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Weekend Report: 7 events not to miss this weekend

Thursday, March 9

Exposed DC Exhibit Opening: Don’t miss this passionate celebration of local photography in the nation’s capital. On exhibit are 43 images that tell the story of living, working, and loving in this city that is so much more than a collection of monuments and government buildings. You’ll also be attending the first public event at a new event space, AJAX, just a few blocks from Mount Vernon Square and Gallery Place. Complimentary local beer and wine will be available while v:shal kanwar provides some smooth beats. AJAX, 1011 4th St. NW, 6 p.m., $20

Cocktails and Conversation: Join Grace Bonney, curator and editor of Design*Sponge, for an evening of cocktails and conversation featuring inspiring and powerful local women at Ann Taylor Dupont. Enjoy light bites and bubbly as Grace chats with fellow boss ladies Amanda McClements, owner of Salt + Sundry; Carolyn Misterek, founder of Matine; Jamyla Bennu, co-founder of Oyin Handmade; and Ximena Hartsock, co-founder of Phone2Action. Anne Taylor, 1140 Connecticute Ave. NW, 6 p.m., free (receive a signed copy of Grace’s book, "In the Company of Women," when you spend $150 or more as well as 30% off your purchase)

Friday, March 10

Ali Wong at the Warner Theater: Everyone needs a good laugh every now and then. Head out to the Warner Theater on Friday to see the hilarious Ali Wong. Show starts at 7 p.m. (Tickets range between $37 - $48)

Saturday, March 11

Rock n' Roll Marathon: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series will be celebrating 20 Years running! Not running in the marathon? Make sure to go out and cheer on the runners!

Shamrock Fest: ShamrockFest is America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day festival, where thousands shake their shamrocks to Celtic rock bands. Put your party pants on, grab and a beer, and enjoy being Irish for a day! 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, Washington D.C.

Torrence Swain Presents the Good Life Cocktail Club: Local mixologist, Torrence Swain, will be mixing up cocktails at Bloomingdale’s neighborhood watering-hole, Wicked Bloom, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Great music and cocktails (including some complimentary) to be served up and themed, “Freaky Tiki.” Afrobeats will set the ambiance, and guests are encouraged to wear a daishiki, Hawaiian shirt or African print to get a few dollars off their first drink.

Sunday, March 12

St. Baldrick's Day at Boundary Stone: The St. Baldrick’s foundation and local teams will compete to collect donations before taking their turn in the barber’s chair. Among these teams are representatives from three local breweries, Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau and Port City Brewing. Shaves will be provided courtesy of event partner Barber of Hell’s Bottom and participants will get their shaves on site at Boundary Stone the day of the event. Food and drink specials will be available and guests can participate in a silent auction with prizes such as a trip to Ireland, VIP tickets to Austin City Limits, a private in-home dinner for six cooked by James Beard-nominated chef Mike Friedman, and much more!

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