A healthy lineup of events this week:
* NATS TICKETS/PROMOTIONS AT THE BALLPARK
: Single game tickets for the Nats' 2015 season go on sale
to the general public Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 am. (Season ticket holders get their shot on Wednesday.) Believe it or not, this will be the Nationals' 11th season in DC (and the 8th at Nats Park
), so there are a whole slew of anniversary-related promotions
planned this year, including 10-Year Tuesdays, six games that will feature special guests, pregame ceremonies, and giveaways. Other offerings of note include the Great Moments in Nationals History Bobbleheads, the Jayson Werth Chia Pet, and the Anthony Rendon Garden Gnome, plus six Pups in the Park days and a Star Wars day.
* FAT TUESDAY AT CANAL PARK (SORT OF)
: The Capitol Riverfront BID
will be celebrating Mardi Gras
on Tuesday, Feb. 17,
with a "Second Line" march scheduled for noon in Canal Park, featuring local band Brass Connection. There will also be king cake served in the light cube,
and of course beads will be flung. (Checking to find out whether they will be marching through the snow. UPDATE
: No parade, no band, no cake, but beads are still to be flung.)
* VAN NESS FUNDRAISER AT NANDO'S (MAYBE)
: Tuesday, Feb. 17 is also the Van Ness Elementary
fundraiser at Nando's Peri-Peri. From 6 pm to 10 pm, the restaurant will donate 40 percent of its receipts from all sales made to people with the fundraiser flyer in hand
. (And if you didn't RSVP, that's okay.) UPDATE:
If there's a heavy coating of snow, this may get pushed to March. The call will be made on Tuesday morning. UPDATE II:
It's been snowed out--the new date is March 24
* JOB FAIR AT ARENA STAGE
: Newly minted councilmembers Charles Allen and Elissa Silverman are co-sponsoring the latest edition of the DC Job Fair
, at Arena Stage, on Friday, Feb. 20, from 10 am to 2 pm. Businesses that will be there looking to hire include Giant Food, Clark Construction at the Wharf, CSX, DC Water, Sears, Big Bus Tours, the Architect of the Capitol, and others. There will also be a number of organizations represented that provide support services for those looking to re-enter the job market.
* LIVE MUSIC AT BLUEJACKET
: Because they aren't packing enough people in on Friday nights, the brewery at 4th and Tingey is launching a live music offering
on alternate Fridays up until the start of baseball season. It starts on Feb. 20 at 10 pm with Crystal Youth. No cover charge.
* LASER CAT AT THE YARDS
: If you're near 3rd and Tingey this weekend and are wondering about the lasers, music, and cries of "Pew! Pew!" emanating from the old Building 170
, it's Laser Cat
, being presented by the Washington Project for the Arts. The free tickets appear to be gone
for the Friday/Saturday night sessions (oops), but you can still RSVP to Laser Cat Kids
on Saturday, Feb. 21 from noon to 2 pm. There will be cat-ear making, balloon and glitter tattoo artists, the inevitable face painting, and of course, a huge freaking feline.