Hi friends! Another weekend looms in the horizon and, along with it, more freedoms. A week and a day from today, most coronavirus restrictions will be lifted — and three weeks later, the rest of the restrictions will be history. It’s going to be a weird adaptation process so be kind with yourself and don’t forget to hydrate.
What can we do in these waning days of restriction? Let’s find out!
First up, timed passes for Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are available this Friday, May 14. Go to your favorite museum site and get yourself some timed tickets!
Go to a Drive-in– in the heart of Capitol Riverfront and for a good cause: Capitol Riverfront is doing an old-fashioned drive-in and the proceeds go to different local organizations. Get tickets here. Here is the full list:
- May 14 – Remember the Titans (PG) benefiting Unity Health Care
- May 21 – Booksmart (R) benefiting Living Classrooms
- May 28 – Bridesmaids (R) benefiting Capital Area Food Bank
Looking for something fun for the kids? The CHAW After School Youth Arts Program starts Tuesday, May 18. Click here to learn more and to sign up.
The National Building Museum will hold a special virtual celebration on June 17: The NBM Honor Award celebration will recognize Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for their commitment to the environment. As a lead-up to the June 17 ceremony, NBM will hold special programming, such as the May 19 “Getting to Net Zero” talk, which is free with your NBM Honors ticket and donation. For more information, click here.
This year, Cultural Tourism is holding their Passport DC event remotely and they are appropriately calling it Passport DC@Home. You can join in the fun through May and beyond. Make sure you check out the full calendar of activities here.
“Happiness” is an exhibit at Frame of Mine organized by the Capitol Hill Art League. It features works by artists affiliated with the league. You can catch the show in person or online through June 19, 2021. Click here to visit it online.
Get a little bit country with the help of City Winery. Nashville’s City Winery will be livestreaming Wynnona Judd this Saturday, May 15 for only $15. For more information and tickets, click here.
Craving a boat picnic? FloatDC at the Wharf has your back! It’s the perfect outdoor yet socially distant activity. Get up to 8 people in your bubble and get ready to spend the next 1-3 hours eating and enjoying aboard a Swedish-made electric boat. If you’re over 21 and want to go AHOY, click here.
Caruso’s Grocery opened on Wednesday at The Roost and their menu looks delicious. Check out the menus below and plan your weekend visit.
Plan ahead: Next Friday is Bike to Work day and the Capitol Hill BID has swag for you! Sign up for the Eastern Market pit stop here and get cute swag AND a chance to win a big swag giveaway at the pit stop itself!
Cinematery, dinner and a movie, returns to Congressional Cemetery starting June 4. Dine under the stars and on top of dead people at the hippest cemetery around! Their first offering is “Dracula.” Check out the rest of the lineup here.
Have you ever dreamed of being a Master Gardener? The UDC program was put on pause last year on account of the pandemic, but they are now accepting applications for the fall. For more details and forms, click here. To register for a Q&A on June 7, click here.