April 2011 – Calendar of Events – 50 Fun Things to Do in DC
April 1, 2011
Calendar of Events
April 1-10-Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Arena Stage 1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, DC. www.arenastage.org 202-554-9066.
April 1-16-Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC . www.shakespearetheatre.org
April 1-17-Ikebana International Exhibit. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. The United States National Arboretum. www.usna.usda.gov
April 1-20-The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. Woolley Mammoth Theatre Company. 641 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. 202-393-3939. www.woollymammoth.net
April 1-20-National Cherry Blossom Festival. Washington D.C. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
April 1-30-Liberty Smith. Ford’s Theatre. 511 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC. (202) 347-4833. www.fordstheatre.org
April 1-3- Blue Man Group. Warner Theatre. 513 13th street, NW, Washington D.C. 800-551-7328. www.warnertheatre.com
April 2-International Pillow Fight Day. Grounds of the Washington Monument. 2 p.m. www.capitolimprov.com
April 3-Kennedy Center Spring Gala: Michael Kaiser at the Kennedy Center-A Celebration of 10 Years. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. www.kennedycenter.org
April 4- Baltimore Orioles Opening Day. 3 p.m. Oriole Park at Camden Yards. www.baltimoreorioles.mlb.com (888) 848-BIRD
April 4- Washington International Chorus presents Songs of Peace. National Theatre. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 202-628-6161. www.nationaltheatre.org
April 6-Washington Capitals season finale. Florida Panthers at Capitals 7 p.m. Verizon Center. www.capitals.nhl.com
April 7- Yanni in Concert. Warner Theatre, Washington D.C. 7:30 p.m. 800-551-7328. www.warnertheatre.com
April 7-Live and Let Die: BSO tribute to Paul McCartney. Music Center at Strathmore. 8 p.m. 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD. www.strathmore.org or call: (301) 581-5100
April 7-9- National Symphony Orchestra presents Afterwords. Concert Hall. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. www.kennedycenter.org
April 8-10-Sugarloaf Craft Festival. Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg, MD. Fri/Sat10a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun 10a.m.-5 p.m. www.sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/gaith/spring
April 9-The Art of African Mosaic. African Art Museum. www.Africa.si.edu. Tickets: 202-633-4646
April 9-Easter Egg Hunt at Ida Lee Park. 12 – 4 p.m. Rt. 15/North King Street. Leesburg, VA. Call: (703) 777-1368
April 9-10-National Harbor celebrates the National Cherry Blossom Festival. National Harbor, Washington D.C. www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
April 10-New York Times and the Civil War. Newseum. 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20001. (888) 639-7386
April 10- Buddy Guy. The Birchmere Music Hall. 3071 Mt. Vernon Ave, VA 22305. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500. www.birchmere.com
April 10- 50th Japanese Street Festival. 11a.m.-6p.m. Pennsylvania Ave. from 14 st to 10 st. www.sakuramatsuri.org
April 11-Washington Wizards season finale. Boston Celtics at Wizards. 7 p.m. Verizon Center. www.washingtonwizards.com
April 12-24-The Color Purple. National Theatre. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 202-628-6161. www.nationaltheatre.org
April 13-Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday. Jefferson Memorial. Wreath-laying at 11 a.m.
April 15- Trans-Siberian Orchestra. 1st Mariner Arena. Baltimore, MD. 8 p.m. www.baltimorearena.com
April 15-17-Bethesda Literary Festival. 5 locations in downtown Bethesda, MD. www.bethesda.org
April 16-Eldar.The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. www.kennedycenter.org
April 16-Six Flags America opens! 13710 Central Avenue, Bowie/ Mitchellville, MD www.sixflags.com/america/index.aspx
April 16-17-Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival. Sat 10 a.m.-6p.m. and Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Leesburg, VA. www.idalee.org.
April 17-Earth Day festival at Brookside Gardens. Wheaton Regional Park. Noon-4 p.m. 2002 Shorefield RoadWheaton, MD. Call: 301-962-1429.
April 19-Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth. DAR Constitution Hall. Washington D.C. 7:30 p.m. www.dar.org/conthal 887-686-5366
April 19-20-Nancy Griffith. The Birchmere Music Hall. 3071 Mt. Vernon Ave, VA 22305. 7:30 p.m. www.birchmere.com 703-549-7500.
April 22-Earth Day clean up at the National Zoo. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. www.nationalzoo.si.edu
April 23-Eggstravaganza at Tudor Place. Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-Noon. 1644 31st Street NW Washington, DC. Call: 202-965-0400, (ext. 115) for reservations.
April 23- 1861:The Civil War Awakening.Lecture by Adam Goodheart. 2-3 p.m. American Art Museum Portrait Gallery. www.americanart.si.edu (Free event)
April 25- White House Easter Egg Roll. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. For tickets call: (202) 456-7041
April 26-National African-American Family Celebration at the National Zoo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.nationalzoo.si.edu
April 27-29. Inspector. The Barns at Wolf Trap. 8 p.m. www.wolftrap.org
April 28- Concerts from the Library of Congress. Library of Congress, Washington D.C. 8 p.m. www.loc.gov
April 29- Hirshhorn After Hours: A Special Night of Art, Music and Cocktails. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 8 p.m.-midnight. Hirshhorn.si.edu
April 29- Poetry Out Loud. Lincoln Theatre. 7 p.m.1215 U Street, NW, Washington D.C. www.Lovethelincoln.com
April 29-May 22-The Clockmaker. The Hub Theatre at John Swayze Theatre. 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax, VA. www.thehubtheatre.org
April 30- Did Grandpa Wear Grey or Blue? Lecture on Civil War Records by the National Archives. Carlyle House. 221 King St. Alexandria, VA. www.visitalexandriava.com
April 30-The Cat that went to Heaven. The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. www.kennedycenter.org
April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the Smithsonian is featuring various jazz events and activities in the DC area! Visit www.si.edu for more information.
April 2-Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology. 3 p.m. American History Museum
April 7-An Evening of Jazz. 7:30 p.m. Natural History Museum
April 21-Jazz is Jazz. S. Dillon Ripley Center Lecture Hall, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington D.C. 6:45 p.m.
April 23-Sounds from Brazil. 2. p.m. African Art Museum.
April 30-Jazz day in Anacostia. Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd., SE, Washington.D.C. 11 a.m.