This article originally appeared on April 28, 2021, published by DCist.
Starting on Saturday, D.C.’s art scene, largely shuttered for the past year and replaced by virtual stages, will inch one step toward “normal.” Concert venues and theaters can reopen at 25% capacity (or host a maximum of 500 people), while Smithsonians will start opening their doors (or Zoo gates) over the course of May — adding to the growing list of museums already welcoming limited guests this spring. Movie theaters, including D.C. AMC locations, are also reopening, but Landmark’s E Street Cinema will remain temporarily closed.
If you’re looking to catch live entertainment again after a year of virtual screenings, here’s what you can look forward to. (Plus, starting on May 1, live music will be allowed in outdoor restaurant patios and cafes).
Drive-in at Capitol Riverfront: Through May 28, The Stacks in Buzzard Point will be screening five different drive-in movies that are “inspired by all of your post-pandemic goals.” The series kicked off with Moana on April 23, and will feature films like Ocean’s Eight and Remember The Titans. Tickets go at $20 per car, and all money is donated to local charities like Unity Health Care, and Anacostia Riverkeeper.