March 2017 Events

Check out some fun things to do around town in March!

Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar

Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency have swapped out their holiday and Stranger Things decor to debut an etheral Cherry Blossom theme and next door to throwback lover's delight, a Super Mario Bros theme! Stop in starting March 1st to enjoy!

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s sixty-five-year career and promises to be one of 2017s essential art experiences. Visitors will have the unprecedented opportunity to discover six of Kusama’s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms alongside a selection of her other key works, including a number ofpaintings from her most recent series My Eternal Soul that have never been shown in the US.

DATE AND TIME: Feb 23 through May 14, 2017, Museum: 10–5:30, Plaza: 7:30–5:30, Garden: 7:30–dusk

LOCATION: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden 

Private Tour of the Anderson House

Tour this museum style home showing off 19th Century furnishings of the wealthy, famous, and politically well-connected. The home of Lars and Isabel is the crowing glory of the high society during the Golden Age of Washington, DC. You will see glitz and gold amongst Buddhas, masterpieces, and decorative arts.

DATE AND TIME: Sat, March 4, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

LOCATION: 2118 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008

Women's History Month: Architects Across Generations

Architect and philanthropist Beverly Willis, architect and founder of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, joins CEO and entrepreneur Paola Moya of Marshall Moya Design for a conversation about their perspectives as professional women from different generations (Beverly is 89 and Paola is 36). Within the context of contemporary global Women’s Marches and during Women’s History Month, they share their inspirations, challenges and opportunities and discuss broader issues all design professionals face today. Aileen Kwun, author of Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design moderates. A book signing follows the program.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 7 2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm

LOCATION: National Building Museum 

Wine & Design at the Postal Museum

Wine & Design brings happy hour and postal-theme crafting together once a month at the Postal Museum! Whether you are a letter-writing lover, an Etsy-fanatic or just looking for something new to do — join us! Kick back after a hard day of work with complimentary wine or beer and leave with a unique mail-related product. Bonus: Every month, a free ticket is raffled for the following program!

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5 – 7 PM

LOCATION: Smithsonian National Postal Museum

The Ruins of Seneca Quarry

Hike into geological, architectural, and presidential history at Maryland's lost Seneca Quarry with celebrated guide Garrett Peck. On this 2.5 hour walking tour, you’ll make our way along unpaved trails to view the ruins of Seneca Quarry, notable for producing the distinctive red sandstone used for the Smithsonian Castle and many other DC buildings. The site was a focal point in a presidential scandal when the questionable business practices of the quarry's owners embroiled President Grant in what became known as the Seneca Stone Ring Scandal.

DATE AND TIME: Sat, March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

LOCATION: Seneca Quarry, Riley's Lock, 13015 Rileys Lock Road, Poolsville, MD 20837

National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony

Kick-off the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival and watch world-renowned performers as we welcome springtime to Washington, DC and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States. Enjoy spirited traditional and contemporary performances in the historic Warner Theatre. The Festival heralds a natural treasure that unites our city, region, nation, and the world. The trees – both in Japan and the U.S. – always have symbolized birth and renewal. The Opening Ceremony celebrates the season through a showcase of great American and Japanese talent.

DATE AND TIME: Sat, MARCH 25, 2017, 5 – 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street, NW


This exhibition spotlights winning photos from the #iseeDC2016 Instagram photo contest organized by the AIA|DC Design Excellence Committee.

Of the 700-plus photos posted between October and December 2016, 35 were selected by a jury for the exhibition. Each photo captures a place in our nation’s capital that has special meaning to those who participated in the contest.

Date: Tuesday, February 14 2017 to Saturday, April 1 2017

Winter Gallery Hours

Mon - Wed      10:00am - 7:00pm
Thurs - Fri        10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat - Sun Closed