All things cherry blossom kick off this Saturday. First and foremost is the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Family Day and opening ceremony, which takes place at the National Building Museum (401 F St., NW) at 4 pm (though various activities will be going on from 10 to 5:30). Daylong events include a kimono fashion show, anime screenings, and a traditional Japanese garden created in the museum’s Great Hall. The opening ceremony is first-come, first-served, and will feature remarks by DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Ryozo Kato. Free.
Cherry blossom fun is just one of our picks for events happening around town this weekend. For even more fun times and entertainment, including a West Wing alum doing Shakespeare, a bevy of hot concerts, and whiskey done founding-father style, check out Where & When Weekend, our regular column on the best of what's going on around town this weekend.