Six Flags America
opens for the season on April 5, 2014! The amusement park is located just 30 minutes from downtown Washington DC and offers a full day of fun for all ages. The park will be open weekends in April and May, and daily for Spring Break, April 12 - 21, 2014. Visitors will discover a newly themed Mardi Gras section featuring a family-friendly, flying ride dubbed French Quarter Flyers. Memorial Day weekend, the park will debut its newest roller coaster, Ragin' Cajun, a spinning, fast-track roller coaster. Both rides will be located in the Mardi Gras section of the park. In celebration of the 2014 season, Six Flags America will host a traditional New Orleans jazz march featuring a Dixie Land band from Eleanor Roosevelt High School. The park's newest character, Gator King, will lead the parade down Main Street and into the Mardi Gras area. Guests will also receive, as supplies last, festive Mardi Gras beads, masks and other fun props to kick off opening day.
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Groundbreaking is set for Washington DC's Southwest Waterfront on March 19, 2014. Construction will begin on The Wharf project which will transform the waterfront area with new apartments, condos, offices, hotels, a movie theater, a jazz club, a piano bar, a country-western bar, an Irish pub and more. This will be a massive construction project and is expected to provide 5,000 permanent jobs. With its prime location, within walking distance to many of DC's top attractions, it's hard to imagine how different this part of town will be. Read more about The Wharf.
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The Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade will be held on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014! Originally scheduled for March 4th, the parade was postponed due to the snowstorm on Fat Tuesday which made the parade route unsafe for parade participants and spectators. Now you can enjoy the parade and then spend the rest of the evening drinking green beer in celebration of the Irish holiday. See more about the Mardi Gras Parade
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One of America's foremost comediennes, Lily Tomlin
, will have audience members rolling in the aisles in the Strathmore Music Center
as she revisits her timeless characters, from Ernestine and Sister Boogie Woman to Mrs. Beasley and Edith Ann, on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 8 p.m. Over her more than 40-year career, Tomlin has received two Tonys, two Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, and the Mark Twain Prize for American humor. Tomlin made her television debut in 1966 on "The Garry Moore Show" and shortly thereafter made several appearances on "The Merv Griffin Show." She rose to national prominence performing on the top-rated "Laugh-In." She has also guest starred on numerous television shows, such as "Homicide," " X-Files," "Will and Grace," "Desperate Housewives," "Damages," "NCIS" and "Eastbound and Down." She also had recurring roles on "The West Wing" and "Murphy Brown." Tomlin is currently working on new stage, radio, television and social media projects--she is narrating the HBO documentary, An Apology to Elephants; working on a television series about several members of a bizarre and troubled family making good. She has entered the social media arena with a new, educational game app for kids based on her beloved character, Edith Ann.
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