02 Jun 2023

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The To Do List, Week of June 2, 2023

@OMGFlags kicks off Pride month very appropriately! Thanks for tagging us on #thehillishome. Give them a follow!

Happy Pride Month and Happy All The Other Cool Things We Celebrate in June to you! From dads to grads to flags to everything in between, June is a month of just celebrating being alive and enjoying a little place in the sun, thanks to the almost-15-hour day. What can you do?

First, why not vote for us and all your favorites in Washington City Paper’s Best of DC? You’d make us all so happy! The link is here.

TONIGHT! Live and on Zoom, join our other half, our compadre, our buddy, our fwiend Robert Pohl virtually and at East City Books as he talks to Tim Krepp about his new book, 101 Hours in a Zeppelin. This book is not just a fascinating retelling of a kind of air travel we no longer see, but a family love letter as well. I’m so proud of you, Robert! Sign up here and tell him we sent ya!

Live, on the Hill continues to go strong. Every single Friday (weather permitting), you can expect a wonderful local artist to liven up Eastern Market Metro Park. The fun starts at 5 p.m. so get some takeout, bring a blanket or sit on one of the red chairs and enjoy! More info here.

And don’t forget: from 1-4 p.m. every Friday through the end of July, come play chess! More info here. By the way! The tournament is on June 24. More information here.

PLUS! Come on down to kick off Pride month! On Saturday, there will be a Pride Carnival on Barracks Row with Cirque performances starting at noon at Eastern Market Metro Park. More info here.

Barrel on Pennsylvania Avenue has transformed their fun, quirky basement into a “Little Mermaid” themed SEAeasy. Enjoy Nemo-sas, Ursula’s Old Fashioneds and other perfectly named libations, plus poke and other ocean bites. The fun starts today at 6 p.m. and continues Wednesdays-Saturdays through the summer.

On Saturday, join your neighbors at Kingman Park for a cleanup and yard sale starting at 8 a.m. at the Triangle Park off Oklahoma Avenue.

Fulcrum Properties also hosts a Meet and Greet with clean-up component tomorrow! Stop by their office on 13th and E SE starting at 9 a.m. More details here.

Also on Saturday, stop by the Capital Candy Jar for an ice cream fundraiser for River Park Nursery School! You get a discount, the school gets part proceeds, EVERYONE GETS ICE CREAM! How sweet is that? By the way, RPNS is still accepting applications. Go here for more info.

By the way, stop by Mott’s Market on 12th at Walter Place SE tomorrow for an Artists’ Market. Support local artists and get to know your neighbors. It’s a win-win! The market run from 1-5 p.m.

On Tuesday, YOUR Washington Nationals celebrate Night OUT in honor of Pride month. You can purchase tickets at a discounted price here.

And on June 7, celebrate US-UK friendship day. On that day, we will call a flyover a “flypast,” and we will enjoy the Royal Marines’ Corps of Drums and their US counterparts, as well as both national anthems. There will also be a chance to win prizes! Get tickets to this special day here.

World-class theater featuring diverse voices? Mosaic Theater is here for you! one in two is their newest play and it’s perfectly poignant for Pride Month. To learn more and to buy tickets before they are gone, click here.


May and June kick off outdoor movie season. Cinematery tickets at Congressional Cemetery are available here. NoMa BID kicked off their CiNoMatic series earlier this month. Click here for available movies and dates. Movies on the Pitch at Audi Field continues on June 22 with Wakanda Forever. Click here for tickets. Union Market continues their Drive-In at Union Market June 2, with King Richard. For info and tickets, click here

Did you say you wanted to learn something fun and maybe keep that body movin’? Then why not take tap at CHAW? Classes start June 12. More info 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.

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.

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. Don’t forget! Charles Allen will be holding office hours TODAY starting at 4 p.m.!

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 and Friday, Kelly’s Irish Times has comedy! The Batting Cage Comedy show starts at 8 p.m. and is free on Thursdays. More info here.


The Battle of Wits trivia FINALS showdown is happening on Sunday at 1 p.m. at metrobar, right off Rhode Island Metro. This is a perfect way to spend an afternoon for everyone’s inner marm. More info here.

Two events over on Dupont Circle sound great: First, join Dupont Underground for “The Ground We Stand On,” an exhibit on local LGBTQ+ changemakers that kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. There will also be other great Pride-focused programming coming up at DU through June 25, so make sure you get your tickets here.

The Washington Art School welcomes art lovers to their First Friday party, starting at 6 p.m. More info here.

The American Youth Chorus, based out of CHAW, has a special concert on Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. called Homecoming. Buy tickets at the door or through this link.

The Capital Hill Boys Club (Capital as in $$) have created an incredible art space out of a former laundromat, which you can visit this weekend. Two artists are on display: Denise Hawkins, also known as Ms. D, who works with jute, and graffiti artist Brian Bailey. The gallery is at 1603 Good Hope Rd SE. For more information, contact Dietrich Williams or check out our Instagram reel!

One of my personal favorites, the National Building Museum, has a Lego-themed exhibit opening this Saturday, May 27! Brick City celebrates famous architecture rendered in Lego, and little hands can take turns playing and creating their own ouchie-block masterpieces. For more info, tickets and membership options, click here. I am a proud supporter of the Building Museum and highly encourage you to support them and their mission as well, and no, they have not paid me to say this.

Rainy 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.

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.

Want to experience a new neighborhood? City Ridge in Ward 2 welcomes you to their Rockin’ at the Ridge series, starting June 2. For more information, click here.


It’s Pride month! Stock up on Bud Light (or don’t because honestly it’s not my favorite, but you can buy whatever you want), rainbowfy your life and line up for Pride events around town, like Scorpio Entertainment’s Electric Disco party on June 10. For more info and tickets, click here.

I also have it on very good authority that Summer Movies on the Lawn at the Library of Congress will kick off on July 6, but the movie is TBD! Keep those summer Thursdays open!

June is also great for catching Jazz in the Garden. Sign up for tickets here.

Capital Pride is on June 11 and it will be capped off by the FREE Pride Concert. This year’s headliner is Idina Menzel. For the rest of the line-up and more information, click here.

Also on the Pride month lineup, Dragathon ExtravaGAYza at the Hill Center is a big ol’ gay festival sashaying into our lives on Sunday, June 18. Drag excellence, story time, a food truck and so much more. For more info, click here.

On June 10, the neighborhood is invited to a one-minute clinic offering basic checkups to one and all. The free clinic will pop up at Capitol Hill Counseling and Resource Center, within the SDA church, at 901 A Street, NE. If you have elderly neighbors, or those with limited mobility or not covered by insurance, this clinic is a great resource.

Sherry Vine (THE icon Sherry Vine) is bringing her show to Crazy Aunt Helen’s on June 17 and we’re told it’ll sell out fast, so grab your tickets now! Click here.

Thinking ahead to Father’s Day (or to people in your life who were like a father figure day), why not sign up dear old dad or yourself for a Bourbon blending class with District Made Spirits! This two-hour class will walk you through understanding the spirit itself and its nuances so you can blend your own batch. Click here to sign up.

And on June 24, join THE District fishwife herself, Fiona Lewis, as she leads an evening talking about fish, sustainability, and cooking seafood at the Hill Center. The landing page for this event features Lewis’ recipe for one of my favorite soups ever, cioppino. If you’ve never had it, just click through! Sign up for this life-changing event here.

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