In terms of arts, we ventured to the Clarica Performing Arts Center to see Taylor Mac last weekend and he was unique and charming and wonderful and we all fell a little bit in love with him. I chuckled at Mortified last night, where people read embarrassing exerpts from their teenage diaries. Oh, and I started a ceramics class at CHAW which looks like it's going to be fun and produce multiple hideous items for my lovely wife to hide at the back of the cupboard...
In terms of food we had really excellent vegetarian Indian food at Tiffin somewhere Takoma Park-ish, near the Clarice. I doubt I'll venture to that particular location again which is a shame as it's probably the best Indian food I've had in DC. Except for the palak chaat at Rasika, of course... It was an excellent week for best-of-DC foods as we also sampled Beau Thai. Not only do I love the Thai restaurant rule of having to have a pun in their names, the food was really delicious. Can't remember a better pad thai!
And in terms of exercise, well vicarious, I watched my lovely wife run the cherry blossom 10-miler. For once the blossoms were out and it was a really lovely ambience.
What's coming up in DC for the rest of April
My parents are coming to visit. The heat is on to find the coolest things possible for them to do while they're here on what must be their 6th visit! All suggestions in the comments please. In the meantime, I'll work on filling this in...
Thu 16th April - It's the first night of Filmfest DC featuring the best in international cinema.
Wed 22nd April - Watch Battle-capellas - the battle of GWU's acapella groups. It's free!
Thu 23rd April - Architecture Week kicks off tonight with a lego-themed launch party. This sounds potentially fab.
Sat 25th April - It's World Book Day. Sounds like there will be a festival and fun involving books and roses at Dupont Circle to celebrate. Then pop into Politics and Prose at 6pm to be entertained by the discussions around Selfish, Shallow and Self-absorbed, about people's decisions not to have children.
Sun 26th April - Get down to DC Improv for a stellar line-up at Story League with their contest for who can tell the funniest story!
Mon 27th April - Go learn the latest about black holes (and enjoy the beautiful lecture hall) at the Carnegie Science Institute.
Wed 29th April - Head to the Arts Club of Washington for Kramer Books' celebration of Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks. There's a cash bar.