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The Weekend Round-Up:
March 8-10

 

Happy Weekend!

Easy link to loads of ideas for DC area activities:
* The Great Indoors
* Off-the-Beaten-Path Museums
* Active Pursuits Inside
* Best Outdoors in the DC Area
* Local Hikes with Kids
* Kid-Friendly Eats
* Ice Skating
* Baltimore with Kids
* Peaceful Places

Happy International Women’s Day!
Where: Around the area
When: Friday (and throughout the weekend)
Admission: Varies by activity

Friday is International women’s day (plus, March is Women’s History Month), and there are so many great ways to celebrate it around DC, with something for all ages. See some exhibits, tour local landmarks, enjoy live entertainment, attend a festival… all of it showcasing women and their accomplishments. This post has details on where you can do that over the next month — and beyond!

Early Bloomers
Where: Around the DC area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Free

Some of the cherry trees around the area have begun blooming early.  Try to catch them showing off their pretty pink flowers at Congressional Cemetery, the National Arboretum (note that the linked post is from 2020), National Harbor, and in LeDroit Park. And there’s more than just trees to enjoy at each place!

Awesome Con
Where: Washington Convention Center | Mount Vernon Square, DC
When: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Admission: Starts at $55/adult, $20/child

The mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention brings a three-day celebration of television, movies, comic books, science, technology and more to DC. With hundreds of hours of programming, an impressive lineup of special guests — see actors from Star Wars, Daredevil, Echo, and others! —  plus exciting activities for fans of all ages, this is one fun event. We’ve been and have had a blast checking out games, toys, comics, art, TV, and movie memorabilia, and more. And the cosplay is FANtastic. Costumes encouraged.

Wizards Celebrate Women (+ Post-Game Concert)
Where: Capitol One Arena
When: Friday, 7pm
Admission: Ticket prices vary

The Wizards are hosting International Women’s Night in celebration of International Women’s Day when they play the Charlotte Hornets. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a Wizards-branded belt bag, and there will be a collection/donation of gently-used professional women’s spring clothing for  Suited for Change. After the game, fans can enjoy the second of the three-part Friday Night Concert Series with a Go-Go performance from female-managed Backyard Band and local group Northeast Groovers.Purchase tickets here.

Intersections Family Fun Day
Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center | H Street NE, DC
When: Saturday, 10am – 12pm
Admission: Free

This Atlas’ Intersections Festival includes a morning especially for kids and families. Bring the whole gang for youth-oriented shows and activities. The lobby will be filled with music, performances, an instrument petting zoo, and a creation station offering crafts and coloring for kids and their grown-up friends. And you can catch Imagination Stage’s production of Mouse on the Move all weekend, too (tickets $15)!

Women’s History Month Festival
Where: National Portrait Gallery | Penn Quarter, DC
When: Saturday,11:30am – 3pm
Admission: Free
This one’s for the ladies (and everyone else, too) as the Portrait Gallery hosts its annual Women’s History Month festival for all ages! Come see our newest portraits of Oprah, Beyoncé, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and other inspiring women. Join the celebration in the Kogod Courtyard, featuring performances and workshops from The Washington Ballet, art activities, spotlight talks, scavenger hunts and story times – there will be something for everyone! Free—Registration Encouraged.

March Family Day: Celebrating Women’s History Month
Where: Library of Congress | Capitol Hill, DC
When: Saturday, 10:30am – 3:30pm
Admission: Free

Celebrate amazing women in history and in your own life by creating with the Library’s collections! This event for kids and their families will feature creative, engaging activities such as contributing to a communal mural of female trailblazers, transcribing Clara Barton’s personal papers and correspondence, and reimagining the Jefferson Building to showcase the diversity of women’s achievements. And at 2pm, join a conversation with Chelsea Clinton, bestselling author of the “She Persisted” picture book series with a book signing to follow. All ages are welcome. Register for free tickets here.

The World & Me: Save a Spider!
Where: NMNH | National Mall, DC
When: Saturday, 10am – 12pm
Admission: Free
It’s an early celebration of “Save a Spider Day!” Pop in to see spider specimens up close, make observations at live tarantula feedings, and learn about the amazing diversity found within the different spider species. Scientists from the museum will also share about the science they do to learn more about spider. And folks from the National Postal Museum will help families create postcards with spider facts.

