1. The Renwick Gallery is the only Smithsonian museum that doesn’t require timed-entry passes right now, making a visit there easy to work into a schedule. Even better, the current Forces of Nature exhibit features large scale installations that are interesting, beautiful, whimsical (reminiscent of the fantastic Wonder). Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5:30pm, admission is free, and the museum is taking extra precautions for Covid with enforced social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, limited capacity, and masks required.
2. Arts on the Horizon, the beloved theatre company that presents show especially for the youngest audiences, just debuted a new online show. Everyday Magic, is an interactive, six-episode series with a new episode airing each week. Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their families. Stream-On-Demand tickets are $20/household for the entire series or $5 per episode.
3. Starting today, a massive BBQ trailer is coming to Barracks Row on Capitol Hill. Big Frank’s BBQ will serve 18-hour brisket, ribs, pulled pork, burgers, and more carnivorous favorites on Thursdays 4-10pm, and Fridays through Sundays 11am – 10pm. It will be park in front of Valor Brewpub located at
4. If being at home more than usual has you prepping for Christmas early, you’ll be excited to hear that Michaels has sales on all the seasonal must-haves.
5. I just included a Humans of New York story earlier this week, but this one about friendship is so great, I had to share another.💛
PS: These Little Kid-Friendly Places for Indoor Play are great for rainy days with young children.