What: Photographer Lely Constantinople displays street scenes from Mexico and D.C.; Gina Matchitt showcases pieces of Maori pattern woven from colored duct tape.
Why: Check out the new underground arts space and hear Alec MacKaye spin records.
When: Sat., 9:30 p.m.
Where: 2110 5th St. NE, off Rhode Island Ave., enter thru the alley. Admission is free.
What: Observe the philosophy’s practice in contemporary settings in films such as The Dhamma Brothers (about the first U.S. prison to hold a 100-hour-long meditation retreat).
Why: Cherry Blossoms (from renowned German director Doris Dörrie), workshops, talks, and a picnic.
When: Thru Sun.
Where: Katzen Arts Center, at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, at Ward Cir. (202-885-1000). Info at 786-208-7157. Tickets ($10) online at buddhafest.org.
Piano Bar Party
What: The Grille at Morrison House hosts a 25th anniversary celebration with a sing-along (led by longtime regulars) in the outdoor courtyard.
Why: Standouts include former White House pianist Bob Smith and Washington Opera singer Michael Blaney. Plus, there’s a raw bar, charcuterie, champers, and more.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria. Reservations ($75) at 703-838-8000.
Thunder Burger & Bar
What: New Georgetown spot focuses on microbrews and craft beers ($3-$20) and customizable burgers ($11-$15).
Why: Top beef, bison, venison, salmon, turkey, or veggie patties with charred jalapenos, roasted red peppers, various mayos, and more.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 4 p.m.-midnight. Lunch and weekend brunch coming soon.
Where: 3056 M St. NW, b/t Thomas Jefferson & 31st Sts. (202-333-2888).
Photo: Lely Constantinople