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This is a time where many of us are learning to be alone together (or together apart), which can be challenging or downright upsetting for some, yet new and exciting for others. This week, as many large public gatherings have been cancelled, postponed, or brought online, we encourage you to do things--alone, or with others--that keep us joyful, appreciative, and safe.
Wednesday, October 28
Pretend it’s summer
Rush Bowls officially opened on U st. Throwback to summer with a classic açai bowl or be as basic as can be with a pumpkin spice bowl. (Now open)
Get crafty with your cocktails
Are you your quarantine pods designated bartender? Probably. Refresh your skills with a craft cocktail class so you can officially be the hostess with the mostess. (7:30pm)
Thursday, October 29
Grab a pumpkin, carve a pumpkin
You haven’t immersed yourself in fall activities until you’ve carved a pumpkin. Head to Wundergarten, buy a pumpkin, go home, and carve away! All proceeds go towards Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals of Washington. (6:30pm)
Dear Chinatown, DC
Voices from DC’s Chinatown speak about the neighborhoods history and contemporary challenges *cough* cultural erasure *cough* displacement *cough,* and hopes for the future. (5pm)
Friday, October 30
Train to knock doors in Virginia
Election Day is hurtling closer, leaving many of us to manage existential dread on top of our pandemic stresses. Try to channel some stress into action by training to knock doors and distribute literature in Virginia. (6:30pm)
Vintage Game Night
Bring your corona-safe bubble for an outdoor game night, complete with bocce, croquet, ring toss, and BYOB(oard games). Costumes encouraged. (5:30pm)
Spilling the zom-beans
A circus show & spooky backyard cabaret rolled into one performance on grief, healing, & ghosts – reserve a live spot in Alexandria, or join on Zoom to see an edited recording & attend the cast party. (8pm)
Saturday, October 31
Nosferatu with live music, yes.
A Halloween parade...to Mayor Bowser’s
Sunday, November 1
Not Sbarro’s stromboli
Join Sonny’s pizza to learn how to make a gourmet stromboli from home. This will probably be the best meal prep you’ve done in months. Trust us, it’s worth it. (4pm)
A to Z in DC
With this handy guide, follow in the footsteps of local Washingtonian Austin Graff, who spent quarantine (+working from home + home schooling) rediscovering DC neighborhoods with three year old daughter.
Monday, November 2
Channel your inner Van Gogh
A great way to recharge and reset for the week ahead is taking your paintbrush to the canvas. Virtually paint the night away with local watercolor artist Sam Testa. (5:45pm)
Tuesday, November 3
Take a page from World Central Kitchen’s book – after voting, by you can volunteer to distribute water & snacks to those still in line. (3pm)
Zen and Zone Out
After you vote, perhaps spend the evening *apart* from your TV and poll results. Create a zen space with a virtual terrarium making or flower arranging class, complete with materials and video instructions. (varies)
Eat, Drink, Vote
What is more American than eating, drinking, and voting to secure the future of our democracy? Snag election day drink and food specials from area restaurants after voting.