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Out & About: 9 events to make your work week more exciting

Monday, April 2

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man: No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man brings the large-scale, participatory work from this desert gathering to the nation’s capital for the first time. The exhibition takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building and surrounding neighborhood, bringing alive the maker culture and creative spirit of this cultural movement. (Open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Jaleo Crystal City, Where Spain Meets Vermont Dinner: Join Jaleo Crystal City for a night where the delicious tapas of Spain are combined with the craft spirits of Vermont. This unique event will begin with a welcome bite and cocktail, followed by a seated multi-course dinner, each dish paired with a cocktail created with a Barr Hill spirit. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Yoga in the 'Haus at Courthaus Social: Celebrate the return of spring with a graceful vinyasa flow al fresco, underneath the twinkling lights of Courthouse Plaza. This hour long, all-levels class welcomes beginners and advanced yogis alike, promising mindful movement and breath that will leave you calm and refreshed. After class, take your yoga off the mat and enjoy hydrating beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) from Courthaus Social. Online tickets are $20 and include yoga and a drink after class. Walk-ins (if space is available) are $25.

Tuesday, April 3

Jen Hartswick & Nick Cassarino at Pearl Street Warehouse: This duo has played together in several different projects from the age of 14 until now (Van Ghost, Nth Power, etc) as well as having success with their own individual projects - most notably Jen being a mainstay with Phish frontman's Trey Anastasio Band and Nick being one of the founders of The Nth Power. The show at Pearl Street Warehouse will showcase material from Jen’s forthcoming album as well as other selections that come from each of their past projects.

Amy Siskind - The List: A Week-By-Week Reckoning of Trump's First Year: “Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.” Siskind, president and co-founder of The New Agenda, took this advice to heart, and when Trump took office, she began cataloging his administration’s threats to democratic institutions, migrants, the environment, and more. Originally shared with friends, “The Weekly List” soon went viral and each new edition now gets more than half a million viewers. The bound edition is a comprehensive accounting of Trump’s first year, starting with his embrace of white supremacists in his first week and tallying both the major scandals and tweet storms as well as the smaller, seemingly minor but gravely important outrages against ethics, rights, and common decency. Siskind will be in conversation with Walter Shaub, former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics. (Politics and Prose at The Wharf from 7-8 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 4

Shop for a cause with Intermix: Join hosts Sara Anzani of Style MBA and Anchyi Adorned for a special evening of shopping at Intermix Georgetown in support of Make March Matter for Children's National Health System. Enjoy light bites and champagne while exploring latest spring arrivals from 6 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 5

The Nationals Home Opener vs. the New York Mets: It's baseball season! Show your DC pride as the Nationals take on the Mets in the season home opener. Game starts at 1:05 p.m.

Baseball, Brews and Bootcamp at The Yards for Opening Day: The Yards, one of D.C.’s most exciting waterfront developments, is offering a day-long celebration perfect for people of all ages to kick off Opening Day 2018 on Thursday, April 5. Located just steps from Nationals Park, The Yards offers baseball and happy hour lovers alike the opportunity to partake in some of the District’s most popular deals at the Opening Day celebration. Guests can enjoy watching the Nationals ring in their 2018 season with a craft brew or a culinary home run from one of the many innovative restaurants surrounding the ballpark, along with other regional deals and steals.

Monumental Sports Network hosts Wizards Watch Party: Monumental Sports Network is hosting their next monthly VIP member event, a Wizards Watch Party on Thursday, April 5 from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Buffalo Billiards on 19th St (1330 19th St NW). If someone’s not a member, they can simply sign up at MonumentalSportsNetwork.com and for $9.99 this month can go hang out with G-Wiz and the Wizards Girls and nosh on complimentary drinks and food! Plus, you'll be able to go to more VIP events in the future!

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