Five Things: March 28, 2023


1. Have you heard about the new Candytopia that just opened at Tysons Corner? The immersive, pop-up “museum” features candy sculptures, interactive exhibits, and of course, sweet treats to enjoy. Think Willy Wonka meets Kusama meets ICE!, and get your imaginations, cameras, and social media poses ready. The experience takes an hour or less, depending on your children’s ages, interest, and amount of time spent diving in the pit of faux marshmallows. Tickets are $30/adult, $23/age 4-12, free for kids 3 and under. (Thanks to KFDC Contributor Emily Moise for sharing this one!) And PS: If you’ve heard of CAMP stores, you’ll be excited to see one coming soon across from Candytopia!

2. This Thursday, March 30, is MLB Opening Day, and the Nats are swinging into the season with a home-opener against the Atlanta Braves — good timing for families with kids on Spring Break this week!  The game begins at 1:05pm, and there will be extra activities to enjoy before it starts. The World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will take a tour of the Navy Yard neighborhood before finishing up at Nationals Park.  There will also be live entertainment by several DJs in the ballpark. And caricature artists, face painters, and balloon twisters will bring more fun to the Family Picnic Area.  Tickets are still available and start at $35.  If you can’t make it Thursday, plan for a game another time this season, and be sure to check out special promos.  And for a chance to see some Nats stars even sooner, fans are invited to attend the red carpet arrivals prior to the 2023 Nationals Homecoming Gala that is being held this evening at The Anthem located at The Wharf. Arrivals are scheduled from approximately 5-7pm outside The Brighton, host of the official Red Carpet Watch Party.


3. We recently had a chance to try Spicebird, a new takeout/delivery food option that specializes in Southeast Asian roast chicken.  It was delicious, and perfect for feeding our family of four!  The spice-rubbed chicken was so flavorful, and the sides were tasty and interesting — we especially enjoyed the Thai basil fried rice, tumeric cabbage, and berempah potatoes, but everything was so good.  A whole chicken with two sides is just $33, and you can order more a la cart. (Full disclosure: Our meal was complimentary, but sharing my honest opinion!)


4. Spring things to get excited about! (This was kind of shared in the Weekend Round-Up, but under a veiled link to this.) 🙂


5. I wish I didn’t feel a need to share posts like this.


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