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Wednesday, March 14

Fiscal policy of a Broadway inspiration

Alexander Hamilton was not only the muse for the musical you desperately wish you had tickets for. He also had actual policies and a ton of influence--so come learn about how he viewed American finances. (Hint: Antiquatedly.) (12pm)

Happy birthday, GGWash

The local urban planning, transit and so-much-more blog turns 10 years old. Celebrate with your fellow nerds and DC-lovers. (6:30pm)

Also || 10 strong women of Barry Farm/Hillsdale, Race Literacy 101, Spanish Inquisition: History and Records, beer dinner, eating your way to 100, converse in Chinese, Spanish book club, Camp Austen, public speaking workshop, make zines, Campaign Management 101 & 102, Start your own Smart Farming Startup, charcoal drawing, tune up your personal finances, NMAAHC digital campaign webinar

Thursday, March 15

Learn to meditate

Get an intro to Shamantha meditation, which hones in on the breath to access your “inner compass.” No experience necessary. (6:30-8pm)

26th Annual Environmental Film Fest kicks off

Over the next ten days, you can catch over 100 screenings across the city in the world’s biggest environmental film festival. Full showtimes here.

Also || Spring Market, Winzday Love @ Black Cat, MGMT, Mixology Class, free STI testing, practice your German, People on the move: refugee crisis, WWI poetry, DrinkUBator, Biana del Rio, Nat Geo Happy Hour, Bilingual and Diversity Career favor, Start up network for entrepreneurs with a disability, a history of Fort Reno, port tasting, Art Science Rendezvous, book sale, the state of open government in DC, addressing corruption

Friday,  March 16

The cool side of the Kennedy Center


NEONCAT is putting on a group art show featuring “rad womxn in the area.” Catch the opening party tonight at The Lemon Collective; BYOB and mingle with the artists. (7pm)

Also || Children's National: Bloodmobile,  Buzzard Dust @ The Pinch, No Sleep Podcast Recording, prom for grownups, last day to sign up as a docent for smithsonian epidemic exhibit, yoga shabbat, Women and Alcohol at the Smithsonian, meditate/dance, John Fahey celebration, California, coerced speech and the court

Saturday,  March 17

Rewrite history

Or at least Wikipedia. The NMWA is hosting its 5th annual Wikipedia edit-a-thon to better reflect the lives and work of women artists. No experience needed; bring enthusiasm to combat misinformation and gender bias. (10am)

Black Love Experience

Part party, part pop-up concert, but a whole lot more of “artistry and inventiveness geared towards creatives, revolutionaries, kindred souls, and fearless visionaries celebrating ourselves under the canopy of all things Black.” Goes through Sunday. (7pm)

Go for some tunes

Also || Malcolm X tree planting, G-Eazy, One Day University, St. Pat’s Pub Crawl, Leprecrawl, underground dance music, Youth Law Fair, ice-a-thon, Abe Lincoln Symposium, Soft Glas, Irish brewery, poetry writing, Community Orchestra Spring Concert, Intro to Restorative Justice Circles, Make America Gay Again, Beach Bones/ROM @ Slash Run

Sunday, March 18

What’s up with tattoos

What’s up with all this self-inflicted pain and life-long ink? Join Profs & Pints to learn about the heritage and archaeology of tattoos. We’re curious. (6pm)

Sip, spit, socialize

Sunday Social is a monthly open mic event that brings together artists and creatives. Get there early to sign up for the mic. (6:30pm)

Also || St. Patty’s Parade, St. Patty’s Hangover Brunch, Maker Faire NoVa, protest poster-making, colon cancer 5k, yoga & historic tour @ building museum, pilates training, labor seder, Gender Parity in Museums, Love and Data, Speak No Evil: book talk, March Madness comedy, trail running workshop, songwriter sundays, Nightmares on Wax, Lady Pills @ Above the Bayou

Monday, March 19

Decolonize your Monday

Also || Terrarium class, sherry tasting, simple fermentation workshop, Songbyrd Song Trivia, Art and Culture: community support, Inequality in America (feat. Bernie), Dominican Night at the EFF, charity female bartending competition, drag bingo, Coast Modern/SHAED @ 930