Opening Weekend Celebration
Where: Climb UPton | Arlington, VA
When: Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 8pm
Admission: $19.95 – $54.95
Be one of the first climbers of 2024 at Climb UPton’s Opening Weekend celebration. Every climber during the weekend is entered into a daily raffle. Prize pack includes: Climb UPton t-shirt, logo beanie, climbing gloves and Climb UPton mug.

ISEKAI: Blooming Parallel Worlds
Where: ARTECHOUSE | Southwest DC
When: Opens Saturday – June 11
Admission: $20-25/adult, $17/age 4-15, $72/family 4-pack

Spring at ARTECHOUSE is a celebration of the cherry blossoms, and this year ISEKAI: Blooming Parallel Worlds explores multiple universes of blossoms,inspired by the Isekai genre of Anime. Floor to ceiling projections, plus interactive elements are sure to make this one beautiful, engaging, and fun to experience.

Cinderella: A Salsa Fairytale
Where: Imagination Stage | Bethesda, MD
When: Saturday, 1pm & 4pm
Admission: $12+
A bilingual Cinderella with a twist that kids will love! What will happen to Cinderella at the ball … game? That’s the surprising question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical that weaves subtle lessons on empathy, sportsmanship, and respect into an exciting, high-stakes story. An Imagination Stage original that broke new ground in bilingual children’s theatre. Recommended for ages 5+.

Through the Sunken Lands
Where: Kennedy Center | Foggy Bottom, DC
When: Saturday & Sunday, 1:30pm & 4pm
Admission: $20

Tim J. Lord’s radio play transforms into a heartening world premiere musical that amplifies the voice of a commonly overlooked community. Follow Artemis—a young wheelchair user who’s determined to fight to save her dying town with the help of Aunt Maggie… and a talking heron! Recommended for ages 9+.

Magic Mirror
Where: The Puppet Co.
When: Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am & 1pm
Admission: $15

Magic Mirror is back after its special 40th Anniversary run in 2023! This production was the first show founders Christopher Piper and Allan Stevens worked on as the Puppet Co. Meet Toad, a young person destined for greatness in this mash-up story with lots of familiar fairy tales! Join us on this journey of dragons, monsters, and spirits of the woods. Recommended for ages 5+. Run time approximately 50 minutes.

Junie B. Jones, The Musical
Where: Adventure Theatre | Glen Echo, MD
When: Saturday & Sunday, 11am & 2pm
Admission: $25

It is Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, does not want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your audience members’ hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.

The Book of Mormon
Where: National Theatre | Downtown DC
When: Through March 17
Admission: $89-219 (find tickets)

This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. With standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language. Recommended for teens and older.

Caps vs Blackhawks (Women in Hockey Night)
Where: Capitol One Arena | Penn Quarter
When: Saturday, 7pm
Admission: Ticket prices vary (look for a deal)
See some action on ice as the Caps play the Blackhawks on Saturday evening. There is a special package with tickets start at just $67 — all tickets purchased through this include a Capitals branded belt bag. All bags will  be picked up at the game. Plan on more fun in the Penn Quarter area and pop into a museum or get a pre- or post game bite to eat — lots of family-friendly places to go.

Women’s History Month Community Celebration
Where: KID Museum | Bethesda, MD
When: Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Admission: $15
Join KID Museum for a Community Celebration of Women’s History Month! There will be “Meet a Maker” opportunities with women inventors, innovators, scientists and artists; a special pop up exhibit of five human-sized 3-D printed IF/THEN she can women in STEM with their live counterparts offering hands on demonstrations of their work; Women in Construction demonstrating their skills and sharing opportunities to build and design; and much more!

Nowruz Family Festival
National Museum of Asian Art | National Mall, DC
When: Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free
Honor the Persian New Year at the annual Nowruz Family Day. Welcome spring with free attractions for all ages, including storytelling, hands-on activities, and more! See the website for activity details.

