What to Expect for the Weekend in the Capitol Hill Area

by Sean Meehan February 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

300 block of North Carolina Ave SE

The wind may have made today feel even colder than it was, but fortunately warmer weekend weather is blowing in. Temperatures are expected to reach into the 60s this weekend, and with several outdoor events planned across the Capitol Hill area, there are plenty of chances to take advantage of the springlike weather before it cools down again next week. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this weekend in the Capitol Hill area:


Public Observances for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court Great Hall
Friday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Members of the public can pay their respects to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia until 8 p.m. Friday at the Supreme Court building. Scalia’s body is currently laying in repose at the Supreme Court’s Great Hall. His funeral will be held on Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at Catholic University. 

14th Annual Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church (201 4th St. SE)
Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon

Capitol Hill Boy Scout Troop 500 will hold a pancake breakfast to raise funds for their programs and community service projects. The breakfast will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Tickets will be available at the door and will cost $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. 

Winter Grill Out at Ocopa
Ocopa restaurant (1324 H St. NE)
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Peruvian restaurant Ocopa’s new chef Yuki Nakandakari will be enjoying the sunny weather on the restaurant’s patio, where guests can sample unlimited Peruvian grilled skewers called anticuchos and Nakandakari’s Incajito cocktails for $35. Tickets are available online

‘A Will for the Woods’ Screening
Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St. SE)
Saturday, 6 p.m.

The Congressional Cemetery will host a screening of “A Will for the Woods,” a documentary about green burial, followed by a discussion led by the film directors and officials at the cemetery. Those interested in attending can RSVP to [email protected].

Light Yards Art Installation at The Yards
The Yards (355 Water St. SE)
Saturday, 7-10 p.m.

The Yards in Navy Yard are celebrating the arrival of Light Yards, a new art installation that will be at Yards Park through March 6. Several art installations by New York based light artist and architect John Ensor Parker. The opening party on Saturday night will feature a live DJ. The event is free and open to the public.

I Draw Slow at Hill Center
Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
Saturday, 8-10 p.m.

Dublin roots band I Draw Slow will bring their unique blend of Irish traditional music and Amaricana to Hill Center in support of their new album “White Wave Chapel.” Tickets are available online

The Coil Project presents “Three Days of Rain”
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St. SE)
Saturday, 8 p.m.

The Coil Project presents a two-act play about the children of Greenwich Village architects in the early 1960s. 


Weekend repairs will take place on all six lines this weekend:

  • Red Line trains will be single tracking between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor and between Forest Glen and Wheaton. Trains will run every 24 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont and every 12-13 minutes between Farragut North and Silver Spring from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Orange and Blue line trains will be single tracking between Smithsonian and Federal Center SW and will run every 20 minutes starting at 7 a.m. Saturday
  • Silver Line trains will only run between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston
  • Yellow Line trains will run every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only starting at 10 p.m. Friday
  • Green Line trains will be single tracking between L’Enfant Plaza and Navy Yard and will run every 20 minutes starting at 10 p.m. Friday


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