If you feel like you’re running out of things to do at home, you’re in luck. There are plenty of options in the area, all from the comfort of your own home. Here are 10 things to do, one for each day until the end of the month.
- Learn to knit with Fibre Space – The Alexandria knitting, sewing and weaving spot is offering a $35 beginner’s kit with 220 yards of wool yarn, needles and an instructional guide to make a scarf. It can be shipped or picked up at their location on Prince St. in Alexandria, VA.
- Take a floral class with She Loves Me – If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to artfully arrange flowers, you’ll want to try out She Loves Me’s Flower Arranging Basics class. Owner Holley Simmons hosts half-hour pre-recorded workshops on basic flower arranging. Guests can learn how to extend the life of flowers, what flowers and textures work best, common mistakes and more for just $12. If you want to add materials from the local small business, the class is $77.
- Do some yoga with local yogi Tara Lemerise Yoga – Many local yogis have turned to hosting classes online. Tara Lemerise, who frequently teaches at Maryland yoga studios like Blue Heron Wellness and DC’s Lighthouse Yoga Center, is hosting classes of her own. For $10 suggested (but pay what you can) via Venmo, the Zoom classes are offered Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. Sign up for her email list for more info on the weekly Zoom codes and get ready to be blissfully relaxed.
- Do some DIY with the Smithsonian American Art Museum – The American Art Museum has a great craft to do with the whole family on its page. Kids and parents alike can make their own sun print and learn about an early form of photography. Best of all, supplies needed are most likely found around your house: scissors, cardboard, construction paper, plastic wrap, rocks or bricks and natural sunlight.
- Take a writing class with OutWrite Chair Dave Ring – Dave Ring, chair of the OutWrite LGBTQ Book Festival is hosting a Zoom workshop on April 23rd called “Fiction in a Flash” for $20. The class has participants chat about the nature and form of effective flash fiction and then they are able to spend time writing their own works using what they learned. The class will be 6-8 p.m. and more information can be found here.
- Watch Round House Theatre’s new series – Bethesda’s Round House Theatre is launching a new original web series called Homebound that is set to begin April 27th. The 10-minute episodes will bring together local playwrights, actors and designers for an exploration of DC life under a stay at home order. The series will run through June 29th. The series will be posted here.
- Try out some local music and listen to Teething Veils – Local band Teething Veils makes chamber folk psych pop. If you visit their web site, you can sample some music and figure out what album you like best. Records/vinyl are $10 and CDs and digital downloads are just $5.
- Visit the Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center—virtually – The Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center has digital guides for $7 for a single device and $6 for multiple devices/members. The guides highlight the museum’s most iconic pieces. The Youth Guide version in particular has interactive stops and a place to earn an expedition patch. Guide languages are offered in English, Chinese, French and Spanish.
9. Do some furniture shopping at Miss Pixie’s – The vintage furniture shop in DC is offering free contactless curbside delivery of items. They will bring your items to your home free of charge. New inventory is posted every Wednesday.
10. Play some trivia with ThingstodoDC.com – On Friday April 24th, ThingstodoDC.com is hosting online trivia from 8:30-10:30 pm. The trivia will include questions about pop culture, history the DC area and more. The price is just $15 for a night of fun.