My twin sister is coming to town for a visit this weekend, so as behooves the good host/entertainer, I’ve been paying a bit more attention to the upcoming D.C. events calendar than I normally would.
A couple cool goings-on to check out this weekend–well, i guess the second is actually kind of “hot”–whether a local yokel or visiting tourist:
Kids Euro Festival
The embassies of the 27 member states of the European Union are hosting the second annual Euro Kids Festival, October 15 – November 10. Twin and I plan to channel our inner children for Saturday’s Pippi Longstocking performance at the House of Sweden. Can you guess why we have a particular fascination with this storybook character? If you guessed it’s because she’s a an adventurous, world-traveling, animal-loving, candy-consuming redhead–you’d be about right.
Kids outside the District can learn about Europe and the “Euro” currency with online games at the Euro Kids’ Corner.
For some big-kid edutainment, my sister and I will head to the Solar
Decathlon taking place on the National Mall. Sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Energy, the event is a competition-slash-showcase
challenging university students around the world to build
energy-efficient homes. The teams literally construct solar-powered
dwellings right on the Mall for all the public to ogle–and enlighten themselves (pun intended).
Daily workshops educate visitors about the benefits of solar power and
the small-to-large investments we each can take to build a more
Sarah Jane for My Wonderful World