05 Aug 2022

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The To Do List: Week of August 5, 2022

2017’s Ward 6 Week had us all meeting at the National Building Museum to visit Studio Gang’s Hive. Photo by María Helena Carey.

Sure, it’s a hot one. But on the bright side, there is a nice breeze going, so why not sit outdoors at a nice patio? Going Out Guide’s Fritz Hahn recently wrote up a list of new rooftop bars, which features new Navy Yard gem Smoke and Mirrors. Yes: the views are really that stunning. For those of you who enjoyed the brief but glorious Ocopa on H Street, make sure you check out Bar Amazonia at Causa.

You may want to stay indoors during this thunderstorm, as they can be dangerous. The Library of Congress’s last installment of Movies on the Lawn has been rescheduled to August 11. Check out more info here.

Remember that if you’re indoors, you’re a lot safer during a thunderstorm. The Miracle Theater on Barracks Row has Lightyear, The Karate Kid and more this weekend. Tickets here.

Have you seen the Folger’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream at The Playhouse at the National Building Museum yet? Highly recommend it: from watching the sun set in the building and on our players, to their wonderful energy and ensemble work, to the innovating twist in the storytelling, this staging of the crazy lovers’ tale is sure to delight. More information and tickets here.

Live, on the Hill, is also taking a break, but they will be back on August 12 for Ward 6 Week! Back after two years, Ward 6 week is a whole wonderful week of ward-warming whimsy. Whew! The whole schedule is below:

Ward 6 Week

Sunday August 7

  • Yappy HourPooches and neighbors this Sunday, from noon to 3 p.m.

Monday August 8

  • Splash in the SixGet your neighborly on at Eastern Market Metro Park (8th, D and Pennsylvania SE) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water– Monday’s high looks to be 93.

Tuesday August 9

Wednesday August 10

  • Beat the Streets: Join Charles Allen and the first district MPD officers for the Beat the Streets community event. There will be plenty of clean fun starting at 1 p.m. through 7:30 p.m.
  • Tunes in the Triangle: A free concert by cellist Benjamin Gates? Yes please. Milian Park, 4th, Massachusetts and I NW, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Thursday August 11

Friday August 12

  • Coffee at The Roost: Get caffeinated and chat, 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Live, On the Hill Jazz at EMMP: Back this week only, a lovely free jazz concert at the bandstand from 5-6 p.m. at Eastern Market Metro Park (8th and D SE)

  • Salsa Dancing at The Wharf: Get your Latin on at the Transit Pier at The Wharf from 7-9 p.m. and sample bites from all the lovely restaurants in the area in between bailes.

Saturday August 13

  • Barracks Row Firehouse Tour:  A tour of our wonderful Barracks Row firehouse, open from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., you are asked to please RSVP: space is limited.

  • Northeast Neighborhood Library Family Story TimeIt’s children’s story time with special reading guest Charles Allen, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Southwest Community Day: Meet and chat with your neighbors and community leaders at Lansburgh Park on Delaware Avenue SW, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!


Can’t get enough of outdoor movies? Union Market District’s Drive-In series happens the second Friday of the month. This month is Dirty Dancing. More info and tickets here.

Are you a Studio Ghibli fan? The Japanese animation studio has created movies that are touching, funny, mesmerizing and more akin to watching a moving painting than a cartoon. More info and tickets here.

We may chuckle at the rebranding of Crystal City as National Landing or NaLa, but hey––it’s catchy. If you want to catch an outdoor movie, you can do so starting tonight at Movies in the Park. Tonight’s movie has been rescheduled, but more information and details here.


During the month of August, starting August 9, you can do yoga at The Yards. Called the Sundeck Salutation Series, this free class goes from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. And if you show up early, you can receive a branded yoga block for your own daily practice. Don’t forget water and a mat! More info and RSVP here.

Get tickets to The Till Trilogy at Mosaic Theater Company. This collection of three works focuses on the 1955 murder of Emmet Till, a 14-year old child who was tortured and killed for allegedly offending a white woman. For more information and tickets, click here. The Till Trilogy runs October 4- November 20 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

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