Escape from the Hilltop: Scrambled eggs

Stuck in the District over Easter break? Don’t worry: there’s plenty of egg-cellent things to do in our fair city that will put the hip back in your hippity-hop!

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.

Saturday, April 23

10:00am – 12:00pm: Eggstravaganza! at Tudor Place. Since Michelle Obama is checking ID’s at the door of the White House, anyone over 12-years-old will have to find another way to satisfy their craving for competitive chocolate-hunting. But do not despair! Head on over to Tudor Place to decorate and hunt eggs with kids who were actually born in this millennium. You might feel inappropriately old (and wise) to chase after eggs with the Easter bunny, but take heart: you can win this thing. 1644 31st Street NW, Washington, DC. Price: $10.

9:30pm: Cat Fight at the Black Cat. The Soul Off with DJ Soul Call Paul: Tina Turner vs. Aretha Franklin vs. Etta James. ‘Nuff said. 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009. Price: $5.

Sunday, April 24

12:00pm: Free Easter Yoga at Lululemon Athletica. For those of you who won’t be donning your Easter hats for Sunday mass, head over to M Street for some free yoga, courtesy of Lululemon Athletica. Not even the Cardinal Newman Society can object to that! 3265 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007. Price: Free!

Monday, April 25

After sundown: Seder Dinners. Check out City Paper’s picks for kosher noms. Washington, DC. Price: varies.

Photo: Taber Andrew Bain

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