March 18, 2010 | by Tyrone Ford
D.C. is home to rich array of spring events, farmers markets

In addition to the exhibits, films, books and other cultural happenings profiled in this issue, there are many more events coming this spring to D.C. Below are some of the highlights, including a guide to area farmers markets.

MARCH 25-APRIL 4: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA, 703-993-3000, patriotcenter.com.

MARCH 27: The 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival will be held between March 27 and April 11. This year’s festival marks the 98th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, D.C., in 1912. Saturday, March 27: Family day & opening ceremony presented with the National Building Museum, 401 F St., N.W.

APRIL 3: Legendary comedian Carol Burnett performs “Laughter and Reflection” at Baltimore’s Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., 410-685-5086.

APRIL 8-11: CAMP Rehoboth Women’s Fest, multiple locations in Rehoboth Beach, Del. Visit camprehoboth.com for details.

APRIL 22: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue presents “An Evening with Kevin Smith,” director of popular films “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy.” 600 I St., N.W., 202-408-3100, sixthandi.org.

APRIL 25: Gospel Across America, a weeklong tribute to gospel, comes to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St., N.W., kennedy-center.org, 202-467-460.

MAY 15: Yoga on the National Mall, led by teachers from the DC Yoga Week studios, SW corner of 15th Street and Constitution, 1-5 p.m.

MAY 21-23: It’s the cellar-dweller rivalry as the Baltimore Orioles come to town to face the Washington Nationals.

MAY 22-23: WalkingTown D.C. offers free walking tours in neighborhoods across the city. Visit culturaltourismdc.org or call 202-661-7581 for information.

MAY 23: Mid-City Artists’ Spring Open Studios, Dupont & Logan Circles. Nearly 40 local artists open their homes and studios to showcase their work to the public. Visit midcityartists.com for details.

MAY 28-29: “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor” at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA, 703-255-1900, wolf-trap.org.

JUNE 12-13: Third annual Food & Wine Festival at National Harbor, National Harbor Marina, Pier and Awakening Plaza.

JUNE 17: Sheryl Crow and Colbie Caillat perform at Wolf Trap, wolftrap.org, 877-WOLFTRAP. Tickets $35-50.

JUNE 17-20: Buddhafest, a film festival featuring eight films and related talks by meditation experts, is held at American University. Visit american.edu/cas/katzen for details.

Farmers Markets:

14th and U Farmers Market
14th & U streets, N.W.
May-November
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Adams Morgan Farmers Market
18th St. & Columbia Road, N.W.
301-587-2248
May-December
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chevy Chase Farmers Market
Lafayette Elementary School
Broad Branch and Northampton streets, N.W.
304-229-7222
May-November
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Columbia Heights Community Marketplace
14th & Irving streets, N.W.
202-232-7503
May-October
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market
1500 block of 20th St., NW
between Q Street & Massachusetts Avenue
(in the Riggs Bank parking lot)
202-362-8889
January-March: Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
March-January: Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Eastern Market
7th Street between C Street
& North Carolina Ave., S.E.
202-544-0083
Year round
Saturdays and Sundays 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Foggy Bottom Market
I Street between New Hampshire
and 24th Street, N.W.
May-October
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Georgetown Market in Rose Park
26th & O Street, N.W.
202-333-4946
April-October
Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.

H Street Market
625 H St., N.E.
May-November
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon

Historic Brookland Farmers Market
10th & Otis streets, N.E.
202-526-4848
May-October: Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
June-October: Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
3200 Mount Pleasant St., N.W.
202-234-0559
May-December
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

New Morning Farm Markets
Sheridan School, 36th Street & Alton Place, N.W.
814-448-3904
June-March: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
June-September: Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Open Air Farmers Markets
Oklahoma Avenue and Benning Road, N.E.
(RFK Parking Lot No.6)
202-388-5388
May-December: Tuesdays, Thursdasy, & Saturdays, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
January-April: Thursdays & Saturdays only

Penn Quarter Freshfarm Market
North end of Eighth Street, N.W.
(between D & E streets)
202-362-8889
May-October
Thursdays, 3-7 p.m.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farmers Market
Whitten Building Parking Lot
12th Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
800-384-8704
June-October
Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Farmers Market
1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E.
(Navy Yard Metro)
202-366-8932
May-November
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ward 8 Farmers Market
Old Congress Heights School
Martin Luther King, Jr. and
Alabama Avenues, S.E.
202-561-8204
June-November
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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