It’s a holiday weekend so I know a lot of you are heading out of town and I wish you safe travels.
Are you sticking around? Here are some thoughts.
Thursday is Independence Day and celebrate the best neighborhood in the US at the annual Barracks Row Parade. SO WHAT that the local paper neglected to mention it in a recent article about local parades. SO WHAT that there are nearly as many marching as watching. We know it is the best. The parade begins at 10am at 8th and I Streets SE and pretty much ends at D Street. Awesome AND Efficient.
After the parade you head to brunch at Barrel or Beuchert’s. Watch the Nationals play an early game at 11:05, or keep the party going down at the Wharf with an afternoon of live music. If you are there long enough you can have a prime spot for the evening fireworks at the Mall. Whatever you do, don’t drive.
If you are going to the Lincoln memorial for the newly added tank/speech thing….
Friday Practically Einstein is the featured act for the evening’s concert at Yards Park.
Union Market Drive In is showing A League of Their Own. Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell. Women sliding into bases while wearing short skirts. This movie has it all. Cars need to buy their tickets in advance. (That should say, drivers have to purchase tickets.) Walkers enter for free.
Solid State Books hosts a Community Open Mic and all are welcome to come and share a poem or story or a song. Participants should limit their pieces to five minutes. Sign up will happen on site. The events begins at 7pm and is free.
Saturday might be a good time to check out Smorgasburg in Navy Yard. The Brooklyn and LA food lover’s festival happens every Saturday through October on Tingey Plaza.
Sunday bring the little ones to Steadfast Supply for a kids’ sing along. Tunes for Tots is for kids and their adult caregivers. The fun begins at 10:30 am. Registration is $16.