1. Spring Awakening
In need of some musical theater this weekend? Head on over to the Mount Vernon Campus of The George Washington University to see Forbidden Planet Production’s Spring Awakening! The show chronicles a groups of teenagers living in Germany in the early 1800s in the midst of their sexual awakening. The show explores many of the central themes surrounding the process of growing up including societal pressures, religion, sexuality, and identity. Plus, the music is totally rocking and the cast of this particular production could pass for a cast of Broadway caliber. Check out a Sneak Peek segment of the show shot by yours truly and head on over to Mount Vernon tonight or tomorrow to check out this phenomenal production.
*Tip: Get there at least a half hour early. This show is bound to sell out most nights and you really shouldn’t miss this on account of your own tardiness.
2. Tidal Basin Paddle Boats
The weather has been absurdly gorgeous in Washington, D.C. It is absolutely perfect for an afternoon spent by the Tidal Basin. For $12, you can spend an hour in the water with a pal or your latest romance. Whichever sparks your interest, take advantage of this lovely opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the District.
*Tip: Until April 27th, you can make advance reservations for a paddleboat on the Tidal Basin Paddle Boats website. Take advantage of this handy dandy tool.
3. The Hamilton
I have heard RAVING reviews about this place. Unfortunately, up until this point I remain a stranger to the restaurant myself. Nevertheless, The Hamilton boasts an incredibly large menu from breakfast to desserts and as an added bonus, dually operates as a concert hall at night, featuring an array of musical performers. To top it all off, The Hamilton seats 850 people. Sounds like a fabulous night to me.
*Tip: Make a reservation. Just because this place has 850 seats doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed you’ll get one of them.