6 PM – 2 AM
Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, 801 K Street NW, Washington DC (map)
The Japanese-inspired event brings the energy and excitement surrounding its pop cultural experiences to the Festival. At Carnegie Library, revelers can enjoy a range of activities from manga and gaming to electric drifting competitions. Attendees can also partake in creative cosplay contests and learn about the latest Japanese fashion trends – straight from the runway. And the opportunity to relish in mouth-watering Tokyo street food, sake tastings and sushi workshops are just a few of the experiences available. Just when guests think it can’t get any better, they discover DC’s largest Japanese-inspired dance party, which showcases Asia’s alluring club and techno scenes.
For tickets and more information visit, EventsDCCherryBlast.com.
Metro- Yellow/Green line: Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center or Red/Yellow/Green: Gallery Pl-Chinatown Use the Trip Planner
Come out and dine in DC throughout the National Cherry Blossom Festival with the help of our Cherry Picks Restaurant Program produced with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington! Restaurants in the DC area are participating to provide new experiences and creative springtime menus to bring the celebration of the blossoms to the dinner table! Cherry Picks will carry on throughout the four weeks of the Festival. Participating restaurants include Carmine’s, Daikaya, McCormick & Schmicks, and more! A full list or participants can be found here.
Time: 5 PM
Location: i Ricchi DC, 1220 19th Street NW, Washington D.C. (map)
Description: i Ricchi invites you to break away from the typical night out with a potent cocktail of creativity and social connection. This “art happening” to take place on Wed, 3/23, starting at 5:00 PM until the painting’s completion at Ristorante i Ricchi, 1220 19th St, NW; 1 block south of DuPont Circle Metro with free valet parking. Watch and interact with Shawn as he develops his canvas before your eyes. Have a cocktail or glass of wine at reduced Happy Hour prices or stay for a specially priced pasta dinner. The finished painting will then be auctioned, giving those present the opportunity to purchase an original work of art while making a donation to their charity of choice.
Metro: i Ricchi is 1 block south of DuPont Circle Metro with free valet parking (Use Trip Planner)
To learn more visit www.iricchidc.com or call us at 202.835.2021.
6 – 12 AM
Marriott Gateway, Crystal City, VA. (map)
$150 per adult, $75 per child (12 & under)
The Marriott Gateway is accessible through the Crystal City Metro station. This can be accessed through the blue and yellow lines.
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Macy’s Metro Center, 1201 G St, NW (map)
FREE; No advance ticketing required.
Metro The Macy’s Metro Center is accessible through the Metro Center station. This can be accessed through the red, orange, silver and blue lines.
6 – 8 PM
The Army and Navy Club,901 17th Street, NW (map)
Metro- The Army and Navy Club is accessible through the Farragut West and North stations. They can be accessed through the orange, silver and blue lines.
11 AM – 4 PM
George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st St, NW (Map)
FREE; No advance ticketing required
Metro- The museum is accessible walking distance from the Foggy Bottom metro station and can be accessed through the Orange, Silver and Blue lines.
1 PM – 3 PM
Green Spring Gardens (map)
$42 per adult (program + tea), $12 per adult (program only)
March 15-16 and April 18-20, as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival activities, the Embassy of Japan’s Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Japan Foundation NY, and Blues Alley Jazz Society is proud to host five nights of emerging Japanese jazz talent during its Japanese Jazz Series at Blues Alley.
An American import, jazz first became popular in Japan in the 1920s and influenced a new frontier of Japanese jazz music. Highlighting Japanese modern culture in the motherland of jazz, the Japanese Jazz series features Japanese jazz performed by young Japanese and American artists.
Each evening of performances will have an 8 PM and 10 PM showing. Performances are typically 80-90 minutes.
Metro: Farragut North – Use Trip Planner
The springtime affair in Washington, the Pink Tie Party stylishly marks the end of winter and the official beginning of blossom season on Friday, March 18th, 2016. Attendees will be delighted and entertained by delicious food and beverage stations, unique entertainment, and the friendly competition of the silent auction. The Pink Tie Party is an event not to be missed as influencers and tastemakers from DC and our region’s professional, sports, social and media communities come together to celebrate the cherry blossoms as an iconic symbol of international friendship and springtime excitement. Proceeds benefit the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and education initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit.
Click here to purchase. VIP Admission – includes: — Early access beginning at 6 PM — Enhancements to your experience throughout the evening such as access to specialty cocktails, limited-edition giveaways and more! $300 General Admission – includes: — Access to the event at 7 PM $225