03 Mar 2023

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The To Do List: Week of March 3, 2023

And just like that, it’s March and we may no longer have Home Rule in the next couple of years. How about them apples? Let’s find you something to numb the pain.

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We can start with the FitDC Herstory 5k, in honor of Women’s History Month. Register here and be ready to run or walk tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Freedom Plaza. Not running or walking but need to get around the area? Click here to see which roads are closed tomorrow.

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., go to the DC Camp Fair at J. O. Wilson Elementary and learn all about summer camps across the city. You could even win two free weeks of camp! More info here.

Want to get your square dance on with the DC Rawhides? They are yee-hawing their way into our hearts on Saturday evenings, 7-11 p.m., at Eastern Market’s North Hall. Click here for more info.

Why not start decorating for the Petal Porch Parade this weekend? Sign up to be part of the fun here and you can see your house appear on their official map, here. If you sign up before March 13, you can have your very own yard sign! Prestige.

Tara Hoot welcomes you to sing Broadway tunes along with her at Crazy Aunt Helen’s this and every other Sunday. Make your reservations here.

A Sunday tradition, the Flea Market at Eastern Market is your one-stop shop for wonderful art, clothing, cosmetics and more. Follow them on Instagram 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.

Have you been to Royal Sands Social Club on N Street SE yet? They are starting brunch service this weekend and it might be worth checking it out. The brunch menu is here.

Labyrinth has great events almost every night of the week, except for Monday. If you’re looking to demo board games or enjoy some of your favorites with old and new friends, check out their event calendar. For instance, their Magic: The Gathering night is on Tuesdays. More info on that event here.

Environmental Chaos is the newest show from the Capitol Hill Art League at CHAW. The opening reception is March 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. More info and a preview here.

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.

Plan Ahead

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.

A great opportunity for young kids: There will be a Youth Law Fair on March 18 at the H. Carl Moultrie Court House on Indiana Avenue. The day includes a mock trial, as well as information on hot-button issues for teens. Click here for more info.

Do you love DC History? Then plan on attending the DC History Conference, March 23-25, at the MLK Memorial Library. More details here.

With a name like Gato Guapo (Handsome Cat), how can we resist this special East City Bookshop event? Join author Zara González-Hoang for an in-store reading of Gato Guapo and meet the author! More info and RSVP here.

Taffety Punk Theater Company has a new, original play reading on March 25 at 7 p.m. at CHAW: La Salpêtrière. More info and tickers here.

Mosaic Theater unveils their latest production, Unseen, on March 30. The play– a journey through the trauma experienced by a conflict photographer– runs through April 23. More info and tickets here.

The Art Book Fair, hosted by East City Art, is happening April 1 and 2 at Eastern Market’s North Hall. Learn more here.

And for one day only, Capitol Lounge takes over Union Pub from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. Visit your favorite bartenders, enjoy no politics and absolutely NO MILLER LITE.

Over at National Landing, Pink in the Park takes place at Long Bridge Park in Arlington as an outdoor musical festival and celebration of pinkness and cherry blossoms. More info 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 called Smoke and Mirrors: The Magic of Brice Harney. The show is ages 8 and up and you can get tickets here.

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