Editors' pick

Cherry Blast: Art and Music Dance Party

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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.