Max: With the weather shaping up to be perfect for the weekend, there will likely be very little hibernating going on. Friday night I’m super excited about Cherry Blast, Pink Line Project’s follow up to last year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival event. This “creative extravaganza” will feature performance art, dance, film, fashion and more (and I’m happy that it’s only a few blocks from my house). I’ll be playing with my new camera at the United/Revolution home opener on Saturday. And sadly, after brunch at Lauriol Plaza, I’ll be indoors on Sunday editing photos from the weekend.
Tom: Big weekend! The best man from our wedding is in town, and it looks like we’re going to spend some time being tourists. Friday after the cherry blossoms, we will be having one last cookout at our Arlington place before the big move into the city in two weeks. Then Saturday it’s brunch and a birthday party for my cousin-niece Lillith in Falls Church. Saturday is also a sports extravaganza double-header day, with the Nats finishing their pre-season against the Red Sox at Nats Park at 4pm, and then D.C. United will be opening their home season (tickets still available) against the Revolution. That’s right: It’s DC vs Boston on Saturday! Sunday is Easter, and that will mean the city’s restaurants will be a zoo. Catch me at home, brunching it up with my sweetie after Church. Dave: After a week on the road, I’m looking forward to getting back to the District to enjoy the holiday weekend. Having been out of town, I’ll probably spend at least some time as tourist with the peak bloom expected for the Cherry Blossoms at the end of this week. Plus, with incredible weather on tap and my Sox in town, you better believe I’ll make my way over to Nats Park for the exhibition on Saturday afternoon. Like the Bridges, Easter brunch will be done at home before a trip to one of DC’s homes of the Red Sox Nation, Rhino Bar, for the most important moment of the spring: first pitch of the MLB season.
John: This weekend is one of digging in the dirt. Friday night will be a limoncello experiment with the massive amount of lemons that my sister just shipped me from her back yard. Saturday, we’ll be getting the garden ready here at the WLDC DirtLab. Compost, tilling, building up beds, making bean poles, and planting potatoes, peas, and radishes will fill most of the day. Sunday we’ll be doing Easter services at Alexandria Presbyterian and long view, I’m already jumping up and down to see The Temper Trap at the 9:30 club on Tuesday night.
Kirk: I’ll be starting off my weekend with Good Friday services at the Falls Church. On Saturday, I’m going to attend the massive pillow fight on the mall and, if the weather is as warm as it’s supposed to be, sit on my porch and drink beer for the rest of the evening. Sunday, I’ve got Easter Services and then dinner with the family in Maryland.
Rachel: A friend of mine and I are headed to H Street Friday night. First stop, H Street Country Club for a rousing round of Skeeball and drinks. Then, Midnight Spin at The Rock & Roll Hotel. Much to my own surprise, I still haven’t been there for a show. That, to me, makes no sense. Hence, this weekend settles that. I’d really like to get down to the Mall on Saturday to snap some photos of the blossoms. I went last weekend for the Kite Festival, but those flowery gems weren’t out yet. I’m determined to catch them at their prettiest if possible. Sunday I will be the lone Passover observer at my friend’s Easter feast. Chag Sameach to all of you who cannot eat leavened bread this week.
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Rebecca: Nick’s Riverside Grill has my name on it for a Friday happy hour. The weather is going to be delightful and there’s no better place to catch a happy hour than at the Georgetown Waterfront. I, moat likely, won’t be making a night of it as I have a footie match on Saturday and I’m getting too old to booze it up and then run my ass off the next day. Post game, I’m headed up to Charm City, aka Baltimore, to celebrate Easter.
Shannon: I’m heading down to Charlottesville for the weekend, but I hate to miss a gorgeous spring weekend in the city! If I were staying in the city, I’d definitely make the annual pilgrimage to the cherry blossoms and head down to the waterfront for the Cherry Blossom Fireworks on Saturday night.
Corinne: I am Big Apple-bound, but if I were to stick around DC, I would no doubt get in on the blossom mania, especially Cherry Blast on Friday night. Thankfully, I’ll be back in time Sunday evening for an Easter meal at Zaytinya—a nice reward after several hours on a Chinatown bus!