AwesomeCon, the District’s version of Comic Con, has been postponed until December, but there’s still a lot of awesome to be had this weekend. Starting Friday, May 1, comic book fans can participate in #AwesomeConOnline, featuring a full itinerary of virtual fun, including live Q&A’s with Ross Marquand of “The Walking Dead” and Shazam himself, Zachary Levi.
Keep reading for more ways to family fun at home this weekend.
Saturday, May 2
Baby Goats, Doo Doo Doo
We could all use a little Cheddar and Gouda in our lives, right now. No, not cheese—baby goat twins! Watch the kids, their mama, Brie, and their other goat friends on Facebook Live this Saturday at 10 a.m. as they frolic in their pen at Clark’s Elioak Farm.
Get Your Sparkle On
Wanna party with a Unicorn Princess? Of course you do! Dress in your most sparkling outfit and join Bella Ballet on Facebook Live this Saturday at 11 a.m., where you’ll learn the official Unicorn Princess dance, how to wear glitter unicorn eye shadow and more.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Actually, it’s several planes. Step outside at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday and look up to the sky for the “America Strong” military flyover in support of COVID-19. The presentation, a collaboration between the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds, should last approximately 20 minutes.
Make a City
Paper or card stock, scissors, glue and a few toothpicks are all that’s needed to build your own metropolis from international architecture firm Foster+Partners. The downloadable templates for kids include instructions one where to cut and where to fold. Sounds easy enough! Let’s get to building.
I Scream, You Scream
Craving a cold treat? Local ice cream shop Nicecream is reopening two of its four stores this Friday with a new “closed door” style of service. Order and pay from your phone, and Nicecream’s team will deliver your scoops or pints to a pick-up table outside their Clarendon and Shaw stores. Now you can maintain your social distance and still enjoy flavors like honey lavender, salted caramel, bananas & cream and wild blueberry.
Show Your Support
Residents of Alexandria, your city needs your help to spread cheer through the community! Get creative and leave a positive message for your neighbors using chalk art, painted rocks or window posters, then post a photo on social media using the hashtag #SpreadCheerALX. Select images may be reproduced (with permission!) as signs for others to display.