The run-down of this week's happenings. Released every Wednesday at 7:30 AM. Available 24/7 right here.

Wednesday, November 15

Free NSO at Anthem

Check out one of the new music venues on the Wharf and catch a free show from the National Symphony Orchestra. Since the Anthem appears to often be pricey, and the NSO is always pricey, this is a good time to check out both! (7:30pm)

Femme Night: Frida

Come out to Colony Club and watch Frida with some old or new friends. The Lemon Collective is hosting this women’s empowerment event. Come for the movie, stay for the community. (8pm)

Also || Where does South Sudan go from here?, pineapple dc: canned wine tasting & food, cove Dupont launch party, Velvet Lounge gets loud, Pancakes & Booze art show, Prix Europa 2016 prize winners, Restaurant Industry's Weinstein problem, Golden Girls bingo, sew a zippered pouch, talk data to me, period portraits, Community Planning/Creative Brainstorming Meeting for Funk Parade 2018, queer girl movie night

Thursday, November 16

Nat Geo Nights: Silk Road

This month’s Nat Geo after-hours explores the history of the ancient trade network known as the Silk Road. Featured speakers include an archaeologist, travel journalist, and wildlife biologist. (5:30pm)

Eating meat mindfully

Delicious Living founder on how consume meat mindfully, from purchase to preparation. (6:30pm)

Also || Capital Food Fight, Slowdive (in Baltimore), Shake ‘n Bake Block Party with Cotton & Reed, Muskogee (Creek) Festival, Trinity Grad Programs info session, the Minimalists podcast, how religious leaders responded to the Holocaust, the Black Note tasting with Bell’s Brewery, interfaith concert, your life purpose, Virginia cider week, trivia at DC Brau, NYT Pulitzer-winners, Mansion on O concert, from nightowl to fulltime

Friday, November 17


ORURO: Ancient Bolivian Dance is a weekend-long festival featuring “spectacular folkloric dance, exotic garb, and ancient Bolivian music of the Altiplano region that echoes the legendary Carnaval de Oruro.” (8pm)

WTF Happened to Baby Sister?!

“Two Houses- Bonaventura & LaBlase - both alike in Diva-dom; From ancient shade bring forth new rage”. The Brave Soul collective mounts this over-the-top play about two glamorous drag ball icons, the Fabulous Jenkins Sisters. (8pm)

Also || Headshots @ Steadfast Supply, conference on diversity in education, Bill Nye, Improv w Latinx States of America, Sabado Picante, The Story So Far @Black Cat (Sold Out), outdoor ice rink opens, ancient Bolivian dance, Oyster Riot, free Folger Friday: Imaginary Cleopatra, Come, Together - Korean Film fest, WTF Happened to Baby Sister?!, MoCo’s only vinyl funk party, artist showcase at the Stew

Saturday, November 18

Canned food drives are punk

Punk Rock Flea Market takes over St. Stephen’s for a day featuring vintage clothes, original prints, and a grand amount of records for all your punk rock needs. Bring canned goods to donate to We Are Family DC. (12pm)

Trans Night of Healing and Resistance

Join the Trans Women of Color Collective and No Justice No Pride for a Night of Healing and Resistance “celebrating the lives, legacy, and leadership of our trans ancestors through works of trans healers, artists, and organizers.” (8pm)

Also || Vida 5k, Brookland Manor holiday party, What’s Going On, Perfect Liars Club podcast launch party, Women Art Revolution, Murder in a Nutshell, dyke bar takeover, interfaith thanksgiving, wellness 101 workshop, Maryland Rare Drafts, clothing swap, 2000s Indie Dance Party, new moon yoga & candle pouring, tats for J20, explore the night sky, Latinx party w DJ Mezkla, GAYBASH, Harvest Celebration @Anacostia Community Museum, “Turkey Burner” workout, BRNDA, The North Country

Sunday, November 19

Unity March for Puerto Rico

Stand in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico and against the U.S. laws that do not serve them. ¡Estamos en la Lucha! (10am)


