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Deets: After nearly a four year run, the final Newseum Nights event will take place Friday, April 12 in celebration of D.C.'s world-famous cherry blossom season.

“Newseum Nights: In Bloom,” hosted at the Newseum in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, will immerse you in an evening of Japanese sights, sounds and tastes. Join us to help us celebrate this festive D.C. tradition!

  • Enjoy an open beer and wine bar all night, and be sure to try out
    our signature cocktails in the partyvators

  • Indulge with some of The Source by Wolfgang Puck's signature Asian dishes

  • Experience Japanese traditions through activities, music and more including:

    • Live performance from 7 Deadlies

    • Special appearance by Okinawa Cultural Performance featuring karate, Eisa taiko drum and Ryukyu dance performances

    • Silent Disco powered by DC Fray

    • Karaoke lounge

    • Custom haiku from Haiku Guys and Gals

    • Lipsology lip print readings

    • Springtime glam touchups courtesy of GLAMSQUAD

    • Lantern and paper crane making with Paper Source

    • Manga style caricatures

    • Explore our newest exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” while hearing from the Newseum curatorial team during gallery talks.

  • Enjoy photo ops with OM Digital and entertainment sponsors Skylark Creative Group Events & Entertainment and the Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASWDC) as well as giveaways from ThinkFoodGroup and Nando's PERi-PERi

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets for members go on sale Thursday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.
Become a new member through the Newseum Nights: In Bloom promotion and get a FREE ticket to the event (a $135 value)! General public tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m.

Attire: Don’t forget to think pink when getting ready for the party! Show us your best spring look and help us pink out the Newseum. Semi-formal attire optional.

Newseum members get VIP treatment with an early start to the party through a special “Members-Only” line at our Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.

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Earlier Event: April 12