23 Dec 2022

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The To Do List, Week of December 23, 2022

Happy Festivus from both of us! Are you airing your grievances or just looking for something fun and last minute? Here are some ideas for F U N.

Zooming towards Christmas– make it stop! Amazing capture by @vtjawo via our hashtag #thehillishome on Instagram

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS EVE

Just in case you don’t have a plan for tomorrow or Christmas, here are a few places for tomorrow and Sunday:

Bistro Cacao: Book a table for tomorrow here.

Belga Café: You can still book a table for tomorrow and, while you’re at it, book a table for New Year’s Eve or for New Year’s Day brunch! Book here

Cafe Berlin: A delightful prix fixe sure to please even the pickiest of palates. Book here.

Looking for friends and conversation? as you are holds LGBTQ+ coffee and conversation meet-ups on Sunday and Christmas Day is no exception. Click here to sign up.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Here are a few suggestions to say farewell to 2022 and ring in 2023 in style:

Joselito Casa de Comidas is ringing in the New Year in Spanish style, with twelve gongs from a giant paella pan and twelve grapes to bring prosperity to your 2023. Reservations

Pineapple and Pearls has a unique New Year’s Eve dinner to enjoy at home. Order here

The Duck and the Peach is ringing in the New Year with a lovely five-course dinner. Book here.

Beuchert’s Saloon is doing a special fancy or fancy pants tasting menu to ring in the New Year and you can expect surprises as you welcome 2023 on a Haute Note. Book here

Looking for a fun party? Crazy Aunt Helen’s is throwing one fun shindig starting at 8 p.m. Be mindful: this event may sell out quickly. Tickets

The Miracle Theatre has comedian Zarna Greg and a whole slate of comedians to ring the new year with laughs. Tickets

as you are is having a New Queer’s Eve celebration that starts at 9 p.m. More info here.

City Winery welcomes Life Jennings for a two-day engagement. Tickets

Ring in the New Year with Harry Styles at Wunder Garten. More info here.

Want to start the year with some pep in your step and sign up for the FITDC Fresh Start 5k. Click here to sigh up. Click here for volunteer opportunities.

MORE FUN

Local artist Dana Simmons creates beautiful art from the different kinds of cells we have in our brains. You can see this art, alongside that of other local artists, hanging at the Hill Center through January 8. 

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.

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.

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. 

Reminder: DPW is picking up leaves. Make sure you can push your leaves into your tree box as much as possible. Check the brochure here to give yourself an idea of when they may be dropping by your house. 

Listen: Cuddle Magic is a band made of life-long friends. This recording of O Come Emmanuel had them cramming themselves inside a bathroom and the result is lovely. Listen here.

PLAN AHEAD

Want a fun plan on Christmas Eve where you may meet a significant other? This year’s Matzoball is happening at Decades, starting at 9 p.m. Sure, the focus is on Jewish singles, but maybe you want a little matzo magic in your life, gentiles! More info here.

OFF-HILL

The Downtown Holiday Market is on until TODAY at 8 p.m. All kinds of incredible local and regional makers descend upon F Street NW between 7th and 9th Streets. There are treats and performers as well! More info here.


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