Events calendar: Sunday, April 1



  • RARE Steakhouse and Tavern will be offering a special prix fixe menu for Easter, including courses such as lemon soufflé pancakes, pork belly mac and cheese, dry aged prime steaks, or ham and cheese curds made with prosciutto, American cheese and buttermilk truffle aioli. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $50, with children under 12 eating for $25. RARE Steakhouse and Tavern, 1595 I St. NW. 202-800-9994.
  • City Tap Dupont will offer an Easter brunch including a $20 bottle of prosecco with a flight of fresh orange, mango grapefruit and peach juices or $18 bottomless brunch drinks, in addition to Easter specials including deviled eggs and pineapple-glazed ham with creme fraiche smashed red potatoes and brioche. City Tap Dupont, 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW. Reservations available at or by calling 202-878-8235.
  • City Tap Penn Quarter will host an Easter Brunch including brunch drinks, the full a la carte brunch menu and specials such as Nutella pancakes or brunch lasagna, which includes cheese, broccolini, eggs and ham. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. City Tap Penn Quarter, 901 9th St. NW. Reservations can be made at or by calling 202-733-5333.
  • Pennsylvania 6 will hold an Easter brunch include $5 rosé all day, lamb and eggs with mint jelly and lobster baked eggs. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pennsylvania 6, 1350 I St. NW. Call 202-796-1600 for reservations.


  • The Rev. Benjamin Straley and George Fergus, organists for the Washington National Cathedral, will perform an Easter afternoon recital on the cathedral’s great organ. 2 p.m. $10 recommended donation. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200.
  • Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and his wife, marimbist Mika Stoltzman, will give a performance of their program, “Duo Cantando,” fusing jazz, classical and popular music. 3:30 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues. 202-737-4215.


  • The National Gallery of Art will screen “Francesco d’Assisi,” in conjunction with its exhibition that focuses on the Italian St. Francis of Assisi. Noon. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • The National Gallery of Art will screen a second film about St. Francis of Assisi, “The Flowers of St. Francis,” composed of parables from his life and his followers. 2:30 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Uccellacci e uccellini (Hawks and Sparrows),” which adopts the readings of St, Francis to advance a Marxist view of class struggle, will be shown as part of a series screenings based on St. Francis of Assisi. 4:30 p.m. Free. National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution avenues NW. 202-737-4215.

Special events

  • The Palisades Community Church will celebrate Easter with Pastor Elizabeth Hagan preaching “A God Who Makes All Things New,” featuring worship including special music and a traditional Easter Tea and an egg hunt. 10 a.m.; tea starts at 11 a.m. Free. Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave. NW.
  • Dirty Habit, a restaurant and bar in Penn Quarter, will hold a “Dirty Rabbit” adult Easter egg hunt for candy, gift cards and vouchers for free drinks and desserts, featuring cocktail-making classes and music by local DJ Cyd. Egg hunt will be from noon to 4 p.m., with the cocktail classes starting at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free admission and participation in the Easter egg hunt, with tickets for the cocktail class costing $80. Dirty Habit, 555 8th St. NW.