With so many kid- and family-friendly events available in the DMV, we often forget about taking some time out for a date or girls night out. And, surprise, surprise there are just as many grown-up options for you to pick from. To help you choose, we’ve whittle down April’s offerings to these nine, some of our faves.
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#1 Film Lovers Delight
For the film loving couple, D.C.’s International Film Festival is the talk of the town each Spring. With over 70 films at four different locations you might want to start making your must-see list, uh, yesterday.
When: April 14-24
#2 Root, Root, Root for the Home Team!
Washington Nationals Opening Day is the perfect low key date night! Grab your Nat’s gear and a Ben’s half smoke while you’re at it.
When: April 7
#3 Georgetown French Market
Need a vacay? Georgetown’s French Market is the perfect get away right in your city. It’s perfect for a day date or brunch with your love. Éclairs, crêpes, shopping? Sign. Me. Up!
When: April 24- May 1
#4 In Full Bloom
Cherry Blossom season is in full swing, but if you’d like to take in the beauty of the blossoms in a more romantic way we’ve got you covered. Check out the blossoms at sunrise with a photo safari tour. An awesome sunrise as well as Instagram or frame worthy photos! Sounds like a dream.
When: April 1- 11
#5 Picasso Anyone?
Cookbook author Marcella Kriebel is hosting an evening of painting and specialty cocktails with Union Market staple Buffalo & Bergen. Unleash your inner Picasso! Tickets are going fast, so head over to their website now!
When: April 13
#6 Fitness Fun
Last year, D.C. was named one of the fittest cities in the nation. Why buck the trend? Men Against Cancer is hosting their annual Pink and Blue: Yoga, Zumba and Dance Party. Get your zen on while helping out a great cause. Insider tip: Tickets will NOT be sold at the door this year, so purchase in advance and do it soon. They will sell out.
When: April 23
#7 D.C. Foodie
After working up a sweat, grab a bite at one of D.C.’s best (and newest) restaurants, Bad Saint. Don’t let the name scare you, because once you taste the pork belly cups, bad will be very, very good. Insiders tip: It’s walk-ins only at this spot, which is more the reason to leave the littles at home.
#8 It’s Showtime, Ladies and Gentlemen
D.C. is known for it’s impressive arts scene. For two nights only, experience a dance and music collaboration like nothing you’ve never seen before, courtesy of DEMO: Place.
When: April 22-23
#9 Low Key Couple
For the low key date night, check out one of D.C.’s amazing jazz clubs. Twins Jazz has been in D.C. for over 30 years and has live music most evenings. Check out The Twins Jazz Orchestra playing multiple dates this month.
When: All month
Know of any other upcoming date worthy events? Share them in the comments below.