This week’s events  are jam-packed with tons of fun!  #SoExcited  All events noted below are in the District unless otherwise noted.  Here’s what’s going on this week…

DC Northwest

The REDress Project | National Museum of the American Indian, March 1–31

To commemorate Women’s History Month, the National Museum of the American Indian presents The REDress Project, an outdoor art installation by artist Jaime Black (Metis). Showing in the United States for the first time, the installation of empty red dresses centers on the issue of missing or murdered indigenous women. Black hopes to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Native women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence. 10am–5:30pm, Free

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The Sleeping Beauty | Kennedy Center, Through March 3

The romantic and timeless tale of a magical kiss and the beloved story of Princess Aurora, her handsome prince and the evil Carabosse.  A quintessential classical ballet inspired by the fairy tale of true love’s kiss and the triumph of good over evil. $25.00 – $160.00, 8:00pm

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DC Whiskey Walk | Dupont Circle, March 2

The Whiskey Walk is an awesome day of fun, excitement, entertainment and of course, excellent Irish whiskey. Enjoy the best of Ireland’s premium distilleries at 8 of your city’s leading bars. This all-day event is the perfect way to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day. Whiskey Walkers will enjoy a 1-ounce taste of a different select Irish whiskey at 8 different venues in their area included in their ticket price. In addition, each venue is offering specials on food, beer and whiskey to participants. A portion of ALL proceeds will go to non-profit and charitable organizations. $65 advance, 12pm-10pm

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Queens of Egypt Exhibition | National Geographic
Museum, March 1 – September 2

Travel back in time with National Geographic to visit ancient Egypt, one of the world’s greatest civilizations, and get to know some of its lesser-known leaders—Egypt’s mighty queens. Learn about the hidden role of women in all aspects of Egyptian society. Meet seven Egyptian queens whose impact helped shape both the ancient and modern worlds. Then travel in the footsteps of women through their daily lives and into their tombs on their journeys to reach the afterlife. $15, Seniors/Students/Military: $12, Children 5-12 (free under 5): $10, 10am-6pm daily

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DC Independent Film Festival | Carnegie Institution for Science,  March 1-10

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary as the oldest independent film festival in Washington, DC. As a competitive festival, all films are Washington DC premieres and many are U.S. and world premieres. Through screenings, seminars, workshops and discussions with the United States Congress, DCIFF gives independent filmmakers opportunities for their voices to be heard in a way that no other festival can provide. Check website for festival pass details.

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90’s Bar Crawl | Various, March 2

It started with the dream of a few nostalgic friends who wanted to jam out to the top hits of the 90s one night. Today, we’re bringing that dream to you. The 90’s Bar Crawl takes you back to the glory days — to simpler times, when you used pogs to barter and when you drove karts instead of cars. We bring the crowd, the music and the specials and you bring your best friends dressed in your favorite 90’s gear. $39.95, 3pm-10pm

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Sasheer Zamata “Pursuit of Sexiness” | National Theatre, March 2

Zamata has wowed audiences with her impressions of Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Solange Knowles and her recurring character Janelle, a naïve teenager with a dance vlog. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in drama, she moved to New York in 2009 and began performing improv and sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Zamata’s web series “Pursuit of Sexiness” was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Web Series in 2013, while Cosmopolitan named her one of “14 Funny Women to Watch” in 2014. She also serves as ACLU’s Celebrity Ambassador for Women’s Rights. $20, 9pm–10pm

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Blagden Alley African Food Tasting | 120 Blagden Alley NW, March 2

Enjoy … Delicious West-African Dishes (The DMV’s best Jollof Rice, Suya, Kelewele, Fufu, Spinach Stew, Fried Yams, Pepper Soup, Waakye, Red Red, and our delicious Jerk Wings). Free with RSVP, $20 – 5 samples of choice
$35 – 8 samples of choice + to go container. 3pm–6pm

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The Unapologetically Brown Series | The LINE Hotel, March 3

Artist Johanna Toruño has been sharing powerful and affirming stories by way of street art and social media through her work as The Unapologetically Brown Series. Meet her, kick back, shop prints and posters, and get your goodies signed by Johanna herself. Free, 10am-12pm

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Family Gras | Capitol Cider House, March 3

Join us for our inaugural Family Gras – a family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration!!!! Kids will enjoy:
FREE face painting
FREE balloon animals
FREE festive crafts
FREE beads (gently) thrown from a cider house float #throwmesomethingmister
Happy hour specials will be available for adults, too – $5 pours of house cider, $3 off ALL flights and $2 off ALL cocktails!. 11:30am-2:30pm, $35-$45

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Women Who Whiskey: Hip Hop Yoga & Beer | 3 Stars Brewing Company, March 2

