Your Hill horoscope: Beware babies, crossover country

What’s happening around the Capitol, April 29–May 5

Alyssa Milano, shown here in June, will return to the Hill on Tuesday to push for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Alyssa Milano, shown here in June, will return to the Hill on Tuesday to push for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted April 30, 2019 at 5:00am

Strolling thunder. Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins hundreds of parents and babies Tuesday at a rally in favor of paid leave and child care assistance. No word on which baby is leading the Harley-Davidson formation.

If you see celebrities on the Hill on Tuesday, act. cool. Actors and activists Alyssa Milano and Patricia Arquette are in the house calling for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Get your front-facing cameras ready.

Speaking of celebs, Maren Morris is performing at the Anthem on Thursday night, which means potential traffic jams around the Southwest Waterfront, and that’s something we’d rather not get in the middle of.

Netflix and (Capitol) Hill. Perhaps you’ve heard of “Knock Down the House,” a new Netflix documentary that follows four young women running insurgent campaigns for Congress. The film, which drops Wednesday, features a fresh-faced and tenacious Bronx bartender who upends expectations … and Joe Crowley. (I’m talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.)

Veggie tales. Farmers markets are upon us, even if summer is not. Capital Harvest on the Plaza opens Friday at the Ronald Reagan Building. The vendor list is longer than we can fit into this tiny little section, but rest assured, it’ll feature your regular fruits and vegetables, cake pops, Venezuelan cuisine, coffee and Phil’s mouth-watering dills.

May the fourth be with you. Saturday is “Star Wars Day,” a time when fans of the hit movie franchise get together to quote their favorite lines (“Beam me up, Scotty!”) and dress as their favorite characters, Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock!

Talk Derby to me. Capitol Hill bars Union Pub and Barrel have your Kentucky Derby watch party needs covered this weekend, as well as your Mint Juleps. We didn’t read the whole menu, but we do recall seeing the words “fried chicken,” so you know it’ll be worth checking out, even if you don’t have a horse in the race.

Overheard on a balmy evening last Saturday outside the Washington Hilton, courtesy of some bro in a tux: “How many of these have I been to? I think this is my tenth.”