Special Events in DC During WSPA 7

Our team picked a few fun events for our members which are going on in Washington, DC, during the 7th Annual WSPA Symposium.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’ at the Hirshhorn Museum
The Hirshhorn Museum is a hot spot for Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors,” plastering its galleries with the artist’s colorful dots and trippy optical illusion installations. Walking through a room of the 87-year-old Japanese artist’s work inspires a sense of childlike glee — and a never-ending stream of Instagrams. Be prepared for crowds: The Hirshhorn is issuing free timed tickets to cut down on the many selfie-taking slowpokes.
The Hirshhorn Museum
Corner of Independence and 7th Streets NW

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington National Opera presents Champion. Based on the life of boxer Emile Griffith, a closeted gay man during the early 1960s who killed his opponent in the ring after receiving taunts for his sexuality. Champion will be performed by an all American cast, featuring D.C. legend Denyce Graves, in the Kennedy Center Opera House March 18 – just steps away from The Watergate Hotel.
Or you can enjoy one of the daily free concerts at Millennium Stage in the Kennedy Center, 6 to 7 pm.
The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street NW

Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration, commemorating the 3,000+ cherry trees gifted to the US by Japan. It’s never easy to predict when exactly the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom, but sometimes the timing is just right for attendees of the Symposium! Sometimes the cherry blossoms hit peak bloom in early April, though they were ahead of schedule in 2016 with a peak bloom date of March 25.
Tidal Basin
Jefferson Memorial