06 Aug 2020


To Do From Home, Week of August 6, 2020

I think we can all agree that the best place for most of us is at home, and if you must go out, WEAR YOUR MASK. So here are some things for you and your loved ones to do, while we get those numbers down. And if you’re out and about and see people not wearing masks, send us a pic and/or a message and we’ll share it anonymously on Instagram stories.

Kicking off this to do list, why not listen to the Congressional Chorus’s fun take on Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity”?

Did you know today is IPA Day? Send a text to your hoppy loving friends or make plans to celebrate! Wundergarten at NoMa is highlighting IPAs from six local breweries and there will be a vote for the favorite. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and goes to 8. The breweries are: Aslin Beer CompanyDuclaw Brewing CompanyHeavy Seas BeerPort City Brewing Company,  Solace Brewing Company, and Tröegs Independent Brewing Company. The Caliburger truck will also be on hand to feed people. Don’t forget to wear a mask!!!! 

Artomatic is still going on and they have an updated list of events for every taste. Click here to check it out.

Have you heard about the Dog Days of summer? It’s not just the impossibly hot part of the summer, when you can see Sirius, the dog star, rising in the horizon at dawn: It’s now a two-day online shopping spree! Visit DC Dog Days to find out more and shop on August 8 and 9.

The DC Wharf is kicking off their Sunset Cinema series, playing “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” tonight. You can sign up for a cabana by clicking the link here. Check out the rest of the lineup below.

Are you a long-term survivor of HIV? Do you want to join a like-minded community? For many who lived through the AIDS crisis and were diagnosed then, this pandemic may be triggering feelings of isolation and heightened loss, but Capitol Hill Village wants to support and connect you. Click here to fill out a survey if you’re interested or email kgarber@capitolhillvillage.org

How about creating a new family tradition and letting someone else do the cooking? This week, our friends at Sospeso are debuting their family meal concept: Simple, delicious meals to feed yourself and your family and sparing someone you love one day of cooking. Chef Tugce, who took over the kitchen back in April, brings bright, clean and authentic Mediterranean simplicity, and you get to cuddle and not worry about the dishes. Check out the menu below and order via ToastTab.

Speaking of things to do that are edible or quaffable, why not work on your cocktail-making skills? Our friends at Wisdom are offering cocktail-making classes so your quarantine can be that much more civilized. One of the things that’s always set Erik and his bars apart is his desire to educate in addition to inspire (and get you drunk). I’ve previously attended classes in person, where you not only get the actual science behind a good cocktail, but also a lot of fascinating history behind your favorite spirits. You won’t be disappointed. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Finally, remember that there are young people out there who have a very reduced network of help while weathering the pandemic. Why not support them with a letter of support. Email info@sashabruce.org and get writing! It could be a great family activity, to teach children about empathy and compassion.

Friend of the blog and neighbor has been killing it lately with his new blog, Dave’s Mixtape. If you’re a musicophile, give it a read and a listen.

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