29 Oct 2021

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The To Do List: Week of October 29, 2021

Happy Halloween weekend! The weather is truly terrifying, fitting the season, and we hope that our neighbors in Southwest and across the river in Alexandria (#recreatethediamond) stay safe and dry this evening.

I don’t know about you, but this Soup Nazi pumpkin is cracking me up. Captured by @monikerdc and shared via our hashtag, #thehillishome

What is going on?

Update: Sadly, the weather is not on our side. The concert has been canceled. Unless the weather does not cooperate, this is the last Live on the Hill concert, and it will feature Imani Grace-Cooper. Free!

Hilloween is also happening today, unless weather pushes it back to tomorrow. Looking for Halloween events this weekend? Make sure you check out our all-Halloween post here. There are soft openings, kid activities, doggie activities and more! Give it a click.
Take a cue from our own Robert and walk around the neighborhood– check out his post here.

Are you just looking for the Spooky Hill map? It’s here! And yes– many neighbors have candy chutes, special allergy-sensitive treats and even doggie treats! Check out the purple markers.

Want to get in the spooky mood? Why not catch Psycho at the Miracle Theater tonight, 7 p.m. Tickets here.

Want to brunch as you exercise? Burn the calories as you ingest them with The Yards’ Fall Brunch on the Go. For $50, you get bubbly, brunch and a guided workout map. How thoughtful is that? Sign up here.

Want to support an incredible charity and burn a few calories ahead of Halloween? The 10th annual FANtastic 5k fun run/walk will benefit Serve Your City. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Looking for a head-spinning Oktoberfest experience? Tap99, 1250 Half Street SE, has an incredible selection of Oktoberfest biers, pumpkin-flavored beers and ciders, and their outdoor area has majorly adorable fall vibes. To see what’s on tap, click here. And if you’re feeling like a bit of a sweet tooth, pop over to Kilwin’s next door and get some special spooky treats.

Bluemercury stores are going pink this month. If you are passionate about supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month, read more below. Photo courtesy of Bluemercury.

Love Bluemercury? Want to support Breast Cancer Awareness month? All 15 Bluemercury locations will be collecting your donations so they can turn a $15,000 donation into $30,000 that will go toward funding mammograms for 300 people. For more info, visit their site or pop into a Bluemercury. By the way, they are a locally-owned store and if you sign up for their rewards, they will give you the most incredible full-sized gifts on your birthday.


East City Bookshop always has great events and this one is sure to be interesting to many. On November 4, they will welcome Tim Mak, who will discuss his book Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA with activist Shannon Watts. For more information, visit East City Bookshop’s website.

The Smithsonian Native Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema showcase is a great way to celebrate November, Native Heritage month. From 12-18 November, watch some of the best that Native moviemaking has to offer. Click here for more.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the past, present and future of Union Station? On November 3, December 1 the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation will hold a special virtual session all about this beloved and busy hub. Sign up here. (Please note the change of date.)

Have you ever wondered what a large, afternoon/evening market that closes down part of a major artery and showcases tons of your favorite local Asian-American vendors and entrepreneurs would look like? WONDER NO MORE. The Redeye Night Market is here to fulfill this very fantasy, happening Saturday, November 6, from 4 p.m. to midnight on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 3rd and 7th Streets NW (a very short walk from the Hill so we’re claiming it!) Are you SO EXCITED? Me too. Learn more here and RSVP here.

If you are one of those sweet lambs for whom Chrismas cannot get here fast enough, you can now buy tickets to Enchant Christmas at Nationals Park. The dazzling light display and Christmas light maze follows the adventures of the Mischievous Elf. Enchant Christmas kicks off November 26 and tickets start at $29 per child. For more information click here, and to get tickets, click here.

Are you a big chess fan? The Boro at Tysons is holding an all-levels chess game called The Boro’s Gambit. The tricky fun will happen on November 13. For more details and tickets (if you’re playing) click here.


Put it on the calendar RIGHT NOW! The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building is reopening on November 20 and there is a host of incredible activities to mark this special occasion, starting with the FUTURES REMIXED three-day festival, November 19-21. Follow their Instagram for updates and RSVP here to the FUTURES REMIXED festival.

The Congressional Chorus‘s first concert of the season will be a spooky Halloween-themed romp called “A Nightmare on G Street.” More info here.

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.” You can visit the exhibit for a great price with STEAM Family Days, every Tuesday and Wednesday. For more info and Family Days tickets, click here.

Parting thought: How about listening to local band Beauty Pill’s latest, “You Need a Better Mind”? Enjoy.
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