What to Do This Week: April 22 to 25

Sample Greek food, run for Boston, and shop at the Smithsonian Craft Show.

By: Jason Koebler

Monday, April 22

MARKET: Yesterday, Zaytinya hosted a traditional Greek market. Today, it’s taking a modern look at the Greek market—sample Greek wines, food, spirits, and shop for Greek-inspired arts and crafts from local artists. A deejay will spin current Greek popular music. Free. 6 PM.

RUN: Head to the Renaissance Hotel for a 4.09-mile run to honor those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. The run goes along the Mall and will include a moment of silence. Afterwards, grab some food or drinks at the hotel—proceeds will go to the One Fund Boston. Wear patriotic gear and black armbands if you have them. Free. 6 PM.

Tuesday, April 23

SCIENCE: Having trouble finishing this column without responding to Gchats, watching a cat video, or grabbing a cup of coffee? It’s not my fault—maybe you have ADD! GW neuroscientist Sarah Shomstein will be at the Busboys and Poets at 5th and K streets discussing why people have trouble staying on task and how different stimuli can interrupt our thought processes. Just make sure you turn your cell phone off so you’re not periodically tempted to play Words With Friends. Free. 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, April 24

DANCE: If this week is anything like last week (please let it not be anything like last week), you’re going to desperately need to let off some steam by Wednesday. U Street Music Hall has you covered with Moombahton Massive, a crazy dance night featuring deejay duo Nadastrom and the funky, island-influenced music of deejay Sabo. Empanadas will be served all night. $10. 9 PM.

Thursday, April 25

CRAFTS: The Smithsonian Craft Show is considered one of the best in the country, and, lucky for you, it’s happening this week at the National Building Museum. Featuring more than 120 crafty artists, we’re sure you’ll find something that’ll look nice on your accent table. Tickets ($13) are available online. 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM.

Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at jasontpkoebler@gmail.com, or find him on Twitter.