06 May 2021

The To Do List: Week of May 6, 2021

Happy May 6! Are you ready for Mother’s Day? Get mamas time off and something fun to do, be it cocktails, house tours or just watching something silly. Good thing the To Do list is here to help!

Channel this fierce chi this weekend –or, basically, everyday. Photo by Patrick Revard and courtesy of the Wharf.

On Saturday, the District Wharf is bringing back Chihuahua fun as is customary, but this year looks different. While there won’t be a Running of the Chihuahuas, you can watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua, as well as a costume contest that benefits Rural Dog Rescue. Tickets here.

Make sure you check out our favorites around the neighborhood for Mother’s day brunches and special deals. We really like The Duck and The Peach‘s Mother’s Day Picnic idea and the Tune Inn’s Mother’s Day Brunch. Call up your favorites and book something sweet for mom. But maybe you just want to send the mother figure in your life some chocolate. Even if you missed our giveaway, check out the new Läderach at Union Station and stock up on chocolate!

The Capitol Hill Restoration Society will be holding their Tour of Tours this weekend! This year, there will be no indoor house tours to comply with COVID safety, but there are SEVEN incredible walking tours led by docents, including our very own Robert Pohl. Check out all the tours here and get tickets here. And a big THANK YOU to all the people who entered our ticket giveaway on Instagram! Not following me there yet? Come on: it’ll be fun.

The Capitol Hill Restoration Society’s Tour of Tours is this weekend!

“Happiness,” an art show, opens on Saturday at Frame of Mine. The exhibit is organized by the Capitol Hill Art League and 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.

The Funk Parade is this Saturday! The parade, a mainstay and showcase of the U Street corridor scene, is happening virtually, so you can experience the verve and funk of Black Broadway from home. Tickets here and a playlist to get you in the mood 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.

Plan ahead: 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.

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