Whether the district’s outdoor temps reflect the seasonal switch or not (Spring officially sprung on Mar. 20), this weekend is in full bloom with family fun. Check out digital cherry blossoms, see your favorite Marvel heroes live, bounce over to the Capitol One Arena for a pro basketball game, and more!

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L’Enfant Plaza

In Peak Bloom: Interactive Cherry Blossom Exhibit
Enter a sweeping, ever blooming world of digital spring. Watch and listen as your presence, movements and connection to others cause everything around you to bloom to life. Discover hidden folklore messages as you animate the environment of the enchanted garden using ARTECHOUSE’s unique augmented reality mobile app. In Peak Bloom​ celebrates both the awe-inspiring beauty of the cherry blossom and its ephemeral nature. Highlights of this year’s exhibition include five installations created by women artists and female-led art collectives. Sat. Event Details.


Marvel Universe Live Age of Heroes
Marvel fans, assemble for this LIVE, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains.  Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.


Contains: Courage Night With the Wizards
Join the Washington Wizards against the Miami Heat for Contains: Courage™ Night powered by Food Allergy Research & Education (fare) and the Washington Wizards!Tickets include a Washington Wizards t-shirt, and the first 200 fans to purchase tickets will get access to the Wizards’ court to shoot a post-game free throw! Plus $5 from every ticket goes to fare’s transformative Contains: Courage™ Campaign supporting families living with food allergies. Sat. Event Details.


KidStuff Sale
Load up at the annual Mount Olivet Preschool Kidstuff Sale, where items sold include quality, gently-used and new children’s clothing, coats and shoes (infant-6+); maternity clothes; strollers; baby equipment and accessories; nursery furniture, linens and decor; and toys, books and games and a lot more. Sat. Event Details.

Federal Triangle

Archi-Builder Studio
This three-session program for kids teaches students the design processes used by architects to build scale models of habitable spaces of their own imagining. At each session, these young architects will work in teams to learn processes and techniques that transform their ideas into a final design. Design and presentation skills will be fostered throughout the series to prepare participants to share their new skills and experiences with others. Sat. Event Details.


The Joshua Show
In this award-winning family production with live music, tap dancing, physical comedy and multiple styles of puppetry, we meet a modern-day Mr. Rogers with hipster appeal, Joshua Holden. Joshua’s puppet sidekick, Mr. Nicholas is feeling down and it’s up to Joshua and his cast of puppet characters, including the Wonderbook and Larry the Lint to help his best friend find the joy in being yourself. Sat. Event Details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady