05 Dec 2019


To Do: Weekend of December 5th – 8th

The annual boat parade happens Saturday at The Wharf. Photo courtesy of The Wharf DC.

Happy December! How is your calendar? Mine is already starting to make me feel anxious about all the merriment I have to squeeze in by New Year’s.

In case you have time between holiday parties you might want to check out some of these options:

Tonight is the Annual Brickie Awards. This yearly party honoring notable neighbors in Ward 6 is thrown by Councilmember Allen (my boss) and his office. This year it will be at the swanky new DC Water Headquarters in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The party begins is 6 to 8 p.m. Did I mention it is free and all are invited?

If civic pride is not your jam you could always enjoy Dirty Water‘s Natty or Nice Winter Wonderland which features the sentimental Baltimore favorite.

Friday night, take time to sip beer with a few of the actors perming in Amadeus at the Folger. The pre-show Brews and Banter begins at 6:30 p.m. and your $15 ticket entitles you to complimentary Bluejacket beer and nibbles.

Wundergarten kicks off some wintry programming with a FONDUE Pop up courtesy of H Street’s very own Stable. Sitting outside in the cold is the exact reason the Swiss invented all the ways to eat melted cheese for dinner.

This might be the weekend to buy your tree if that is your holiday jam. Miner Elementary, Brent Elementary and the Capitol Hill Scouts all host their annual sales this year. They all begin Friday evening and extend into Saturday. Brent and the Scouts will sell into Sunday but if it is anything like last year the pickins will be slim…

Saturday stop by Coldwell Banker between 11am and 2pm with an unwrapped toy for their annual Toy Drive and you can also visit Santa.

Have you somehow missed the Frozen phenomenon? Stuart Hobson Middle School’s production of “Frozen, Jr.” can help you catch up. Elsa, Anna, Olaf and that reindeer will all come to life this weekend. You can buy your tickets and support youth theatre here.

That evening is the annual Holiday Boat Parade at the Wharf. A fun evening with wintry activities such as s’mores roasting and craft beer drinking is capped by the annual parade of decorated vessels making the journey from Old Town to DC. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and the first boats should arrive at 7 or so. Whatever you do, please don’t drive…

Sunday at 2 p.m. is the Great Latke Cook-off at the Hill Center organized by Chabas of Washington, DC. Kids ages 6 and up will learn to peel, cut, grate and fry which are the skills vital to good latkes. Tickets are $15 for and individual or $35 for a family.

Monday evening is CHAMPS’ annual Sip and Shop event. Local businesses will offer sips of wine to shoppers. This can be a great time to cross some folks off of your list.

New Kid in Town Emilie’s is hosting its first Wine Pairing Dinner along with DCanter and MFW Wine Co featuring the wines of Mary Taylor. Dinner is $80 per person (excluding tax and tip). You can book here and choose the 6:30 time.

Make sure you also check out The Set List for live music around the neighborhood and a little beyond 🙂

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