A snow day is as good an excuse as any to kick back on the couch and indulge in an all-day TV marathon (and if you’re tempted to binge-watch House of Cards on Netflix, check out our review). But by no means is fun canceled in Washington today—especially given the lack of accumulation in large parts of DC. We’ve rounded up some of the best things to bundle up and do today, from snowball fights to museum exhibits to all-day drink deals.
A good number of museums are open today, offering a great chance to catch up on exhibits and new additions. All the Smithsonian museums, with the exception of the National Zoo, are keeping regular hours until further notice. Goggle at the Hope Diamond in hopefully less-packed crowds than usual at the Natural History Museum, fly in a simulator at Air and Space, or check out power players captured in a video portrait in “The Network” at the National Portrait Gallery.
Also open today: The National Geographic Museum downtown, whose current exhibit, “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution” reveals images of brightly colored birds in Australasia (a nice respite from the chill).
In less erudite but more timely fun, there’s a snowball fight scheduled for 4 PM in Dupont Circle. The first rule of snowball fight club is that no one talks about snowball fight club, so there isn’t much to read about it online—just show up and hope for the best.
Tortilla Coast’s Capitol Hill and 14th Street locations are celebrating the snow with an all-day happy hour. That means $5 frozen or rocks margaritas, sangria, and wine, and $4 drafts and small plates.
All Busboys & Poets locations are open today, along with Politics and Prose. So go browse some books, sip some coffee, and make conversation in the warmth.
As for tonight, two performances we loved—Hughie at Shakespeare Theatre and Henry V at the Folger are still on. Read our reviews, and keep an eye on the theaters’ websites for updates.
Also on tonight: Artini Happy Hour at the Passenger. Watch Alex Bookless mix up Venus-inspired cocktails and sip a snowball or two.
Tonight in music: Shows still scheduled to go on include Veronica Falls at Black Cat, Avery Sunshine at the Howard, and the Rebirth Brass Band at the Hamilton. Rock & Roll Hotel and the 9:30 Club are closed.