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What to Expect for the Weekend in the Capitol Hill Area

by Sean Meehan — February 5, 2016 at 4:20 pm 0

Yards Park in Navy Yard

Just as the final piles of snow around the area are beginning to melt, meteorologists are warning about another potential snow storm at the beginning of next week. Before then, though, we’re slated to have a weekend of sunny weather and above-freezing temperatures in the Capitol Hill area.

Though the Super Bowl may keep most people indoors on Sunday afternoon, this weekend will be perfect to enjoy the outdoors in the area. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this sunny weekend in the Capitol Hill area:

If you don’t have Super Bowl plans yet, check out our guide to viewing parties around the area.

Events

Haitian Art and Handcraft Sale
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (301 A St. SE)
Friday 6-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Over 200 original Haitian paintings and unique handcrafts will be for sale at the church this weekend to raise money for sustainable development in Haiti. 

Pisco Sour Day
Ocopa (1324 H St. NE)
All Day

Peruvian restaurant Ocopa is celebrating the South American cocktail for Pisco Day. In Peru, the first Saturday of February is National Pisco Day.

First Citizen – A Staged Reading
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St. SE)
Saturday 8 p.m.

The Taffety Punk Generator, a workshop focused on new works, will present a reading of First Citizen. First Citizen is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus told from the perspective of the common citizens of Rome. The reading is free and open to the public.

Metrorail

Construction will take place on all six Metro lines this weekend:

  • Green Line trains will run every 24 minutes
  • Yellow Line trains will operate on a normal weekend schedule between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only
  • Silver Line trains will run every 10 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only
  • Shuttle buses will replace Metro service between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly & Benning Road on the Orange and Blue lines
  • Red Line trains will run every 9-20 minutes

Between 3 and 7 a.m. Sunday, Metro will be performing maintenance to the SmarTrip system and passengers will not be able to use credit or debit cards to reload their SmarTrips.

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