Mar 7, 2024 - Things to Do

D.C. weekend events: Awesome Con, Whiskey Walk and Nowruz Family Festival

Comic characters during Awesome Con in D.C.

Views from last year's Awesome Con in D.C. Photos: Courtesy of Awesome Con

This weekend in D.C., check out Awesome Con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, a whiskey bar crawl on U Street, the Nowruz Family Festival at the National Museum of Asian Art and more.

1. πŸ’₯ Everything is Awesome (Con)

Geek out over comics, anime, toys, games and more at Awesome Con, D.C.'s three-day comic con at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

  • Special celebrity guests include Hayden Christensen, Rosario Dawson and Natasha Liu Bordizzo from "Star Wars."

The vibe: This family-friendly event includes a science fair, a book fair, Awesome Con Jr. for young fans and Pride Alley, a space to celebrate queer creators.

  • Stop by: Anime Yokocho, an area for all things anime, new this year.

If you go: Single-day passes start at $55 and three-day passes start at $100.

  • Programming is 1–10pm Friday, 10am–10pm Saturday and 10am–5pm Sunday.

2. πŸ“— RuPaul: "The House of Hidden Meanings"

3. πŸ₯ƒ Whiskey Walk

  • Enjoy an Irish whiskey bar crawl with eight tastings at eight U Street bars. 1–10pm Saturday at Exiles Bar on U Street. Tickets start at $60.
  • View details on whiskeys served here.

4. 🍸 Experience Mixology

  • Master your cocktail making skills with a class 3–5pm Sunday at The Westin Washington National Harbor. Tickets include two "drink experiences," recipe cards, 15% off brunch at Sauciety before the event or 20% off dinner after the event and a souvenir pint glass. Tickets are $65.

5. πŸ›οΈ WOMENtrepreneur Sip and Vibe Pop-Up Shop

  • Shop art, beauty, body care, food, clothing, wellness and more at a marketplace of female entrepreneurs, noon–4pm Saturday at Nyala Events in D.C. Free.

6. πŸ‘ͺ Nowruz Family Festival

  • Celebrate the Persian New Year with activities, storytelling, dance performances, musical acts, Persian food and more, 11am–4pm Sunday at the National Museum of Asian Art. Free. RSVP here.
  • Tickets to musical performances will be given out on site at 12:45pm in front of the Meyer Auditorium.
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