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Radiator will be offering a brunch buffet, which includes an omelette station, an avocado toast bar, a raw bar and more. (Photo by Jennifer Hughes)

Weekend Report: 12 events to spice up Easter weekend

Thursday, April 18

Caps Game 4 Viewing Party: The Caps are coming off a rough game three with a loss to the Hurricanes, but they are ready for game four redemption. The Caps will host a watching party at Capital One Arena with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Free to attend with $5 beers until 7 p.m.

Tiger Fork Night Market: Tiger Fork’s Night Market will return for spring with guest chefs Vanessa Maneja of D.C.’s soon-to-open Rooted & Bloomed and Andew Chiou of Momo Yakitori alongside Tiger Fork’s Chef de Cuisine, Jong Son. The teams at Aviation Gin, Sombra Mezcal and new-comer, Lichiko Shochu will serve up specialty cocktails and offer spirit tastings alongside Tiger Fork’s Beverage Director, Ian Fletcher, who will feature Traditional Chinese Medicinal cocktails. Guests will be able to purchase items typically found at Chinese market stalls, including specialty candies, fruits, trinkets, jewelry, herbs and gifts along with local artists selling their work throughout the restaurant. No ticket or reservation for the event is required, as all offerings will be sold a la carte on a first-come, first-served basis. Free to attend.

Friday, April 19

Full Moon Walk: We all know D.C.'s monuments are spectacular in the evening, and even more so during a full moon. With the April full moon falling on a Friday join the friendly people from Washington, DC History & Culture for a pleasant evening walk underneath a full moon. The walk will start and end at the National World War II Memorial and cover approximately two miles. It's not a guided tour though. Monitor the weather as thunderstorms are expected. Free to attend.

NSO Beethoven's Fifth Symphony: Fate knocks at the door in the most famous four notes in symphonic history! Experience the memorable motif that changed music forever when Gianandrea Noseda returns to lead Beethoven’s legendary Fifth Symphony. Although on the verge of deafness while composing this masterpiece, Beethoven boldly defied his impending affliction—instead rising above to immerse audience in a fearless symphony he called “a duel between free will and determination.”Tickets start at $20.

Saturday, April 20

DC Beer Fest: The DC Beer Festival returns to Nationals Park, bringing together dozens of craft breweries and featuring spring seasonal beers. Expect more than a dozen food trucks, lawn games, live entertainment and unlimited tastings of craft beer. Tickets start at $45.

National Cannabis Festival: The fourth annual National Cannabis Festival returns to RFK with an all-day concert including performances by Ludacris, Action Bronson, Black Masala, Backyard Band, Farrah Flosscett and more. Speeches about legalization will be interspersed throughout the concert, with talks expected from Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Virginia Delegate Steve Heretick and Maryland Delegate David Moon. One lucky couple will even get married on stage before Ludacris' headline performance! Tickets start at $42.

Nerds Trivia Night: How many rings were forged by Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth? Excluding monuments, what is the tallest building in D.C.? If you know the answers, this is the trivia night for you! Free to attend.

Crawfish for Cancer: The 7th annual D.C. boil is back at a new venue this year, Wunder Garten. Enjoy five hours of unlimited crawfish and fixins, an open bar with beer, wine and spirits including sweet tea vodka cocktails, and live music throughout the day. All net proceeds go towards the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Tickets start at $60.

Free Concert: NAKD, the Atlanta-based duo known for its futuristic, “soulful street pop” sound — think: Motown-meets-EDM — will once again perform a free show open to the public at Penn Quarter's Crimson. Free to attend.

Caps Game 5: We will have to wait and see what happens in game four, but we know the Capitals will be heading back to D.C. for game five. If they win game four against the Hurricanes, they could be looking to end the first round of the playoffs with a game five win, but if they lose game four the series will be tied 2-2 going into game five. Tickets start at $84.

Sunday, April 21

Easter Brunch: It's not too late to book a reservation for Easter brunch! We did the hard work for you and rounded up 10 hot spots where reservations are still available. Check them out here.

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar: Sunday is your last chance to see the cherry blossom pop-up. The third annual Cherry Blossom Pop-up Bar features thousands of artificial blooms that line the walls and ceilings. However, this year's pop-up bar also features a ramen room with larger-than-life noodle decor as well as pork and vegan ramen options from Uzu Ramen. Free to attend.