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Wednesday, April 18

Pack the Room

Join DC Reinvest and 10 other organizations at a rally to convince DC government to stop investing in banks that support private prisons, pipelines, and racist lending practices. (8:30am)

Art Noigts

Enter a “communal atmosphere” for artists and anyone who is mildly creative. Resident artists will be in attendance to share ideas, projects etc. (7pm)

Also|| MS Walk, take a housing survey, Russian Circles, free lifeguard certification training, is religion obsolete?, Do Ho Suh gallery talk, Thoughts on Women's History, Young People Lead, Simba Sana, The Suffers, Rock Creek HH Fundraiser, Anacostia Boat Tour, NonProfit Happy Hour, Thai remedies, massages and snacks, Women in Science and Conservation, RZA, how to code

Thursday, April 19

Halfsmoke happy hour for BUILD DC

BUILD is a hands-on youth entrepreneurship program helping more than 500 under-serviced DC-area students prep for high school, college, and career success. Learn more and support its mission at a Halfsmoke hh. (6:30pm)

H Street Comedy Night

Head to Mythology for a no-cover comedy show hosted by Capital Laughs. (8pm)

Also || Invisibilia+Story District Live,Heineken After Work Party, Benefit Build Metro D,Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, DC education Twitter Chat

Samuel Beckett’s “Film”,, Scott Tong, Hirshhorn x No Kings Collective, AfricaFinTech, NFL Players Association Happy Hour, women uncorked, DC Young Dems HH, I Am The Gentry,, Jungian Psychology, Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America, 3rd Thursday Poetry Reading, Stargazing, 2001 Space Odyssey immersive exhibit, Nat Geo Nights Happy Hours, A Mere Matter of Life & Death, Ward 1 Candidate Forum, Jokes that give back,

Friday,  April 20


Songbyrd Cafe hosts an informal listening session for J.Cole’s new album with happy hour specials. (7pm)

More in Music

  • Mikva Challenge DC Benefit (7pm)
  • Lotus @ 930 club (8pm)
  • Sound and soul @ the passenger (8pm)
  • DJs for Climate Action (8pm)
  • Black Star @ Anthem (8pm)

Also|| Women in tech breakfast, Call Me by Your Name, Lawyers for Climate Change,420 Stoner Fest, Zoning 101, Farm Friday happy hour, be a summer mentor, Small Biz Expo, Tracy Morgan, DCDanceTrance Instructor Training, Career Change 101, Relay for Life,, Big Duo Improv Night Finale, Latin Shabbat, , it’s time to get intaxicated,, General Shaw's Chicken Comedy,

Saturday,   April 21

Get me Bodied

Get one step closer to your dream of being a backup dancer at Beychella with a Beyoncé inspired cardio fitness course. (10:30am)

B(lactivisim) con

The Hilltop (HU’s student newspaper) is hosting their first ever conference in celebration of the history of resistance in the social justice movement. Panels will feature students and former student protesters from 1968, 1989 and 2018 protests. (12pm)

Also || Tastemakers Grand Opening, A Right to the City Exhibit Opening,Yoga with Kittens (yes this is real), DC Beer Fest, Dyke Nite (for real this time), One Day Hike - C&O Towpath, watchdog workshop, A Touch of Drama, Purple Rain 5K, Dogwood Blossom Cup, WPA Auction, taste of dupont, Wharf fish market, fire cabaret, ocelot brewing’s 3 year anniversary party, AmericaSings! Performance @ Lincoln Memorial, Earth Optimism Day @ the National Zoo, Potomac River cleanup, historic fish market tour, superhero 5k, Love n’ Hope Gospel Brunch, rally to prevent suicide, plogging, earth day cleanup, Record Day Store Brunch, Fruhlingsfest, rooftop workout + party for Habitat,, Bluejacket &more release party, Hungry Human Hippos, tea tasting, the Underground Railroad experience, Brazil Rhythms and Poetry, Free yoga , Gallaudet Track Invitational

Sunday, April 22

Happy Earth Day!

Start your day on the Mall at an Epic Earth Day Tree Party (11am). Later, join one of the original Earth Day founders for an evening of classical guitar in Penn Quarter (7pm)


Take a yoga class + aromatherapy + a museum tour under 75 foot arches at the National Building Museum.  (10am)

Also || Colombian culture, womensplaining, Buchanan Park Spring Fling, First Sunset Dance Class of 2018, Queer Bachata Lessons, BrunchCon, Washington City Choir Concert, women uncorked goes to spa world, Learn about Lambic, Felt your pet (!!), American Radio Show, CURANDERAxWalkClub, Ten Americans: After Paul Klee,  Piano: Jean- Efflam Bavouzet, Parkway Classic, Tai Chi and tea, plogging, Not Your Bubbe’s Bingo, Sunday Night Live, Silver Spring Record Fair, food styling, garden parties,

Monday, April 23

[Safe] Space Jam

Collective Action for Safe Spaces hosts a party at Atlas Brew Works to celebrate the growth of their Safe Bar Collective which trains nightlife staff to respond to harassment and prevent assault. (6pm)

Speaking of Speakeasies

The latest edition of Profs & Pints will feature Professor Allen Pietrobon for a discussion of the prohibition era and its boozy effects plus classic 1920s style cocktails. (6pm)

Also || East Coast Hop Project, When Poor People Marched on Washington, free frontend course, exploring what we owe other people, rooftop yoga, wine with Lean In DC,

Tuesday, April 24

Poetry Out Loud

High school students from across the country will travel to DC to compete in the Poetry Out Loud national finals, an arts education program that encourages students to learn about poetry through memorization and performance. (9am)

