Women’s History Month Events in DowntownDC


Wellness Event with Womanica and The MVMNT Society

Wednesday, March 1 | 6:00 p.m.

Hotel Zena, 1155 14th Street NW

Hotel Zena is launching Women’s History Month with a fitness class led by Natalie Strahorn of the MVMNT Society in partnership with the Womanica podcast. After a 45-minute class, cheers fellow attendees and enjoy some snacks. Go for the workout and stay for the champagne.


HerStory 5K

Saturday, March 4 | 10:00 a.m.

Freedom Plaza, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Residents of all ages are encouraged to run or walk the fifth annual HerStory 5K to honor the history-making women of the District. This event is part of FITDC, a citywide fitness initiative designed to provide residents with a year-long calendar of cause-driven fitness events that evoke city pride and allow residents of all fitness levels to unite in the spirit of living healthier and more active lifestyles. At this year’s HerStory 5K, women, men, children, and dogs can enjoy a lineup of speakers headlined by Mayor Muriel Bowser, a scenic route down Pennsylvania Avenue, and a finish festival with vendors, DJ, and a 360 photo booth.


Kickoff Party for The Turnaround and the 13th Washington Women in Jazz Fest

Sunday, March 5 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Eaton DC, 1201 K Street NW

Join Eaton DC and Strange Woman Records for a party to celebrate the kickoff of The Turnaround and the 13th annual Washington Women in Jazz Festival. Chat with and hear from the contributors and the artists featured in the festival’s first magazine, and enjoy light refreshments. The ticket price includes a copy of The Turnaround.

Donation-Based Tickets

Ruby @ 100

Mondays, March 6, 13, and 20 | 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW

Celebrate the life, career, and centennial birth anniversary of the legendary Ms. Ruby Dee with live testimonials, staged readings, video clips, film screenings, awards, and special guests.


Celebrating International Women’s Day: Through Dada’s Eyes

Tuesday, March 7 | 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Avenue NW

Join Women for Women International (WFWI) at Touchstone Gallery to celebrate International Women’s Day with a screening of the organization’s virtual reality film, Through Dada’s Eyes. Through this immersive storytelling experience, you will learn about Dada, a participant of WFWI’s programming and how she found the power to transform her world despite facing constant conflict and poverty in Bauchi State, Nigeria. The screening will be followed by a conversation between renowned Nigerian actress and activist Stella Damasus and Laurie Adams, CEO of WFWI.


International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8 | 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Join the National Museum of Women in the Arts for a virtual festival featuring women artists in the visual arts and beyond. Enjoy a conversation with artists, a cocktail-making class, a musical performance, and much more. The daylong event will have different programs that highlight the amazing contributions women have made to the world with their creativity.


International Women’s Day Reception

Wednesday, March 8 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW

Join the Association of Women’s Business Centers in celebrating women’s entrepreneurship in honor of International Women’s Day. This event will be a reception for women business owners, entrepreneurs, policymakers and staff, and other industry champions to convene in honor of International Women’s Day in support of women’s entrepreneurship.


Jagged Little Pill

Opening Tuesday, March 14 | 7:30 p.m.

The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

This fearless and rapturous musical based on Alanis Morissette’s chart-topping music features a Tony-winning script by Diablo Cody and a Grammy-winning score. The electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family will bring you to your feet through powerful songs.

$60 – $179

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Shout Sister Shout!

Opening Wednesday, March 15 | 7:30 p.m.

Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th Street NW

Inspired by Gayle F. Wald’s book Shout, Sister, Shout!, this new musical tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of America’s most influential rock, R&B, and gospel crossover singers and guitarists. Ambitious, courageous, and uncompromisingly public, Tharpe became a pioneer of the women’s movement for racial and sexual equality and a musical legend who redefined the national and international music scene in the 1930s, ’40s, and beyond. Dive into Cheryl L. West’s spirited, authentic, and emotionally charged story about a charismatic music forerunner and the authentic roots of rock-and-roll.

$34 – $88

An ASL Celebration of Women’s History & the Arts

Thursday, March 16 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW

Join members of Visionaries of the Creative Arts as they share American Sign Language (ASL) poetry, storytelling, and dance to chronicle Black women’s history.

This program will be told in ASL with voice interpretation.


“We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC” Exhibit Opening

Thursday, March 30 | 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW

“We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC,” the National Women’s History Museum’s first physical exhibit, will trace Black feminism in Washington, D.C., from the turn of the 20th century through the civil rights and Black Power movements to today. On display through September 2024, the exhibit examines the voices and stories of more than a dozen trailblazing women, from the early Black feminism of the “Jane Crow” era to the future of Black feminism.


Women Making History Awards Gala 2023

Friday, March 31 | 7:00 p.m.

The Schuyler in the Hamilton Hotel, 1001 14th Street NW

Join the National Women’s History Museum for an elegant, empowering, and inspiring evening honoring trailblazing women and celebrating women’s contributions — past, present, and future. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and performances from Broadway’s Laura Bell Bundy and Shayna Steele.