It was a LOOOONG holiday weekend. It started on Thursday night with #GenderHH, our monthly twitter event on all things gender. This we talked about men and boys, and a couple of male participants actually joined the discussion! Woo-hoo!
On Friday evening we attended the Anacostia Community Museum's annual MLKJ commemoration. Khalil Gibran Muhammad spoke about "the creative minority. I wasn't too wild about the mime group but I enjoyed the discussion between the keynote speaker and the DC's Chief Librarian about the importance of history and literature in political activism.
We spent Saturday morning at the charming College Park Aviation Museum. The museum was definitely on a friendlier scale than the Air & Space Museum and Z enjoyed the many kid-friendly features like the model plane that little pilots can climb into, or the different flight simulators.
I was hoping to see "Wonder" at the Renwick Gallery, but the line stretched all the way to the White House, so I gave up and spent a lovely hour reading at the Secret Starbucks.
When I got home Z and MoBob were ready for the Berber New Year party. Unfortunately Z had a rough night so we took it easy on Sunday morning and then finally decided to take him to the ER on Sunday evening. He got his meds and sounded a lot better by the next morning.
MLKJ day was very long indeed. I started with the usual 5:30am workout, then we had our monthly playdate with about 8 families, and then I went with a friend to visit another friend in a rehab center. That night we went to see Gad Elmaleh, a famous French-Moroccan comedian on an English language tour of the US. He was absolutely hilarious, and I really admire him for trying comedy not only in a different language but also a different culture. I felt bad though for the three French ladies next to me who spent the evening silent - I guess even his Franglais was too fast for them. I was also surprised that he didn't talk about politics or Washington DC. But he did mention a show in Northampton of all places. French comedian Gad Elmaleh leaves fame, fortune and French behind.