WHERE TO BE SCENE:
Friday, April 1
6:00 – 9:00 PM, Dupont Circle’s First Friday Gallery Walk at Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct NW. Enjoy three new exhibitions including Brazilian artist Heloisa Escudero’s 50/50 Interactive Drawing Installation Project. Free, info.
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 3rd annual Spring Kick-off to the SW Community Gardens, 1098 Delaware Ave SW. The garden is the culmination of a yearlong effort by a group of green-thumbed SW residents that found a common interest, and worked to bring it to fruition. Free, donate your time, info.
Saturday, April 2
10:00 – 4:30 PM, the sixth annual National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall, near the Washington Monument. Free, info.
7:30 – 10:30 PM, Sparkling Spring Ball at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St NW. Enjoy traditional country dances, live music, an elegant ballroom, drinks and refreshments. $23 - $55, info.
10:30 – 11:30 AM, Practice with Love Yoga at the U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave SW. Free, bring your own mat and water bottle, info.
Saturday, April 2
9:00 AM, Pike & Rose Autism Speaks' Light It Up Blue,11580 Old Georgetown Rd. Rockville. Help raise awareness for autism and the millions of people it affects. Restaurants will feature blue menu items, retailers blue merchandise + discounts, many donating proceeds to Autism Speaks. Free, info.
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Ok@Okie Food Truck Market at the Hecht Warehouse, 1401 New York Ave NE. Enjoy food trucks, beer garden, outdoor sporting activities, live music and craft market. Free, info.
2:00 – 8:00 PM, Alumni Hoop Loop at The Front Page, 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW. Get out your old jerseys, wear your favorite school's colors, and raise money for cancer research. Enjoy pop-a-shot basketball games on-site with prizes. ALL ticket sales will be donated! $10, info.
3:00 – 4:00 PM, International Pillow Fight Day 2016: DC on The National Mall, 700 Independence Ave SW. Meet in the park at the north-west corner of Independence and 14th St. Free, info.
Sunday, April 3
6:00 – 9:00 PM, DC Modern Luxury presents Wedding Experience at Malmaison, 3401 Water St NW. A unique wedding experience for the top wedding planners in the DC area and brides alike. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts while sipping on specialty champagne cocktails. $45, info.
Monday, April 4
7:00 – 9:30 PM, DC Taste of the Nation at The National Building Museum, 401 F St NW. Guests mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 90 top chefs and bartenders. $120/general, $175/VIP, info.
6:00 – 8:00 PM, Startup Grind DC hosts Daniel Pink (NYT bestselling author of Drive, at 1776, 1133 15th St NW. $20, info.