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Get Out: Cherry Blossoms & Japan

A look events for the weekend of March 25.

Get Out: Cherry Blossoms & Japan

This weekend is all about the cherry blossoms and since the pretty trees are from Japan, we'll also let you know about some fundraisers to help the nation that was recently struck by disaster.

Help Japan a Disaster Relief Benefit

Iron Horse Tap Horse, 507 Seventh St. NW in D.C,  202-347-7665

You drinking Japanese beer may help victims of the country's earthquake and tsunami.  Buy a pint of Kirin Ichiban for $5 or Asahi for $6 and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Japanese Red Cross

Wednesday through Friday


U Street Music Hall Benefit for Japan

1115 U St. NW in D.C. 202-588-1880,  Price: $10

Owner Jesse Tittsworth will be headlining a fundraiser Saturday night.  They will be raffling off two $200 gift certificates to Tattoo Paradise. All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross.


Blossom Kite Festival

16th Street and Constitution Ave. NW in DC, 877-442-5666

The annual cherry blossom festival includes a day for folks to enter a kite-flying competition Sunday. There's demonstrations as well for those who just want to watch.


Cupcake for Japan

Cake Dreams, 90 W Montgomery Ave in Rockville, 240-386-8584

Need a sweet treat? Well if you go to Cake Dreams and buy a cupcake, the Rockville bakery will donate 100 percent of the Sunday's profit to the American Red Cross for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.


Glorious Gardens Self-Guided Tour

4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria, 703-642-5173

Head to the Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria for a tour on Saturday or Sunday for free and revel in the beauty of the cherry blossoms.

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