24 Feb 2023

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The To Do List: Week of February 24, 2023

We’re loving this very warm early spring, but it’s also a little disturbing. Photo by @pharipedia via our hashtag #thehillishome

We made it to the weekend, after a remarkably bananas week. The Yoshino cherry blossoms are still tight and green, but the earlier varieties are going crazy. Speaking of Crazy, Crazy Aunt Helen’s, the delightful American comfort food spot on Barracks Row, needs our help. The Proud Boys will be in town, trying to boycott Saturday’s storytime. Show up for Crazy Aunt Helen’s tomorrow and every weekend. If you love singing while you brunch, you need to do this for yourself. Make a reservation here.

On February 25, Ice Yards and the Polar Plunge return! Ice Yards is a celebration of winter at Yards Park. complete with seasonal drinks, axe throwing and more. The Polar Plunge, benefiting Special Olympics, is a centerpiece of the celebration. You can collect donations and take the plunge, or you can contribute to brave souls’ fundraising efforts and watch as they take the plunge! For more information on the Polar Plunge, click here. Ice Yards will happen from 1-4 p.m. and you can get more info here.

Want to learn about the Garifuna people and culture? The Garifuna are native and Afro-descending people from the Caribbean, and the National Museum of the American Indian will have Garifuna artist James Lovell in concert on February 25 from 2-3 p.m. For more information, click here.

Intersections is going on at the Atlas, and you can catch the Capital City Symphony‘s concert Which Came First? at 7 p.m. For more info and tickets, click here.

And on February 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., the Hill Center is launching a series of concerts called, very catchily, HC@HC. The first performer will be Gabrielle Zwi, a bossa nova/jazz performer based in Rockville, Maryland. Give Gabrielle a listen here and check out her Instagram here.

On February 28, local legend Bill Callahan plays at Union Stage at Capital Turnaround. More info and tickets here. Want to win tickets? Keep an eye on our social media this weekend so you can win!

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 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.

Wunder Garten‘s Après Ski wraps up this week with an ABBA dance party, as well as the Bad Bunny closeout party on Sunday. For more information and details, click here.

as you are on Barracks Row has great events happening almost every day of the week: from crafting on Wednesdays to karaoke on Thursdays and Sundays to Saturday dance parties, this queer-safe space welcomes everyone. Check out their calendar of events here.


Looking to recycle your electronics? The next event from RLG is happening Saturday, February 25 at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Elmira Street SW, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. More info here.

Are you a fan of jazz? Then aside from Mr. Henry’s, you should be going to UDC for their JAZZAlive concert series, just a short ride from the Hill on the Red Line. On Monday, February 27, go listen to Ain’t But a Few of Us, on Black jazz critics. More info here.

Mondays can be tough days, but Songbyrd has Music Trivia this and every Monday up in Union Market district to gladden hearts and fuel your competitive spirit. The best part? It’s ALL AGES! Enjoy it with friends or as a family. More info here.

Some days — especially cold, winter days– are for watching a movie in a comfy theater. The Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market has a great selection of movies. Check them out here.


The first Monday of the month at 12:10 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on 3rd and A SE hosts the Washington Bach Consort for their Noontime Cantatas. More info here.

On March 11, Capital City Symphony hosts CCS Creates at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, starting at 7 p.m. More info and tickets here.

Start thinking very warm thoughts: The Anacostia River Festival is coming May 20, 2023, 1-4 p.m. at Anacostia Park. You can check out the beautiful save the date landing page and keep checking it for updates here.

Do you believe in magic? There will be a live magic show at the Miracle Theatre coming on May 25. Stay tuned for more info!

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