28 Oct 2022

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The To Do List: Week of October 28, 2022

It’s Halloween Weekend! If you’re looking for when, where and how to Halloween on the Hill, click here for our post on tips.

Hilloween is a great event for littles and families– and then you get to stay for the Silent Disco! Photo via River Park Nursery School through our hashtag #thehillishome. Tag us on Instagram for a chance to get featured.

Heads-up: The Marine Corps Marathon is happening on Sunday, October 30 and several streets adjacent to our area will be closed. If you are wandering outside the area, make sure you check MPD’s list of street closures here.

There is a lot of Halloween happening this weekend and beyond. Here are a few ideas for you:

Hilloween is happening today, October 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be lots of fun for the little ones and parents can also meet goods and services aimed at little ones. It’s a can’t-miss! Stay for a Silent Disco from 7-10 p.m. in front of 777 C Street SE. Wear your costumes! Get your headphones on and GET DOWN.

Feel like staying closer to your neck of the woods? If you live near Sherwood Recreation Center on 10th and G NE, DPR is holding a costume jamboree tonight, October 28, from 4-6 p.m., as part of their Halloween celebrations. To RSVP click here. DPR is also hosting a hoops tournament on Halloween evening at Trinidad Rec, starting at 4:30 p.m. Finally, DPR will host a Halloween Spook-a-Thon at Rosedale Rec on Halloween night, starting at 5:30 p.m.

If you’re closer to Garfield Park, the Metropolitan Police Department is showing “Coco” this afternoon, starting at 6 p.m. Have a question? Email muhammad.lewis@dc.gov.

Want to run ahead of time so you can stay in shape when it comes to treat time? Then the Day of the Dead 5k is for you and it’s happening TONIGHT!!! You still have time to register here. The race starts at 6 p.m. at Congressional Cemetery.

Feeling like a fun walk? Take a walk with our Spooky Hill map and check out all the fun ways your neighbors have decorated–– we have over 60 houses and counting! The Literary Pumpkin walk also has a map of neighbors’ book-themed displays in the neighborhood. Vote for your favorite and the winner can donate $1000 to the school of their choice.

Did last week’s Renovators Home Tour leave you feeling like your house needs a makeover? Then this week’s Capitol Hill Restoration Society’s House Expo is the place where you can find the next contractor, painter, mason, roofer or other skilled specialist to make your house that much cozier and beautiful. The fun goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info here.

For the pets, Howl to the Chief will be holding their annual Howl-o-Ween pet parade at Lincoln Park on Saturday, October 29, at 1 p.m. More info and registration here.

Want to dress up your pet and drink beers? Wunder Garden has a special Howl Ween Yappy Hour on Sunday. Click here for info and tickets.

Honey Made will have crafts and face painting for the littles (and adult libations) on Saturday, October 29, starting at 11:30 am. More information here.

The Harvest Fest is coming to 1155 Potomac Avenue SE this Saturday, October 29. Come together with the community, enjoy a costume parade, hot cider, games, treats and more! The fun goes from 1-4 p.m.

Want to catch a Hitchcock movie? The Miracle Theater is showing Psycho on Saturday. Buy tickets here.

Missed Psycho on Saturday? Watch it on Halloween at the Angelika pop-up! Tickets here.

For the adults, our friends at The Eastern are having a Spooky Sommelier Spectacular on Sunday, October 30, starting at 1 p.m. Brunch and wine? That’s spookily up our alley! Tickets here.

Dr. Terry Victor on 11th Street SE is giving away free toothbrushes on Tuesday, November 1, while supplies last. More info? Contact Dr. Victor’s office here.

Want to learn a delicious life skill? How about learning how to make sausage? The Hill Center has a class on Tuesday, November 1 from 6-8 p.m. Check it out here.

Did you know the Library of Congress is celebrating their 125th this November? We know– not a day over 124, and still as stately and fireproof as ever! There will be a very special Community Day coming on November 3, so stay tuned for more details!

