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Life After Hours: April 14-16

Soak up the sun this weekend and enjoy some yoga, fireworks, art or parties

Life After Hours: April 14-16

Spring has sprung! If you don’t want to tan on the quad or hide in the library, venture off campus for yoga, fireworks, art, a festival or a dance party.

Cherry BlossOM Yoga in the Courtyard

Start your Saturday by stretching your body and soul at this free event. You have to bring your own mat, but all levels are welcome for the yoga class, taught by Ahmed Jabali-Nash. Make sure to register for the event for a spot in the picture-worthy Kogod Courtyard in the Smithsonian American Art museum. Head to the National Mall afterward to enjoy the spring weather and maybe catch a glimpse of the few remaining cherry blossoms.

When: Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: F St., NW & 8th St., NW

Metro: Red line, Gallery Place-Chinatown station

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

Enjoy fireworks or live music and vendors at a number of locations for one of the final events of the cherry blossom season. The Cherry Blossom Plaza will have face painting, live music and a beer garden, among other things, from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Stop by the Gangplank Marina during the same times for more vendors, music and food trucks. To close out the night, head to the Waterfront Park for more music and finally, fireworks. The fireworks display will begin at 8:30 p.m. Admission to all parts of the festival is free.

When: Saturday, April 15 from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: 600-650 Water St, SW

Metro: Green line, Waterfront station

Now More Than Ever opening reception

Now More Than Ever is a new exhibit composed of six artists work at the D.C.-based arts collective, NoMüNoMü. The artists’ pieces examine life under President Donald Trump’s administration, confront liberal elitism and address privileges and oppression. Experience the inspired political art this weekend at the opening reception. You can mingle with the artists at the reception for free.

When: Saturday, April 15 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: 2124 8th St., NW

Metro: Green line, Shaw-Howard University station

Global Nepal Fest

Experience Nepalese music, food, art, culture and more at Global Nepal Fest this weekend. You can watch traditional dance performances and hear live instrumental music, too. The festival promotes Nepal to the global community through its art and other activities. Vendors will showcase various products and food from Nepal for all to enjoy. Admission to the event is free.

When: Sunday, April 16 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: George Washington University Yard

Metro: Blue, Orange or Silver line, Foggy Bottom-GWU station

Holi

Join AU's chapter of the South Asian Student Association for the annual festival of color on the quad! Bring all your friends and have a blast throwing safe color powder at each other. Enjoy some free food at the beginning of the event, too. You can purchase a special t-shirt for $5, but admission to the event is free. Make sure to wear old, white clothes to show off the beautiful colors, which will definitely stain.

When: Sunday, April 16 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The quad

emartin@theeagleonline.com


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