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The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of March 3-9

The Washington Post

Editor’s note: While mask requirements have ended across the region, a number of museums, nightclubs and performing arts venues still require indoor masking and/or proof of vaccination as a condition of entry. Check websites or social media before making plans.

Tudor Place reopens: Washington’s museums have had a rough few months, with staffing shortages and extended closures, but expect to see more openings than closings in coming weeks. Tudor Place, the landmark Federal-period mansion in Georgetown that holds the largest collection of items related to George Washington outside of Mount Vernon, reopens Friday for guided and self-guided tours. Reservations are suggested, and picnics are welcome on the grounds, which cover more than five acres. Visitors ages 12 and older touring the house must show proof of vaccination. Open Thursday through Sunday. $10 suggested donation for adults.

Anniversary Happy Hour and ‘Haus of Gaga’ Drag Show at Red Bear Brewing: Red Bear Brewing is turning three, making for a busy afternoon and night at the NoMa favorite. Start at happy hour, where the first 100 customers between 3 and 6 p.m. receive a free pint of beer or cider. (The brewery repeats the giveaway on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.) Later on, drag host with the most Desiree Dik marks three years of drag shows at Red Bear with a Lady Gaga-themed party. Crystal Edge, Jayzeer Shantey and Erotica also take the stage. Arrive early for the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” viewing party, and stick around for the performance. “Drag Race” at 8 p.m., drag show at 9:30 p.m. Free.

Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association Secret Dream Gap Tour at MedStar Capitals Iceplex: While the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association works toward the goal of establishing a professional hockey league in the United States, it has hosted showcase events with NHL teams in the United States and Canada. This weekend, the event is finally coming to the Capitals’ practice facility in Ballston. Four teams are competing in the tournament, representing Minnesota, Boston, Calgary and Toronto. In addition to the four games, the players are hosting three clinics for female hockey players of all skill levels. Tickets are $15 for the individual Friday and Saturday games, $25 for the two Sunday games, or $40 for a weekend pass. Through Sunday; times vary.

Folger Consort at St. Mark’s Church: The early music ensemble-in-residence of the Folger Shakespeare Library returns with a pair of spring concerts at St. Mark’s Church on Capitol Hill. On March 4 to 6, they’ll explore music from the earliest “Viennese School” — the court of Maximilian I — with a focus on works by 16th-century composer Ludwig Senfl, performed in new arrangements by composer David Froom and featuring tenor Steven Soph. Tickets are available for streaming and in-person attendance. Friday through Sunday. $35 in-person.

‘Kung Fu Hustle’ at Suns Cinema: The movie lineup at Suns Cinema is focused on martial arts in March, and it wouldn’t be martial arts month without a showing of the 2004 film “Kung Fu Hustle.” Riding off the success of “Shaolin Soccer,” director Stephen Chow helped usher in the modern day martial arts film with “Kung Fu Hustle,” which features older actors famous for their roles in 1970s Hong Kong action films. The film, set in the 1940s, is about two criminals, Sing and Bone, who want to join the Axe Gang, but instead end up making a bunch of enemies. 7 p.m. $10.

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As an historic site that bears the scars of slavery, Tudor Place seeks to look this injustice in the eye.  Click here to learn more.