Tuesday, March 20

A book club fit for a cemetery

Tombs and Tomes monthly book club meets at the Congressional Cemetery Gatehouse to discuss non-fiction selections that fittingly explore macabre topics. (6:30pm)

DC's first and only Japanese film festival

CineMaturi returns for its fifth year at E Street Cinema to showcase five of Japan's most recent films, each in a different genre. (7pm)

Also || how to pair wine & cheese, phonebanking for the United Way, Wild Child & The Wild Weeds, Spring Equinox Drum Circle, Shaolin Jazz, BLM Open House, Professional Development

Looking ahead

3/21: Test drive a new career, black and gold bash, Israeli folk-dancing, Justine Skye, fly fishing film tour (?!?!), women founders, grassroots & direct lobbying, Univ of Calif. System schools alumni happy hour, advocacy after hours, Better Together, women in science

3/22: women uncorked, Active Shooter survival training, DC Streetlight Hearings, dance jam, Public meeting for Union Station expansion, MoCo exec forum, grad school fair, NMAI After Hours, jazz in Van Ness, poetry and Paul Klee

3/23: Palm, Beehive, adult easter egg hunt, Luce Unplugged: Governess + Antonia, pineapple presents: wine all the time, cherry blossom beers, morning marketing, Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes

3/24: Code Red, Arlandia Eggstravaganza, March for Our Lives, SAAM Cherry Blossom, March Madness bootcamp at Meridian Hill, laugh at your finances, cabaret, White Ford Bronco, Haywood Turnipseed comedy, “soul writing

3/25: Forbes Symposium, beer yoga, protest posters: history + workshop, OWN IT, H St book club, Tranquility du Jour Live, open mic literature

3/26: Blockchain & clean energy

3/27: Movie and a meal: Pinocchio, book swap, activist workshop, Kurdish literature, Agroecology in Sustainable Landscapes, book swap, lessons from WV teachers’ strike

3/28: Origami for adults,Distill Creative Book Clubmodern loss: redefining mourning, welcome to National Museum of Women in the Arts, YAP town hall

3/29: The Secret Lives of Dinosaurs, Burning Man Renwick opening party, singalong, Fisherman's Blues: Book talk, Entrepreneur's Town Hall, CFP & 730DC present: Community Conversations: Women & Girls in DC

3/30: April Fools Fest, San Fermin, meet the artists of Burning Man whose work is in Renwick, REI Co-Op Member Jam, women in crypto, Thai massage workshop, chocolate making class, Rock n' Roll at the haus

3/31: Easter Vigil, DCA Honor Flight, Poetry Reading, free STI testing, Rise of the NMWA

Kiwis/Revenge of the Aussies, Potomac River Cleanup, Georgetown history & cupcakes

4/1: Laurel Halo, boozy board games, reclaiming ritual applications due, Community Day at

4/2: “Ethnic Gangster Cinema”

4/3: Wear teal to support sexual assault survivors, history of community policing in DC

4/4: Start by believing Sexual Assault Survivors Day, Global Summit on ending sexual exploitation, Rally to end Racism, herbalism 101, spring grad fair at GMU

⅘: Damaged City, ByteBack volunteering, Anacostia boat tour (free!)

4/6: Porter Colloquium on African Art, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend LIVE, PACS, Politics & Grassroots, Cecile Richards @ Sixth & I, Turtle Recall

4/7: Journalism Job Fair, Ta-Nehisi Coates's book, but live, free STI testing, petalpalooza , The Wiz, learn to scull, petalpalooza, DC Schools Refresh-a-thon, project clean stream

4/8: Sunday Skate, Health & Fitness Summit, EU + Sugar Bear: Go-go returns to U St, when Washington burned

4/9: David Sedaris, Maker Meetup Monday, Castles Burned

4/10: MoCo College Fair, how FBI infiltrated civil rights, Harvard Business Review: Women’s Discussion

4/11 Conversation with Nate Brown and Cynan Jones

4/12: Black Millennial Convention, Silver Spring health fair

4/13: Latin Dance Night, Giving Voice, Sweeney Todd, Judge a career fair for college students, Collage & Cocktails

4/14: DC WineFest, TEDxFoggyBottom, From the Heart Gala, Potomac River cleanup, Arlington Bunny Hop, human trafficking hackathon

4/15: U.S. Girls, Sole Celebration

4/16: Keegan Theatre Season Sampler, jazz masters w Pat Metheny, founding fathers & the “friend zone”

4/17: Bea Johnson at the sierra Club, Bring Your Own Cocktail, emotional labor union: motherhood

4/18: MS Walk, Russian Circles, free lifeguard certification training, is religion obsolete?

