We know D.C. Get our free newsletter to stay in the know.



“OK, seniors, it’s time for the booty call!” announced a sprightly, zoot-suited man when I clicked sometime last spring on D.C. Cable Channel 16—the mayor’s channel. Four steps right, four steps left, three steps back, and—in a whirlwind of Easy Spirits and polyester—about 200 elder Washingtonians were shakin’ their thangs every which way across my 13-inch television screen. By the time they started doin’ the electric slide moments later, a few older gents had smartly wandered onto the dance floor. “We have some foxy grand-ma-mas here today!” someone uttered into the microphone a little later. This year’s 37th Annual Senior Citizens’ Day will feature music, entertainment, and information on programs and services available to D.C. residents 60 and older. Arthur Murray dance lessons are not included. The festival begins at 11 a.m. at the D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. $1 (suggested donation). (202) 724-5622. (Elissa Silverman)