30 Jan 2020


To Do: Weekend of January 30th – February 2nd

Ice Yards returns to Yards Park Saturday

It’s February and we have yet to see real snow here in DC. Honestly, I have given up hope of ever enjoying a Snowmageddon ever again. Sigh.

I know there’s big doings in our neighborhood but if you would like to be briefly spared from all that, stay right here:

Tonight, learn about being a first-time, home-buyer in the District at Solid State Books. According to Trulia’s most recent Rent vs. Buy Analysis it is
26.8% cheaper to buy a home in the DC area than to rent so come out and learn some of the basics. The event is free and begins at 6:30pm.

Friday at the Folger is Hysterical Women, a pre-performance performance showcasing local comedians  Elahe Izadi and Kasha Patel and an all-female identifying improv group call Hellcat. Drinks are available for purchase and all are welcome to stick around for that evening’s Merry Wives of Windsor. Tickets are available here.

Saturday, start the weekend by dealing with your old electronics! Yes this is a long crosstown journey but if you can’t wait until they visit Ward 6, you can hop the bus with your e-junk and get up to Chevy Chase Community Center (I know.) They will take computers, tablets, monitors, TVs, desktop printers, mice, keyboards and others. Household appliances, lighting fixtures, loose batteries, and camcorders will not be accepted. Throughout 2020, 32 events will be held rain or shine on Saturdays in different Wards. A complete list of events and acceptable items can be found at www.rlgamericas.com/DCecycling

Ice Yards Returns to Yards Park for the 6th year in a row. This grown-ups only event features cold cocktails and local DC bears available at multiple bar stations in addition to the event’s signature interactive ice activities like ice games, the on- trend axe Throwing station, an inflatable jousting pit? Sure! And of course live music and food vendors. The event will partner with the Polar Plunge Fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics DC. And no the Anacostia is not quite ready for swimming (But soon!) so a swimming pool will be erected to allow for some chilly dipping. Tickets are $10 and you must be 21 and over to attend.

The Junior League of Washington hosts their For the Love of Learning: A Readers2Leaders Festival  in the EagleBank Club at Audi Field 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event features motivational TED-style talks, group workshops, exhibitions, giveaways, kid-friendly activities, and more — all in celebration of literacy, leadership, and lifelong learning. Learn more here.

Sunday, Grammy-nominee Juno Bunnett performs at the Atlas Performing Arts Center with her all-female band Maqueque. Her work explores
Afro-Cuban melodies and showcases the music of Cuba.From the Atlas site,  “What started out five years ago as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians, has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene. In the last year, they have played in major jazz festivals like Newport and Monterey, been featured on NPR’s program Jazz Night in America, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their newest release, Oddara, and, most recently, were voted as one of the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll.” The performance begins at 7pm. Tickets are $14 – $30. What a perfect way to fend off the Sunday Scaries.

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