22 Mar 2024

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The To Do List: Week of March 22, 2024

The magic of Stanton Park in the spring, as captured by @moniker. Keep tagging us on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

It’s just past peak bloom but you can still catch the beauty at our local parks, thanks to the cooler weather. And don’t forget–– double cherries are just a couple of weeks away!!! What shall we do while we wait for them?

First off, an announcement: The Hill is Home is celebrating 15 years and you’re invited to our Quinceañera! We’re teaming up with Eastern Market Main Street for a fun “Sweet 15” style party. DJ Tony T will be spinning records and we will have activities for everyone. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 17 from 6-9 p.m., Eastern Market’s North Hall. See you there?

Kickstart your morning with some pancakes for a good cause! Support Troop 500 and get a breakfast of champions this Saturday, March 23. Bring your appetite and your wallet from 8-11 am to the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, and support the scouts on their many adventures. You can also click here to preorder and donate if you’re able (suggested donation is $18 for adults and $12 for kids).

On March 23, celebrate Japanese culture at the Library of Congress! Create origami, make cherry blossom tiaras and so much more! Make sure to reserve your tickets– but you can also get same-day tickets in person. More info here.

Take note: TIME AND DATE CHANGE! Hill Family Biking is teaming up with DC Public Library for a family-friendly bike ride from Eastern Market Metro Plaza to the stunning new SW Library for a special story time and Cherry Blossom peeping opportunities all along the route! It may not be Wednesday, but you should wear PINK! RSVP and more info here.

Do you love singing and cake? Then Not What You Think’s event at CHAW on March 23 at 5 p.m. is the event for you! NWYT Sings to Honor Ysaye Maria Barnwell will be an afternoon of songs that will make you laugh, think and be merry. NWYT will reprise their performance on March 24 at East City Books at 2 p.m.

Get down and get funky on H Street NE! The monthly Old School Dance Party IS BACK at the Pie Shop, 1339 H Street NE, and kicks off at 8 p.m.! BRING YOUR OLD ASS IN TO BOOGIE! Make it an H Street night and have dinner somewhere fun beforehand!

Don’t sleep on Wunder Garten’s Cherry Fest, celebrating all things cherry and cherry blossom. Dance parties, specialty cocktails and more await over this three-weekend period. For more information click here. For reservations and questions, email reservations@wundergartendc.com.

The Capital City Symphony will play their second to last concert of the season this Sunday at the Atlas and it promises to be a sweeping adventure, from tragedy to joy. For more information, program and tickets, click here.

And on Sunday, tune into the newest season of American Idol at 8 p.m. on ABC and root for local kid Jayna! She got a golden ticket and is on her way back to the Idol stage. Follow her on Instagram here.

On March 27 and 28, cellist and Viola da Gamba player Amy Domingues will play at Union Station’s main hall from 4:30 to 6 p.m. as part of the Sing for Hope concert series at the station. The event is free.

Want to meet new people and get to know your neighbors? The Barracks Row Monthly Social Hour sounds right up your alley. On Thursday, March 28 at 5:30, meet at Kailua’s TKYO speakeasy downstairs for cocktails and friendship! For more info, click here.

And also on March 28, Mosaic Theater Company debuts a new play called “Nancy.” The play, written by playwright Rhiana Yazzie, A Navajo Nation Citizen, explores themes of ancestry, motherhood, and #thistown imagery with humor and incisiveness. For more information and tickets, click here.

And also also on March 28, head to Congressional Cemetery for a one-of-a-kind kinetic sculpture experience by DC-based artist Tommy Bobo titled The Landscape Listens. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 pm and all are welcome to attend.

VR, Lasers, Live Music! Multi-Sensory Meltdown w. The North Country & ViRG is coming to Culture House (formerly Blind Whino) on Friday, March 29. The show involves a futuristic-sounding set list, lasers and virtual reality goggles for a fully immersive experience. For more information and song previews, click here.

Also on March 29, tune into the Wreaths for America’s YouTube channel and watch a documentary about several veterans returning to Vietnam 50 years later. Catch a preview here.


