16 May 2019

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To Do: Weekend of May 15th-18th

Photo by Djenno Bacvik, courtesy of the Capitol Hill Classic

We are already approaching another weekend and this whole week I thought it was Memorial Day. Alas this weekend is not a three day kick-off of the summer season but just another one of the regular old two day kind.

We can still enjoy ourselves and hey maybe we will even see the sun?

Tonight release your inner Merman (she’s in there!) or just enjoy watching others take on the classic of American musical theatre Gypsy. If you have never seen it you certainly know some of the most iconic tunes such as Let Me Entertain You Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Wherever We Go). St. Mark’s Players have taken on this musical story based on the stripper known as Gypsy Rose Lee who lived a vaudeville childhood with the ultimate stage mother. This is the final weekend and you can learn about times and tickets here.

Friday is Bike to Work Day. There are pit stops all over town but the Wharf will give you a banana and an energy bar on your way to AND from work.

Mosiac Theater Company opens Sooner/Later this weekend by local playwright Allyson Currin. A teenage girls coaxes her mom back into the dating scene. Parenting, grief and bad dates are all worked into this world premiere. There show runs through June 16th.

Saturday we finally get what we have been waiting for. Goat Yoga comes to DC! Congressional Cemetery is hosting a bunch of baby goats who will frolic around the mats while the yogis enjoy a gentle class. There are 5 opportunities to get your goat…yoga between Saturday and Sunday. If you prefer not to do down dog you can pay for a separate bottle feeding session. I have no idea why yoga with baby animals is a thing now but baby goats are hilarious and I have teenagers so just allow me a little joy. Buy your ticket in advance, bring a mat and prepare to get a little dirty. These are still farm animals.

The DC Bike Ride happens Saturday. Participants can enjoy a 20 mile car free ride throughout the city. All ages (3+) are encouraged to come out to enjoy. You can even rent a bike for the event if you don’t own one of your own. The ride ends near the Capitol with a festival which includes a bike valet, music games and food trucks. You can still register.

Sunday is the 40th annual Capitol Hill Classic. Kate already told you about it but just a reminder the race raises money to support the Capitol Hill Cluster School (Peabody and Watkins Elementary and Stuart-Hobson Middle School.) Participants can choose the 10K, 3K or the Fun Run around Stanton Park. The 10K begins at 8:30am in front of Peabody. You can register here. Not a runner? Learn about the road closures here.

Close out your weekend with an American Roots Concert at the Hill Center. Miss Tess and the Talkbacks. Miss Tess is known for her vintage blues, country, and jazz  sound and voice described as “pure joy to listen to.” Tickets are free but you really should register in advance. The concert begins at 4:30pm.

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