WEEKEND HITLIST: FRIDAY 13TH EDITION

Okay, so it’s Friday the 13th and by all accounts this should be a questionable weekend to say the least, right? WRONG! This weekend is literally going to be jam packed full of insanity and I literally almost can’t take it.

I mean honestly, I blog about events for a living but I’m a total observer/introvert at heart and so I very rarely find events that are intriguing enough to get me out of bed on weekend morning… WEEKEND HITLIST: FRIDAY 13TH EDITION

YOUR WARM WEATHER WEEKEND HITLIST

Okay, so maybe it’s not necessarily summer as of yet — but a girl can dream can’t she!? Plus that GIF of Stewie from Family Guy just made me chuckle so I had to choose it for this despite it’s fairly loose relevence.

Trust me, you’re happy. You know you like it!

Alas — I digress, the spring/summer hybrid is officially in full swing. I know this because I put on my parka to go outside to walk my dog and was met with a bunch of hipsters dressed in shorts, boat shoes and Raybans.

Needless to say I immediately regressed back into my dark lair of writer solitude. YOUR WARM WEATHER WEEKEND HITLIST

WEEKEND HITLIST: SEE SOME ART, SMELL THE FLOWERS & MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Okay, is it just me or does it feel like finding a bunch of killer events this weekend is like pulling teeth!?!  I mean, seriously I really tried to compile my own independent information but I was struggling to put together a list that I was very proud of.

You see, I only recommend events that I could see either myself, my friends or family members attending because I’m trying to give you guys a good time. But it almost seems like all of DC is so wrapped up in the Cherry Blossom Festival that there has been a little bit of slack this weekend with the fun tickets!

Lucky for you — I never give up! And as a result,  I’ve compiled once again, a killer weekend Hit List, just for you. So get out, enjoy some art, smell some beautiful flowers and stand for a change! WEEKEND HITLIST: SEE SOME ART, SMELL THE FLOWERS & MAKE A DIFFERENCE

WHERE TO FIND FREE AND DISCOUNTED FOOD FOR MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

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Saturday, March 24 marks the highly-anticipated March For Our Lives, a nationwide movement to draw awareness to gun violence and call for Congress and governments across the country to enact stricter gun control legislation. In an effort to support the participants–many of whom are expected to be high schoolers and young students–restaurants around the mall and Capitol Building are offering free and discounted meals for marchers. WHERE TO FIND FREE AND DISCOUNTED FOOD FOR MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: GIRLS’ NIGHT IN

As the nation’s capitol, DC has naturally become a hub for innovation, startups, and businesses with backbone. We’re constantly pushing the conversation, and proud of it. While our scene is full of some of your “typical” startups (side note: can a startup actually be typical?) such as software companies, tech companies, and non-profits, we also continue to have folks push the envelope as entrepreneurs in other, more out-of-the-box areas. One example is a local startup catering exclusively to women: Girls’ Night In. DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: GIRLS’ NIGHT IN

THE QUICK & DIRTY CLASSY ST. PATTY WEEKEND HITLIST

Well lasses and laddies if it isn’t the  weekend we’ve all been waiting for AKA St. Patty’s Edition,  where the rivers run green and the beers taste exactly the same except they always put that weird  green dye in them like #nothankyou.

Anyway, without further ado I will get you guys all informed for your awesome holiday weekend hit list, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! THE QUICK & DIRTY CLASSY ST. PATTY WEEKEND HITLIST

THE WEIRD, KINDA DEPRESSING, AND MAYBE SECRETLY INSULTING STORY BEHIND CHERRY BLOSSOMS

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When you head down to the Tidal Basin later this month to admire and Instagram the blizzard of bright pink cherry blossoms, you may think that you’re just looking at some pretty flowers.  And on one level, you are.  But on another level, you’re looking at a *puts on beret and black turtleneck* CENTURIES-OLD METAPHOR FOR THE INEVITABILITY OF DEATH. THE WEIRD, KINDA DEPRESSING, AND MAYBE SECRETLY INSULTING STORY BEHIND CHERRY BLOSSOMS