Local Springtime Events: Volume Two

I hope you all had a great 420, but if I’m going to be completely honest this is how mine went down:

The 420 weekend of musical fun that I had initially planned on was thwarted by my body’s dumb decision to seize up all of the muscles in my shoulder and lay me out for the entire weekend.

Up until this point I never realized how debilitating only having one working arm really was. I also never would have guessed how painful microscopic movements could be when your shoulder is completely inflamed.

Thankfully, I had pre-ordered from LOCAL’d and had an Indica gift laying around the house.  Had I not had this in my medicine cabinet, I would have been seriously screwed.

As soon as I knew I fucked up my shoulder, I proceeded to reach for some Ibuprofen, but I couldn’t open the bottle by myself. Shit; This is the downside to living alone.

I quickly moved on to Plan B and grabbed my weed and pipe.

It took me about three times as long as it normally would to pack that bowl, and I could barely lift my arm high enough to hold the glass to my mouth, but I was determined. I took a few hits and felt instant relief. The pain was still definitely there, but I felt more calm about the fact that I was in so much pain, and my muscles were able to relax a bit more.  

I hobbled over to my couch and remained there for the next two days.

Lots of icing, junk food, and countless Netflix shows later and I’m finally starting to feel like a somewhat mobile human again.  Which means one thing: I’m back on duty and am here to announce some more events taking place in the city this week!

...I doubt I’ll be miraculously healed in time to be able to sign up for the Spring Social Bowling League, but I’m really hoping to make it to the Georgetown French market event running from April 27-29. And if all else fails, I’m going to make sure I hit up one of those comedy shows to support some local comedians. After all, laughter (especially when combined with a little weed) is the best medicine!  

Take a picture of yourself at one of these events, tag @Getlocald and one friend in your Instagram post and receive 10% off your next Local’d purchase!

It’s not too late to start your own team or join an existing team! The Washington DC Spring Bowling League is about to be in full swing.

Do you want to knock some pins down and make some friends this Washington DC Spring Season?!

Here are all the important details: Bowl each Wednesday Evening – April 25, May 2, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6

Teams are 6-10 ppl, individuals, small groups welcome – you’ll be combined with others to make a full team!

Bar games are apart of the experience, along with drinking jenga, apples to apples, cards against humanity, and more!

To start a team or join an existing team, click here: http://bit.ly/dcspringbowling

Explore some of the three thousand artworks in SAAM’s Luce Center while listening to local bands. This month, Luce Unplugged hosts Bat Fangs, whose music recalls the rock icons of the 80's with their catchy lyrics and raucous guitar riffs. Libations and snacks available for purchase from an on-site bar. Presented in collaboration with D.C. Music Download.

Talk at 5:30 p.m., music at 6 p.m.

Check out the band: https://batfangs.bandcamp.com/releases

This event is Free and All Ages || Bar with snacks and drinks for purchase

Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Streets, NW, Washington DC

Mesdames et Messieurs! The 15th annual Georgetown French Market returns April 27-April 29 on Wisconsin Avenue from O Street to Reservoir Road! The event is free to attend.

Each spring, Book Hill boutiques, antique stores, restaurants, salons and galleries display their discounted wares in an inviting open-air market, evoking the outdoor markets of Paris. Neighborhood restaurants will also offer specials and French fare, including sweet and savory crepes, grilled merguez sausages, pastries and macarons, while kids of all ages enjoy live music, whimsical street performers, a photo booth and more.

April 27 & 28: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April 29: Noon - 5 p.m.

Visit www.georgetowndc.com/frenchmarket for all the details!

Join in on a The District’s free Jazz Appreciation Month activities all throughout April!

Don’t miss out on attending the final day of competition for the second annual Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition, initiated by Blues Alley Jazz Society. All performances will take place in the Reception Suite on the museum's first floor.

The final competition will be judged by celebrity guest and singer-guitarist John Pizzarelli. All finalists will perform selections celebrating the Antonio Carlos Jobim songbook upon the seminal 1981 recording "Ella Sings Jobim."

This program is free to attend, no tickets required.

The National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC

Visit the event page for more information: http://bit.ly/museumjam

Showtime: 7:30 and 9:45

Tickets: $20 general admission

Come support local comedians! This event showcases excellent up-and-coming performers with ties to the DC-Baltimore area. (Every now and then The Improv also throws in an out-of-towner for fun.) This show is in DC Improv’s 60-seat lounge showroom, and the comedians will perform for a total of around 90 minutes. The Improv's full food and drink menu is available.

The lineup: Chelsea Shorte, Matty Litwack, Rob Maher, Ayanna Dookie, Tommy Taylor Jr

The District’s greatest comedy competition is going underground! Comedy Kumite is a one-night stand-up tournament with eight great local comics. It's usually held every few months at DC Improv to packed audiences. But on May 1, The Improv is teaming up with Dupont Underground to hold the kumite underneath Dupont Circle. The Underground is the nonprofit that operates in the old trolley tunnels below the circle. Enjoy a great show while checking out one of the coolest event and art spaces in the city.

Tickets: $15 (all ticketing is through Dupont Underground)

For tickets and more information, go to: http://bit.ly/comedydupontunderground

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