Voting Rights Story Times
Where: Women’s Equality National Monument | Capitol Hill, DC
When: Sunday, 12pm
Admission: Free

Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending “Voting Rights Story Times.” Join the Yellow Roses, a youth advocacy and learning group, every Sunday in March at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument as they share stories for children about determination, resilience, and perseverance in pursuit of equality. Learn more about the group and the story time events here.

Wonderful World of Watkins
Where: Watkins Regional Park | Upper Marlboro, MD
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Free

Go over the rainbow and beyond at Watkins Regional Park – there is so much fun to be had at the PG County locale.  Visit the Old Maryland Farm to see the animals, and spend time at Watkins Nature Center to view even more cool creatures and birds.  The adorable Wizard of Oz themed playground will have kiddos frolicking for hours. Trails winding through the woods make for nice hikes, too!

Later, Skaters
Where: Ice rinks around the area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by rink

This is the last weekend to hit the ice al fresco at most local outdoor ice skating rinks, as many are getting ready to shut down their Zambonis for the season. See this post listing them all for details on where you can glide under the sky one last time this winter.

Inside Action
Where: Around the DC area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by place

There’s rain in the forecast this weekend, so if you want to be indoors, but want some active fun or something with an engaging mission. From pickleball and roller skating to tennis and ping pong to escape rooms and scavenger hunts to an indoor waterpark, you’ll find all kinds of ways to get your fun and game on. And with wet weather on the way, it’s a perfect time for it.

Oscars Prep
Where: Movie theaters around the area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by theater
With the Oscars happening this weekend (plus chance of rain in the forecast), it’s a perfect time to catch a flick, either to see a nominated film or get in the spirit of it all by seeing something new. The Alamo is a great place to go for a movie and a meal. Or see what’s playing at other theaters around the area.

***MORE GOOD STUFF***
* Sign up the kids for a virtual hand cut portrait session with Master Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson!
* See what’s happening at Imagination Stage this spring and summer — shows, classes, and camps!
* Reading/author recommendations in honor of International Women’s Day.
* Sasha discovered this and we made it…as delicious as it looks!
* Daylight savings this weekend — here are some sleep tips.
* Bought and love these shorts so much, I’m getting other colors.
* Darcy (who shares 10 Happy Things each month) just started selling prints of her beautiful photos.
* Curious about the Oura Ring!
* Hanging lanterns on a patio create the prettiest light and set such an enchanting mood. These and these are nice, too.
* Have you played the New York Times’ latest game, Strands? It’s a good one. (Connections, too, if that’s new to you.)

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Five Things: March 5, 2024

Bring the fam to the Library of Congress!

 

1. The Library of Congress is hosting a new monthly series of Family Days through the spring and summer!  Visitors of all ages can enjoy all kinds of creative activities focused around the Library’s collections. The first one is this Saturday, March 9, and celebrates Women’s History Month.  You can contribute to a communal mural of female trailblazers, transcribe Clara Barton’s personal papers and correspondence, reimagine the Jefferson Building to showcase the diversity of women’s achievements, and join a conversation (and book signing) with Chelsea Clinton, author of the “She Persisted” picture book series.

Future Family Days will be focused around National Library Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  But keep the Library of Congress in mind for a visit anytime — the iconic DC site is a  beautiful and fascinating place to explore.  Read more about it in this KFDC post.

 

2. Starting tomorrow, March 6, Storytime at the Hirshhorn will extend to two hours every Wednesday, from 10 am – 12pm.  Recommended for children from birth to age 8, the sessions are designed around a fun and fresh theme each week and include read-alouds, music, tales, and lots of movement. Admission is always free! Also, the Hirshhorn’s Art Cart, which offers a weekly hands-on maker activity for young artists, returns on Saturdays starting March 23 — find it in the galleries  from 10am – 1pm.  See the post about regularly occurring programs at DC area museums for even more enriching activities.

 

3. Watson Adventures has some  scavenger Hunts coming up this month: Murder at the Museum of American History Scavenger Hunt takes place this Saturday, March 9, at 2pm, and is probably best for teens and older.  And the wonderful Wizard School Scavenger Hunt is on Saturday, March 23, at 2pm.  Read about one of our experiences with the Harry Potter inspired hunt  — it’s very well executed and so much fun for families!

