Things to do the week of April 12-15
As you continue to practice social distancing and the city slowly reopens, we've gathered up some things to do, including safe in-person activities as well as virtual events going on this week in Washington,DC. As always, you can check out tons of on-demand virtual museum tours, neighborhood tours, TV and movies streaming ideas with a DC bent, DC-inspired music playlists, Washington, DC Zoom meeting backgrounds and much more.
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The Adams Morgan neighborhood turns into your own personal art gallery with this new experience brought to you by the Adams Morgan Partnership BID and the DC Arts Center. Local artists have works on display at 11 Adams Morgan businesses, including Sakuraramen, Copacabana, The Potter’s House, Lost City Books and many more. Embark on the AdMo Art Walk and see each fascinating piece, in addition to exploring the neighborhood’s Heritage Trail and additional murals. Self-guided art walk tours can be enjoyed from April 12 through May 14.
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran - Final Week
Social media’s addictive power is addressed in this new play from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, which will be broadcast live on afternoons and evenings through April 18. Rich Kids offers a darkly comedic tale of Iran’s elite, who are consumed by their phones and their privilege. The play, which won the 2019 Scotsman Fringe First Award, uses an Instagram filter to examine the massive societal change of the time.
A Boy and His Soul - Final Week
Round House Theatre is streaming this captivating production that sees Jay, in the process of cleaning out his family West Philadelphia home, reconnect with his family through the power of music. Upon discovering a robust record collection featuring R&B, classic soul and disco from the 1970s and 80s, Jay is reminded of a quote from his mother: “Keep a song in your heart, and you will always find your way.” This one-man show is funny and heartwarming, and serves as perfect comfort food while you’re relaxing at home. Upon purchasing a ticket, you can watch A Boy and His Soul on-demand through April 18.
Mary Ellen Mark: Girlhood – Through May 31
Considered an icon of photography, Mary Ellen Mark captured subjects living outside of the mainstream candidly and vividly. With this exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, you can see the world through Mark’s incredible camera, particularly her depictions of young women and girls living in a range of circumstances all over the world. This collection of dozens of Mark’s photographs features some of her most renowned work. Timed tickets are required for museum entry. For more details about visiting, check out the museum’s website.
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Sunday, 12-5 p.m. | Tickets
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005
Experience The Capital Wheel
Soar 180 feet in the air on the area’s only observation wheel, which spins right on the National Harbor’s majestic waterfront. The Capital Wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondola cars that seat up to eight and circle every day and night of the year, providing stunning views of Alexandria, Va., DC’s monuments and the Potomac River. Sunset rides are particularly scenic. Use code VISITDC for a 10% discount on tickets through Dec. 31, 2021.
Monday – Thursday, 4-8 p.m. | Friday – Sunday, 12-8 p.m. | Tickets
The Capital Wheel at National Harbor, 141 American Way, National Harbor, MD 20745
Downtown DC’s Chalk Walk – Through April 30
Located at the Gallery Place alley off 7th Street NW, this activation from DowntownDC is a city highlight throughout the spring. You can step into an immersive art experience that makes for a great Instagram post, as you’ll be situated in the midst of a massive cherry blossom-inspired 3D installation. Share your photos with #ChalkWalkDC for a chance to win prizes from the DowntownDC BID.
Renewal 2121 – Through Sept. 6
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising concerns over climate change, this installation at ARTECHOUSE transports you 100 years into the future. You’ll be immersed in an industrial city where nature is combating the onslaught of an overreaching metropolis, a stark warning if mankind continues at its current pace. Hope is found through cherry blossoms peeking through neon lights, showing the way for those ready to take action. Renewal 2121 is an original ARTECHOUSE production and was inspired by DC’s illustrious cherry blossom season.
Monday – Thursday: 12-8 p.m. | Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Tickets
ARTECHOUSE, 1238 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024
Georgetown GLOW: Spring Edition – April 9 – June 27
After the 2020 edition was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis, Georgetown GLOW is returning with a two-part series of outdoor installations, with the first set to light up DC’s most historic neighborhood from April 9 through June 27. The region’s only free, curated, outdoor public light experience will be open to all both day and night, and you can read up on the spring edition’s artists and installations (there are five in total) on Georgetown GLOW’s official website. Mark your calendar of the summer edition as well, slated to run from July 2 – Sept. 26.
Have a festive spring experience at CityCenterDC – Through April 30
CityCenterDC welcomes you enjoy a new, safe dining experience surrounded by cherry blossoms. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse and Fig & Olive are both offering reservations for greenhouses filled with springtime decorations. Both restaurants are also featuring spring-flavored dishes and drinks to go with the seasonal vibes. You can also visit artist Andrew Taylor's sculpture at The Park at CityCenter, one of the 26 pieces commissioned for the National Cherry Blossom Festival's Art in Bloom project. The sculpture will be on display through May 31.
Call (202) 289-0201 to reserve at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Call (202) 259-5004 to reserve at Fig & Olive
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