What to Expect for the Weekend in the Capitol Hill Area

by Sean Meehan January 29, 2016 at 4:15 pm 0

Rowhouses on E Street NE

It took most of the week, but the snow is (almost) cleared in the Capitol Hill area just in time for the weekend. The snow that’s left over may melt over the weekend, with sunny weather and mid-50s temperatures expected.

The warm weather could make this weekend a perfect chance to make up for time spent hiding inside from the storm last weekend. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of the weekend in the Capitol Hill area:


Restaurant Week
Multiple Locations
Friday-Wed. Feb. 3

Winter Restaurant Week continues through the weekend with more than 200 eateries throughout the D.C. area offering special fixed-price menus, offering multi-course lunches for $22 and dinners for $35.

The Escape Artist Album Release Party
Rock and Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NE)
Friday 8 p.m.

Local band The Escape Artist will celebrate the release of its new album Constellations with a concert Friday night at Rock and Roll Hotel. Other D.C. bands Drop Electric, Caustic Cassanova and Boon will also play. 


The City of Conversation
Arena Stage (1101 6th St. SW)
Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Arena Stage debuts a new recent Off-Broadway hit “The City of Conversation” about a Georgetown hostess who opens her home to political elite but clashes with her son’s conservative wife. Tickets are available online

Winter Fun Day
Southwest Library (900 Wesley Pl. SW)
Saturday 3 p.m.

Children and families are invited to enjoy winter-themed stories and activities at the Southwest Library. The Van Ness Elementary PTO will also hold a play date at the party for students, family, faculty and staff to meet.

Kids’ Night Out at Labyrinth
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
Saturday 5-9 p.m.

Parents can free up a date night by registering their kids age 7-10 for Labyrinth’s kids’ night. The event, complete with games, puzzles and pizza runs from 5-9 p.m. and costs $40 per child. Parents can register online

Ice Yards
The Yards (355 Water St. SE)
Saturday 2-6 p.m.

Ice Yards, which was snowed out last weekend, brings ski chalet vibes to the District with boozy snow cones, a frosty beer garden, live music and ice sculptures. Tickets are for sale online

Trash Collection

Trash collectors with the District Department of Public Works will spend the weekend collecting trash and recycling from homes along their regular Thursday and Friday routes that they missed during the week. If your trash/recycling is usually collected on Thursday or Friday but was not collected this week, leave cans out through the weekend. Regularly scheduled collection will resume on Monday.


Weekend repairs will begin on all six Metro lines at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

  • Orange, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will run every 20 minutes
  • Red Line trains will run between Shady Grove and Silver Spring every 18 minutes, between Farragut North and Silver Spring every 10 minutes and between Silver Spring and Glenmont every 24 minutes
  • Silver Line trainswill run every 10 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only



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