MONDAY, APRIL 4
EAT AND DRINK: Taste of the Nation at the National Building Museum is a chance to try the buzziest foods and cocktails in the city for a good cause. Sample foods from more than 80 local restaurants and drinks from more than 20 of the best mixologists, all to benefit local non-profit No Kid Hungry—a delicious way to do something good for the community. $120, 6 PM.
CRAFT: If you’ve got a green thumb but don’t have the space to tend an entire garden, then check out this terrarium making class. Your ticket includes all the accoutrements: moss, rocks, succulents, and “a surprise decorative element.” $50, 7 PM.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
MUSIC: Students from Berklee College’s renowned Global Jazz Institute return to the Millennium Stage for an evening of contemporary jazz. The school is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the entire world, with its alumni racking up 266 Grammy awards since its founding in 1945. Free, 6 PM.
FILM: Photojournalist Charlie Hamilton James loved shooting in Peru’s Manú National Park so much he ended up buying more than 120 acres of rainforest on the edge of the park. The National Geographic film I Bought A Rainforest follows James as he, in his own words, “went on a journey of discovery to work out what the hell I was going to do with [the land]…” $25, 7:30 PM.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
MUSIC: Minnesota indie rockers Cloud Cult have always done things a little differently—like having live painters on stage who auction off their works at the end of every show. The band is also fiercely pro-environment; lead singer Craig Minowa founded Earthology Records, a label that also doubles as an environmental non-profit centered around helping to “green the music industry.” Watch them play at the 9:30 Club on Wednesday, and maybe consider carpooling, metroing, or biking there in solidarity. $20, 7 PM.
IMPROV Variety is the spice of life! Three’s Comedy at DC Arts Center offers three different, long-form form improv acts in one unpredictable and hilarious show. $5, 7:30.