Public hearing on EPA coal ash proposals

The EPA will hold three public hearings throughout the day regarding a series of proposals to ease Obama-era regulations for coal ash disposal - a decision that is expected to expose states to numerous health and environmental repercussions. (5pm)

Also || I Feel Good: Female Sexual Empowerment, beginner swing dance, Undomesticated Dissent: The Steven Wilson, Joseph Gitler of Leket, ASL Class Sex Edition, couchsurfing meetup, free yoga, DC wedding week,Public Virtue of Religiously Motivated Dissent, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, Startup Leadership Pitch Expo, Spring Soiree, Preoccupations

Looking Ahead

4/25: South African wine, No Spectators gallery talk, Watercolor flowers, JFK JukeBox, Science Startups, Career Change 101, Rustico: Schlafly Beer, Femme Night: Kiki’s Delivery Service, Free Tarot Happy Hour, Slavery, the Civil War and the classroom, math night, Ward 1 Public Safety Summit, sustainable fashion in DC, be a summer mentor

4/26:bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, arts walk at Monroe St Market, Rosslyn Spring Reads Book Festival, folk & self-taught art at SAAM, Global Game Jam, Urban Salon, Art of Transformation, The Canopy Awards, Tarot for artists, Anacostia boat tour, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Modern Times at Birch & Barley,  Michael Barbaro @ sixth&I, Andrew McMahon, Smithsonian Crafts Show, women talk: conferences, volunteer with therapy dogs

4/27: Read to Lead, Beck, 36-hour Ethereum hackathon (27-29), farm Friday happy hour, Spring Splash, Art Bites Gallery Talk, Best Buddies Prom, Twin Shadow, women/wine/self defense, Big Band JAM!, Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition, Ira Wolf @Red Panda, Free Dance Party @ Union Stage

4/28: Fitness Snob grand opening, Art Hop Takoma, BROCCOLI CITY FEST, Crazylegs World, deliver groceries to senior citizens in CoHi, Sweeney Todd, Singleling, Kids CookOff, Broccoli City Festival, Arlington Obstacle Race, NE Eats, DC wedding week, Prepareathon Functional Training, Anacostia boat tour, couples pleasure mapping, Under a Desert Moon, A night of softness, Open Studio: Off the Beaten Track, African American History in Georgetown, wakanda-inspired workout, Women & Bicycles City Cycling, Crystal City: Drab to Fab, NortheastEats, skirts for every body, volunteer Capitol Hill

4/29: Good Deeds Day, join the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps, Night at the Market, Spring Vision board workshop, Town Hall: Medicare for All, barre teacher certification training, Making Comic History, Bmore Vintage Flea Mart

4/30: Intro to Crypto, Anacostia boat tour

5/1: Work in Progress: Political Campaigns, One Artwork: Two Viewpoints

5/2: Sammy Davis Jr, social justice author, Perfect Liars, cultural literacy storytime, art opening at Shopkeepers’

5/3: Suited for the future’, Ronan Farrow, A People’s Choir DC 4th Anniversary, zine + collage + popup library

5/4: RBG doc in theatres, Back to the 80’s: A Murder Mystery , orange soda party, farm Friday happy hour, No Age, DIY Paper flower making, creatives in business

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, Clarendon neighborhood bbq, Cinco de Mayhem, Celebrate Mary Lou Williams, National Cathedral Flower Mart

⅚: Get your certification in wedding planning, Bootcamp + Brews, standing up

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

⅝: Volunteer for a FEMA disaster training, Ehud Barak

5/9: Wine Down Wednesday, comedy @ paperhaus, #RealBossesPray

5/10: Brighter Futures Tour, cherry blossoms for choice, Evenings at the Edge, DC NOW

5/11: Bear Happy Hour

5/12: Funk Parade, Police Week 5K, David Byrne, woods in your backyard, Chelsea Green and the Green Project, Pizzeria Paradiso Spring Fest, World Migratory Bird Day @ National Zoo

5/13: Preakness Hot Air Balloon Fest, Tiny House Expo, Mother's Day Tea, bouquets & rose

5/14: New Play Festival, Bon Jovi, history of the American deaf community

5/15: Green drinks at Takoda, Telling Global Health Stories through Data

5/16: Singing for Healing workshop

5/17: The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma Healing, Michael Pollan, open doors at friendship place

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

5/19: DC Bike Ride, safeTALK training (more info here), Pups in the Park, bereavement support group, ROAM XVII, Anacostia block party

5/20: Flea Market, Green Expo, chai tea & tai chi

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

5/22: Security through Innovation,

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

5/25: LGBQT speed dating, Science Fair volunteering

5/26: southern-style brunch cooking class, The Flop House, Strava Run Club

5/27: Laura Veirs

6/2: Radiohead tribute show for Planned Parenthood, Contemporary Women Artists from Aborginial Australia

6/3: Dog Adoption

6/5: Green drinks DC roof happy hour, Night Out at Nats Park

6/9: Tough mudder to save the pandas, Kingman Island Festival

6/10: Lamb Jam, historic homebrewing

6/11: Beginning fingerspelling

6/14: Art & politics with David Grosso

6/16: Connecting Up In Out, Outlander & tea, Kettlebell Chicks Class

6/17: AKC Agility Trials

6/21: Buy a mini donkey (for real), Campaign Expo, Ballet, Chant & Song

6/22: Skate of the Union

7/7: DC Jollof- Off

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

10/7: Building Bridges for Climate Change

10/12: Mug Night

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

10/17: Celebrate Home

10/18: Great Southeast ShakeOut

10/20: Out of the darkness

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

12/15: Lay wreaths at Arlington Nat’l cemetery

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