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Five Things for Today: September 20, 2020



1. Today at 2pm, catch some live entertainment outdoors at the National Sylan Theater on the southeast grounds of the Washington Monument on the National Mall. The Insurrection + Resurrection Service Circus presents a bright, raucous melee of short acts governed by a brass band, addressing the heart of the current moment using diverse puppetry styles and spanning many moods, from slapstick to the sublime.  Bring your own blankets, chairs, food, drink, etc. for the 90-minute performance featuring music, puppetry, dance and theatrical narratives. Masks and physical distancing are required.


2.  Through September 27, celebrate the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine during the inaugural Washington DC Black Restaurant Week. Dine at one of the participating restaurants or eateries offering a special menu — see which places are participating here.


3.  Lovely ideas for gifts that don’t cost anything.


4. The Emmy Awards air tonight, and they should be interesting, both because they are virtual for the first time, and because most of us have probably been watching more TV than every this year.  It’ll be broadcast on ABC at 8pm.  (PS: There’s still time to vote in the Pandemmy Awards! 😉)


5. A model for working moms 💜


Bonus:  Quick links for activities to enjoy the lovely day: What’s Open Now, Fall Festivals, Local Hikes, Bike Rides, Peaceful Places, Pick-Your-Own, Paddling Ops, and Best Outdoors.


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Five Things for Today: September 19, 2020



1.  The weather is going to be glorious this weekend, so get out and relish in it!  The round-up of the Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy A Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids is full of ideas of places to go and updated for COVID.  Specifically, if you’re planning to hit the trail, find local hikes here.  If you prefer to get around on two wheels, here are recs for bike rides in the area.  And if you just want to chill out, these 10 places to find peace and calm are worth a look.


2.  Calling all little paleontologists… it’s Dino Day at the Maryland Science Center! From 12-4pm, there will be an array of dinosaur focused activities at the Baltimore museum along with all of the permanent exhibits.  Tickets are $25.95/adult, $19.95/age 3+.  Safety measures are in place for COVID — read about them here.  And read more about the Maryland Science Center here.


3.  How to still do all of your favorite fall activities.


4. If you haven’t yet seen it, I highly recommend watching this.


5. Rest in Power & Thank You RBG


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Five Things for Today: September 18, 2020

Hibiscus to wind down summer on the Capitol grounds


1. In case you missed it earlier this week, there’s a new round-up of fall festivals happening around the area this season — and some have already started.  For more inspiration for weekend fun, hover over the ADVENTURES tab at the top of the blog for a drop down of all kinds of fun local activities. (And don’t forget, a few Smithsonian museums open today!)


2. Take a little time trip this weekend at Mount Vernon’s Colonial Market & Fair. The annual event recreating life in 18th-century America at George Washington’s old estate.  Chat with colonial artisans as you watch them demo period crafting techniques (you can buy them, too), listen to live music from the colonial era, tour the estate grounds, meet General Washington, and more.  It’s running Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm,. Admission is $18-20/adult, $10/age 6-11, free/5 & under.


3. A panic free guide to celebrating Rosh Hashanah during the pandemic. L’Shana Tova!


4.  We’re looking forward to watching this documentary with the kids.  And to viewing season 2 of Pen15 without them!


5. Haha… yep.


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Five Things for Today: September 17, 2020

Inside The REACH at the Kennedy Center


1. Did you know you can visit parts of the Kennedy Center right now? Outdoor areas, the Grand Foyer, and The REACH — both inside and out — are open to explore. Be sure to check out visiting instructions and policies on the website. And don’t forget the grounds of The REACH transform into Victura Park, an outdoor family-friendly pop-up wine garden & café from Thursday afternoon – Sunday evening.


2. This evening from 5-8pm, kids in 5th-8th grades can join Adventure Theatre for a free Pre-Conservatory trial class online. The program was specifically created for students that enjoyed the singing, dancing, and acting aspects of Adventure Theatre’s elementary classes and want to transition to a new challenge. It’s the perfect fit for a young talented child who may have other activities during the week. There is no commitment to the program required to sign up for this trial class. Sign up here.


3. Why sending letters might help your loved ones during the pandemic.


4. We can never have too many voting PSAs — and this is a good one.


5.  How awesome is this video?  (Makes me happy yet wistful, and I can’t stop watching it.) 💜


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Five Things for Today: September 16, 2020

Seen on a recent neighborhood walk


1. Annmarie Sculpture Garden’s annual ArtsWalk is taking place this weekend, but re-imagined and reconfigured for social distancing.  Enjoy an arts-filled stroll through the garden with artist booths scattered through the woods, a variety of musical moments, no-touch activities for kids, creative experiences and surprises, and delicious food and drink. Admission is $10/person —  reserve timed entry tickets in advance here.  And if you’re looking for an activity with kids during the week, Annmarie is wonderful place to go!  Read more about it here and here.


2.  Ballston Exchange is hosting three separate movie nights on the Paseo in between 4201 and 4121 Wilson Blvd.  Space Jam will be shown tomorrow, September 17, Cool Runnings on September 20, and Hook on September 24.  Admission is $40 for a group of 4, and that includes 6’x6′ feet picnic blanket and a $10 gift card to a Ballston Exchange retailer.  Reserve tickets here.


3. Do you know about Books from Birth?  DC children enrolled in the program can get a free book every month from birth until the age of five!  The program, part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, helps foster early childhood literacy. All parents have to do to receive the monthly books is register here.


4.  New front porch fall decor? They might not get as much notice during these times of less visitors, but some of these fall-themed doormats are really fun.


5. Must watch PSA.



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