What to Expect for the Weekend in the Capitol Hill Area

by Sean Meehan January 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0

Rain, umbrellas near the Eastern Market Metro station, March 20, 2015

This week, D.C. broke the record for time before the first snow of winter, and the snowless streak is set to continue at least through this weekend. With possible scattered showers across the area and temperatures reaching the low 60s on Sunday, this weekend is shaping up to be wet and relatively warm.

It is also shaping up to be a busy weekend in the Capitol Hill area, with the holidays over and multiple events planned across the area. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this weekend in the Capitol Hill area:


Freed Bodyworks Open House
Freed Bodyworks (1337 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
Friday 5-7 p.m.

Learn about Freed Bodyworks’ newest services, meet practitioners, enter a raffle and snack on handmade pies, punch and mulled wine.

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE)
Saturday 9 a.m.-noon

The Basketball and cheerleading teams at Maury Elementary School are hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast to raise money for the basketball team’s annual trip and the cheerleading team’s trip to a championship competition in Virginia. The breakfast will include pancakes, bagels, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for preschoolers.

Winter Coat and Potato Giveaway
D.C. Armory (192 19th St. SE)
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hundreds of gently used winter coats and other clothing and more than 11 tons of potatoes will be distributed for free Saturday at the D.C. Armory. There is no need to pre-register for the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and everything will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in volunteering to help set up the event can arrive between 7:45 and 8 a.m. to help sort the clothes into men’s, women’s and children’s areas.

Friends of the Southeast Library Book Sale
Southeast Library (403 7th St. SE)
Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

So many books, so little time! Come to the Friends of Southeast Library book sale on the lower level of the library the second Saturday of each month. History, biography, mystery, fantasy, literature, photography, cookbooks — it’s all here! Plus, most books are only $1. Proceeds from the sale supplement programs for children.

Meet Up With Mendo
Ben’s Chili Bowl (1001 H St. NE)
Saturday 10-11 a.m.

Join DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson at a community ‘Meet Up’ in Ward 6. Share your questions and concerns with the Chairman on Saturday January 9, at 10 am until 11 am at the H street location of Ben’s Chili Bowl (1001 H Street Northeast). For more information call: 202.724.8032

12th Night Mardi Gras Party
Gallery O on H (1354 H St. NE)
Saturday 8-11 p.m.

The H Street corridor gallery will have live music, king cake, fortune tellers and more at their annual Twelfth Night party, celebrating the begining of the Mardi Gras season. There’s no charge but the gallery will be collecting donations for Santa’s Cause D.C., an organization that supports foster children in the area.


  • Green Line Trains will operate on regular intervals between the Branch Avenue and College Park Stations, with shuttle buses replacing service to Greenbelt
  • Silver Line Trains will operate between Wiehl Reston-East and East Falls Church only
  • Red Line Trains will operate every 10-18 minutes
  • Orange and Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes
  • Rebuilding on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines will stop at noon on Sunday, allowing trains to run every 15 minutes Sunday evening for the NFL game at FedEx field



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