10 Jun 2022

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The To Do List: Week of June 10, 2022

Happy Pride Weekend! By now, we’re sure you’ve gotten at least one email inviting you to participate in this year’s Capital Pride parade and celebration of love, acceptance and community. If you haven’t and you’d like to march, there are several ways you can do it. By the way, it’s just as fun to watch from the sidelines!

It’s Pride Weekend! We love you! Photo by @emzilee, via our hashtag #thehillishome. Tag us for a chance to be featured.

Want to march on your own or with a group? Register with Capital Pride here?
Want to walk with Councilmember Allen? RSVP to val@charlesallen2022.com 
Want to walk with Neighbors United? Fill out this form here.
Want to walk with Mayor Bowser? RSVP here.
If you’d rather March for Our Lives tomorrow (or if you want to do both), you can learn more here and RSVP here.

Starting June 3, come prepared to mow down some pawns and take some queens at Market Metro Plaza. Free Play Fridays is happening every Friday from 1-4 p.m.

The Live, on the Hill concert series is on! This and every Friday, head on down to Eastern Market Metro Plaza and listen to drummer Christian Clark, from 5-6:30 p.m. More information here.

Over at The Wharf, several fun things are happening this week:

  • Starting May 31 and going through August 30, do outdoor yoga at the Wharf, Tuesdays at 6 p.m.and Sundays at 9 a.m. Info and RSVP here.
  • By the way, you can also *roller skate.* The thrill of the 80s is back every Saturday starting at 10 a.m. and you can even rent roller skates there. More info here.
  • There are so many fun events, from line dancing on Friday to a Pride celebration this Saturday. Click here to check out the full list.

Did you know Songbyrd in Union Market district has shows almost every day of the week? Check them out here.

And since it’s Pride Month, check out as you are in Barracks Row, as they have a great slate of events, in addition to being a Queer safe space. Check out their line-up here.

OFF-HILL

Chandon is debuting a new spritz and they are doing tastings at a secret garden in Georgetown. Want to taste and perhaps even make a special fragrance that echoes the orange-forward drink you will experience? Sign up here! (You have to be 21+ to attend.)

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

How about learning to ride a bike, or riding with new friends? WABA DC has several events around town such as learning to ride bikes at Anacostia Park. For more information, click here. By the way, WABA is also hosting The Sweet Ride around Arlington and Alexandria on June 18. It’s their fundraiser and signature event, so if you love safe biking around the area, this is an event for you! Click here for more info and tickets.

If you’re looking for fun in The Neighborhood Formerly Known as Crystal City, National Landing is launching their NaLa Fridays this Friday, from 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.

If you’ve never been to an event at the Sixth and I synagogue, prepare to be dazzled by one of the prettiest venues in DC– just a short walk from the Hill! On Wednesday, June 15, you can catch Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on How to Raise and Antiracist. There are online tickets available too. For more info and tickets, click here.

PLAN AHEAD

Soccer fan? World Cup fan? Then you may want to come to Penn Social on June 16 for the Fifa World Cup 2026 host city bid reveal party! It’s a free, first come-first served event from 4:30 to 8p.m. and attendees will get snacks and a free drink ticket. RSVP here.

On Saturday, June 18, the Northeast Library will have a really cool-sounding discussion about the enduring influence of the Wu-Tang Clan. This event is in partnership with East City Books. More information here.

Want to get into home brewing? Then the Hill Center has an event just for you. On June 18, you can listen to DC Brau “fermentation guru” Dr. James Shellhammer. More information and tickets here.

Pharrell Williams is headlining in Something in the Water, a HUGE festival taking place *somewhere* along Independence Avenue SW (TBD), on Juneteenth weekend, June 17-19, 2022. The festival has its origins in Virginia Beach, but this year they are moving up farther north. The line-up is big and you can buy passes for the whole week starting Saturday, April 30. Click here to check out the lineup and to get your tickets (or bookmark it to get your tickets on 4/30).

On June 21, Barracks Row Main Street celebrates their Garden Party at Little Pearl. This is one of the signature events and a big fundraiser for the Main Street. For more information and tickets, click here.

Mosaic Theater Company is opening their newest play on June 22. In His Hands is a classic “boy-meets-boy” love story with an all-local cast, and runs through July 17. For tickets and more information, click here.

Ever thought, “Beatles songs would be even better is syncopation and conga drums”? If you have, then Los Day Trippers was a band that came together with you in mind. They will be taking over the Hill Center’s lawn on June 24. Secure your tickets here.

On June 25, let yourself indulge and have ROSE ALL DAY! A festival that celebrates the pinkest of wines and everyone’s inner Basic Girl, Rosé All Day takes over Yards Park and features such unambiguously awesome crafts/accessorizing as flower crown-making and glitter tattoos. WE ALL NEED PINK. Click here for tickets.

A cookout at the Four Seasons? Why not? Bourbon Steak inside the Georgetown Four Seasons is having a series of cookouts this summer and you’re invited. The first one is on Sunday, June 26. For tickets, click here.

The National Building Museum— one of my favorite museums in the city– always done something magical for their Summer Block Party series, and this year is no different. Together with the Folger Theater, this year they will bring an ACTUAL SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYHOUSE to the Grand Hall! The Playhouse will be open during the day for visiting, behind-the-scenes peeks and education. At night, it’ll transform into Titania and Oberon’s lair of love and mischief as the Folger Theater brings “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the stage starting July 12. For info on The Playhouse and the National Building Museum, click here. For play tickets, click 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.



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