29 Mar 2024

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The To Do List: Week of March 29, 2024

A world of pink! Thank you for tagging us @pharipedia! Tag @thehillishome on Instagram to be featured.

Baseball and blossoms–– that’s what Washington does! Don’t forget–– double cherries are just a couple of weeks away!!!

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?

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.

On 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.

Don’t forget, the Blossom Kite Festival is also happening on Saturday! Go to the National Mall, bring a kite or buy one at the Metro swag store on 7th Street NW and, well, go fly a kite! More info here.

And also on March 30, and every Saturday through April 13, go to Union Station for their Saturday Market! From 11 am to 4 pm, go check out all the fun vendors gathered in the main hall. And guess what? You can apply to be a vendor yourself! Click here for more info.

Blossoms at the Market is back! Through April 12, enjoy beautiful Eastern Market, craft, party and be dazzled by an Artechouse installation! Check out the full schedule here and be pink and merry all over.

Want more Cherry Blossomness? Get a sneak peak of Event DC’s Passport DC –– the marquee events that lets you tour embassies around DC and sample the food and culture of each country–– this April 1! Go to the ANA Stage at the Tidal Basin and catch the following acts. The event is free!
12 p.m. – Eurasia with violinist Rafael Javadov
12:50 p.m. – Belize with Poetry
1 p.m. – Indonesia with Angklung Performance
1:40 p.m. – Trinidad and Tobago with Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra
2 p.m. – Ibero American Culture DC with Mexico, Panama and Bolivia
3 p.m. – Azerbaijan with dancer Maryam Najafzada
3:15 p.m. – China with a Chinese Kungfu Demonstration
4 p.m. – Fiesta Asia sneak peek

Through April 21, Mosaic Theater Company will be bringing Rhiana Yazzie’s “Nancy” to life. A comedy about some very serious themes, its story focuses on the eponymous Nancy Reagan and Esmeralda, a Navajo mother and activist. For more information and tickets, click 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. 

Opening Day is April 1!!!!! Start planning your season with 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!

Stop by Congressional Cemetery for The Landscape Listens— a kinetic art installation featuring a small sea of mirrors and a Wind Phone. Learn more in our Instagram and stay tuned for a more in-depth post about it. The Landscape Listens is open through June 30, 2024.

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Love cycling and want to make cycling accessible to blind athletes? Learn how to be a tandem captain with the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes (MWABA)! Stop by the Eastern Market metro on April 4th anytime between 5:30-7:30 p.m. to try out tandem biking and experience the fun and camaraderie of tandems! MWABA provides the tandem bikes and trains interested captains and stokers. Rides take place on Thursday nights and weekends from Eastern Market and Bethesda. Sign up here.

And every Friday from 7-10 p.m., starting April 5, go to Barracks Row for First Fridays and catch live jazz performances at Extreme Pizza, Lavagna and The Brig. For more details, click here.


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.

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


If you want to support a talented crew of high schoolers, come watch the School Without Walls theater department take on “Rent” at the UDC Theater of the Arts! Watch some talented kids (and yes, my kid will be part of the cast) and get ready to tear up and mess up exactly how many minutes there are in a year. Buy 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.


History buffs! The DC History Conference is celebrating 50 years and you’re invited! Register for the whole conference, April 4-6 here! The conference kicks off with a lecture by The Atlantic’s Vann R. Newkirk and and Jerusalem Demsas. Register for all the fun and insights here.

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.

Do you love ping pong? Do you love supporting good causes like 826DC, a non-profit that helps kids with their homework and writing skills? Then PADDLESTAR GALACTICA is the tournament for you! Sign up here and get ready for a paddling adventure that could help someone’s life!

From on May 4, tour the world without crossing a boundary stone! Passport DC, the event that welcomes you into embasseis around the District so you can get a peek of their culture, arts and especially food! Click here and get excited!

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.

Finally, if you’re excited about the Folger re-opening, why not get a subscription? Check it out here.


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