18 Things to Do in DC This Week [March 5 – March 11]

March is here which means spring break is either here or just around the corner. If you find yourself in town, instead of taking it easy and studying go check out some of DC’s events. There are so many things to do in DC this week including International Women’s Day events and the start of St. Patty’s.

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1) FREE Bike Maintenance Class at District Hardware – [March 5]

Biking is the best way travel around DC. It takes the same amount of time as driving and you don’t have to pay or rate your driver. This FREE maintenance class will teach you the skills you need to keep riding.

2) FREE Intro to Coding Workshop – [March 5]

In this day and age it’s pretty clear that coding skills will help you no matter what job you land. This 3-hour workshop teaches you the basics of HTML and CSS. The best part is you walk out with a website you built yourself!

3) Grills Gone Wild @ Rocklands BBQ – [March 6-9]

Are you an adventurous eater? Have you ever wondered what Ostrich tastes like? This annual BBQ event lets you walk on the wild side and try some unusual meals. With 3 Rocklands locations participating you won’t have to travel far for your buffalo brisket or camel tacos.

4) Celebrate The Big Lebowski’s 20th Birthday [March 6]

The Dude, His Dudeness, El Duderino, or whatever you choose to call him, turns 20 this week. Pay your respects and celebrate this Coen Bro’s film in all of its glory. Sip White Russians and watch with friends or stop by Reliable Tavern “day of the Dude celebration,” but whatever you do, just don’t soil the rug.

5) FREE Beginner Swing Dance Classes [March 6]

Have you or a loved one ever wanted to learn to swing dance? This FREE hour-long session is the perfect place to start. Learn the basics for 30 mins than level up to something more advanced for the last 30.

6) Bottomless Bowling @ Lucky Strike [March 5-8]

The best part about bowling is that you can have a beer in your hand while you bowl. The second best part is starting at 8 you can bowl all night for only $15. Grab some friends and participate in some “summer curling”.

7) A-10 Conference Championship Basketball Tournament [March 7-11]

With March Madness is right around the corner. Find that Cinderella first hand at the A-10 Tournament. You don’t have to be a Patriot or Colonial to stop by Capital One Arena for some games. Tickets are starting out as low as $10 on SeatGeek.

8) FREE Yoga @ Lululemon Georgetown [March 7]

Get your endorphins pumping and destress all for $0. Each Wednesday Lululemon on M St offers FREE yoga in their loft. This vinyasa flow is hosted by CorePower yoga. Register for your spot today!

9) International Women’s Day – [March 8]

It’s no secret we’d be nowhere without the achievements of women. This year’s theme #PressforProgress seems fitting to help us recognize that fact and keep moving forward in the fight for gender equality. Celebrate all that is woman at one of DC events including a women in the creative industry panel and a women in the arts Pop-Up Gallery.

10) Overachievers Comedy Show – [March 8]

By Thursday we can all use a laugh. The Overachievers is one of the top comedy shows in the US and is loaded with talent. Hosted by the hilarious Martin Amini you’re guaranteed a good time. Don’t come too hydrated because you’ll run the risk of peeing your pants from laughter.

11) Listening Party for David Byrne’s “American Utopia” – [March 8]

This one is a must for all Talking Heads fans. The co-founder of the Talking Heads is releasing his first solo album in 18 years. Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House is as excited as we are and decided to throw a listening party and to give away a test pressing.

12) Catch a Cult Classics at E St Cinemas – [March 9 & 10]

If you’ve never experienced a late night cult classic in theaters it’s time to change that. The fan base and anticipation makes it a truly unique experience. This weekend you have the luxury of choosing between original fan favorite “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room.”

13) No Scrubs Dance Party @ 930 Club – [March 9]

Calling all 90s babies! Time to boogie down to the classics like TLC, Biggie, and 2pac. The No Scrubs dance party is the longest running 90s dance party in the USA. Two DJs will be spinning the best all they need is you to come back that thang up.

14) Ireland on the Wharf – [March 10]

Everyone wants to be Irish come mid-March. Get St Patty’s day started early this year at DC’s Wharf. With a beer garden, bagpipers, and irish dancers this may be your first chance to get the luck of the Irish.

15) Blind Whino’s #BlackFutures Closing Reception [March 10]

The Blind Whino’s black history month exhibit is coming to a close. Don’t miss the last chance to check out this FREE multimedia exhibit. The closing reception runs from 12-5 and will have live music, food trucks, and a pop-up shop.

16) FREE Yoga @ The Botanical Gardens [March 10]

It’s hard to imagine a better backdrop for yoga than DC’s Botanical Gardens. The doors for this FREE yoga class open at 10am and the class fills up on a first come first serve basis.

17) Dumpstaphunk @ Gypsy Sally’s [March 11]

This is our number one choice for a Sunday Funday. Get your Funk on with the help of New Orleans’ Dumpstaphunk and DC’s Capital Funk Squad. This is a guaranteed remedy for to lose the Sunday Scaries.

18) DC’s 18th Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade [March 11]

We’re not sure why they chose the 11th, but the annual St Patrick’s Day parade is worth checking out. Floats will be making their way down Constitution Ave NW. Like any parade, a few Guinnesses will help enhance the experience greatly.

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