Join the Going Out Gurus for their first springtime happy hour at Whitlow’s new rooftop bar in Clarendon. In honor of tax day, the bar will provide edible tax relief in the form of free pulled pork sandwiches, wings, chips and salsa, and veggies and dip, along with discounted drinks.
See D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray present a group of lucky arts organizations with this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards. The program includes performances by the Post-Classical Ensemble, the Jones-Haywood Dance School, Sin Miedo and Kenneth Gayle accompanied by pianist ELEW.
You may feel like you’re slipping into Dominique Fierro’s beguiling abstract flower photos, especially after a drink or two at this artist’s reception, where you can meet Fierro, browse a collection of her work and mingle over food and drinks.
Learn the ins and outs of stepping, the percussive dance style created by African American college students, with a free lesson by dance troupe Step Afrika! A demonstration ($10) follows the morning workshop, with a full-length concert at 7:30 p.m. ($25).
This year’s festival features 17 films with screenings at the Freer and Sackler Gallery and the AFI Silver Theatre through June 8. The documentary “Old Partner,” a surprise box office hit in South Korea, chronicles an unlikely love triangle between an elderly farming couple and their . . . ox. While it does offer comic relief, the film is also a piercing look at a quickly vanishing way of life in South Korea.