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Spring has sprung! The cherry blossoms have peaked. So it’s time to get out of the house and do something. Like most people, you’re probably looking for something new and different to do. You want a change to your old routine. Well, I’ve come to the rescue… below is a list of some events in the DC area that might be of interest. Enjoy!

Games & Adventure

Cherry Blossom Cruise (Anytime within the next two weeks, if you want to see the blossoms) – $40

Blossom Kite Festival at grounds of Washington Monument, March 31 10:30am – 4:30pm – FREE (yes, I know — childish. But we all need to release our inner child every now and again.)

Washington Nationals Home Opener vs. Cincinnati Reds, Thursday, April 12 – Price varies, but I’ve brought a ticket for about $20 from the ticket machine day of at the ballpark.

DC Challenge 2012: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race, April 28 – $50 or $25 per person for a team of 10 people

Out & About

Great Rum Punch Challenge at Gatsby’s Tavern Museum (Alexandria), Saturday, March 24 7:00pm – 9:30pm – $50 (Please make sure you have a designated driver — Safety First.)

ARTINI 2012 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Saturday, March 31 8:30pm – Midnight – $115 per person

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, April 14 10:00am – 12:30pm – FREE

Sights & Sounds

Guerilla Poetry Insurgency Open Mic Night at Bossa (Adams Morgan), 2463 18th St  NW, 3rd Tuesday in every month – FREE

Poetry Open Mic Night at Busboys and Poets, 14th & V St NW, Tuesday nights 9:00pm – 11:00pm – $5 per person, tickets available here

Live Jazz at Tryst (Adams Morgan), 2459 18th St NW, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00pm – 10:00pm – FREE

Jazz at the Jefferson Memorial, April 19 – 21, times vary – FREEFor Laughs

Comedy Open Mic at Riot Act Comedy, 801 E St NW, every Tuesday night 8:30pm – 10:30pm – $10

Live Stand-up Comedy at The Laughing Buddha-ha-ha (Dupont Circle), Topaz Bar Hotel, 1733 N St NW, Thursdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm – FREE

WIT‘s Free Improv Jam! “Harold Night” at Source Theatre, 1835 14th St NW, every Tuesday night 10:00pm – 11:00pm, doors open at 9:45pm – FREE

– G