04 Nov 2022

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The To Do List: Week of November 4, 2022

Hello everyone! It’s the first week of November, 2022, and your civic duty on Tuesday is to vote! Early voting is open through November 6 at 7 p.m. and then comes the big day. DC does same-day voter registration, so there is really no excuse. Still unsure of how to vote? Check out our voting guide!

The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. Photo by Alan Karchmer and courtesy of the Smithsonian.

Did you know this upcoming week is Black Restaurant Week? This whole week there will be specials at all your favorite Black-owned places! Check this website to find places to support. I might just have to go get some wings from Bammy’s myself.

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.

If you live in the Kingman Park area, there is a monthly clean-up happening Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Meet at the triangle park bound by Oklahoma Avenue, 21st and D Streets NE.

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.

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).

After entirely too many years, the Arboretum community center is finally reopening and the Mayor is cutting the ribbon on Saturday at 2 p.m. If you have never been to the Arboretum in the fall, make sure you go and experience the gorgeous foliage.

One of our favorite Scorpios is celebrating his birthday on Sunday, November 6 and YOU are invited! John Philip Sousa’s birthday is always a big do at Congressional Cemetery, where the Marine Band plays a 25-minute concert near his grave right at 11 a.m. and cake is served. Come enjoy this wonderful tribute to the March King himself. More information here.

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.

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.

On Thursday, head down to Eastern Market’s north hall at 10:30 a.m. and catch Boogie Thursdays with the little ones. More information here.

On Friday, November 11, the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian will dedicate the National Native American Veterans Memorial, the first national landmark in Washington, D.C., to focus on the contributions of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians who have served in the military. This celebration is part of an extended two-day celebration and begins at 2 p.m. on November 11. More information 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.

OFF-HILL

The Big Build is coming to the National Building Museum on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A special event that celebrates the big, wonderful and shiny world of construction, the Big Build will take over the museum’s Great Hall with all sorts of great interactive demos to keep the little ones (and the big ones) happy. More info here.

Looking to recapture the nostalgia of camp? Then Camp Clockout, brought to us all by the one and only Jade from Clockout DC, at metrobar, right off Rhode Island Avenue metro, is the place for you on Saturday evening. From 7-11 p.m., braid friendship bracelets, buy adorable things, enjoy lovely cocktails and mocktails, get a tarot reading and reminisce about the good ol’ days where the hardest thing you could do was master French braiding and overcome the sorrow of a MASH gone wrong. For more information, click here. To RSVP, click 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). It’s a lot of fun, and the Dinos look amazing. Guaranteed wows from even the most jaded of kiddos. Get tickets here.

PLAN AHEAD

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.

The Congressional Chorus presents Homesong, a one-day special event at the First Congregational United Church on November 12. For tickets and more information, click here.

Melissa Villase˜ñor is coming to the Miracle Theater to promote her book “Whoops I’m Awesome.” This event is organized by East City Books and you can get tickets and preorder the book 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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