Rep. Cedric Richmond's (D-La.) office is decorated for Mardi Gras in the Cannon House Office Building.
• Celebrate the last day before Lent at National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW) with pancake races after the noon Eucharist on the west grounds of the cathedral. Staff, school students, clergy and others will participate in races such as the Gargoyle Gallup and the Saterlee Special, hoping to win the grand prize — the Golden Skillet. Hours: Starts at 12:30 p.m. Admission: free.
• At Washington Highlands Library (4037 S. Capitol St. NW), children from ages 12 to 17 can enjoy the library’s teen Mardi Gras celebration, making masks, tasting New Orleans snacks and enjoying zydeco music. Hours: Starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission: free.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.