21 Apr 2022

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The To Do List, Week of April 21, 2022

Happy almost-weekend, neighbors! Tomorrow is Earth Day! Remember to love our planet every day, but just make sure you love her more this weekend. Walk instead of driving, or if you’re going farther, take public transit. Look into composting, eat a little less meat and make sure to drop by Union Station, so you can check out their Earth Day event with NASA! There will be a variety of family-friendly activities in the Main Hall as well as online starting tomorrow at noon. More information here.

The Live, on the Hill series is back on Fridays at Eastern Market Metro Plaza! Enjoy the beautiful park and great local music. Kicking off the series this year is Elijah Balbed band. The concerts start at 5 p.m. and run through 6:30, giving you plenty of time to get a little takeout from one of our great restaurants nearby and enjoying neighborliness and camaraderie.


A Just Egg is a good egg. Get a special egg sandwich around the Hill this weekend and help prioritize awareness for climate change legislation.

Ready to eat an egg sandwich that’s better for the earth? The Just Egg truck is coming to town just in time for Earth Day. You can spot them, slinging vegan egg sandwiches in support of climate change legislation at the following locations starting tomorrow:

  • Friday 4/22: 2 pm – 8 pm Navy Yard, Water St. between 3rd and 4th Streets SE
  • Saturday 4/23: 9 am – 3 pm Eastern Market Metro Plaza, 401 8th Street SE
  • Off-Hill? The Just Egg truck will also be at Dupont Circle (1218-1258 Connecticut Ave. NW) on Sunday 4/24, 9 am – 3 pm; Tuesday 4/26: 9 am – 3 pm National Mall (1424 Independence Avenue SW); and on Wednesday, 4/27, in the heart of Gallery Place, 701 8th St. NW, 9 am – 2 pm.

Capitol Hill Village’s virtual gathering is tonight, April 21, but the auction lasts through the 24. Click here to bid, bid, bid to your heart’s content knowing that you’re supporting a thriving non-profit that allows neighbors to live fuller lives in their own homes for as long as they can.  

If you haven’t watched Academy Award-winning CODA or don’t have Apple+, how about catching it at the Miracle Theatre? It plays this weekend. For tickets, click here.

Do you love puzzles? Do you love spontaneity? Then you need to make haste and get to the Spontaneous Spring Puzzle SWAP at the Northeast Library. On Saturday, April 23, 2-4 p.m., bring your lovingly used puzzles (and make sure you tape up the box so said puzzle doesn’t spill its guts all over) and meet fellow puzzle lovers who want to take it off your hands. This event is put on by the Northeast Library friends. More info 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. By the way, at the festival’s culinary pavilion, there will be food by Maydan’s Darnell Thomas, Kevin Tien of Moon Rabbit and the fast-casual eatery Hot Lola’sMaketto’s Erik Bruner-Yang, Disco Mary’s Maria Bastasch, Dave Chappelle’s chef and owner of The High-End Affair Nikki Steward, and Equinox.

And although Disc Golf may not be happening, you can still stop by the Fields at RFK and enjoy our beautiful outdoor spaces. Make sure you check the map so you know where you can park.

Also on April 23, it’s William Shakespeare’s birthday! This year, Will’s party is virtual, but no less fun: programming begins at 4 p.m. and will feature all sorts of great activities for fans of all ages. More information here.

On Sunday, April 24, make your way down to Wunder Garten with your pup for the Spring Pup Crowning. Proceeds will go to support City Dogs and City Kitties rescues. More info and RSVP here.

This whole weekend, Frager’s is holding their annual Garden Party, where you can take advantage of 20% off throughout the whole store. Additionally, there will be demos from great vendors. For more information, click here.

Kick the week off in a classy way: Barrel is hosting a Whiskey Dinner Series— a five-course dinner paired with a specific whiskey. The series kicks off April 25 with an Old Forester dinner. For more information and tickets, click here.

On Tuesday, April 26, why not taste Italian Wines from Tenuta di Tavignano at Caruso’s Grocery? The event is a seated, limited-capacity event. For more information and tickets, click here.

Don’t feel like doing anything out of doors but feel like shopping for a good cause? Lucky you! The Capitol Hill Cluster School and Ludlow-Taylor Elementary are having auctions on the 22nd and 23rd respectively, and you are welcome to bid on all manner of great items! Click here to bid on CHCS and here for Ludlow-Taylor. Why not pair your auction shopping with a lovely wine from DCanter or make a mocktail with ingredients from Hill’s Kitchen? Now you’re living the dream.

PLAN AHEAD

Need to dispose of medications safely? It may not be the most glamorous event, but the National Prescription Drug Take Back day is April 30 and you can safely dispose of any drugs at any of the Metropolitan Police Department stations. Not sure where the closest one is? Go here and enter your zip code.

Mark your calendar for April 30 and help DC Brau celebrate 11 years in the brewing game with 11 Years of BREW-TALITY! Brew-tality will be a celebration of beer, wrestling, music and….??? Guess you’d better get tickets here if you want to find out. 

The Literary Hill Bookfest is back in person! On Sunday, May 1, come on down to Eastern Market’s North Hall for a day of local authors and lore. In addition to your favorite local authors, you can help write a community poem, fold origami and do such wondrous works as we many rejoice in– or something like that. For more information, click here.

Also on April 30, mark your calendars for the FONA Garden Fair and Plant Sale. A must for gardeners of all kinds, this fair has beautiful and rare plants, as well as your garden staples. For more information and times, click here.

The Mother’s Day House and Garden Tour organized by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society is one of those so very Capitol Hill events you have to do at least once (but you’ll want to do every year). The tour, which benefits and supports the mission of CHRS, will take place May 7 and 8, 2022. For more details and to secure your tickets, click here. Not sure what to expect? Why not take a preview tour on March 26-27? Click here to find out more and reserve your tickets.

Mark your calendars for May 7, 2022 when Maury at the Market: Lights, Camera, Auction is back in person at Eastern Market’s North Hall. You can follow Maury Elementary’s auction action and check out all the incredible things you can bid on via Facebook and Twitter. Remember: You don’t need to have a child enrolled in DCPS to enjoy the party or the loot!

Coming on May 7, Central Farm Market is opening their Half Street Central Farm Market! The outdoor market will run every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through December 17, except for Thanksgiving weekend. There will be cooking demos, kid activities and so much more. For more info, click here.

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 20from 7-9 a.m. and the Capitol Hill BID will have a special station with treats and swag if you’re choosing to live the two-wheeled life. More info here.

On June 12, celebrate 50 years of the Arboretum’s Washington Youth Garden with a party and benefit! More information and details here.

And it’s a ways off, but start getting excited for the DC Jazz Fest, August 31 to September 4 this year. Check out the line-up here.

Off-Hill

Would you like to go fly a kite? The Boro in Tyson’s Corner is holding Kite Fest from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Catch kite flying demos, springtime crafts and so much more! And the best part is that you can get there by Metro! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

How about learning to ride a bike? WABA DC has several events around town such as learning to ride bikes at the Carter Barron parking lot. For more information, click here.

The DC Jazz Fest is bringing New Orleans to Arena Stage with Let the Good Times Roll! On Monday, April 25, support the beauty of Jazz and help honor those who’ve endeavored to preserve and educate others in this beautiful art form. For more information, click here.

On Thursday, April 28, welcome back the boat alonvg the Georgetown Canal! A tradition that hasn’t been back for years, it will be welcome back officially next week. You can schedule boat rides into the summer now. Click here to learn more.

Have fun while doing good! Hope & Seek , an in-person and virtual scavenger hunt is happening on Saturday, May 21. You can form your own team or support a team. The proceeds will support Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School, an institution that supports the learning and needs of adults from 18 years of age onward. For more information, to register, and to learn about the school’s mission, click here.


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