Looking for something fun to do with your toddler? The Northeast Neighborhood library has Toddler Explorations on Mondays, from 11-noon. More info here.

Every Tuesday through Thursday, from noon until 8 p.m., the 1908 Lounge pops up at Union Station. The bar serves cocktails, beer and wine and offers a fun atmosphere for locals and commuters alike. 

Don’t forget to register for the National Gallery Nights— special evening parties where the National Gallery of Art is open after hours and lovely things happen. The link to register for next month’s event, along with instructions, is here.

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.

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. This week, why not make your own candle? More info here.

Mr. Henry’s is THE place to listen to jazz on the Hill. They have performances FOUR nights a week! Check out their calendar of events 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.

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.

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.


Do you want to know more about condoms? I mean, who doesn’t? Profs and Pints, who have great events all over town, are holding court at Penn Social this Monday, March 25. Learn about contraception and other ways to keep your excitement reined in. More info and tickets here.

The Hirshhorn kicks off their 50th Anniversary celebration with “Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Colleyion, 1960-1960” which opens today. Enjoy 270 artworks by 126 different artists and especially enjoy the thoughtful curation on display, where pieces are in conversation and juxtaposition to one another– it’s a great way to better understand modern art. There will also be programming that goes along with the exhibit. Click here for more information and programming and don’t miss the Art Cart!

Check out the Fleet of the Future at the National Mall! For more info, check out our Instagram reel.

The Anacostia Playhouse‘s newest show is called “Sunset Baby” and it focuses on how our choices form our present and our historical significance. For more information and tickets, click here.

The Smithsonian has a beautiful exhibit at the Kogod Courtyard, between the American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. The Future of Orchids examines the beauty of orchids and their fragility. Sculpture by Phaan Howng. blends and For more information, click here.

The National Building Museum’s newest long-term installation, Building Stories, is a beautiful, interactive trip for children’s book lovers of all ages. Explore the architecture of what makes a good children’s book, revisit some of your old favorites and find a new compelling story to fall in love with. The exhibit will be at the museum for 10 years, but there will be programming with the DC Public Library and a constant curation of new children’s literature titles. Make sure you grab a passport and explore! More info and tickets here.(Check out our recent peek on Instagram here.)

But if you’re just looking for a different story time, then go to the NBM! Click here for dates and tickets.

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.


Are you a big fan of compost and zero waste? Then you will DEFINITELY want to come to Eastern Market’s North Hall for the Zero Waste Community Fair! On Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. get scrappy cooking ideas, fix your bike and learn how you can reduce, reuse and recycle more and more! The event is free but RSVPs are encouraged. Click here for more info and to RSVP.

No longer on March 23 but March 30, celebrate everyone’s favorite blooms with Bloomaroo at the Wharf! The day-long celebration features live performances, koi kite decorating and FIREWORKS! For more information, click here.

Opening Day is April 1, but you can start planning your game day early because the special ticket event calendar is here! From Pups in the Park to Alumni nights, get the group or fam together and have fun rooting for the Nats. Click here to learn more and purchase. (Psst– the freebies list is here.)

Also, click here for pre-opening day activities. Go Nats!

Hey! Do you love art books? Then come down to Eastern Market’s North Hall on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7 for the East City Art Capital Art Book Fair! For more info, click here.

Project Glow is coming back to RFK on April 27 and 28. Send non-cloudy weather vibes! For more information and tickets, click here.

And do you love cooking but need a little help with using knives? The Hill Center’s got you covered with Kitchen 101, focusing on knife skills. What a great way to wrap up a Tuesday! To register, click here.

Take a bus tour around significant sites for Black, Feminist DC with A Tour of Their Own. Black Feminist DC kicks off on April 13 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and takes you on a journey through the living history of DC. For more info and tickets, click here.

Psst: The Mystics kick off their season on May 14.

And it’s not until July 27 and 28, but get pumped for the Broccoli City festival. This year, it’ll be at Audi field and the lineup looks very star-studded. Tickets are now on sale! Keep an eye on their website here.


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