As you may have noticed, the To Do List has been a little AWOL lately, but it’s back, baby! Don’t jinx it!
As we all kind of suspected, because of its ability to be born from its own ashes and its steady reliance on the money of others, our beloved Eastern Market is a Scorpio and having a BIG BIRTHDAY this weekend! Come celebrate 150 years of continuous service to the public by way of groceries with Novemberfest on Friday the 10, the big birthday proclamation on November 12 and more! Visit Eastern Market Main Street for all the wonderful events, HERE. We love you, Eastern Market!
The Rubell Museum just reopened, bringing the public two new installations, “Singular Views: 25 Artists” and “Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi or the Art of Challenge.” I will be writing a little more about this soon, as I attended the media preview last week. Some of the artistic expressions included in this collection will hit you with their full power, so you may even want to bring tissues. More info here.
Want to celebrate Veterans Day in a special way? Congressional Cemetery is doing an American Military Tour on Saturday and tickets are still available. Click here to buy.
Neighbor and friend of the blog Armand Lione has written a book about his research on Native American history around the Washington, D.C. area and he will be giving a lecture at the MLK Library this Monday, November 13. Sign up here— space is limited. Can’t make it but still want the book? Buy it here.
Also happening on November 13 through 15 is the screening of Common Ground, a documentary about regenerative farming. The premiere takes place on Monday and you can get tickets here. Watch the trailer here.
And on Tuesday, Profs and Pints’ Understanding D.C.’s War Memorials at the Hill Center gives you a deep dive into the symbolism and history of local memorials. For tickets and more info, click here.
And even though this is happening on February 3-4, sign your kiddos up now for a sleepover they won’t forget. Sleepovers at the National Archives are back! Click here to sign up.
The Library of Congress is open late on Thursdays for Live! at the Library. These events are free but require timed passes. You can also sign up for a recording of the performance (more info here) and watch at home with your favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage.
Speaking of which, I recently went by Old City Market and Oven, which is not quite the Hill but we’re going to claim as ours because their wine section is incredible and because they carry Abstinence, a line of non-alcoholic mixers that are truly amazing. Their Apéritif is an excellent Aperol dupe. Their pizza is also excellent, but you knew that already.
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. Tickets and more info on all the performers past and future here.
Want to get your square dance on with the DC Rawhides? They are yee-hawing their way into our hearts on select Friday and 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.
At ReLume, you can make something beautiful and have fun while doing it! From candles to seasonal decorations to starting a new hobby, you can do it all there. More info 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. Every Tuesday, fans of Magic: The Gathering, are very, very welcome to strut their stuff (14+). More info here.
On Monday evenings, Trivia Kings takes over Barrel for trivia night. For more info, click here. (They also host trivia nights all over town.)
On Wednesday evenings, make it trivia! Two Girls Trivia runs a quiz at Fight Club starting at 7 p.m. For more information and quiz hints, check out their Twitter, @twogirlstrivia.
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.
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.
At Wunder Garten, dance the night away like a Dancing Queen with the Absolute ABBA Disco Made in Sweden on November 11. Sign up here.
The Miracle Theatre is showing The Eras Tour movie and you know you want to go see it! Click here for tickets.
The National Building Museum holds STEAM Saturdays the second Saturday of every month. Challenge the kids, think creatively and have fun! For more info and tickets, click 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.
Rainy days are for watching a movie in a comfy theater. The Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market has a great selection of movies. This week, catch The Marvels and Priscilla, among others. Check them out here.
Mark your calendars for November 17-19, and help the Hill Center celebrate 12 whole years of Pottery on the Hill! There will be work on display for purchase with a focus on functional property. Click here for more information and tickets.
The Congressional Chorus and the American Youth Chorus performs What a Wonderful World at 945 G Street NW on November 18. The AYC practices out of CHAW, so go support local kiddos! more info and tickets here.
Interested in mentoring or tutoring? On Saturday, November 18th DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative (DCTMI) will be holding a recruiting event for volunteers from 10:30am-12:30pm at the Southeast Library. Volunteer and help a kid who needs you! For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Into esports? There will be a Team Liquid League of Legends World Championship viewing party at Gallery Place on November 19. For more info and tickets, click here.
The Capitol Hill BID already has a list of which restaurants can furnish your Thanksgiving meal so you can be more grateful and less harried. Click here.
Enchant is coming back to Nats Park this holiday season and you know you want to be surrounded by twinkly lights and wonder! More info and pre-sale tickets here.
By the way: Get excited for the Folger’s re-opening! Check out more info here.
Get ready to Baroque out for Christmas! The Folger Consort’s Baroque Christmas Story at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, a Capitol Hill tradition since 1977, is happening December 15 through 22 and you’re invited! For more tickets and info, click here.