NO BETTER TIME FOR OUT OF THE BOX THINKING
American Ice Company
Crab season has just begun, and American Ice Company is keeping the tradition alive during this trying time with at-home crab deliveries. Among the millions of Americans struggling right now are our local fishermen, and American Ice Company is doing their part to support them by sourcing crabs from Kent Island. The following crab combos are now available to order:
A dozen medium crabs and a quart of potato salad; $70
A dozen medium crabs, a quart of potato salad & a six-pack of Tecate or Tiger Beer; $85
A dozen medium crabs, a quart of potato salad & six pickleback shots; $85
A dozen medium crabs, a quart of potato salad, a six-pack of Tecate or Tiger Beer, and six pickleback shots; $100
Orders can be placed Monday through Thursday from noon to 5:00 p.m. via phone or anytime via email. All orders must be placed by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. for weekend delivery. Minimal-contact deliveries will be made between noon and 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays to D.C. residents located within a 3-mile radius of American Ice Company. There is no delivery fee, but a 20% gratuity will be added to all orders to be dispersed to displaced staff. (202.285.3467; [email protected])
Capital Wine School
Virtual Wine Tasting & Tour of Mendoza, Argentina: Capital Wine School instructor and King Family Vineyard's Wine Director Matthew Brown will be hosting a free online tasting and presentation on the contrasts between the wines of the Monticello AVA and Mendoza, with particular emphasis on terroir, winemaking, and vineyard management techniques. As a special offer to the students of the Capital Wine School, King Family Vineyards is offering a 15% discount off the purchase of these wines with the discount code "capitalwineschool" on their website for any students who are interested in tasting along at home. No purchase is necessary to tune in to the presentation.
Friday, April 3, 3:00 p.m. via Facebook Live with @kingfamilyvineyards. For more information about the event or wine purchases, email [email protected]
The Hirshhorn is introducing #HirshhornInsideOut, a way for you to remain connected through artist- and curator-led conversations and Hirshhorn-inspired hands-on art activities for adults and kids of all ages, all accessed from your device. Join the museum on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @hirshhorn, where you will be connected to their curators, who will help you tour the collection through keen insights and observations. They also issue creative challenges inviting adults and children to discover their inner artist, and welcome you to send them pictures of your work to be shared along with work from participants around the world.
The Lane Social Club
The Lane, the newly opened family social club in NE DC, is working hard to bring engaging content to your living room until they can welcome you back to their physical space, with sign ups for art, drama, animal classes and more available. Each class is pay-what-you-can, which will help them pay their staff during this temporary closure.
Details and tickets can be found here (page will be updated with each week's programming schedule).
M Institute for the Arts
M4Arts is launching a new online seminar series for those wanting to continue (or begin!) their music instruction through this period of isolation. Classes include Breathing for Singers, Piano Pedaling Techniques, and Audition Skills for Singers, with Zoom Live Music Yoga coming soon. Click here for more information. Most importantly, this series aims to be accessible to anyone and everyone, as musicians and artists are facing extreme hardship during this period. There is a suggested donation of $10 - anything you are able to contribute will go towards the M4Arts Faculty in Need Fund. You may also donate to the faculty or a particular faculty member with this fund via cash, check, Venmo, Zelle, or credit card with their online form.
Politics & Prose
While the March schedule of in-store events has been canceled, the bookstore now plans to stream a number of author appearances online using the platform Crowdcast. These virtual events will follow the same format as the in-store ones did - that is, the author will speak first, then take questions from those watching from their homes. Check the Politics & Prose events calendar and weekly newsletter for the webcast calendar. For more information on getting started, click here.
Wine Scholar Guild
On Monday, April 6, Wine Scholar Guild is kicking off an intensive, 5-week version of the French Wine Scholar program. Renowned wine instructor Sharon McLean, CS, DipWSET, FWS, IWS, will be your guide as you explore all French wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. You can complete the program entirely from home. When you register, you'll get instant access to the online course materials and your comprehensive study manual will arrive by mail shortly thereafter.
The generous fitness community is not leaving their workout fans in the lurch. The current crisis should not stop you from getting your daily exercise. Online sessions are now available (Stay tuned for more additions. As we get them, we will post them):