Wknd Rndp, March 6-8: Purim, Persian New Year and 123 Andrés

Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, at the Smithsonian with performances, storytelling, crafts, music and more.

Weekend highlights include events to celebrate Purim, a Persian New Year celebration at the Smithsonian and performances by 123 Andrés at the Kennedy Center. Enjoy!

All Weekend

123 Andrés

123 Andrés, several showtimes, Kennedy Center. Move, sing and play in Spanish and English with Latin Grammy Award winning teaching artists. Instrument petting zoo precedes select performances. Most enjoyed by ages 3-8. Tickets, $20.


Rainbows/St. Patrick’s Themed Art Workshop at Plum Patch, 10 a.m.-noon, Shopkeepers, 1231 Florida Ave NE. String colorful beads, work creatively with yarn and explore scrape painting. $20/kid. Register or drop in.

Baby Bar Takeover, 3:30 p.m., the Brig, 1007 8th St SE. Bring your baby and have a brew with neighbors. Free to attend ($ for beer).


Nowruz! Persian New Year Celebration, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Freer and Sackler Galleries. Gold coins and goldfish, fire jumpingdancing clowns, the banging of bowls and spoons and many other joyful sights and sounds will fill the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler galleries. Free.


Gan Shalom’s Community Purim Festival, 10 a.m.-noon, Naval Lodge, 330 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Featuring Zig Zag the Magic Man, face painters, balloon animals and snacks. Costumes encouraged. Tickets, $20 per adult/child, $70 per family, free for infants.

Family Purim Carnival at Edlavitch DCJCC, 10 a.m.-noon, 1529 16th St NW. Carnival games, costumes, arts and crafts, hamantaschen and a community service project. Geared to ages 3-6. Tickets, $20/member, $25/nonmember, $30/door.

Kids’ Hamentasch Bake at the Hill Center, 2-3 p.m., Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Roll, shape and fill their own hamentaschen, then take them home to bake and share. Tickets, $10/child (adult included) and $25/family.

Have a great weekend, neighbors!

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