Hey there, everyone! Did you have fun in the… uh… snow? Sorry, can’t resist a bit of snark after today’s no-show event disrupted schedules across the entire area. What is there to do this weekend?
Winter Restaurant Week started January 17 and is going strong through Saturday January 23. Restaurant Week is an opportunity for the service industry to garner the public’s support during a time when business is slow. Please support all our wonderful restaurants during this special week and don’t forget to tip generously. You can find a list of places to support by searching here for the Capitol Hill, H Street and Capitol Riverfront sections of their list.
Want to make a beautiful wreath? Tune in tomorrow and watch on the US Botanic Garden‘s Zoom. You need to register but the event is free. Register here.
Mosaic Theater Company continues their season with Dear Mapel, which was slated to open January 19, but which will now run February 2 through 13. You can check out a trailer here and get tickets here.
Any time is a good time for a movie. Pair it with some of the best popcorn ever and you’re talking The Miracle. This week, you can see “American Underdog,” “West Side Story” and more. Tickets here.
Are you a member of the Capitol Hill Art League? CHAL welcomes artists of all kinds to join and to have a chance to participate in several exhibits throughout the year. Currently, work is being accepted for Twists and Turns, a show juried by local artist Will Fleishell. Learn more about CHAL here and submit your work here. In the meantime, take a look at their latest juried show here.
Feeling like a drag? Why don’t you drag yourself over to H Street Country Club on Sunday and enjoy mimosas and Shi-Queeta-Lee’s Sunday brunch? Make your reservations here.
Want to laugh and learn more about the world? Spend some time browsing through LabX’s YouTube channel-– pair it with takeout from our of our local restaurants and you have a perfect and pretty COVID-free night in!
Get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day by making cards for seniors through Cupid’s Kids. No matter how old you are, brighten a District senior’s holiday with a handmade token. Click here for more information.
The Southwest Library has a fun activity for teens: a word search celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Teens who return a completed word search can claim a prize. More info here.
Get ready to sign up for the Petal Porch Parade! A happy neighborhood celebration of spring and pink, this event encourages neighbors to go ALL OUT and decorate their homes and add them to the official map. For more information, click here. Registration opens February 1.
Interested in knowing more about DC’s food roots and cultural influences? The DC History Center will take a closer look on January 27 through “Who Feeds The District?”– part of a series on the different roles of food in our society. For more information and to register, click here.
The Golden Triangle BID holds their Golden Haiku contest every winter. You can submit up to two of your poems –which do not have to fit the 5-7-5 scheme as long as they are written in the spirit of haiku– through this portal until February 6. May your musings see the eyes of spring.
Are you interested in researching you family history through the DC History Center? On February 5, there will be a virtual orientation to help you get started, especially if you’re researching your Black ancestry. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Have you ever wanted to be one of those crazy people who run around the city in their underwear for the event we all know as Cupid’s Undie Run? The Undie Run, which is actually a benefit to help raise awareness and funds for Neurofibromatosis (NF) research, is a delightful and cold tradition, happening on February 12 this year. Interested? Learn more or register here.
Also on February 12, how about a drag brunch to benefit SMYAL, the local non-profit, which provides help, guidance and leadership opportunities for LGBTQ youth? Valentine’s Day is a Drag starts at 6:30 p.m. More info and tickets here.
The National Cannabis Festival is happening April 23 at the RFK Festival Grounds. The concert will feature Wiz Khalifa, but in addition to the music, there will be a whole host of events promoting community, education, policy and high times. Click here for tickets and vendor information.