17 Feb 2022

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The To Do List, Week of February 17, 2022

Hey there– can you believe February is more than half over? Me either. What can we do from home or in person to start feeling that springy feeling again?

Believe in love like our friend Dolly Pawton the Doodle and her bestie. Thank you for tagging us! Tag #thehillishome for a chance to be featured.

Tonight, cozy up with A Tour of Her Own to learn about the awesome ladies of the Gilded Age. Fill your living room with knowledge and art. Learn more by clicking here.

Sign up for the Petal Porch Parade and decorate your home! 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.

The Miracle Theatre is doing a run of romantic movies this winter. This week, watch The Philadelphia Story. Tickets here. On February 25, it’s The Shop Around the Corner. Tickets here. Casablanca is on March 4. Tickets here. 

I appreciate that after all these years, the Angelika Pop-Up is still a pop-up. Will there be an Angelika Permanent Theater ceremony sometime? Anyway, catch a new movie, Uncharted, starting tomorrow. For more info and tickets, click here.

Want to learn how to make Vietnamese Rice Crepes? Then take a Long Lunch with the Hill Center on February 18. More infomation here.

The Foghorn String Band will be at the Hill Center on Sunday, March 20, as part of their American Roots Series. If the first show sells out, a second date will be added. Get your 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. Their latest show is titled “The Hill We Climb” and is currently hanging at Frame of Mine on 8th Street and online here, through February 26.

Celebrate February with the Wampanoag tribes of Massachusetts and learn about their food, traditions, crafts and storytelling. All programs will be available throughout the month of February via the National Museum of the American Indian‘s portal here.

Feel like going on a walk? Casey Trees has a beautiful guide to trees and their proximity to special places in Black History. Click here to read their post and plan a fun and inspiring walk this weekend (or anytime). 

Want to stay in and learn about the hippest lad around, William Shakespeare? Why not listen to the latest Shakespeare Unlimited podcast from the Folger about our main man, Billy S. and just how cool he really was. Click here to listen.

In slightly younger icons of cool, why not listen to this conversation between Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen about Vedder’s new album “Earthling”? Go get your best flannel and click here to listen.


Learn about activist and star you may not know about Hazel Scott. The March on Washington Film Festival is celebrating Ms. Scott’s beauty, spark and activism on February 24 at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

INTESRECTIONS, the annual show from the Capital City Symphony, is Saturday, February 26. Get tickets here.

Mardi Gras is happening next week and The Wharf wants to help you celebrate. On Saturday, February 26, from 3-7 p.m., come for a float, a dance party and a fireworks display! Click here for more info.

The Washington Bach Consort FREE Noontime Sonatas are back! On Mondays, starting February 28 at 12:15 p.m, get your Bach on in the afternoons at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church as a delightful soothing break in the middle of the day. More info and donation information here.

Interested in building sustainability and your carbon footprint? Tune into the National Building Museum’s virtual event, Are You Carbon Curious? on Monday, February 28. For more information and tickets to the Zoom event, click here.

The Capital Food Fight is back in person on April 7 at The Anthem and tickets go on sale tomorrow. Learn more about this raucous night of fun to feed those who need it most 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.


Through April 24, the United States Botanic Garden will be showcasing a beautiful collection of orchids at the Kogod Courtyard at the Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum. The collection is a celebration of women who’ve helped catalog, conserve and preserve these beautiful plants. More information here.

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