4/19: Invisibilia Live, Samuel Beckett’s “Film”

4/21: One Day Hike - C&O Towpath, Kitten Yoga, watchdog workshop, A Touch of Drama, Purple Rain 5K, Dogwood Blossom Cup, WPA Auction, Wharf fish market

4/22: How to recycle your beauty products, yoga @ NBM

4/23: Safe Space Jam

4/24: Spring Soiree, free yoga

4/25: South African wine

4/26:bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, arts walk at Monroe St Market

4/27: Read to Lead, Beck, 36-hour Ethereum hackathon

4/28: Art Hop Takoma, BROCCOLI CITY FEST, Crazylegs World, deliver groceries to senior citizens in CoHi, Sweeney Todd

4/18: The Suffers

4/20: Small Biz Expo, Tracy Morgan, DanceTrance Instructor Training, it’s 420 cmon

4/21: AmericaSings! Performance @ Lincoln Memorial, DC Beer Fest, Potomac River cleanup

4/22: Washington City Choir Concert, women uncorked goes to spa world

4/24-4/25: Secular Values Summit, DC wedding week

4/26: Global Game Jam

4/27: Spring Splash

4/28: Kids CookOff, Broccoli City Festival, Arlington Obstacle Race, NE Eats, DC wedding week

5/3: Suited for the future

5/4: RBG doc in theatres

5/5: Casting Call: A Free Learn to Fish event, Black & White Ball, Fashion for Paws, GoRuck Light Challenge, Cheesemaking Class, supper at Bub’s, gun violence conference

⅚: Get your certification in wedding planning

5/7: Grace in Darkness, cheesemaking class, New Play Festival

5/10: Brighter Futures Tour

5/12: Funk Parade, Police Week 5K, David Byrne, woods in your backyard

5/13: Preakness Hot Air Balloon Fest, Tiny House Expo

5/14: New Play Festival

5/16: Singing for Healing workshop

5/17: The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma Healing

5/18: Master class in dance, Bike to Work Day, Fleet Foxes, The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma Healing, Echelon the Seeker

5/19: DC Bike Ride, Pups in the Park, bereavement support group

5/20: Flea Market, Green Expo

5/21: Shot in the Dark golf, New Play Festival

5/23: Going the Extra Mile: Cocktails for Whitman-Walker Health, Aizuri Quartet

5/25: LGBQT speed dating, Science Fair volunteering

6/10: Lamb Jam, historic homebrewing

6/16: Connecting Up In Out

6/17: AKC Agility Trials

6/21: Buy a mini donkey (for real), Campaign Expo

6/22: Skate of the Union

7/10: Non-obvious idea dinner, a conference on serious games

7/12: Hatsune Miku

7/13: Rivals Football Tryouts

7/18: Virginia Commonwealth Games

7/22: Sleep

7/24: Harvard Business Review: Women’s Discussion

8/9: NextGen Gov’t

8/25: Maryland Renaissance Faire

8/28: Jewish Outdoor Escape

9/1: Nat’l Book Fest

9/16: One Day University

9/18: Takoma Park Folk Fest

9/20: Inferno Pilates Teacher Training

9/22: Dance to end sexual violence, step out diabetes

9/25: Lights of Hope

10/2: Raise the Roof

10/12: Mug Night

10/16: Harvard Business Review: Women’s Discussion

10/17: Celebrate Home

10/18: Great Southeast ShakeOut

10/21: 5K & FunRun

10/31: Halloween Skate

11/1: Fight Night, Diversity Job Fair

11/15: CLEO Gala

12/1: MetroCooking Show, bereavement support group

12/5: Yann Tiersen

12/9: Austrian Research & Innovation Talk

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