Snow closings and specials for Thursday

February 13
(Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)
(Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

It's a bona fide snow day in Washington. Governments and school systems are closed and we hope you don't have to be anywhere because it's going to be very difficult to get around.

We'll be keeping track of what you can and cannot do with your (probable) snow day.

Museums: open or closed?

Closed: Pretty much everything. The Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo, National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress, National Building Museum, Library of Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Newseum, Phillips Collection, Corcoran, Spy Museum. If something's not listed here, assume it's closed.

Is the play/concert/show I have tickets for still happening?

Not happening: "Mother Courage" and "Tallest Tree in the Forest" at Arena Stage, performances at Studio Theatre, "Constellation Theatre's "Scapin," all performances at the Kennedy Center, movies at AFI's Silver Theatre, Rorschach Theatre's "Glassheart," "Yellow Face" at Theater J, "Seminar" at Round House, matinees at Landmark's E Street Cinema, Christian Finnegan at DC Improv, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at Olney Theatre, "Richard III" at Folger Theatre, "Our Funny Valentine" at Signature Theatre, "Disney on Ice" at Verizon Center, "Violet" at Ford's Theatre, anything at Strathmore, Buckwheat Zydeco at Wolf Trap, the Travis Jackson benefit at the Black Cat (a new date will be announced later this week), Yuck at the Rock and Roll Hotel, the Speakeasy Bash at the Woodrow Wilson House.

Woolly Mammoth's 8 p.m. performance of "We Are Proud to Present ..." will proceed as scheduled, but guests may exchange tickets for a different showtime.

More to come.

Okay, now the important stuff. Any food or drink specials I might like?

Yes, but you must promise to tip well. Your server or bartender had to trek in today even if you didn't. Many restaurants -- from Rose's Luxury to Florida Avenue Grill -- are closed today, so if you're thinking about heading out for food, call ahead or check Twitter first.

Washington D.C.
14th Street
• Both El Centro locations will open at 11 a.m. serving all-day happy hour, which includes $4 margaritas and Mexican beers.

Adams Morgan
• The entire dinner menu at Mintwood Place is set at happy hour prices tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. Have a look.
• The Black Squirrel will open at noon with half-price burgers.
• Roofers Union is offering any sausage with a beer for $14.
• Mellow Mushroom opens at noon, with $12 craft beer pitchers until 3 p.m.
• Jack Rose opens at 5 p.m. with $5 hot toddies, mulled wine and hot spiked cider all night.
• Cashion's Eat Place opens at 5:30 with an all-night happy hour, including half-price glasses of wine and $5 craft beer.

Capitol Hill
• The Ugly Mug is adding a full night of specials to its Thursday karaoke party, including $6 margaritas ($20 per pitcher) and $15 buckets of Corona, plus $5 nachos and quesadillas.

Columbia Heights
• Buy-one, get-one drinks at DC Reynolds.
• Meridian Pint will be open for brunch.
• Kangaroo Boxing Club opens at noon, with $5 Dark and Stormy cocktails until 5 p.m.
• Red Rocks is serving $10 lunch specials with all-day happy hour.
• Happy hour begins at noon at the Wonderland Ballroom, where there will also be snowman-building on the patio.

Downtown
• Barcode opens at 3 p.m. with happy hour specials.
• The Bottom Line will open at 11 a.m. with food and drink specials all day.
• Science Club opens at 4 p.m. with happy hour until midnight.

Dupont Circle
• Duke's Grocery has $3 Natty Boh, $4 bourbon and $5 burgers all day.
• Bar Charley opens at 4 p.m. with "snow day specials."
• Irish Whiskey's happy hour, which includes $4 glasses of wine and domestic and craft draft beers, has been extended all night.
• GBD is selling all doughnuts for $2 from 3 p.m. to close.

H Street NE
• The Pug and its neighbor the Queen Vic open for brunch at 10:30 a.m. Five inches of snow means $1 off all beers at the Pug.
• Red Rocks is serving $10 lunch specials with all-day happy hour.
• The Argonaut is opening at 10 a.m. for brunch. Get $9 bottomless mimosas, or a $5 bloody mary bar.
• Boundary Road is serving $6 beer-and-shot combos all day.

NoMa
• Union Market is planning to open at noon, though some vendors will be closed.

Penn Quarter
• Sixth Engine opens at noon, with all-day happy hour specials.
• Zengo will open at 11:30 3 p.m. with happy hour prices on mojitos, margaritas, wine and beer.
• Get free hot chocolate all day at Menu MBK.
• Hill Country BBQ opens at 1 p.m. with all-day happy hour and a limited menu.

Shaw
• Alba Osteria is serving all-you-can-eat dinner for $35 if four inches of snow have fallen by 5 p.m.
• Silo will be doing happy hour all day -- $2 off drafts, $2 off cocktails and $5 glasses of wine: red, white and bubbly.
• Shaw's Tavern opens at 11 a.m. with bottomless mimosas for $12 until 3 p.m.

Tenleytown
• Free fries at Z-Burger in Tenleytown if it snows five inches or more.

U Street
• Duffy's will open at noon with free tater tots, $7 Irish coffee and other drink specials.
• Vinoteca has all-night happy hour with $5 wines beginning at 5 p.m.
• Marvin will be offering happy hour and half-priced burgers all night.
• El Rey's "snowday specials" menu includes $7 spiked Mexican hot chocolate and $5 red or white sangira.
• The Brixton opens at 5 p.m., with $4 wings, $8 burgers and $5 mulled wine all night.

Woodley Park
• Open City is open, you can spike their hot cocoa with a liquor of your choice for $1.

Virginia
• Fuego Cantina opens at 1 p.m. with all-day happy hour.
• Red Rocks' Arlington location ls serving $10 lunch specials with all-day happy hour.
• Happy hour at Ireland's Four Courts begins at 11 a.m., and they're also serving half-price appetizers.
• Screwtop Wine Bar opens at 11 a.m., with a free wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m.
• Ragtime's all-day happy hour runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Maryland
• Caddie's on Cordell opens at 11:30 a.m. with $15 buckets of beer and $7 domestic pitchers.
• Wheaton's Limerick Pub is open at 11 a.m., with two-for-one drink specials until 2 p.m.

More as we learn of them. If you want to see your special listed here, e-mail goingoutguide@washpost.com.

Is there going to be an organized snowball fight in Dupont Circle?

No! The Washington DC Snowball Fight Association (oh, This Town...) says the snow is too wet and heavy for a safe snowball fight, so instead it's a snow sculpture contest. Judging begins at 1:30 p.m.

I'm okay with home confinement. Entertain me.

Well, there's plenty of good Olympics stuff to watch today. And if you haven't been keeping up with The Post's Reviews on Demand column, now's a good time.

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