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It's almost time for the blooms to hit their peak.
It's almost time for the blooms to hit their peak. (By Teru Iwasaki -- Associated Press)
Friday, March 30, 2007

Today

CONCERT A Secret Show? We Don't Think So, Good Charlotte The MySpace Secret Show comes to the Black Cat tonight, bringing its "mystery" big-name band to the venue for a free concert. Usually, you'd have to add Secret Shows as your friend at http://www.myspace.com/secretshows to learn who's playing where, but we're taking all the fun out of it for you: Good Charlotte, those Maryland boys who are kings of the Cult of Eyeliner, play tonight. The rules (it's up to you whether to follow them): Line up at 3 p.m. to get a wristband, and it's one wristband per person. No tickets will be available after the wristbands go out. Free. Doors open at 7:30. 1811 14th St. NW. 202-667-7960.

EXHIBIT A Cute and Cuddly Expression of Wolfdom The DeerMilk Collective is a group of international artists (and as best we can tell by their Web site, http://www.deermilk.com, they are manufacturers of obtuse and cutesy drawings that are more than a little Kidrobotesque). For their new show, the artists set out to expound on characters called "The Werewolf Youth," described by the group as "simplified, iconic preteens in feral costume." The show features experimental short film and two-dimensional, mixed-media works. Free. The reception is tonight, 6-8 p.m. Through April 20. Warehouse, 1017-21 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-3933.

Tomorrow

FESTIVALS The Cherry Blossom Season Begins The blooms are expected to hit their peak soon, so head down to the Tidal Basin and swing past the Mall, because it's the start of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The National Building Museum is the site for Family Day, a celebration of Japanese art and culture. Free. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 401 F St. NW. And the 41st Smithsonian Kite Festival fills the Mall near the Washington Monument with creative, handmade Japanese kites. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The Mall between 10th and 14th streets NW. For more events, see http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.

Sunday

ON STAGE A Second Chance to Catch Odissi Dance Every seat was filled for Masako Ono's local dance performance last summer. Why? Because the modern and hip-hop dancer from Tokyo happens to be a rare trained performer of Odissi, an obscure Indian dance that all but died out during colonial rule. Ono returns to the area to perform at the Ken Cen, and there's plenty of room for fans. Free. 6 p.m. Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.


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