Women Who Whiskey-DC invites you to Bar Yoga, Local Brewery Edition. First, we’ll mindfully flow to the funky hip hop beats of DJ Thunderbunny. Then, we’ll chillax and enjoy tasty craft beer from local favorite 3 Stars Brewing. The ticket price includes a fun, hourlong, accessible yoga class and your first pour after class. (If space is available, walk-in tickets are $30 cash. But space is limited and these events normally sell out.) BYO mat. Our gentleman friends are welcome to join us as well. Namaste & Cheers! $25.00, 11:30am-1:30pm

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Wine Tasting 101 with David Hudock | Cork & Fork DC, March 3

This monthly class, held on Sundays, is an opportunity for an entry-level, hands-on wine tasting experience. We will identify the characteristics of wines tasted and review why those characteristics exist, maintaining a focus on tasting and identifying wine. We will review the importance of sense, sight, smell, taste and feel, tied together to create a building block to lead the taster to identifying key attributes in the wine. We will also cover the region, terroir/vines and wine making. The general format will include a tasting of two whites to start and then two reds…all four tasted blind. $40.00, 6:30pm–8pm

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DC Northeast

Duke Ellington’s Neighborhood | Atlas Performing Arts Center, March 2

Take your family on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC! From U Street and the Howard Theatre to Anacostia — Kids groove along with singers and a live jazz trio to discover how a local hero influenced the Harlem Renaissance, helped shape the cultural history of D.C., and became an international star. $15

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Sip & Shop: Female Founders | Republic Restoratives Distillery and Craft Cocktail Bar, March 3

Sip & Shop: Female Founders is celebrating Women’s History Month and female entrepreneurs. Come out and enjoy the ultimate shopping a drinking experience. Don’t miss out on the best Women’s History Month pop up experience in the city! Free with RSVP to $20.00, 1pm-5pm

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INTERSECTIONS Festival | Atlas Performing Arts Ctr, Through March 3

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We are interested in unique perspectives and art that connects us to the many facets of our humanity. Plan on seeing more than one show? Purchase a Festival Pass and see it all! See Website for Details

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DC Southwest

Mardi Gras | Wharf DC, March 2

We’re celebrating Mardi Gras with a community-wide extravaganza featuring a spirited parade down Wharf Street, a dance party with live music from Junkyard Saints on District Pier, and a fireworks finale. The parade will be set to the sounds of Batalá drumming and the Eastern High School Marching Band. Feast your eyes on custom-designed floats from our Wharf friends, restaurants, and retailers—including a float featuring the Washington Nationals and its president—along with dancers, mascots, hoopers, and stilt walkers. Free, 2pm-6pm

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DC Southeast

#FITDC HerStory 5k | Capitol Riverfront, March 2

In recognition of the nearly 400,000 women and girls living in the nation’s capital, and the 165 million women and girls across the country, #FITDC is kicking off the month by honoring the accomplishments of women with the District’s first Women’s Herstory 5k Run/Walk. #FITDC has teamed up with the National Women’s History Museum to celebrate the inspiring accomplishments and contributions of women with this 5K run in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Free (register via link below). 9am

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Jacquees | The Fillmore, March 3

No matter what you do, you’ve got to know your roots and Jacquees certainly does. The Atlanta-based singer & songwriter has cooked up his own smooth, slick, and simmering brand of 21st century R&B with an old school twist on his debut release 4275. 8pm, $29.50

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Mardi Gras at Market Space | Downtown Annapolis, March 3

It will be an afternoon of festivities in the street with live music that will make you want to dance in the street opening with Priddy Music Academy bands- Lopsided Chickens and Silver Soul, followed by the high energy bands Wild Anacostias and the Naptown Brass Band. Enjoy a wide range of food from six of our downtown restaurants including Middleton Tavern, McGarvey’s Saloon and Oyster Bar, Iron Rooster Annapolis, Federal House Bar & Grille, Harvest Wood Grill + Tap and Annapolis Market House.  Free, 12pm-5pm

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Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade | King and Alfred Streets, March 2

Visitors and residents are invited to don their green and line King Street in Old Town Alexandria to kick off the region’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the 38th Annual Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade, presented by the Ballyshaners, a nonprofit organization that aims to promote and preserve Irish heritage. More than 2,000 participants will march in the parade, including dog rescue groups, pipe and drum bands, the Notre Dame Alumni Band, historical re-enactors, Shriners and Kena cars, and Irish dancers. The parade starts at King and Alfred Streets and ends at Lee and Cameron Streets. Free, Fun Dog Show: 11am-12pm, Parade: 12:30pm-2pm (rain or shine)

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