The Weekend Scene: April 8-10

Enjoy a weekend filled with art and chocolate.

If you want to impress your friends by Instagramming something other than cherry blossoms, spend your weekend looking at art and eating chocolate instead.

Opening of She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

This exhibition, featuring 12 Middle Eastern female artists photographs, derives its name from the Arabic world rawiya meaning “she who tells a story.” Through photography, these women tell compelling narratives about politics, protest and female identity in the Middle East. Admission for students is $8.

When: Friday, April 8 to July 21

Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW

Metro: Metro Center, Red Line

D.C. Chocolate Festival

The Westin will host a full day of chocolate activities by chocolate makers for chocolate enthusiasts. The event features over 300 domestic and international chocolate vendors. The day will include tastings, classes, workshops and keynote speakers. Tickets are $32.64, a strange price for a strange event.

When: Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Westin Washington, 1400 M St. NW

Metro: Farragut North, Red Line

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