07 Apr 2023

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The To Do List: Week of April 7, 2023

Is your pupper bad to the (milk)bone and all about that U S A? Then sign them up for the Fourth of July parade. More details below.

After a long and glorious spell, the cherry blossoms are no more. Time to bask in the beauty of *double* cherries, redbuds, dogwoods, wisterias and more! Plus, the Cherry Blossom Festival is running through the middle of the month.

Live on the Hill is back! The totally fun, totally FREE live music events are back at Eastern Market Metro Plaza, every Friday in April from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The inaugural event is TONIGHT and features drummer Allen Jones. For more information, click here.

If being indoors is more your thing, CHAW can make your drinking-wine-while-throwing-pottery dreams come true. Clay and Cabernet happens this evening, starting at 6:30 p.m. and is exactly as advertised. Tickets? Click here. And if you miss it tonight, it’ll be back on June 2.

And if you want a very different experience, why not go to the Dwell DC house near Florida Avenue NE for a special night? Follow them on Instagram and DM them for the exact location.

This Saturday, catch Petalpalooza all over Capitol Riverfront. The day-long event will have several clusters across the Navy Yard and ballpark areas. Check out their event page for useful information here.

Also on Saturday, join your Kingman Park neighbors for a cleanup, starting at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the triangle park bound by 21st and Oklahoma and bring a cheerful attitude and your best smile: all supplies will be provided by the FOKP.

Weekly Fun

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. 

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.

Mr. Henry’s is THE place to listen to jazz on the Hill. They have performances Wednesday through Saturday, but we have a soft spot for Saturday Showcase. This weekend, Herb Scott and his saxophone are coming to the showcase and you won’t want to miss it. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there is no cover; however, you need to order a minimum of $15 food and beverage minimum. Get the burger and go for it. Tickets and more info here.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Looking to recycle your electronics? The next event from RLG is happening Saturday, April 15 at the corner of Sumner Rd SE & Wade Rd SE (near Barry Farm Recreation Center), 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 Tuesday, April 11, catch a FREE noontime concert at the UDC Recital Hall. 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 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.


Emancipation Day is a big DC holiday and this year, the Mayor’s office is going all out with a parade, a concert AND fireworks. On Saturday, April 15, celebrate the end of slavery in the District (which was April 16, 1862) starting at 2 p.m. at Freedom Plaza. The event is free but your RSVP is requested here.

On April 17, the RFK Day of Play helps kick off spring break! Enjoy a family day of fun, competitive sports, teamwork, food and fun! For more information, click here.

Want to learn how to macramé? Good thing CHAW has you covered with a special class on April 22, all materials covered! Check it out and buy tickets here.

Project Glow is back! On April 29 and 30, the two-day electronic music festival is back at the grounds at RFK and you can get tickets here. We can only hope the music is not as loud as last year’s.

On April 29, why not explore a new neighborhood and celebrate International Dance Day? The Boro, right by Tysons Corner, has a great lineup with salsa and bachata lessons as well as dance performances. Check out more info here.

Over at National Landing, Pink in the Park takes place at Long Bridge Park in Arlington on April 30 as an outdoor musical festival and celebration of pinkness and cherry blossoms. More info here.

Back on the Hill, The Miracle Theatre is celebrating everyone’s favorite gorgeous gamine ingenue, Audrey Hepburn, the whole month of May. Catch four of her best-known films! Tickets here.

On May 6 at 7 p.m., Global Sounds on the Hill at the Hill Center presents Javanese singer and songwriter Peni Candra Rini. This promises to be a fantastic show. For more details and tickets, click here.

Also at the Hill Center but in a completely different vein, enjoy Michael Hearst’s Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, Curious Constructions, and Unconventional Vehicles! Part TED-talk for kids with a serious They Might Be Giants-at-a-trivia-competition vibes, this is a show you and your kiddos won’t want to miss. Check out a video and buy tickets here.

Empower Hour is a special luncheon and panel discussing breast cancer which will benefit the Brem Foundation. It’ll take place on May 11, 2023 at the InterContinental at the Wharf. For more information and tickets, click 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.

CALLING ALL DOODLES!!! If you have a doodle doggo that’s well-behaved and calm around other dogs and crowds, you and your pupper are invited to march with the doodle delegation in the Capitol Hill Fourth of July parade. For more information and to sign up, please email lisa01hudson@gmail.com.

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