A sense of normalcy is returning to day-to-day life in the Washington area today after the storm formerly known as Hurricane Sandy seems to have held off from delivering a worst-case scenario to the region.
Tens of thousands of residents remain without power, and most museums around town (including the Smithsonian museums, the National Gallery of Art and the National Zoo) remain closed today, but Metro rail and bus are set to resume service at 2 p.m., and many area bars and restaurants plan to offer normal service by this afternoon. One notable postponement due to the storm: the annual High Heel Race, which has been moved to Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. along 17th Street NW.
• Studio Theatre has canceled tonight’s performance of “Dirt.”
• The Smithsonian museums and National Zoo will reopen tomorrow. Hoo-ray!
• Atlas Performing Arts Center is closed today.
• Xavier Rudd’s postponed concert at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 8 p.m.
• Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town is closed Tuesday; Paradiso’s D.C. locations are opening at 2 p.m.
• Capital Bikeshare reopens at 1 p.m. today.
• Xavier Cervera’s restaurants — Chesapeake Room, Molly Malone’s, Senarts, Boxcar et al. — are all closed today, so if you’re thinking of dining out near Eastern Market, call ahead. • The Hotel Monaco Alexandria’s Doggy Howl-O-Ween is canceled tonight.
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• The Kennedy Center opens at noon today; all evening performances are on.
• The Old Ebbitt Grill is closed; regular hours resume Wednesday.
• Vidalia is closed.
• Tuesday’s Doggie Trick or Treat at the Village at Shirlington has been canceled.
• Xavier Rudd’s concert at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue has been postponed.
• Tuesday’s Grouplove show at 9:30 Club is canceled.
• Strathmore is closed Tuesday; the Andras Schiff concert has been postponed.
• Clydes restaurants are closed Tuesday, except for Tower Oaks Lodge, which will open for dinner.
• Round House Theatre’s performance of “I Love to Eat” is canceled Tuesday.
• The Washington National Cathedral will remain closed through Tuesday.