University spokeswoman Stacy Kerr may be trying to get Americans jealous over England’s royal marriage festivities. Nice try: we’d much rather watch the Masters over some antiquated event filled with unnecessary pomp and circumstance that adds yet another person to an overwhelmingly white group of old golfers. Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged “Easter”
Apr 10 2012
Apr 06 2012
Don’t miss one one of the last opportunities to see the Cherry Blossom Festival! Catch a cruise from the Gangplank Marina to get some of the best views in the city.
Like Belle & Sebastian? Then you’re going to want to see B & S member Stevie Jackson play some tunes at the Artisphere. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
If you have the time, run over to College Park Aviation Museum for Paper Airplane Day! It’s all about speed and distance in this dog eat dog tournament,. which runs from noon to four.
The Southwest Waterfront will be holding a fireworks festival. It starts at 8:30 p.m., and the event’s security will be screening for guests with histories of pyromania.
Your feathers will get ruffled at the International Pillow Fight Day 2012! Bring your pillow over to the Smithsonian Castle at 1:30 p.m. to fight for the title of king of the pillow warriors.
Apr 21 2011
Friday, April 22
10:00am – 12:00pm: Earth Day Party for the Planet. Visit the National Zoo for a day of recycling and frolicking with the animals! Activities will take place at the “In Your Back Yard” exhibit (a breath of fresh air from the NIMBY-ness of the neighbors). Eco-friendly crafts galore! 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008. Price: Free!
6:45pm & 9:00pm: Washington Film Institute’s Green Screen Kickoff Event. Feel like your bleeding-heart has become a bit atrophied this spring? These films will reignite your sense of righteous indignation over the state of our planet. See The Fourth Revolution at 6:45pm and The Nuclear Comeback at 9:00pm. Goethe-Institute, 812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tickets: $10.
10:00am – 1:00pm: Georgetown Family Fair at the Dumbarton House. Hoya Snaxa has closed its doors to the sweet tooth’s of Georgetown students, but you can still satisfy your cravings for ye olde desserts at the Georgetown Family Fair. Homemade sundaes and chocolate houses abound! 2715 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20007. Price: $10.
We’ll be on a limited post schedule over break. Our long-suffering parents keep telling us to “get off those Internets,” so we can’t spend too much time blogging.
We’ll still be here with a couple of posts every day, and you know Vox will have you covered if any breaking news happens. We’ll be back on a full schedule on Tuesday. Until then, have a good break!
Apr 18 2011
Easter has plenty of redeeming qualities—beautiful weather, a break that makes other schools envy our Jesuit heritage, and, of course, loads upon tooth-rotting loads of candy. But every year, there’s always one major damper on the sugary celebration, and that damper is animal-shaped, neon-colored, and tastes like a pile of squishy, grainy cardboard: Marshmallow Peeps.
But not everybody thinks that Peeps should be banned from our Easter Baskets. The Washington Post, for instance, seems to think that this oddly tasteless “treat” does indeed have its place in this world, but that place is not in the mouths of disappointed children who really just wanted a Cadbury egg.
It’s as the central figures in timely, sometimes politically-conscious, and always creepily nightmarish Peep dioramas, which are given awful Peep portmanteau monikers and entered into WaPo‘s annual “Peep Show” contest.
Apr 09 2009
Mother is cooking a buttered ham
Vox is taking off for the long weekend, but we’ll be back on Tuesday, the 14th. Happy Easter!
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