I’d like to start off this week’s To Do list with a birthday shoutout to former THIHer and intensely curious Hill connector Liz Festa. If you know Liz, you know. And if you don’t, it’s probably a matter of time before you realize someone you know knows her.
Finally: Huzzah! The Capitol Fence will come down this weekend. Remember when we held that rally back in March? The following day, the outer perimeter started to come down, which was pretty great. And now, six months after the insurrection, we’ll probably have bike racks and caution tape surrounding the complex. Still, it’s a good thing.
On with the fun!
Outdoor movies are always magical, and the Library of Congress also has a summer movie series, Summer Movies on the Lawn. Tonight’s kick-off movie event has been postponed to August 12, but here is the whole line-up. By the way, libations are coordinated as a theme by our friends at Union Pub!
July 15: Shrek
Beverage: “Ogre in Paradise” – Coconut Cartel, Blue Curacao, Peach Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice
July 22: Toy Story
Beverage: “Playtime” – Bud Light Seltzer
July 29: The Sound of Music (sing-along) (!!!)
August 5: Jurassic Park
Beverage: “Dinosaur in Fiji” – Plantation Isle of Fiji, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine
August 12: The Princess Bride
Beverage: “Inconceivable” – Citadelle Jardin D’été, Empress 1908, Sprite, Lemonade
Sunset cinema is happening at the District Wharf. Through August, you can pre-register to watch new and old classics by the water. Click here to find out the line-up and to register. Tonight you can watch Goonies. Next week, it’s 42.
Is an indoor movie more your speed? The Miracle Theatre is doing a flashback series and this week, you can catch E.T. The Extraterrestrial. Tickets here.
Solid State Books has a real live event today, July 8, and tomorrow, July 9: Join them at 7 p.m. for a walking tour inspired by the book Secret Washington D.C. For more information click here.
East City Books will have a special Q&A with Vanessa Riley, author of Island Queen, tomorrow, July 9. More information here.
We are so excited to be partnering up with DC Music Live to bring you The Set List! The app, designed by Naomi-Grace Palnaqui and Nameer Rizvi, helps you explore all the venues around the area offering LIVE MUSIC! Download it here for iPhone and here for Android! In the meantime, check out the bimonthly column, which features reviews, photos and commentary on the local scene!
How about a cleanup? The Friends of Kingman Park will be holding a cleanup post-fireworks on Saturday, July 10 starting at 10 a.m. at 21st and D NE.
It’s not on the Hill but if you need to recycle your electronics, RLG Americas is collecting electronics at the corner of Euclid and Champlain Streets NW in Adams Morgan on Saturday, July 10. You can get more information here. Have a question? Email email@example.com.
Do you love Girl Scout cookies? Then you’d better sign up for The Yards’ Girl Scout cookie Jamboree on July 15. More info here.
Are you a CHAW alumnus/alumna? CHAW is gearing up for their 50th anniversary celebration by bringing alumni together! The first meeting will take place on July 16. Fill out this form so you can be in the loop.
On select Mondays, the National Postal Museum holds a special virtual storytime. Their next date is July 19. Click here to sign up.
Off-Hill but awesome:
Her Flag is a project by artist Marilyn Artus and it’s at the National Museum of Women in the Arts through July 12. The flag was created in collaboration with 36 artists and celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Click here for more information.
AeroSoul is an exhibit about our street murals and our artists. You can watch a video here to whet your appetite and you can catch the exhibit and book at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library, through July 22.
Swingers Crazy Golf, an indoor mini golf experience for 21+, recently opened in Dupont Circle and it looks like a lot of fun! Check it out here.
The Citi Open is back and will happen from July 31 to August 8. Today, the organizers announced that Rafael Nadal will be part of the tournament, which is absolutely incredible! Get more info and tickets here. Tickets for the whole tournament, as well as for individual sessions are available here.