Holy moly. Are we really feeling 22? It’s the first weekend of the year (yay!) but we’re still sloughing through the Omicron surge (boo). Sure, Omicron is milder than its Delta doppelgänger, but the whole thing is still a public health emergency no matter how you slice it. Getting vaccinated should be your first stop this weekend, if you haven’t done it yet. Go here for more info on where you can get vaccinated.
The District will start expecting people to have at least one shot of the COVID vaccine (any vaccine) by January 15, so get ready to laminate that vax record or download it to your phone. My IR can help you manage your COVID vaccinations and any others you may need (don’t come at me with rusty cans– I haven’t gotten my tetanus booster in a while).
There are places around our neighborhood that already ask patrons to provide proof of vaccination, and one of them is Crazy Aunt Helen’s. Not only is the food delicious (I’m still thinking about the Impossible burger with the most delightful kick and everything else), but their upstairs area has been adapted for what I can only describe as dinner theater. There will be a book signing tomorrow, January 8, with author Monika Pickett. In the evening, get ready for a drag show . You can check both events out here.
Mr Henry’s has also been enforcing vaccination records for some time. You can catch their Sunday Jam from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday, January 9. For more information, click here.
Eastern Market is always a lovely place for exploration. The high vaulted ceilings make air flow indoors naturally good and every weekend, outdoor vendors come out and treat us to their food, drinks, desserts and beautiful crafts from all over. Support our last existing public market and gem.
Our friends at A Tour of Her Own always have interesting, dynamic and woman-centered content– and much of it is online. This Wednesday, January 12, they take a look at women’s rights and disabled persons’ rights and the intersection of these two movements. Register here.
We are so excited to have Songbird Music House on the cool side of town (we kid, we kid– you’re cool, western side). Did you know they have a weekly trivia night? Finally, someone will appreciate all your obscure knowledge about one-hit New Wave bands. Click here for more info.
Get your dance on with ABBA like you’ve never heard them before– arranged by the Listeso string quartet at Capital Turnaround. More info and tickets here.
The Capital City Symphony will have a Discovery Day complete with an instrument petting zoo on January 23. Listen to pieces composed during lockdown, pet a new sonorous friend and stay for a wonderful full-orchestra concert. More info and tickets here.