Editors' pick

Cherry Blast: Art and Music Dance Party


Editorial Review

You may think that most of the National Cherry Blossom Festival events are targeted at tourists, but that’s not always the case. Case in point: the Pink Line Project’s annual Cherry Blast party, which brings DJs, artists and musicians to a 15,000-square-foot Lightbox space in Anacostia. Check out light installations, aerial dancers, the Batala Brazilian drum troupe and interactive exhibits; dance to electronic music by Protect-U, Heavy Breathing and various VJs; grab a snack at the Busboys and Poets pop-up cafe; or get a drink at one of the bars. (One beverage is included with each ticket.) As in previous years, organizers are running shuttle buses to Anacostia: Grab a school bus in Dupont Circle (on Massachusetts Avenue) or at 13th and H streets NE. Or take Metro: The Anacostia station is two blocks from the venue.