09 May 2019


To Do: Weekend of May 9th – 12th

Congressional Cemertery hosts Day of the Dog on Saturday. Photo from Rural Dog Rescue

Stop reading this right now, go get your mom a card and mail it, stat. This is just a blog and that woman gave you life, so we can wait.

Here’s hoping the gods of USPS are ever in your favor. What else is going on this weekend?

Tonight, learn to make dosas at Union Market Test Kitchen. The folks from DC Dosa will teach the craft of preparing these tasty (and usually gluten-free) crepe-like pancakes made from batters of lentils and rices. You will also learn to make a potato filling and chutney to top it off with. Wine will be served. I am so sad I can’t go to this because I tried making dosas once from scratch and it was wildly unsuccessful but my friends were kind about it. The class begins at 7 p.m. and costs $60.

Friday, the monthly food truck festival Truckeroo returns to the Half Street Fairgrounds near Nats Park. Local food trucks will be on hand from 4 to 11 p.m. offering up a variety of cuisines. There will be live music and beverages available for purchase.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop offers another round of Paint ‘N Sip with teaching artist Ellen Cornett. Students will be given step by step instruction as they also some refreshments. The class costs is $30 and includes all materials. You need to pre-register, so call 547-6839 to secure your spot.

Saturday is Day of the Dog at Congressional Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All leashed pups and their owners are invited to attend this free event. Pet service providers and vendors will be on hand and there will be food and drinks available to purchase. Local rescue organizations will be on site if you are looking to bring home a new friend. We will also be there for a little bit, so come say hello!

Sunday is Mother’s Day and if your mom is local, you need to take her on the Capitol Hill Restoration Society’s House and Garden Tour. This annual weekend-long event is well suited for all those looky-loos who yearn to peek inside the bay windows at how neighbors maintain and decorate these old spaces. Attendees (a.k.a. me) come away inspired and maybe a tiny bit ashamed at their lack of imagination.

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