Looking for a fun event this weekend in DC? There are tons to do and see.
First, there is a Kennedy exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History that looks great. Oh wait, the museum — all national museums actually — will be closed if the government shuts down. But, you could take a stroll through the National Zoo. No, actually it seems the animals will most likely be all alone this weekend if the government shuts down.
Hmmm...I've got it! The National Cherry Blossom Festival is always a hit and a huge tourist draw. That couldn't possibly be effected! You can still go see the parade — just don't plan to fly a kite or see any performances as festival planners say they will most likely be postponed in the event of a government shutdown.
Maybe you can have a nice, fancy lunch in Georgetown? But, if you work for the government and aren't getting paid, you should probably save your pennies. Go to the library for an entertaining read? Closed. And watch the pile of trash on the sidewalk in front of you because collectors can't pick it up.
Wish you could find just one event to take out all of your ruined weekend frustration on? It seems a Facebook event has been created just for you! According to the Washington Post, more than 6,000 Facebook users, most of them Washingtonians, have RSVP'd to a public event entitled "If Boehner shuts down the government I am taking my trash to his house."
Washington DC residents and event organizers Jonah Goodman and Nolan Treadway event introduction reads, "Speaker John Boehner is ready to shut down the government, including DC city services like trash collection. Well, if he won't allow us to use OUR TAX DOLLARS to pick it up, maybe we should just BRING IT TO HIM."
Much like all DC events, a counter force has been launched. The "Let's bring trash to Jonah Goodman and Nolan Treadway" event exists. So far, it looks like only eight people are attending.