March coming in somewhat lionish this year and we are ready for her. How are we bidding February farewell?
Tonight is a Parent Happy Hour at 6:30pm at Solid State Books featuring New York Times–bestselling author Lucy Knisley, whose graphic memoir Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos discusses fertility, pregnancy, and motherhood. Kids are welcome and the author will offer portraits of attendees.
Friday kicks off the final weekend of the INTERSECTIONS Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. You can catch a free concert by country artist Clara Delfina in the lobby at 7 p.m. or purchase a ticket to a dance performance featuring Swedish and Israeli choreographers. The weekend will offer family programming, flamenco and a number of performances by and for young people. Plan your schedule here.
Saturday is another chance to help do your part to help clean up your neighborhood a the monthly Capitol Hill Street Clean Up. Help our community, meet new people and you still have the whole day ahead of you! Meet at 9am at either Chick fil Am(1401 Maryland Ave NE), the 7-11 (1501 Independence Ave SE) or Fulcrum Properties (1328 G Street SE) and late risers can meet at 10am at Atlas Vet (1326 H Street NE) or Trusty’s (1420 Pennsylvania Ave SE) and everyone can meet up at Fulcrum from 10am to noon for coffee, juice and donuts.
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Wharf. From 2 to 6 p.m., revelers can enjoy a parade featuring the women’s percussion group Batalá and the Eastern High School Marching Band, floats featuring the Washington Nationals presidents and a fireworks finale. The restaurants will offer specials and I assume there will be beads because Mardi Gras.
That evening, the Capitol Hill Art League hosts an opening reception for Home, an all-media juried exhibit on from 5-7 p.m. at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. The juror for the show is Anke Van Wagenberg, Chief Curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.caphillartleague.org or call (202) 547-6839.
Support individuals who suffer from disordered eating at Building Bridges Breaking Bread, a fundraiser for Rock Recovery at Ivy City Winery. The evening includes a three course dinner, beer and wine and a silent auction. It all kicks off at 7 p.m. and you can get your tickets here.
Sunday,the Capital City Symphony performs a Family Concert at the Anacostia Playhouse. This is part of their series Meet the Orchestra entitled That String Thing featuring five members of the string section. My greatest parenting fail among so many is that neither of my kids plays the cello. Don’t let that happen to you. The concert is at 10:30 and will be followed by an instrument petting zoo. Tickets are $15 for those 17 and up. Kiddos are free.
Monday is another lecture in the Village Voices series at the Northeast Library. This engaging lecture and discussion series is sponsored by Capitol Hill Village. (Are you planning on staying here long term? Like loooong term? You should get to know them.) This month’s discussion is called
“Love’s Way: Living Peacefully with Your Family as Your Parents Age,” presented by Hill resident Sig Cohen, who co-wrote a new book by that same name with Carolyn Miller. They are both mediators and share experiences and tips on avoiding pitfalls and planning for the future.