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Things To Do in DC This Weekend April 28-May 1: Chihuahua Races, Eyeball Helmets, and a Screening of Prince’s Under The Cherry Moon

You know you want to see these dogs race each other on Sunday at The Wharf. Photo courtesy of On Tap.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

ART: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World is on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts until July 31. This powerful exhibit features more than 80 photo and video installations from female artists who challenge the stereotypes Americans might have about Iranian and Arab culture. $10, 10 AM.

MUSIC: DC indie rockers Humble Fire will bring their danceable dream pop songs to the picturesque Luce Foundation Center for American Art for this month’s edition of Luce Unplugged. Free, 5:30 PM.   

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

EAT: Do you love brunch, but loathe brunch culture? Brekkie for Dinner in Shaw is the answer. Enjoy all your favorite breakfast foods—and, of course, bottomless mimosas—at night on a cozy couch, surrounded by cool local art. If only actual brunch could be this relaxing. $25-$40, 6 PM.

COMEDY: Nikki Glaser, a frequent guest on Inside Amy Schumer and host of Comedy Central’s Not Safe With Nikki Glaser, will bring her brash, no-holds-barred standup routine to DC Improv. $25, 7:30 PM.

MUSIC: If you’re a fan of Ween’s quirky, off-kilter rock songs and Kraftwerk’s theatricality, then you’ll probably dig The Residents, who are playing the 9:30 Club tonight. The experimental band/art collective, who has mostly remained anonymous since starting out in the late ’60s, is known for its supremely weird live antics, like wearing eyeball helmets on stage. $40, 5:15 PM.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

PICNIC: Put on your best flapper dress and bowler hat for the Washington National Cathedral’s Picnic in the Park. The theme of the day is the 1910’s, 1920’s, and 1930’s—which means you’ll be able to sample music, games, performances, food, and cocktails from that period. Attendees are strongly encouraged to suit up in period attire. $55, 11 AM. UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to rain

WATCH: If you’re still shaken by Prince’s death, then you should head to AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center on Saturday night. They’re celebrating the legend’s life with a showing of his somewhat infamous directorial debut: the musical-drama Under the Cherry Moon. Come to ironically watch this Razzie-nominated flick, and stay for the flawless soundtrack.  $13, 9:45 PM

SUNDAY, MAY 1

BEER AND YOGA: Denizens Brewing Company is turning their beer garden into a place of zen on Sunday. Your ticket to Sun, Salutations, and Suds includes a one-hour all levels yoga class and a free pint from the local brewery’s collection. $15, 10:30 AM

RACE: The cutest race in DC history—the “Running of the Chihuahuas“—is back for its fifth year at The Wharf. As you watch more than 90 Chihuahuas race each other in groups on a 60-foot track, make your way through the various food trucks and beer for purchase at the waterfront. All proceeds from the race, which is part of The Wharf’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, will benefit Rural Dog Rescue: “a non-profit organization dedicated to pulling dogs from high-kill rural shelters.” Free, 1 PM.

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