Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: April 2014

 

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. – Saturday, March 29th – Sunday, April 13th For D.C., spring truly begins with the blooming of the city’s gorgeous cherry blossoms, a gift from Japan in 1912. Celebrate the new season at the official Cherry Blossom Festival and tour the grounds on foot or bike or cruise by these sweet blossoms along the waterfront. For the full list of events and ticket information, visit here..

Only Lovers Left Alive Opens - Friday, April 11th, 2014 Only Lovers Left Alive’s seemingly optimistic premise—a pair whose love endures centuries of couple-hood—receives a sinister spin from acclaimed director and writer Jim Jarmsuch (Mystery Train, Dead Man). Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star as Adam and Eve, two wan-looking vampires and musicians, whose everlasting bond is rattled by Eve’s the incorrigible and wild sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska).

Coachella - Friday, April 11th and Friday, April 18th, 2014 Too big of an event to be limited to one weekend, the summer music festival Coachella is rolling into the deserts of Indio, California with headliners Outkast, Muse and Arcade fire in tow. Pack your denim shorts and the highest SPF you can get your hands on for a weekend of unrivaled fun and good times.

Tribeca Film Festival – Wednesday, April 16th – Sunday, April 27th, 2014 The far-reaching Tribeca Film Festival brings together an astounding line-up of movies and films from politically charged documentaries to cherished family films and revolutionary independent films. This year Just Before I Go (directed by Courtney Cox) and Love is Strange (starring John Lithgow) are among the 31 films highlighted in the Spotlight Series. If the classics are more your taste, Mary Poppins and Splash will be screened as a party of Tribeca Drive-In at Brookfield Place (Waterfront Plaza) so you can watch these childhood favorites outdoors, under the evening sky.

Earth Day – Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 First celebrated in 1970 in only the US, Earth Day has since expanded to an international event to raise awareness for environmental reform. Earth Day is meant to educate youngsters on the importance of reduce, reuse, recycle and raise awareness in favor of environmental reform. If you’re honoring Earth Day in the city, visit the free exhibits and activities at Union Square and Grand Central throughout the week.