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Wednesday, August 21

Data Informed Bus Lane Blitz

As the novelty of the H/I St NW bus lanes has worn off, the bus lanes have become congested again by things that aren't buses, bikes, or taxis. Volunteer with the How's My Driving app for #buslaneblitz - spend at least 30 minutes documenting any violations you see. (all day)

Art in Adams Morgan, Eckington, Chinatown or the 

  • Closing Garage Art Party: The Underdogs by Pakke in Adams Morgan. (7-10 pm
  • Get the ink flowing and the water coloring at one of Hole in the Sky’s ART NOIGHTS. (7 pm)
  • Building Museum gets in the after-hours museum fad with Late Nights on the LAWN. (6 pm)

Also ||  | women entrepreneurs | female White House Correspondents Dinner | Justin Trawick | Sovereign pours sours | Paddle the Potomac alternative happy hour 

Thursday, August 22

Paint some flerwers 

Can't make it to that one goddamn sunflower field For The Gram? Join editor Lily (hi yes hello) for a beginner watercolor workshop and paint them yourself. Pitango Gelato hosts, which means you can have a spritz to beat the shvitz. (6pm)


Hen House Art Show

Join the opening reception of an all women art show, featuring the work of over 30 female artists in varying mediums, along with live portraits, a DJ, and more. The exhibit will be open through August 25. (6pm)

Also || Topgolf at Nats Park (all weekend) | tunes: DMV Kars | ASL gallery talks at NPG | improvapalooza kicks off | REMIX night at National Portrait Gallery

on Maurice Sendak |

Friday, August 23

Final Jazz in the Garden

Haven’t sweated down your inner knees enough? This is your last chance to take part in a DC summer tradition at the final Jazz in the Garden of 2019. (5pm)

Pillowtalk & Other Parts of Speech

Witness the human desire to share life with others, whether we like it or not, through a workshop production of this new play, presented as a part of Fractal's Dimensions New Works Series. (8 pm)

Life, uh, finds a way

See Jurassic Park at Shakespeare Theater, where there’s no chance of your seating blowing away in the wind. They’ll be screening free movies all weekend. (8 pm)

Also || accessible yoga teacher training | tunes: Tadzio / Coven Tree | how Pitango Gelato was bornFort Monroe commemorates 1619 | walking tour of the 1814 burning of DC

8/23: fountain fridays | Hammer’s House Party | Food Matters MoCo | first 200 at Muncheez get a bowl | Improvapalooza | Truckeroo 

Saturday, August 24

17th Street Fest

Take over the streets and check out the hundred vendors plus artists and craft vendors. (12-6pm)

Assassinations walking tour

Get in that weird headspace with this free walking tour all about the motives behind famous assassins and how the city has changed to keep presidents safe. (5pm)

Tunes: Near Northeast, immigrants fundraiser

  • A group of DC artists created unique works for each of the songs on this new album by Near Northeast and Takunda M. Go see them all, and hear the attendant tunes, at this release party. (6:30pm)
  • Fundraise for immigrant rights and enjoy a show at Dew Drop Inn. (7pm)

Also || documenting queer history | Brick Penguin comedy | Buffalo Billiards bye-bye | Topgolf Nats Park | ladybits comedy | All you can eat Brookland crabfest

 dance to the 80s | NW really really free market

Sunday, August 25


Catch the last night of WIT’s five-day improve fest with all sorts of weird and wacky takes on improvised comedy, including telenovela and RBG-inspired shows. (12-8pm)

Tunes: Why? 

Not an existential question; it’s a band. Check out Why? at U St Music Hall for synth-pop-rock-hip-hop. (7pm)

Also || A saxy concert (classical) | another saxy concert (jazz) | magic at the mansion | family friendly K St ride | film: The Big City (Satyajit Ray)

Monday, August 26

Ladies in Data

General Assembly hosts a small panel on careers in tech and data science for the womyn-folk. Come network and think about your career. (6:30pm)

Or skip the networking

...and look to build more meaningful connections with your neighbors by skipping the small talk and diving in deep. (7pm)

Also || tunes: Raavi & the houseplants | Watergate walking tour | DC Dyke March general monthly meeting | Berlin play workshops | tunes: Coral Benders | tunes: the Young’uns

Tuesday, August 27

Truly embarrassing moments

Luckily, not yours. DC Improv hosts a storytelling contest all about the wooorst moments, those truly cringe-worthy memories that are only okay now because at least they’re funny. (7:30pm)

Live Dinos folks

Perfect for actual kids or your inner kid. This live show appears to involve pretty detailed dinosaur puppets slash costumes. You may get your head eaten by a t-rex. (10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm)

