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Life After Hours: March 23-25

Welcome spring by exploring everything happening in D.C. this weekend

It’s now officially spring! Don’t let the snow get you down, D.C. is offering a ton of events this weekend.

March for our Lives

Students who survived the Parkland Shooting have organized March for our Lives with Everytown Gun Safety Action Fund to march against gun violence in D.C. this Saturday. The District is expecting over 500,000 people to march. This event has been largely organized by students, and all of the speakers at the march will be 18 or younger. This march advocates for stricter background checks on gun buyers. The ride-share app Lyft will be offering free rides to students who attend the march.

When: March 24, 12 p.m.

Where: Entrances to the march are located at Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street NW, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW, and Indiana Avenue and Seventh Street NW.

Metro: Smithsonian, Metro Center, Gallery-Place Chinatown, Archives Navy Memorial, Union Station, and L’Enfant Plaza are all within walking distance to march entrances.

The Game Changers

The Environmental Film Festival is hosting a screening of “The Game Changers” on Saturday night. This film follows James Wilks, an elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter, a mixed martial arts TV show, as he explores how many elite athletes follow a vegan lifestyle and whether or not meat is essential for building strength and getting enough protein.

Tickets are $35.

When: March 14, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Metro: Red Line to Dupont Circle

National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony

The classic D.C. spring festival which celebrates Japan’s gift of cherry blossom trees has its opening ceremony on Sunday. The opening ceremony at Warner Theater will have performances by T.M Revolution, Akiko Yano, The 6821 Quintet, and Shodo Girls. As the weather warms and the trees bloom, get excited for many amazing Instagram photo opportunities.

When: March 25, 5-6:30 p.m.

Where: Warner Theater 513 13th Street, NW

Metro: Red line to Metro Center

Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 

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