DCist: 9 Virtual Things To Do In D.C. This Week


Editor’s note: DCist suspended its daily events guides in mid-March. But we’re bringing back weekday and weekend posts with ways to have virtual fun. We’ll be focused specifically on digital offerings from D.C.-area artists, musicians, fitness instructors, and others. (Want us to know about a virtual event? Submit them here.) And don’t forget about our guide to free movies, audiobooks, art and other offerings from area institutions. 


PIECE BY PIECE: International travel isn’t exactly in the cards right now, so instead virtually visit some of the world’s most mesmerizing mosaics via the Smithsonian. Register ahead of time and see artwork from Ravenna, Italy; Barcelona; and Chartres, France with your guide Bonnie Fitzgerald, founder and owner of the D.C.-based art shop and education center Maverick Mosaics. (7 p.m., FREE)

BOOK TALK: In search of something new to read? At this Politics & Prose Live event, award-winning young adult authors Kelly Yang and Laurie Halse Anderson will discuss Yang’s new release, Parachutes, about a Shanghai student who struggles to adjust to her new life in Southern CaliforniaAges 14 and up are recommended for this event, which will feature mature topics including surviving sexual assault. (7 p.m., FREE)

PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS: Before computers and the internet, families would entertain themselves using household objects. Log onto this family game night from President Lincoln’s Cottage and get ready to compete in the Penny Olympics. Rustle up some coins and join in game night for some Lincoln-themed fun. Register ahead to receive all the details you’ll need. (7 p.m., FREE)

MORE: Heart-Centered Parenting During the Pandemic (Z Family Law, 12 p.m., FREE), Know Your Power: Make a Zine with ipsy bispy studio (D.C. Public Library, 6 p.m., FREE)

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