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Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Things to do in D.C. this weekend: ‘Song 1,’ ‘Mad Men’ viewing parties


Doug Aitken's "Song 1", a 360-degree projection will display nightly on the Hirshhorn through May 13. (Matt McClain/For The Washington Post)
What’s on your agenda for Friday and Saturday? Get some ideas for the best things to do this weekend. Some of our favorites include artist Doug Aitken’s 360-degree projection on the Hirshhorn Museum, the annual sock burning to celebrate spring in Annapolis and viewing parties for the “Mad Men” season premiere.

In “Song 1,” running nightly through May 13, artist Doug Aitken turns the circular exterior of the Hirshhorn Museum into “liquid architecture” by using 11 high-definition projectors to cast moving images on the building. The display’s soundtrack includes Beck, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Devendra Banhart, Mountains and No Age offering their take on the song “I Only Have Eyes for You.” Find out more about how it works.

Spring is here, and for the denizens of Annapolis, that means it’s time to ditch the socks and put on boat shoes. But merely removing socks isn’t enough of a ritual; to properly mark spring in Annapolis, socks must be burned. Head to the Annapolis Maritime Museum for an oyster roast, sock-torching and other festivities.

“Mad Men” returns for its fifth season on Sunday. What better way to reunite with the stylish fictional ad agency than at stylish viewing parties, like the one at Lounge 201? You can drink like Don Draper anytime at these places that capture the “Mad Men” vibe.

Those are some highlights, but you’ll find even more picks for the best events this weekend on our full list.

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