Five Things: May 8, 2024

 

1. A corpse flower bloomed this week at the U.S. Botanic Garden!  The rare plant is known for its stench, which is strongest in the first 24 hours of blooming, but it’s quite interesting to view after that, too.  The bloom only lasts a few days, so try to see it while you can. If you miss it, though, there’s still plenty to see and do at the USBG.  Tour the plant collections, check out the interactive Cultivate: Growing Food in a Changing World exhibit, and take kiddos to the adorable Children’s Garden, which has opened for the season.  Hours are 10am – 5pm, the outdoor gardens 7:30am – 7pm, and admission is free. Read more about the USBG here.

 

2. The Downtown DC BID is looking for talented youth to perform at Kids World on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, in Franklin Park — and they will be holding auditions at a Kids World 2024 Talent Call. The call is open to singers, dancers, rappers, bands, poets, cheer squads, magicians, and others between the age of 5-17. Auditions will take place on May 25, from 12-4pm, and are limited to 10 minutes each. Register here!

 

3. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy some “me” time around DC on Mother’s Day, here are some ideas. (And re-sharing this round-up of ways to celebrate with the fam.)

 

4. Mother’s Day gifts that will get there quickly, if you need… This cookbook (I’ve perused it, and the recipes look so good and easy to make),  this neck massager (a friend highly recommends it), and this Stanley (not your kids’ water bottle).

 

5. 10 Happy Things for May!

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