Thursday, April 10
Novelty Cherry Blossom Dining Options

Around D.C.

We can’t help ourselves – it’s the time of year that we go bonkers over cherry-flavored whatever while the blossoms are in bloom. We’re ripe with cherry fever! Every imaginable surface in the city (including Capital Bikeshare bikes) are covered with pink stickers. Restaurants, too, are jamming in as much cherry as they can. We’re partial to Shake Shack’s “Cherry Pie Oh My” concrete—vanilla frozen custard blended with cherry pie from Dangerously Delicious (available through April 14). Vinoteca’s succulent sour cherry smoked chicken is a close runner-up.



Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13
Bethesda Literary Festival

Downtown Bethesa

Head north of the city this weekend to see what the ‘burbs have to offer in the way of a literary scene. Tonight’s lineup includes essay and short-story contest winners, political historians, and a very DC conversation with former CIA chief legal officer John Rizzo. The juiciest panel might be Saturday’s “Ripped From the Headlines” talk with Peter Ross Range, the author of a book about the 2012 murder at the Bethesda Lululemon. El Gavilan



Saturday, April 12, 3 p.m.
Improv Everywhere MP3 Experiment

National Mall

Improv Everywhere’s MP3 experiment has been described as “part mass hypnosis, part party, part comedy club...like a political rally, but with more to do.” Meet on the National Mall with a synced time-telling device, an audio player, and headphones. At 3 p.m., the 45-minute narrative starts rolling. What happens will be a complete surprise. RSVP on Facebook here.

Deal nearby: Mehak Indian Cuisine



Sunday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
A People’s Choir

Solly’s, 1942 11th Street NW

Is there anything more Portlandia than a bunch of adults packed into a dive bar, singing songs together? Answer: Yes, only if the songs are entirely off Sleater-Kinney’s Call the Doctor. Regardless, A People’s Choir—imported, seriously, from Portland—is for you, should you want to serenade your neighbor while sipping a PBR tallboy. This month’s choir is themeless, so there’s no promise of belting out the finer points of Carrie Brownstein’s catalogue, but song suggestions on the event’s Facebook page are ranging from “The Sweater Song” to all Bey everything.

Deal nearby: Fast Gourmet