 

4. Baseball season begins in a few weeks, and the Nats just launched District Tickets, a program offering DC residents tickets starting at just $5!  District Tickets are available for all home games on a first come, first served basis and must be purchased at the Nationals Park box office.  More details are available here.

 

5. Easter is still a few weeks away, but now is a good time to prep for it by getting fun supplies and treats for the kids, like these adorbale baskets, really pretty eggs for a hunt, a super cute dying kit, this fun game, and of course Easter sweets.

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The Weekend Round-Up: March 1-3

A glimpse of what’s on view at the REACH to Forest Festival

 

Happy Weekend!

Check out these go-to posts for ongoing local fun:
* The Great Indoors
* Off-the-Beaten-Path Museums
* Active Pursuits Inside
* Best Outdoors in the DC Area
* Local Hikes with Kids
* Kid-Friendly Eats
* Ice Skating
* Baltimore with Kids
* Peaceful Places

REACH to Forest Festival
Where: Kennedy Center | Foggy Bottom, DC
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Mostly free

This second (and last) weekend of the Kennedy Center’s festival has free programs, films, art installations, conversations, and more that explore the symbiotic relationship between forests and the human world. This includes a bunch of events and performances that kids and families will love — some of them are listed in this round-up, and you can also pop in to check out the cool art installations and get creative in the Moonshot Studio.

Celebrate Women’s History
Where: Around the DC Area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by activity

March is Women’s History Month, and there are so many great ways to celebrate it around DC, with something for all ages. See some exhibits, tour local landmarks, support women in sports, enjoy live entertainment, attend a festival… all of it showcasing women and their accomplishments. This post has details on where you can do that over the next month — and beyond!

Hometown Hockey
Where: Capitol One Arena | Penn Quarter, DC
When: Friday, 7pm & Sunday,
Admission: Ticket prices vary (look for deals)

The Caps are playing at home this weekend — twice. See them take on the Philapdelphia Flyers on Friday evening or catch a match against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday afternoon. Either way, plan on more fun in the Penn Quarter area and pop into a museum or get a pre- or post game bite to eat — lots of family-friendly places to go.

Saturday Morning Live! One Inch of Wonder
Where: National Theatre | Downtown DC
When: Saturday, 9:30am & 11am
Admission: Free

Take the kids to a free performance at the National Theatre’s monthly series.  In this show, an inchworm lives inside a poet’s typewriter. When the typewriter suddenly goes quiet, the inchworm must team up with the audience to reignite the poet’s imagination! In this interactive show by an award-winning duo, inspiration really can be found in the little things. Reserve free tickets in advance!

First Saturday
Where: National Gallery of Art | National Mall, DC
When: Saturday, 10am – 3pm
Admission: Free

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the National Gallery’s monthly First Saturday as you explore works of art and activities by women artist. Take little ones to storytime. Connect with portrait photography in Dorothea Lange: Seeing People during its last month on view, and watch Grab a Hunk of Lightning, a documentary about Lange. Experience portrait drawing with visual storyteller Wendy MacNaughton. Plus, watch kid-friendly short films, enjoy face painting, discover a curated selection of books in the library, and more!

Environmental Book Fair
Where: Kennedy Center | Foggy Bottom, DC
When: Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Admission: Free
Families will enjoy a one-of-a–kind book fair dedicated to youth and children, featuring a collection of books for sale on the environment and well being in collaboration with Politics and Prose. Exciting programs include author readings, children’s storytelling by notable authors, and book signings.

Trailblazing Women in Transit History
Where: National Capital Trolley Museum | Colesville, MD
When: Saturday, 12-3pm
Admission: $12/adult, $10/ages 2-17 & seniors
Learn about women who made in impact in transit history  at the National Capital Trolley Museum’s monthly All Aboard! program.  There will be  crafts and objects from NCTM’s collection available for visitors to enjoy.  Plan to tour the rest of exhibits and take a trolly ride while you’re there.

Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Where: Old Town | Alexandria, VA
When: Saturday, 12:30pm
Admission: Free

Don your green and line the streets of Old Town Alexandria to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a bit early at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade! Go early for a Fun Dog Show at 11am at King &  N. Royal Streets as costumed dogs strut  their St. Paddy’s spirit. A Classic Car Show will begin at 9am at the 100 block of N. Pitt Street, between King and Cameron Streets.  The big procession kicks off at 12:30pm at Alfred and King Streets, then winds through Old Town, showcasing elected officials, Irish Ambassadors, military commanders, scout troops, high school bands, and local celebrities.

Magic Mirror
Where: The Puppet Co.
When: Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am & 1pm
Admission: $15

Magic Mirror is back after its special 40th Anniversary run in 2023! This production was the first show founders Christopher Piper and Allan Stevens worked on as the Puppet Co. Meet Toad, a young person destined for greatness in this mash-up story with lots of familiar fairy tales! Join us on this journey of dragons, monsters, and spirits of the woods. Recommended for ages 5+. Run time approximately 50 minutes.

Through the Sunken Lands
Where: Kennedy Center | Foggy Bottom, DC
When: Saturday & Sunday, 1:30pm & 4pm
Admission: $20

Tim J. Lord’s radio play transforms into a heartening world premiere musical that amplifies the voice of a commonly overlooked community. Follow Artemis—a young wheelchair user who’s determined to fight to save her dying town with the help of Aunt Maggie… and a talking heron! Recommended for ages 9+.

The Monster at the End of this Play
Where: Highland Elementary School | Wheaton, MD
When: Saturday, 11am & Sunday, 2pm
Admission: Free

A spooky forest. A mysterious letter. The worst villains in all of Fairytale Land. What could possibly go wrong? “The Monster at the End of This Play” is a lighthearted and humorous exploration of how the things we don’t understand are not always as scary as they seem. Best for ages 4 and up.

Cinderella: A Salsa Fairytale
Where: Imagination Stage | Bethesda, MD
When: Saturday, 1pm & 4pm
Admission: $12+
A bilingual Cinderella with a twist that kids will love! What will happen to Cinderella at the ball … game? That’s the surprising question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical that weaves subtle lessons on empathy, sportsmanship, and respect into an exciting, high-stakes story. An Imagination Stage original that broke new ground in bilingual children’s theatre. Recommended for ages 5+.

Junie B. Jones, The Musical
Where: Adventure Theatre | Glen Echo, MD
When: Saturday & Sunday, 11am & 2pm
Admission: $25

It is Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, does not want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your audience members’ hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.

Marching  Toward Madness
Where: Colleges around the DC Area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by game
The NCAA basketball season starts to get really exciting this timw of year as we get closer to March Madness and the Big Dance. Get ready for at a local game — with so many colleges in the area, there’s always some good hoops to see. Here’s who is playing at home this weekend:
* Catholic men vs Worcester State on Friday at 5:45pm
* American women vs Navy on Saturday at 12pm (in Annapolis)
* GWU women vs Loyola Chicago on Saturday at 2pm
* American men vs Navy on Saturday at 2pm
* George Mason men vs Duquesne o Saturday at 2pm
* Georgetown men vs Xavier on Saturday at 7pm
* Maryland Men vs Indiana on Sunday at 2pm (Go, Terps!)

Roam Free
Where: Dumbarton Oaks Gardens | Georgetown, DC
When: Throughout the weekend, 2-5pm
Admission: Free

There’s only a little over a week to take advantage of free admission to Dumbarton Oaks Gardens. From November through mid-March, there is no fee to roam the beautiful grounds.  (It’s one of my favorite KFDC Tips to impart because it’s one of my favorite places in DC!) Stroll among the various plats, find lovely tucked away places to sit, and enjoy a delightful, relaxing wander around a peaceful place. Hours are limited, but you can make a longer day of it with play time at Montrose Park next door, a hike in Dumbarton Oaks Park right behind the the garden, and/or a bite to eat at one of of the many options in Georgetown. This KFDC post about Dumbarton also has some nearby food recs and this one from earlier KFDC days has more info and scenes.

Play with Extra Zip
Where: Beauvoir Outdoors | National Cathedral, DC
When: Saturday & Sunday
Admission: Free

The National Cathedral Elementary School’s playground is easily one of the best in the city. With lots of climbing and sliding structures and spaces for all ages, plus a super fun zipline, your whole crew is guaranteed to have a blast there.

