La Colline is home | The to-do list: week of September 16, 2021



The United States Capitol today around 2 p.m. The fence was reinstalled last night, but the campus remains open to the public. Photo by Maria Helena Carey

Every day brings new sorrows, but let’s only think about it by spending this weekend. Ironically, this weekend will be kicked off by the dark “In America” display of the flag by artist Suzanne Firstenberg, taking possession of the National Mall, at the foot of the Washington Monument. The display is bounded by 15th and 17th streets and Constitution Avenue to the north. Mayor Bowser will officially open the exhibit, which will remain in place until October.

Tomorrow, Parking day arrives in the District. Eastern Market Main Street is participating this year and you can visit their park in front of 613 Pennsylvania Avenue SE as well as a DDOT demonstration, which will highlight what the bus lanes along Pennsylvania Avenue could look like. More information here.

There is an upcoming rally in the Monumental Core / Capitol area on Saturday. Make a conscious choice to visit the H Street Party instead of! From noon to 7pm, enjoy the best of our beloved Crazy Street. More information here. There will be a lot of street closures everywhere, so let’s put this list at the bottom, okay?

Happy Oktoberfest! The Bavarian tradition of beers, merriment and ooompa begins to Garden of Wonders in NoMa tomorrow, September 17, from 4 p.m. There will be a Tapping of the Keg ceremony. There will be food from our friends at Café Berlin (so you know it’s gonna be amazing) and Oompah from Lost Lederhosen!

Tomorrow the Living on the Hill the series continues. The bouncy and cheerful local concerts at Eastern Market Metro Park will continue to thrill on Fridays at 5 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m., weather permitting. The remaining dates are as follows:
Friday September 17 – Samuel Prather
Saturday September 18 – Jon The Bubble Guy
Friday September 24 – Herb Scott
Saturday September 25 – Marsha and the Positrons

Need more live music? To verify DC Music Live Bi-monthly Set List column, which features reviews, photos and commentary from the local scene! The app lets you explore all the places in the region offering LIVE MUSIC! Download it here for iPhone and here for Android!

Richard Spotts, organist, will present the Music by Charles Tournemire Saturday September 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (2nd St SE & C St SE). Free, but free will encouraged. COVID protocols require participants to wear face masks. Socially distant seats are available in the side pews of the church. More information about the concert on

Did we get to Sunday in one piece? This calls for a special brunch and our pals at Barrel have you covered ALL DAY. That’s right: don’t miss your breakfast favorites anymore because you slept. Around Monday? They will also be hosting a Bourbon, Breakfast and Bartenders event from noon to 3 p.m. It is for the restaurant industry, but open to the public. Cheers!

Can’t get enough of outdoor movies? Ci de NoMaNoMatick continues on September 22 with Fast Five. For more information and tickets, click here.

The Capitol Arts League has two shows going – one at CHAW and one at Frame of Mine. The first, called “Reflections”, runs through September 25 and online here. The latter is “Memories” and runs through October 15th and online here.

Looking for story time? The DC Public Library brought it back! Tuesdays, meet on the roof of Union Market at 10:30 am. Wednesdays meet at Marion Park, 4th and E Streets SE, at 10:30 am.

The Dachsund 500 at the quay. Look at the cuteness. Photo courtesy of the District Dock.


Capitol Hill Village organizes its first intergenerational LGBTQ Symposium. This will be the equivalent of two days of panels, small group discussions and sessions to build community and well-being. Learn more and register here.

The DC bike ride arrives on Saturday September 25 from 8am! You can sign up here for the 20 mile ride around all of the beautiful sites the city has to offer. Tickets start at $ 67. Consult the route map here.

The March on the Washington Film Festival is happening from September 30 to October 4 of this year, both virtually and in person. You can buy early bird tickets here.

The Dachshund 500 and all the other amazing Oktoberfest festivities at District Wharf are coming October 2nd! Check out the link here for more information and check out the image above because omg.

The literary pumpkin walk is happening on October 23 and you are invited to participate. Register here.


Arriving at the right time, the FREE Lab and Love Festival is happening Saturday September 18th at the Sun Room in Eckington, 327 S Street NW. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but you can also participate in a midnight yoga session the day before (info here). You need healthy cooking and henna art demonstrations in your life. More info here.

Van Gogh: the immersive experience is open at Bryant Street NE. The multi-sensory and multi-room experience is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can read more about it here and get tickets here. Plan to spend between an hour and a half and two hours in this exhibit. The show is family friendly, but children under 4 can get a little restless in some areas. By the way, after your visit stop by our friends at Metrobar and let them know we sent you! The place is super family friendly and they have a queue of food trucks parked right outside.

Local group grown big SHADOW will perform at Tysons Corner on September 17th, as part of the iHeart Radio Concert Series – and it’s free! Learn more here.

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Street closures

For First Amendment protests, all street closures will be from 3rd Street West, Constitution Avenue NE to Independence Avenue SW. The entire area of ​​the National Mall will be inaccessible to traffic.

As for the H Street festival, the tram service will be unavailable. Also, you cannot park on H Street NE from 3rd to 14th Street NE after 4 a.m. on Saturdays. H Street NE will be closed from 3rd to 14th Street NE from 4:00 am to 11:00 pm on Saturdays. All numbered cross streets will be open to local traffic only between G and I streets NE. 14th Street, NE will be closed from Florida Avenue, NE to Maryland Avenue. NE Florida Avenue and H Street, NE (No westbound traffic on H Street, NE)



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