Accidental Activist, a play written by Newt Gingrich‘s lesbian sister-in-law, wants to shed a new light on Newt and his lil’ sis. It gets a staged reading at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville tonight. [Post]

Congratulations to these Germantown middle-schoolers for their award-winning video about abusive relationships. It’s a tearjerker! [WAMU]

This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival—-the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift to Washington—-will also commemorate the victims of last year’s earthquake and tsunami. [DCist]

And more on that topic: Test your cherry-blossom knowledge. [Post]

Much love for Daniel Martin McCormick, former Black Eyes member turned electronic-music producer Ital. [Village Voice]

“Dance in the Circle” coming to Dupont this April. [Prince of Petworth]