A few items to put on your radar, as the calendar turns to April and organizational thoughts turn to event programming:
: The Waterfront Church is holding an Ultimate Nerf Battle
for students in grades 5-12, from 6 to 8 pm at the Courtyard by Marriott (2nd floor) at 140 L St., SE. Admission is free.
: As part of the mega Cherry Blossom Festival
, there will once again be Lantern Making at Canal Park
, with sessions at 10 am and noon. There will be a "variety of Japanese cultural activities," as well as a moon bounce (for the KIDS, not you!). It's co-hosted by Capitol Riverfront BID and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
(Also on April 4 is the Nats-Yankees exhibition game, but we'll discuss that later, along with Opening Day on April 6.)
: Another year of the Truckeroo
food truck festival kicks off at the Fairgrounds, from 11 am to 11 pm.
Did you know that, had he lived, William Shakespeare would have been celebrating his 451st birthday this year? It's true! And so the Folger Theater
and the BID are marking the occasion with Bard in the Yards
, three nights of outdoor films at the Yards Park. The 1993 version of Much Ado About Nothing
will kick things off on Friday, April 24, followed by the DiCaprio/Danes version of Romeo + Juliet
on Saturday, April 25, and wrapping up on Sunday, April 26 with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in The Taming of the Shrew
. All showings are free, and will begin at sundown, somewhere between 7:30 and 8 pm each night. Actors from the upcoming Folger production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
will introduce the flicks. Conversing in iambic pentameter will be optional.
Remember to keep an eye on the JDLand calendar
(scroll down the home page) to be reminded of what's on the neighborhood agenda.