Disturbing the Peace looks into the lack of justice in the trial of a Chinese civil rights advocate who investigated the causes of this poor building. Without Fear or Favor looks into the the artist’s career, and Fairytale documents Ai Weiwei’s inviting 1,001 Chinese citizens to view his art in Germany.
What has drawn significant attention to the car show is the presentation of new green car technology. The Washington Postreports that, although D.C. has a significantly above average number of hybrid cars, green automobile innovation has yet to receive the level of support which would make it more viable.
Event hosts hope that the show will bring more attention to already existing green technology and the future possibilities.
Nissan, for example, announced plans to build 500 “fast-chargers” in D.C. within the next 18 months.
Vox presents the revamped Remix Your Weekend, an end-of-week events listing for Georgetown and the greater District. See full listings after the jump. This week, Vox‘s featured event is D.C Meat Week. Going forward, sporting events will also be listed.
Featured Event: D.C. Meat Week 2013 “Eat Meat. Repeat” is the slogan of this week-long nationwide event that features seven different barbecue restaurants in eight nights, from Jan. 27 through Feb. 3.
This weekend’s events include BBQ Food Truck Face-Off, a new addition to D.C. Meat Week, in which four trucks cook two meats and two sides that vary from truck to truck. For $49, attendees will receive a “passport” that allows them to try all the dishes in addition to three PBRs.
While Saturday night’s event at Kangaroo Boxing Club is sold out, meat-lovers can still get some BBQ at Mr. P’s Ribs and Fish on the last day of the event. Fate Pittman (Mr. P) has owned the food truck since 1972 and enjoys the extra customers Meat Week brings.
“I just bought a little bit of extra meat,” he told the Vox in an interview. “I think it’s nice … My business is a lot better.”
For any newcomers planning to venture out to any of these events, the coordinators even created a Guide to Meat Week traditions.
Vegetarians and vegans don’t have to miss out on the fun. The Meat Week webpage says some sides are vegetarian. You veggie lovers can also look forward to Veg Week (Apr. 22 – 28).
Vox presents the revamped Remix Your Weekend, an end-of-week events listing for Georgetown and the greater District. Going forward, Vox will also have event previews and more extensive events listings.
Alt-J, who just released their first album An Awesome Wave made major waves (pun intended), recently dropped a single, “Buffalo,” and it sounds exactly the same as their other stuff…which is great. Dungeonesse is a new dance-pop group from the curiously named record labelSecretly Canadian, with echoes of soul and disco. Definitely groove-worthy.
Scattered Trees has created a nearly perfect pop song with “Four Days Straight.” It will probably (definitely) get stuck in your head, so be warned. On the more serious side, Listener provides a beautiful, angst-laced spoken-word-folk song called “Wooden Heart.” It gives me shivers every time I hear it.
It’s getting chilly outside, so start dancing to keep yourself warm! Start by checking out Angel Haze, a young hip-hop artist from New York that has a flow better than most anyone rapping today. Move on to Dizaraeli and the Small Gods, who are pioneering a new genre called “folk hip-hop,” which takes influences from British rap and Gypsy punk and makes them into something even more awesome. If you’re a Girls fan, check out their ex-lead singer Chris Owens’ new solo project, which continues exactly where Girls left off; country-tinged indie. Scrubious Pig also remixes a Grimes song in No Nimbus—definitely worth taking a listen.