Voting Rights Story Times
Where: Women’s Equality National Monument | Capitol Hill, DC
When: Sunday, 12pm
Admission: Free

Celebrate Women’s History Month by attending “Voting Rights Story Times.” Join the Yellow Roses, a youth advocacy and learning group, every Sunday in March at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument as they share stories for children about determination, resilience, and perseverance in pursuit of equality. Learn more about the group and the story time events here.

Model Rocket Launch
Where: Goddard Space Flight Center
When: Sunday, 1-2pm
Admission: Free

Join the monthly model rocket launch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Anyone is welcome, and if you’ve got a model rocket to fly, bring it along (though there are some restrictions – see them here). The program takes place the first Sunday of every month at 1pm.

Hit the Trail
Where: Around the DMV
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by locale

We should have some good hiking weather at keast one day this weekend, so get out in nature to enjoy some family QT on the. trail. This post has a bunch of recommendations for great places to go with kids.  A few specific suggestions for this weekend: At Calvert Cliffs State Park you can also do some fossil hunting, Patapsco Valley State Park has so many great hiking options, hit the trail right in the city at Rock Creek Park, or enjoy the glorious nature of Prince William Forest Park.

Ice Skating Wind Down
Where: Ice rinks around the DC Area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by rink

The outdoor ice skating season is coming to an end soon.  The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden rink closes after Sunday.  A couple of others have already shut down for the season, and a couple more are only open through next weekend. See this post listing them all for details on where you can glide under the sky a final time this winter.

***MORE GOOD STUFF***
* The National Park Service just announced the predicted cherry blossom peak bloom dates: March 23-26.
* With rain in the forecast in Saturday, the post about indoor places for active fun is a good one to highlight.
* Local author JoAnn Hill just shared a sampling of Black-owned family-friendly DC restaurants from her brand new book Unique Eats & Eateries of Washington, DC. Yum!
*  14 Adventurous Family Trips That Your Kids Will Love suggested by Outside Magazine.
* A friend gave me this, and I love it!
* We took care of our friends’ dog recently, and he had the funniest dog toy.
* The cutest kids clothes in this spring sale (and check out the adult stuff while you’re there)
* An unexpected but quite pretty color for sandals.
* Picks from Anthro’s 40% off sale:  This pretty print dress; these iridescent hoops; this cute & comfy dress; these stylish culottes; this vibrant skirt; this mini dress for teen Sash.
* Two of my favorite podcasters in one great episode.
* I haven’t been watching American Idol, but this makes me want to.

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Mouse on the Move + Free Family Fun Coming to the Atlas Next Week!

 

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This post is paid for by the Atlas Performing Arts Center, however, I only promote programs, places, and businesses that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers. 

 

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Five Things: February 27, 2024

Immerse in 1.8 Renwick

 

1. After being closed several months for maintenance, the Renwick Gallery reopens to the public today! There is always interesting art on display that all ages can enjoy.  Sharing Honors and Burdens: Renwick Invitational 2023 is still on view along with more than 100 works of contemporary craft.  And Janet Echelman’s 1.8 Renwick, always a visitor favorite, remains upstairs — lay back on the floor and watch it change colors above you.  Renwick hours are 10am – 5:30pm, and admission is free.  See more about the Renwick in posts about past exhibitions here, here, and here.

 

2. The lottery for tickets to the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll is open!  The annual event, taking place April 1 this year, is held on the South Lawn is full of family activities, including storytime, games, live entertainment, and the traditional Easter Egg Roll.  The lottery will be open through Monday, March 4 at 12pm, and results will be announced on March 11.  You can only enter one time per household.

 

3. The Washington Nationals just announced the Nats Summer Concert Series, which will bring a fun lineup of artists to the ballpark:  Flo Rida on June 7, Carly Rae Jepsen on July 19, Teddy Swims on August 9, and Lady A on September 27.  All of the concerts will follow Nats home games, and they are FREE for fans attending the games!  Purchase tickets here.

 

4. If you’re getting your garden ready for spring, how about some fun things like this and this to get the kids into it, too?

 

5. Lego fans will dig this.

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