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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/16/2012

All-you-can-eat oysters, Cherry Blast — best events in D.C. this week

Both Hank’s Oyster Bar locations will offer all-you-can-eat bivalves on Saturday. (Courtesy of Hank’s Oyster Bar)
Every week, the Going Out Guide publishes an e-mail newsletter with our recommended events for the days ahead. If you don’t subscribe, here’s a peek at what you’re missing. If you’d like to sign up, go to’s Newsletters page; the Going Out Guide is listed under the “Local & Sports” header.

Starting Thursday

Ai Weiwei’s zodiac

The Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden will host 12 Zodiac-inspired animal heads designed by the provocative Chinese artist.

Art on the waterfront

The Water Street Project, a new pop-up gallery at the Georgetown Waterfront is about to become the go-to space for everything from art openings to local bands to a fashion blogger’s party.


Sister Sparrow’s classic funk

Marked by a robust horn section and the soulful vocals of frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe, this Brooklyn-based ensemble plays classic funk with a gritty twist. They perform with Chris Jacobs Band at the Hamilton.


Have a blast

Head to Anacostia’s new art space the Lightbox for Cherry Blast, an evening of music, art installations, drinks and dancing.

Aw, shucks

Hank’s Oyster Bar is one of the best places to savor a plate of oysters. Its annual Oyster Fest, which features all-you-can-eat bivalves and all-you-can-drink draft beer at both the Dupont Circle and Alexandria restaurants, is always a blast.

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