National Cathedral hosts Flower Mart. (Amy Elliott)


Be’la Dona

The seven-member all-female go-go group, winner of the WKYS Go-Go Award for best up-and-coming group in 2010, performs at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.


A history of local arts

Artist, critic and commentator F. Lennox Campello discusses the visual arts scene in the District, which he chronicled in his book “100 Artists of Washington, D.C.”


The mystery behind a master

In conjunction with an exhibit of Pablo Picasso’s drawings, the National Gallery of Art screens “Le Mystere Picasso,” a 1956 documentary that captured the Spanish artist at work creating black-and-white drawings and oil paintings.


A poetic nod to the past

U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, who has published 20 poetry collections, will give a lecture titled “The Forgotten Poets of My Youth.”


Flower Mart

Get your garden ready or spruce up your home with flowers purchased at this annual sale on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral. Festivities include music and dance performances, a white elephant booth, games and rides, such as the antique carousel.


Derby party

There are many places holding parties in honor of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg in horse racing’s Triple Crown. The fete at the aptly named Bourbon will feature free passed hors d’oeuvres, including mini Kentucky hot browns and crustless cucumber sandwiches.


Bostwick May Festival

Head to the Bostwick House in Bladensburg, which dates to 1746, for a spring festival celebrating the War of 1812. The event features period music, craft demonstrations, children’s games and farm animals.