Are you feeling the sadness of the end of summer? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with five fun things to do in the area this week.
1. Visit the National Zoo – The zoo is back—with a brand-new panda cub too! Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with a last admittance at 3 p.m., visitors will be limited and there are new safety protocols in place. Entry passes are required as are face coverings for those ages 6+ (recommended for 2-6). FREE on foot/via Metro, parking is $30/car, visit here for more information.
2. Strathmore’s Live from the Mansion Series – On Wednesday, Strathmore continues its virtual concert series with Cecily, who will be singing vintage soul, jazz and R&B. If you’re feeling stressed due to the year’s events, this is a great stress reliever. FREE, visit here for more information.
3. Support your local concert venues and buy some merch – If you haven’t done any online shopping in awhile, 9:30 Club, The Anthem, Merriweather Post Pavilion and Lincoln Theatre have an online store. The store is full of fun tank tops, t-shirts, hats and more to help them stay afloat during these tough times. You can also donate directly to the “I.M.P. Family Fund” to help employees of the venues with need-based relief. $5-$149, visit here for more information.
4. Grab a special edition banana split cupcake at Sprinkles – It’s especially important during this crazy year to treat yourself, right? For today (August 24th) and tomorrow (August 25th) only, Sprinkles is offering a banana split cupcake. The cupcake is a decadent banana cake with marshmallow cream and strawberry frosting, topped with chocolate ganache, peanuts and a cherry. $4.99, visit here for more information. Sprinkles is located in Georgetown at 3015 M St. NW.
5. Check out the mural of Ida B. Wells at Union Station – Through Friday August 28th, check out a 1,000 square-foot mosaic of suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. “Our Story: Portraits of Change,” is an interactive photo mosaic and art installation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote in the U.S. Free, visit here for more information.