  • Former lead singer of New England rock band Miracle Legion Mark Mulcahy perofms downstairs at Sixth & I. (7pm)
  • An eclectic evening of music as the Beehive emerges from hibernation, featuring DC-based LIGHT BEAMS.  (6pm)
  • A brunch show at Red Panda House featuring experimental electronic pop performer, Sephy (My Son Bison). (1pm)
  • A night of traditional Irish music led by Mike Winch. Bring your instrument! ( 7pm)


Also || paper marbling workshop, pretty boi drag, Pleasant Plains photo walk, bystander intervention training

Monday, November 20

The case for impeachment

AU professor Allan J. Lichtman predicted 30 years of presidential elections correctly (including 2016). His latest prediction is that Trump will be impeached, an argument outlined in his book The Case for Impeachment. He’ll be at the Bier Baron Tavern to discuss. (6pm)


These are the names of the people who died because of anti-transgender violence this year. DC LGBTQ groups will host a service to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance. (5:30pm)

Also || Images of optimism, emotional labor union: beauty, mapping the new politics of the middle east, how to fringe, 16th st heights traffic study kickoff, Korean contemporary dance, Mr. Nobody: A staged reading, transgender day of remembrance, Chris Matthews @ Politics & Prose

Tuesday, November 21

What went wrong in 2016

If you haven't had your fill of post-2016 election think pieces, former DNC chair Donna Brazile's new book is a behind the scenes look at Trump's rise to power and a cautionary for future elections. (7 pm)

4 short films on refugees

Busboys and Poets, DC LaborFest, and Immigration Film Fest present four short films that tackle a challenging variety of refugee-focused topics - including refugee smuggling, resettlement, and the feelings associated with becoming a refugee. (6 pm)

Also || Black Girlhood in the 19th Century, Shine Yoga celebrating DC's Trans community, SISTR MID9IGHT, Branch Manager @Black Cat, canvas and cabaret experience, Moonchild @U Street

Looking ahead

11/24: Family Fun Day at NMAI, Chaka Khan

11/25: Holiday marketplace @ DC Brau, ODESZA, the Eastern Market Holly Days

11/26: Drag star reads bedtime stories

11/27: Feminism 101, Headshot Happy Hour for progressives

11/28: Tim Ferriss on mentorship, constructed realities, Free WiFi Comedy Show (with special 730 discount!), finding a DC job with Tom Manatos, changing how we see the world, singalong

11/29: Red Bull 3style, Dot Dash, succulents for Puerto Rico, RAR specialty beer pouring, Baby Driver

11/30: Atlas of Beer w Nat Geo, BrewLights at ZooLights

12/1: Priests, Winterfest, US Army Band’s holiday special at DAR (free!), women in tech breakfast, get your green groove on

12/2: El teatro de danza, Emily Haines12/3: The Barr Brothers, DC Brau + Bodyweight workout

12/4: learn to use a sewing machine

12/5: Works in progress (workshop)

12/6: Bombay Rickey, Sierra Club DC holiday party

12/7: Politico Playbook live

12/8: Self-defense, free DC Inno millennial mixer

12/9: Dissonance dance, pajama bar crawl, drink the district wine festival, veggie chili

12/9: Storm Large

12/10: Jake Bugg

12/11: Cool People/ Dark Tea/ Unwelcomed/ Ther/ Forever Crush at 453

12/12: Converge, mat pilates, WDCEP Showcase + Annual Meeting, Cinema Hearts/New Holland/Julian at Black Cat

12/13: Beard Award winners on Federal Donuts, watercolor & cocktails, yoga for runners, jokes that give back

12/14: Alone & Together: American songwriters, “Showpig” by Chris Fleming

12/16: Kwanzaa @ danceplace, drink the district wine festival, nog fest, bellydance

12/18: Ta-Nehisi Coates

12/19: My So-Called Jewish Life

12/22: Odetta Hartman/ Owen Ross/ Teething Veils @ Comet

12/30: Ex Hex w Desdemonas, Charlie Wilson

⅙: Les Miserables

1/2: Broomball & Brews

1/16: Green Drinks DC happy hour

1/23: Bernard Henri-Levy

1/27: Newseum food party

2/6: Carrie Mae Weems

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