Looking for a family concert during the week? King Bullfrog is playing this coming Friday, November 4 at the Hill Center, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Register here.

Did you know the U. S. Capitol holds Capitol Conversations on weekdays at 1 p.m.? These virtual sessions are informative and fun–– a neat opportunity to learn something new while you eat your lunch. Register for Capitol Conversations 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 starting Tuesday, October 4 and through November 20 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

On Wednesday evenings, make it trivia! Two Girls Trivia runs a quiz at Fight Club starting at 7 p.m. You can also catch them at Biergarten Haus on Tuesday evenings. For more information and quiz hints, check out their Twitter, @twogirlstrivia.

Every Thursday, Kelly’s Irish Times has comedy! The Batting Cage Comedy show starts at 8 p.m. and is free. More info here.

Want to support CHAW? Then buy a digital print here so that you can keep tuition programs free for those who need them.

Hey, have you gotten your COVID booster and your flu shot? No? Well, cross that off your list this weekend! Click here to find where you can get it.

Are you spending your weekend filling out your ballot? Take a look at our Last-Minute, Neurotic Guide to Voting to help you out.


Would you like to have a magical Halloween? Then a magic show from Washington Magic may be just what you need! Enjoy sleight of hand, prestidigitation, hors d’oeuvres and drinks at Washington Magic’s Foggy Bottom home. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:15 p.m. For more information and tickets, click here.

Looking for an adults-only theater experience? The Anacostia Playhouse has Theater After Dark tonight and tomorrow night, October 28 and 29. For more info and tickets, click here.

Perhaps you are in the suburbs on Sunday, but are still looking for something Halloweenie, chic and fun. How about painting mini pumpkins, decorating cupcakes and taking a spooky train ride at Le Fantome Food Hall in Riverdale Park? Check out this cute event here.

A new interactive experience is coming to Rhode Island Center, the space right off Rhode Island Avenue Metro, where the Van Gogh exhibit was earlier this year. The experience is called DINOS ALIVE and it looks like it’s gonna be a great hit for the younger set (and their tired, devoted parents). We’ll be previewing Dinos Alive with two teenagers, so we’ll let you know how it goes. Get tickets here.


Hey do you love shopping local, discounts, getting a leg up on the holidays and Frager’s? I’ll let you catch your breath, but you may want to mark the calendar for November 5-6, when the beloved hardware store will be having a Holiday Preview Party and Sale! More info here.

The Yards is celebrating November with Side Yards! On Saturday, November 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., watch the magic of incredible performers like contortionists, stilts walkers, magicians and more! Sign up for the fun here.

Also on November 5, Grace Covenant Church Capitol Hill invites the community to a free event: a live theater production of “The Real Superhero” (10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m show times), and a Fall Festival, complete with arcade games, face painting, a balloon artist, and more! You are encouraged to wear a costume (but nothing scary, please).

Ever wanted to know what to do with sunchokes or kohlrabi? Us TOO! Thank goodness on Sunday, November 6, the Hill Center has a program for us kitchen nerds. Two Roots and a Brassica is a master class for your chef wannabe friends. More info and tickets here.

Do you love the Hill Center’s Pottery on the Hill? Their first in-person show in two years is coming this November, and you’re invited! The show will open Friday, November 11 with a ticketed preview reception and sale and continues through Sunday, November 13 with free admission. There will also be a silent auction. Part of the proceeds will go toward supporting the Hill Center. Learn more about the event and get excited here.

Ever wondered what a tour would be like if it hit all sorts of feminist landmarks, both historical and modern, and made you feel excited for HERstory? Wonder no more: A Tour of Her Own has just the program on November 12. Find out more details and info here.

Local songstress Laura Tsaggaris is having a very special show at The Miracle Theater and you’re invited! The Get in the Mood Holiday Show is happening November 22 at 7 p.m. Get tickets here and take a listen at “Get in the Mood” here.

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