Nine Springtime Events in DC
Art, music and more are just steps away from your downtown DC apartment.
Spring is finally here. Warm weather and sunshine bring all sorts of good things, and we’re not just talking about flowers. From the Cherry Blossoms to spring festivals, there are great events taking place in DC all spring. This April, there are nine standout events happening near your downtown DC apartment at Legacy West End.
April 14 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The first TED conference was held in 1984 (and actually lost money!); but, in recent years the organization has become exponentially more famous. Now TedX, or independently run TED conferences, are being held all over the country. This particular event centers around one often overlooked concept: “We are looking to re-examine the concept of fear and present talks which cast it in different lights: as a hindrance, a motivator, a biological response, a source of entertainment, and even as an immovable given.”
April 28 – May 19
This classic performance, with a run time of three hours, will be hosted at the John F. Kennedy Center. The cast will include Isabel Leonard, Taylor Stayton, Andrey Zhilikhovsky, Alexandria Shiner, Paolo Bordogna and Wei Wu.
April 20 | 8:00 p.m.
Comedian Tracy Morgan, a regular on “30 Rock” and “SNL”, will be performing a new set at the Concert Hall in the Kennedy Center. This performance follows his nationwide tour, “Picking up the Pieces”, and the release of his Netflix special, “Staying Alive”.
April 11 | 8:00 p.m.
Award-winning pianist Christian Sands will perform at Blues Alley. Sands is a Steinway Artist and a three-time Grammy nominee. His newest album, ”REACH”, was produced by Mack Avenue Records.
April 19 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This house is “one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in the U.S.” and it’s filled with beautiful, historical art and furniture. At Dumbarton at Dusk you can view the house in a new light and enjoy pop-up history activities, along with a cash bar, food and music.
Due to the staggering popularity of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, colonial-era exhibits are coming into the limelight. This thorough exhibition in particular has a lot to offer about Hamilton’s life and legacy.
Through September 16 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (opens at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday)
Every Thursday through April 26 | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This is a familiar event in a new spot. The international concert series, partnered with Art Soiree, has expanded from its place at The Rooftop. Come out for a night of live music, hand-crafted cocktails and internationally inspired cuisine.
Just Outside of West End
April 14 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
April 15 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Both fall and spring tours have become an institution at the White House, but seeing seasonal flowers in bloom makes the spring version a must-attend. On your tour, you’ll see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, White House Kitchen Garden and South Lawn of the White House. Arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. to pick up a free, timed ticket. It’s first come, first serve.
April 19 – 29
Washington’s premier international film festival, this event takes place all over the city. Specific viewing times are yet to be released, but many of the 80 films that will be shown are listed on the Filmfest website. Several movies will be shown at the Embassy of France near the West End. Street parking will be available.
With these April events, you can spend a night on the town, enjoy the arts and gain some new knowledge. The spring festival season is a great reminder of all the amazing things to do near your downtown DC apartment. At Legacy West End, you’re close to everything you love. Get in contact today to take a tour—and start building your legacy.