Weekend Events: Go Fly a Kite and Learn About Anime

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Saturday, March 28: 43rd Annual Kite Festival

Oh, let's go fly a kite, up to the highest heights! And how could you pass up an afternoon enjoying this perfect springtime hobby? This year's Smithsonian Kite Festival will be focusing on going green and the importance of natural resources. Come out and create a kite of your own and send it soaring—and compete against your fellow kite enthusiasts! This event is contingent on fair weather, so, in the event of rain, the kite festival will be held on March 29. If you wish to fly your kite competitively, please arrive on the mall with your kite and register between 10 AM and 12:30 PM. For more detailed information, go to the Smithsonian Kite Festival website. Free. National Mall by the Washington Monument, 10 AM

Sunday, March 29: Anime Artist Workshop

So, did you enjoy Spirited Away and are you a Pokémon fanatic? Come out to the Sackler gallery and learn how modern anime artists draw on age-old Japanese aesthetic sensibilities to create pieces of animated eye candy. Event is for persons ages 8-14. Event is first come, first served. Free. Sackler Gallery, 2:00 PM

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