09 Oct 2020


To Do From Homeish: Week of October 9, 2020

First of all, if you haven’t thought of John Lennon on what would have been his 80th birthday, spend some time doing that right now. You’re welcome. What else is going on?

Artwork for Kaleidoscope, happening tomorrow, Saturday October 10

Tomorrow night, go to Park Up at RFK from 9-11 p.m. and catch a show that sounds absolutely incredible. Kaleidoscope is a multidisciplinary celebration of pride, life and love. Aerialists, drag queens, fire performers and all other kinds of wonderful artists will come together for what sounds like a beautiful showcase. To get more info and TICKETS click here. In case you’re unable to make it to Saturday’s show, there will be shows on October 30 at 7 p.m. and on Halloween night at 11 p.m.– pencil in those dates as well!

FilmFestDC is going through Sunday, October 11, and you can still binge all kinds of incredible movies from the comfort of your own home. Check out the lineup here and buy tickets here.

How about painting some pottery? Firehook Bakery, 215 Pennsylvania Avene SE, has partnered up with All Fired Up so you can decorate adorable mugs and other treasures to your heart’s content and have them fired up– all while you enjoy a delicious lemon cooler cookie (best cookie at Firehook, don’t argue). Check out the fun here. You can go into the studio/bakery or you can decorate at home and bring it back to get fired later.

Did you know that East City Bookshop is doing amazing virtual events? This weekend, catch Magic & Mayhem, a conversation about magical worlds with authors Rena Barron, Karuna Riazi and Ronald L. Smith. Click here to find out more and to sign up.

If you’re looking for something to do with the littles, why not sign up for an anti-racism workshop? Raising Antiracist Kids may be the workshop you need to have frank and direct conversations with your children about race. Click here to sign up.

Take a virtual tour of the Touchstone Gallery’s exhibits. Their member gallery is up today and will continue to be through December 9. Click here to look at all the pretty art.

More art? How about this historical archive put together by the DC Public Library with YOUR photos? Check out the Archive This Moment over at Dig DC.

Register to vote at The Roost! Tomorrow from 9-11 a.m., go down to 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue SE and hit up the friendly folks with iPads. Free Cameo coffees for all the folks with shiny new registrations– or with voter cards!

Don’t forget to #EavesdropOnFred— musician Fred Yonnet and his band with no name play every Sunday at 4 p.m. from his home at the corner of 9th and Constitution NE. If you cannot make it, he also broadcasts it over Instagram.

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about string trio The String Queens, or if you just love string music a lot, the Capital City Symphony is holding an event on Thursday, October 15 with The String Queens, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more info here.

Mark your calendar for next month in order to learn more about Frederick Douglass’s Capitol Hill. The tour runs from 3-5 p.m. and you can get more information here.

Are you a musician? Want to sign up to play while people vote? Yay! Click here to Play For The Vote!

Another mark your calendar event? GlampYards! The first in-person event features cozy cabanas and glamp grounds that will be available the week of October 16-18. You can reserve your cabana –and your delicious glamp box, with food from local places– here.

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