THE LINE IN SPRINGTIME
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Spring looks good on Washington, DC, and the LINE DC is your central location for city-wide exploration. Our take on the season includes all things Women’s Month, celebrations of seasonal and locally-grown ingredients, a happy hour that’s so good it’s gold, and – of course – cherry blossoms in full bloom. Meet us here (and PS – Staycation Forever or stay the night: we’re just saying, we’ve got rooms, too).
Women to the front: this month it’s business as usual as we show work by local women artists like Robin Ha, Kathryn Zaremba, and Rebecca Rea-Holloway – and we’re going all out on the culture calendar with a “Recipes for Resilience” cookbook pop-up, a screening of Venus Vs. as part of a citywide Ava DuVernay film festival, and more.
PS – don’t forget about our Champlain Street NW entrance mural, created by The Lily, designed by Lauréne Boglio, and painted by the women of Red Swan Walls in honor of the historic number of first time and non-incumbent female candidates that ran during the 2018 Midterm election cycle.
THE SWEET FEMINIST
Say it with sugar: Becca Rea-Holloway is The Sweet Feminist, and in continuation of the LINE’s public art program, her work is taking over the facade of our 110-year-old church for the entirety of Women’s Month.
Becca and Brothers And Sisters Pastry Chef Pichet Ong teamed up to create a cake decorated in tribute to Black suffragette Ida B. Wells, the image of which will be on view at the LINE DC throughout the month of March.
“Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was a prominent journalist, activist, and co-founder of the NAACP. Her work helped to shed light on the violence perpetrated against Black Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries. She advocated for women’s rights, including suffrage, and confronted white suffragists on their refusal to include Black women in their efforts. I chose to highlight Ida’s words for this project during Women’s History Month because she’s an incredible example of a woman that both recorded and shaped history. I love this quote because it pushes us to pay attention and stay engaged.” – Becca Rea-Holloway
CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON
Peak bloom means peak travel season in Washington, DC, and the LINE delivers on the very best ways to experience the cherry blossoms. From stays that include an illustrated map to the Tidal Basin to bloom-inspired cocktails for two – you’ll come for the night, but stay for the season.
CHERRY PICKS AT BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Celebrate Cherry Blossom season off of the National Mall: restaurants and bars all over the city are putting their “Cherry Picks” on menus during the festival, and the team at Brothers And Sisters has their lineup on lock. From March 20 – April 12, bloom-inspired items include the From Harajuku to Everywhere cocktail at Brothers And Sisters Bar, a heritage Berkshire pork chop with cherry blossom gastrique and radicchio tempura by Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, and The Kochi – a cake by Pastry Chef Pichet Ong, inspired by the mountains, rivers, and blossoms of the Kochi prefecture on the Japanese island of Shikoku.
March 20 – 29 Delightful Drinks Week
March 30 – April 5 Fresh Foodie Week
April 6 – 12 Decadent Dessert Week
Golden Hour at A Rake’s Bar means $5 Old Fashioneds, $7 pours from a lineup of sommelier picks, $4 Tall Boys (local, of course), and more – including $6 menu items from Chef Opie Crooks and the team behind A Rake’s Progress.