Chakaia Booker's "Pass the Buck" sculpture is part of an installation of her work outside the National Museum of Women in the Arts that comes down Sunday. (Marlborough Gallery, New York/Lee Stalworth)


March Madness of Comedy


Old Takoma Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

Spend Fat Tuesday in Old Takoma Park, enjoying New Orleans-themed food and drink specials and music from the Mardi Gras Mummers. Admission is free, and the festivities kick off at Capital City Cheesecake. Participating restaurants and bars also include Republic, Everlasting Life Vegan Restaurant and Roscoe’s Pizzeria.

6:00 p.m. Capital City Cheesecake, 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. 301-270-7260.


'NY Ave Sculpture Project'

If you haven’t had the chance to check out sculptor Chakaia Booker’s massive installation outside the National Museum of Women in the Arts, now’s the time to do so. The sculptures, made mostly out of recycled tires, are coming down Sunday after a two-year run. The exhibit is part of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project, a collaborative effort between the museum and several D.C. agencies.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000.


Tea Swap

Tired of your same old brand of tea and looking to try something new without buying an entire box? Head to the Shaw Library for a tea swap. Try tea samples, enjoy light refreshments and listen to a short presentation about tea.

6 p.m. Shaw Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. 202-727-1288.


Dance Bethesda open house

Dancers of all skill levels are invited to Dance Bethesda’s open house, complete with lessons in six styles (swing, salsa, rumba, foxtrot, tango and waltz) and a free dance party. Sounds way more fun than a Friday night Netflix binge.

7 to 10 p.m. Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave., Suite A., Bethesda. 301-951-3660.


NoVa Teen Book Festival

Lovers of young adult fiction will want to hit the NoVa Teen Book Festival hosted by the Arlington Central Library and One More Page Books. The festival will feature appearances by YA authors, Q and A sessions, book signings and four panel discussions, including “Who Are You,” about how destiny and identity form characters.

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington-Lee High School, 1301 North Stafford St. Arlington. Registration required.


'Blacks in Wax' living-history program

The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage hosts young people from the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center who will bring to life “wax statues” of notable African Americans. This annual living-history program, which was created in 2006, comes on the heels of Black History Month.

4:45 p.m. Kennedy Center Grand Foyer and Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.