Feb 29, 2024 - Things to Do

D.C. weekend events: Black Girls Rock Fest, "Beyond the Light" and more

Four images of activities from BGR! Fest 2023.

Views from BGR Fest 2023. Photos: The Kennedy Center

This weekend in D.C., check out the Black Girls Rock Fest at the Kennedy Center, Artechouse's collaboration with NASA, a free day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and more.

1. 🀘🏾 Rock out

Begin Women's History Month with the Black Girls Rock Fest and pop-up at the Kennedy Center.

The vibe: This festival is the fifth annual celebration of cultural contributions made by Black women to music.

  • There will be jam sessions with local DJs, performances by singer-songwriters of various genres and more.

If you go: Two out of the four events are ticketed. Buy tickets and RSVP for events here.

  • 7:30pm Thursday; 9:30pm Saturday; 6pm Thursday, March 7; and 6pm Saturday, March 9.

Zoom out: Black Girls Rock Fest is an extension of the Black Girls Rock nonprofit, which supports women and girls of color through leadership and growth opportunities.

2. 🌌 "Beyond the Light"

  • It's the last weekend to enjoy Artechouse's collaboration with NASA that explores the universe and space through AI visuals, music, art and more. View admission and hours here. Tickets start at $25.

3. 🏎️ "Bond in Motion"

  • Check out six decades of vehicles used in the James Bond 007 franchise beginning Friday at the International Spy Museum, on display through April 2025. Adult general admission tickets for this exhibit are $12.72.
  • View featured vehicles here.

4. πŸ–ΌοΈ Free Community Day

  • Enjoy an admission-free day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 10am–5pm Sunday. Exhibit art ranges from works engraved in 1675 to portraits of female soldiers and orphans.

5. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡² March With Me

  • Celebrate Women's History Month with a concert showcasing female composers of various genres at the Military Women's Memorial in Arlington, Va., 1–5pm Sunday. Free.

6. 🎢 Celtic Underground Concert

7. πŸ”₯ Fire & Ice Festival

  • Enjoy fire dancers, s'mores, interactive ice sculptures, live music, drink specials and more, noon–3pm Saturday in Chevy Chase, Md. Free.
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