Weekend Report: 8 events not to miss this weekend
Thursday, April 6
John Mayer Concert: Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter John Mayer is currently touring the country on his "Search for Everything" World Tour, which is the first solo trek for Mayer since 2014. Each concert on the tour will be comprised of a full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music. Verizon Center, 601 F St NW, 7 p.m., tickets start at $55
Best of DC: Celebrate Washington City Paper's Best of D.C. issue and this year's winners at the fifth annual Best of D.C. Celebration. This not-to-be-missed event features more than 50 of the region's top restaurants, mixologists, breweries, and performers all in one great night. Carnegie Library of Washington D.C., 801 K St NW, 6 p.m., $70-$110
Friday, April 7
Newseum Nights: In Bloom: Celebrate cherry blossom season with a party that’ll get everyone in the springtime spirit. Newseum Nights: In Bloom, hosted at the Newseum in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, will immerse you in an evening of Japanese sights, sounds and tastes. 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW.
Union Market Drive-in: The Drive-In at Union Market is back for a new season. Friday, April 7 kicks off the new season with The Royal Tenenbaums. Don't miss your chance to see a movie under the stars. Gates open at 6 p.m. Union Market, 1309 5th St NE.
Saturday, April 8
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade: One of DC’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade runs for 10 blocks along Constitution Avenue. From the National Archives to the Washington Monument, spectators are wowed by the pageantry and excitement that is the nation’s premier springtime parade.
Fashion for Paws: The Fashion for Paws Runway Show is a one-of-a-kind luxury brand event to benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. The heart and soul of the event are the fundraising ambassadors who agree to raise a minimum of $3,000 in just twelve weeks leading up to the event by participating in a friendly fundraising competition. The top fundraiser, winning "Model Washingtonian of the Year," and the first and second runner up will be recognized on the runway. Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW.
DC Wine Fest! Spring Edition: (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.)Specially curated wineries join live entertainment at Longview Gallery to serve Washingtonians tastings of the best wine around. 1234 9th St NW.
Sunday, April 9
Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers: Rock the head and cheer on the Washington Capitals as they take on the Florida Panthers. Game starts at 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St NW.