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Thursday, April 10
- You’re probably familiar with the name Kyle Kinane from his appearances on everything from Conan to Workaholics to NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daily, but now’s your chance to see the funny man up close and personal. Kinane will be at DC Improv for a three-night stint starting tonight, and tickets are just $15. So why not make Thursday comedy night with the man one British media outlet called “a bleak, misanthropic Ernest Hemingway look-alike with a penchant for suicide jokes”? Antics kick off at 8 p.m.
- If you’re looking to start your weekend on a slightly more somber — but motivational — note, head to the Georgetown Waterfront for the first Take Back the Night DC. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this evening’s walk is a great opportunity to empower and support others and spread awareness of sexual assault in the area and on the national level. Entry is $30 and includes a t-shirt, whistle, and candle for the night of the walk (with most of the overall proceeds going to Take Back the Night and the DC Rape Crisis Center).
Friday, April 11
- It’s back! That’s right, the culinary chaos that is Truckeroo returns today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Half and M Street across from the Navy Yard Metro Station. The weather forecast is looking promising, and attendees can expect more than 20 of the District’s best food trucks as well as live music all day, cold brews at the Bullpen, picnic tables, corn hole, and plenty more. Go ahead — duck out of work a little early today.
- Head up to Bethesda this afternoon for the 15th annual Bethesda Literary Festival. You’ll find more than 20 entertaining literary events ranging from author talks to thematic discussions to writing contests, and much more. Among today’s activities: Adults and high school winners from the festival’s essay and short story contest will read their work and receive awards at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda at 7 p.m. All activities are free and the festival goes through Sunday.
Saturday, April 12
- The Nats might be away this weekend, but the DC Beer Festival is reason enough to descend on Nats Park between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. today. Grab your $40 ticket to either of the three-hour sessions, and enjoy unlimited tastings from more than 60 craft breweries. The emphasis is on spring seasonal beers, and you’ll easily get into the seasonal spirit with games, DJs, and food to go along with your tastings. Food is sold separately, but your ticket includes unlimited tastings.
- Start the Easter celebrations a little early by heading to the Embassy of the Czech Republic near the Cleveland Park metro stop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The embassy will be hosting a family-friendly Easter Egg Hunt sure to be a hit with your youngsters. Kiddos will enjoy decorating eggs, seeing live bunnies, and enjoying an egg hunt complete with Czech candy and Easter bread. Attendees are asked to bring a treat to share, and to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 9.
Sunday, April 13
- You might have checked out the vibrantly decorated Blind Whino space at the Cherry Blast last weekend, but today you’ll get another shot. Join participating exhibit artists and Washington Project for the Arts staff for a free champagne tour of the dedicated art space. RSVP to Samantha May at email@example.com by Thursday, April 10. The exhibition is open to the public at no charge on Sundays through April 20 from 12 to 6 p.m. Today’s champagne-fueled, abstract-art-embracing festivities run from 1 to 3 p.m.
- For another healthy dose of cherry blossom festivities, head over to the Dupont Circle or F Street Shake Shack for your chance at an exclusive partnership between the burger maestros and Baltimore-based Dangerously Delicious Pies. Through tomorrow, cherry blossom fans can enjoy the Cherry Pie, Oh My combo of creamy vanilla frozen custard and a fresh slice of cherry pie from the Dangerously Delicious kitchen. A half portion is $4.25 and a regular portion is $6.50.