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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.