Blossom Watch

April 12, 2014

AUN J Classic Orchestra Closing Concert: Eight young musicians play classic Japanese instruments in the closing concert of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It will be their first U.S. appearance. 2 p.m. Tidal Basin Welcome Area. 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Metro: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange ).

Cherry Blossom Photo Safaris, Cherry Blossoms by Land and Sea: A workshop in travel photography and camera use, using the morning sun on the cherry blossoms along Hains Point and Ohio Drive from the Potomac River. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $89 per person; $25 for accompanying non-photographer. Washington Photo Safari, 1501 Maine Ave. SW, paddle boat rental station. Metro: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange), L’Enfant Plaza (Blue, Green, Orange and Yellow).

Japanese Exhibitions and Events: Three exhibitions of Japanese art as well as a full range of free public and kids’ programs related to Japan and Japanese art and culture. Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Metro: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange).

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