Axios D.C. Weekender

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Hi, Thursday! Analis and Maxwell reporting for duty.

๐Ÿšจ Situational awareness: The Wizards play the Trail Blazers Friday at Capital One Arena, the Nats take on the the Phillies Friday through Sunday at Nationals Park and the Caps play the Senators Sunday at Capital One Arena.

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1 big thing: ๐Ÿ“š Hear their stories

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Learn about progressive Black feminism, Chinese poetry and art, the Black deaf community and LGBTQ+ activism within the city's history from community leaders and historians at the D.C. History Conference.

Why it matters: This is the 50th year of the conference that discusses the past, present and future of D.C.

Catch up quick: The Home Rule Act of 1973 allowed D.C. residents to elect a mayor and council, giving the city Mayor Walter Washington and the first D.C. Council.

  • "We're looking forward to reflecting on both of these anniversaries side by side," D.C. History Center executive director Laura Brower Hagood told Axios.

If you go: Programming is now through Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. View schedule here. Free.

More things to do in D.C. this weekend

๐ŸŒธ Petalpalooza: Enjoy a day of live music, art installations, a climbing wall, cherry blossom-themed kids activities, yoga, food trucks, fireworks and more, 1โ€“9pm Saturday at the Capitol Riverfront Navy Yard Metro. Free.

๐Ÿท A Night of Fine Wine: Sip wines from multiple regions of France in an immersive wine tasting experience, 6โ€“9pm Friday at the Embassy of France. View wine list here. Tickets start at $105.

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Unique Markets Annual Spring Pop-up: Shop over 70 small businesses and meet local designers, 10amโ€“5pm Saturday at Dock 5 at Union Market. Tickets for 2-day access are $16.

โœ๏ธ Spring Poetry Slam: Enjoy a youth poetry slam in a garden, 2โ€“4pm at the Washington Youth Garden in the National Arboretum. Free.

โ˜• Coffee & Canvas: Enjoy local coffee, breakfast tacos, mimosas, live music and art at an outdoor market with local artisan goods and small businesses, noonโ€“5pm Saturday at Metrobar. Free.

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2. โ–ถ๏ธ Streaming guide

Colin Farrell as John Sugar in "Sugar." Photo: Apple TV+

Here's what's new on Apple TV+, Hulu, Netflix, Max, Prime Video, Peacock and Paramount+.

What we're watching: A new private detective series, another reality TV offering starring Lisa Vanderpump and a documentary explaining the birth of online communities like QAnon.

My pick of the week

"Sugar" โ€” Available tomorrow on Apple TV+

State of play: Colin Farrell, Kirby and Amy Ryan star in this series about a private detective searching for the daughter of a Hollywood producer.

Driving the news: Farrell is also set to appear in DC's series "The Penguin," coming to Max this fall.

Don't miss these

"Vanderpump Villa" โ€” Available now on Hulu

The vibe: Watch a hand-picked group of chefs, mixologists and waitstaff work and live together at an exclusive French estate in this new reality series.

Behind the scenes: Lisa Vanderpump's grip on reality television remains tight. The eleventh season of "Vanderpump Rules" is currently airing and the premiere of its spinoff, "The Valley," last month was Bravo's most watched in a decade.

"The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem" โ€” Available tomorrow on Netflix

The intrigue: This new documentary discusses how 4chan, an online community for lonely teens, became the breeding ground for QAnon and the Jan. 6 insurrection.

More to watch

"Ripley" on Netflix

  • Andrew Scott, Dakota Fanning and John Malkovich star in this limited series based on Patricia Highsmith's acclaimed Tom Ripley novels. Available now.

"Loot" season 2 on Apple TV+

  • Maya Rudolph returns as Molly Wells, now navigating life as head of the philanthropic organization she started with money collected after her divorce from a tech billionaire (played by Adam Scott). Available now.

"Scoop" on Netflix

  • This new film is based on the real events surrounding Prince Andrew's infamous BBC "Newsnight" appearance.
  • Flashback: During the 2019 telecast, two million people watched the British monarch stumble while being questioned about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and Virginia Roberts (now Giuffre), who was underage at the time. Available tomorrow.

"Girls State" on Apple TV+

  • From the makers of the Emmy-winning "Boys State," this documentary follows 500 teenage girls from Missouri participating in a weeklong mock government building exercise. Available tomorrow.

"Star Trek: Discovery" season 5 on Paramount+

  • The final season of this series follows the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery as they uncover a mysterious ancient power that has deliberately been hidden for centuries. Available now.

"Files of the Unexplained" on Netflix

  • See real people recount mysterious occurrences from UFOs to drownings and unexplained disappearances in this new eight-episode docuseries. Available now.

More new streaming titles

Our picks:

๐Ÿ˜Ž Analis is preparing for the total solar eclipse.

๐Ÿ“‚ Maxwell is watching "Files of the Unexplained."

Have a great weekend!

Thanks to our editor Ashley May and copy editor Egan Millard.