Also || book talk: Rion Amilcar Scott | Solid State Sci-Fi Book Club on Salman Rushdie | career change! | drinking and nude drawing | Harry Potter trivia



8/28: Black Artists of DC | budgeting like a boss, singles happy hour @ Right Proper | beer battle of the blends

8/29: Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! Live | Lit on H | DIY Shrub | No Pulp Comedy Show

8/30: Appaloosa

8/31: Veronica Melendez Photography Exhibit Opening | Tales and Trails: History of Anacostia Park | Anacostia Playhouse revisits R&B | Lost Origins Gallery show opening | Helvetia Hoot Appalachian dance & music | National Book Festival


9/3: tunes: Amanda Glasser

9/4: love sick (through sept 24) | podcast garage open house | FinCon

9/5: Profs & Pints: Titanic

9/6: Mdou Moctar | I made this dance and nobody cares but you | Solid State Open Mic

9/7: Kennedy Center REACH opening (through 9/22) | tunes: Boris | The 50 States Ride | tunes: YOWLER | 730 Day/we’re throwing a party | art at American | the Pawpaw Festival | Sneaker Con | Alexandria AFRICA Fest

9/8: Deerhunter + Dirty Projectors | Silver Spring Social Ride - Lake Artemesia | Bike MS: Nation’s Capital | tunes: Shellshag | Adams Morgan Day | tunes: Americana at O Mansion

9/9: Tiny Desk winner at Songbyrd | Profs & Pints: Mueller Report

9/10: tunes: Field Mouse | Office of LGBTQ Affairs Advisory Committee Meeting | talk: Greening of Europe

9/11: The Messthetics | talk: where the Supreme Court is headed

9/12: zoo uncorked | Prana Visualized | CBC Reception

9/13: Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog | Amitav Ghosh

9/14: falls church fest | volunteer at h st farms | AU Museum after dark | Game Genius | Diplo | Aslin turns 4 | photo tour of Baltimore’s theaters | dance: ELECTROGYNOUS

9/17: Saintseneca | Profs & Pints: Poldark | the Sapphire Sapphos

9/18: Sketching DC | Naomi Klein

9/19: the beltway brawl | giant jenga! | capital arts market | celeb boxing against cancer

9/20: 24-hour DJ party | Climate Strike

9/21: zoo fiesta | H St Festival

9/22: March on Washington Film Festival | tunes: Ride | talk: economic crashes

9/23: An evening with Dr. Jane Goodall | tunes: Pond | talk: roaring 20s and Republican rule | death cafe

9/24: The Atlantic Festival | Mike Birbiglia

9/25: Pitango Game Night | outdoor zumba | DC Voters for Animals launch

9/26: Oh Land | beers and financial literacy | tunes: robert glasper | talk: Jonathan van Ness

9/27: Great Meadow Public Night & Stargazing

9/28: Black Owned Wine & Spirits Fest | kat wright | Opera Outside | DC Pizza Fest

9/29: open jazz jam


10/3: Life Stories Institute | happy hour comedy show

10/4: Hispanic Heritage Month Film & Discussion: Exiled, America's Deported Veterans | Xiu Xiu | tunes: Built to Spill

10/5: Annual NoVa star gaze | taste of bethesda | songs of Civil War | slowdanger dance

10/6: Takoma Park Street Fest | learn to make sangria

10/10: Double Exposure

10/11: Cristela Alonzo | tunes: Stolen Jars, The North Country

10/12: welcome an honor flight | All Things Go Day 1

10/13: menopause the musical | Mike Watt | All Things Go Day 2

10/16: Photoshare

10/17: cider dinner | Sandy G

10/18: boo @ the zoo

10/19: Clubhouse Festival (feat. Madeon, Rezz)

10/23: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth)

10/24: Bentzen Ball

10/25: night of the living zoo | Maxo Kream | Corridor

10/27: DIIV | helmet

10/28: Free Wifi Comedy

10/29: Big Freedia

10/30: Jay Som w/ Gia Margaret

10/31: food truck thurs | Superfine!


11/1: supernatural, first fridays @ art underground | Angel Olsen | Sporkful podcast feat Kwame Onwuachi and Dan Pashman

11/2: Hot Cider Hustle

11/3: learn to make paella

11/5: tunes: New Pornographers

11/7: Boozy Gelato HH

11/9: From Grain To Glass: An Immersive Tour

11/10: Julia Jacklin

11/16: “the ultimate foodie outing” | This Will Destroy You

11/21: tunes: Titus Andronicus

11/24: tunes: Black Marble

11/29: zoo lights


12/6: creative coffee | happy hour flow

12/12: brew lights

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