Japanese Street Festival – NBC4 Washington

This weekend in the Washington, DC area, you can help Ukrainian refugees by throwing beanbags from a moving plane, celebrate Japanese culture, or attend a film festival.

After a gloomy week, the weather is improving. The weekend will be cool and mostly dry, although some showers are possible on Saturday. Here are the forecasts.

Aviation Adventures offers a bold way to help the people of Ukraine: a beanbag toss in an airplane. Participants will fly 50 feet above the ground and attempt to hit the target, a four-foot plastic swimming pool.

You can pay to fly with one of Aviation Adventures’ commercial pilots – or sign up with your own plane. On the ground, there will be food trucks and activities for children. Proceeds will go to World Central Kitchen.

To verify Parachuting for Ukraine Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Warrenton/Fauquier airport. See more details here.

Looking for something more laid back? Witness extreme adventures from the comfort of a movie theater seat.

National Geographic’s BANFF Center Film Festival is back in person and will continue until April 9. Your BANFF Film Festival ticket also grants you access to the National Geographic Museum’s Once Upon a Time exhibit through May 1.

Tickets are $35. See more details here.

shear madness returns to the Kennedy Center stage this week for the first time since March 2020. Fun fact, the interactive thriller show holds the Guinness Record for the longest running play in America. It’s been over 30 years. Here are the times and ticket information.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing this weekend.

the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade return on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. You can purchase grandstand seats or find a spot for viewing on a first-come, first-served basis. Here are the details.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival takes over Pennsylvania Avenue. The Japan-America Society features cultural performances, authentic cuisine, as well as homewares and artwork either sourced directly from Japan or inspired by the gift of cherry blossoms 110 years ago. Here is more information.

the Anacostia River Festival will feature a variety of musical performances, including go-go music and local drum lines, on April 10. The free festival aims to honor “the history and sounds of communities on both sides of the Anacostia River and to amplify the stories, culture and heritage of neighboring African American residents.”

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