Five Things for Today: May 15, 2020

Duckling watch at the Reflecting Pool

1. Karl Johnson, the well known silhouette artist is now doing virtual cut out appointments on Zoom. The silhouette sessions last about 10 minutes per person and are live one-on-one with Karl. Just like an in-person event, he looks at their profile and hand cuts the silhouette right then on Zoom. The work is then mailed free of charge (cost for the silhouette is $30). Events take place Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and you can sign up for a session here. GIVEAWAY: You can also try to win a session by leaving a comment on this post letting me know the first place your family wants to go whenever DC is fully open again. This giveaway will run through Sunday, May 17, then a winner will be picked at random and notified shortly thereafter.

2. Get Friday family happy hour started with a King Bullfrog livestream concert this afternoon from 4-4:30pm. The musical duo plays high-energy original folk and blues songs tailored to get children dancing and delight grownups. Admission is donation-based with a suggested contribution of $20. Proceeds benefit Pathfinder International’s team in Mozambique, so that they’re able to ensure quality health care for women, girls, and their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the campaign here.

3. Since hiking and biking are about the only outdoor recreation we can enjoy right now, REI’s big anniversary sale beginning today may be of interest.

4. A weekend watch with local interest: Basketball County: In The Water is a new documentary premiering on Showtime tonight that explores the connection of Prince George’s County to basketball through many pro players who have emerged from the area. (For more basketball-inspired viewing, The Last Dance, the docuseries about Michael Jordan and the Bulls that recently aired on ESPN is really good.)

5. The Onion pretty much nailed it.

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Filed under 2020, All ages, Coronavirus, COVID-19, DC, Social Distancing, Spring

18 Responses to Five Things for Today: May 15, 2020

  1. Kinny

    Beauvoir playground

  2. Jean Holman

    To a play.

  3. Jessica M


  4. Katy Ross

    the playground for sure!

  5. Jessica

    Would love the silhouette for my youngest (I have them for the older two and love them!)! The first place we want to go is the new Children’s Museum!

  6. Marcela

    A day of Smithsonian museums would be lovely

  7. The first place my family wants to go is The National Zoo and then to the pool in East Potomac Park.

  8. The first place my family wants to go is Great falls for a hike and to a museum.

  9. Bonnie

    We would go to the pool! Thank you!

    (And thank you for keeping posting during the emergency. It’s been great!)

  10. Kyle

    A Nats game!

  11. Danielle

    To the swimming pool.

  12. Evon

    The beach, thanks for all your amazing content.

  13. Kelley P

    Go hug my Grandbaby! That is the number one thing I will be doing once things open back up!

  14. Cara

    To a vineyard!

  15. Linden

    We want to see the butterflies at the Natural History Museum!

  16. Wendy Whitaker

    We didn’t have a chance to check out the new Children’s museum get! We’re going there when it’s open again.

  17. Lori R.

    out to eat

  18. Emily Jackson

    We’ll be headed to the library first thing!

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