Things to Do

What to Do This Week: April 22 to 25

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

Head to the National Building Museum for the Smithsonian Craft Show this week. Photograph courtesy of Flickr user rubyshoes.

Monday, April 22

MARKET: Yesterday,
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

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.

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