23 Sep 2021

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The To Do List: Week of September 23, 2021

Happy almost weekend! You survived last weekend! You survived apocalyptic rains this morning! Well done! What can we do this weekend to forget all the woes?

ARTECHOUSE’s “Life of a Neuron” opens on Monday. Photo by Maria Helena Carey

Tonight, how about something fun, silly and very online? Wrong Answers Only with LabX is a fun online game show hosted by the National Academy of Sciences and it happens tonight at 8:30 p.m. Giggle, laugh and learn about bonobos with primatologist Amy Parish. More info and tickets here.

Let’s continue with Art All Night— which should really be Art Both Nights, as it runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, September 24, and from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, September 25. This year, the District is going all-out and bringing the fun to more locations than ever before. In our area, you can catch the Montreal-inspired mix of arts, culture and staying up late on Eastern Market Main Street and H Street Main Street. See you there!

The DC Bike Ride is THIS Saturday, September 25 starting at 8 a.m.! You can register here for the 20-mile ride around all the beautiful sights the city has to offer. Tickets start at $67. Check out the route map here.

Happy Oktoberfest! The Bavarian tradition of beers, merriment and ooompah continues at Wunder Garden, with food by our friends at Café Berlin. Prost!

Tomorrow, the Live on the Hill series wraps up. The peppy, happy local concerts at Eastern Market Metro Park will continue to delight on Fridays at 5 and Saturdays at 10 a.m., weather permitting.
Friday, 9/24 – Herb Scott 
Saturday, 9/25 – Marsha and the Positrons

Need more live music? Check out DC Music Live’s bimonthly Set List column, which features reviews, photos and commentary on the local scene! The app helps you explore all the venues around the area offering LIVE MUSIC! Download it here for iPhone and here for Android!

Crazy Aunt Helen’s is starting their happy hour just in time for cozier weather. From 4-7 p.m, Monday-Friday, enjoy delicious bites like loaded fries and boiled peanuts at the bar. The art of Maurice James, Jr. will be hanging inside the restaurant through December 6.

Just a reminder: If you’re single, get out there! Apparently, DC is the best city for singles, according to research from Apartment List and Bumble— and they assert that almost half the city is single. Honestly, from this perspective it looks like everyone else is happily married, but sure, friends: Let’s valiantly be single, together.


Capitol Hill Village is holding their first LGBTQ Intergenerational Symposium. It will be two days’ worth of panels, breakout discussions and sessions to build community and well-being. Learn more and sign up here.

The Dachshund 500 and all the other amazing Oktoberfest festivities at the District Wharf are coming on October 2! Check out the link here for more information.

On October 1, tune in to a Monumental Conversation with artist Suzanne Firstenberg about her installation, “In America, Remember.” More information and RSVP here.

The March on Washington Film Festival is happening from September 30 through October 4 this year, both virtually and in person. You can buy early bird tickets here.

The Literary Pumpkin Walk is happening on October 23 and you are invited to participate. Sign up here.

Did you say you wanted an excuse to dress up and execute your slutty CAUTION TAPE costume idea? (You’re welcome!) Check out Nightmare in Navy Yard, an outdoor pop-up celebration for masked and vaccinated ghouls and ghals. For more information and tickets, click here. (Psst– early bird tickets are cheapest!)

Are you decorating for Halloween? Send me a line at info@thehillishome.com so I can add you to the SPOOKY HILL IS HOME map! By the way: if you have gently used costumes, dig them up and get ready to donate them, or buy a costume for a little neighbor too! More details soon!


ARTECHOUSE is a museum focusing on immersive experiences that incorporate the magic of technology and the whimsy of artistic expression. Their newest installation is called “The Life of a Neuron” and opens September 27. For more info a tickets, click here.

Want to catch an outdoor movie this fall? Rosslyn Cinema starts October 1 with “Remember the Titans.” They’ll also have a sangria bar and food trucks. Click here for more info.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is open at Bryant Street NE. The multi-sensory, multi-room experience is open weekdays 10 am-8 pm and weekends 9 am-9 pm. You can read more about it here and get tickets here. Plan to spend between an hour and a half and two hours in this exhibit. The exhibit is family-friendly, but children under 4 may become a little restless in certain areas. By the way, after your visit, stop by our friends at Metrobar and tell them we sent you! The place is super family-friendly and they have a rolling line-up of food trucks parked right outside.

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