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Wednesday, July 17

Granny goes to Late Night

Showtime Lounge house band Granny & the Boys have hit the big time: Somewhat incredibly, they’re playing on Samantha Bee tonight. (watch at home or with Showtime at 10:30 pm)

adrienne maree brown

The doula, activist and editor of Octavia’s Brood is the author of Emergent Strategy and the new Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, which ColorLines says “draws from Black feminist luminaries to teach us how embracing what brings us joy is central in organizing against oppression.” (7 pm)

Also || Gallery Talk: Suffragists and Suffragettes | profs & pints: sharks | DC Video Consortium | Metro Shutdown Community Education Ride through Alexandria | Bend It Like Bekcham | so you wanna be a founder h/t Technical.ly DC

Thursday, July 18

Vigil for neighbors killed on a park bench

Attend a vigil for the two people who were struck and killed by a reckless driver while sitting on a bench in downtown DC. Wear white, or red if you and/or a loved one were impacted by traffic violence. (5:15pm)


Around the world in 100 trivia questions

It’s trivia night at Squash on Fire, and this week’s theme is an adventure around the world: answer questions about geography, music, and some flag recognition wouldn’t hurt. Free to participate! (6pm)

Also || World Stories | brew @ the zoo | CHAI tunes & HH @ KenCen roof | jane austen garden party | talk: native american brass bands & beyond | Vigil for Neighbors Killed by a Driver | know your rights as a DC tenant

Friday, July 19

Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot

Notice which band is in “The Middle.” (7 pm)

America The Game Show

It’s shots with Uncle Sam. Sexy Ben Franklin. Drunk history, hearsay, and hanky-panky by Astro Pop Events. (Fri & Sat)

Also || the sandlot | Ride to Truckeroo | EyeSOAR dance | Apollo 50 projection on the washington monument | tunes: Harriet Love & Slow Love

Saturday, July 20

Get yrself a zine

The 9th annual DC Zinefest is going on this Saturday, with creations from all sorts of local and not-so-local zinesters, writers, artists and more. (11am-5pm)

Sunset square dancing

No skills required for this one, folks. Dance into the night in Rock Creek Park. It’s square dancing so that means that almost no one really knows what they’re doing and most people are laughing at themselves. (7pm)

Go for the moon

It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and there’s a 17-minute long projection show on the Washington Monument to celebrate. If it’s anything like the projection show the Sackler put on in the past it should be sweet. (9:30, 10:30, 11:30pm)

  • The Air and Space Museum is hosting a late night party. (8pm)

Also || babes off the beaten path party (use code 730DC for a discount) | tunes: Mal Blum + BRNDA | learn how to DJ | WABA ride to see the lotus blossoms | launch: citywide tenants union 

7/20: Give me a Platform Convention | | tunes: blue cactus | bagel-themed comedy | stand up comedy @ Suns | The International Colombian Festival | Stomp Out Slumlords screenprinting party

Sunday, July 21

Extremely long ice cream sundae

This one-time runner-up in a Coney Island ice-cream eating contest is interested. (11:30 am; note complicated ticket sitch)

Clothing swap and chill

Reduce, reuse, re-wear. Bring clothing to swap, things to mend/path or just come to chill and make art at the Love + Solidarity Collective. (3-7pm)

Also || stand up paddle board yoga | women’s self defense | dumpling making class | Firefighter 50 Bike Ride | tunes: Hannah Jean & the Hideaways | Arlington peruvian festival

Monday, July 22

Duke Ellington Mural Rededication

Removed in 2012 and restored this May, on Monday Humanities DC hosts an official rededication ceremony. The event will feature a panel discussion & a lize jazz performance. (6pm)

Great American Road Trips

Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, & Jack Keorac: American dudes who wrote about travel.  Profs & Pints digs into what’s so compelling about travel stories, what they can teach us about American history and culture, and why there are so few female road narratives. (6pm)

Also || This Changes Everything (not the Naomi Klein book) | socialist night school

Tuesday, July 23

American craft distiller tasting

Sample more than 100 craft distillers from across the country while supporting the National Press Club Journalism Institute. (6 pm)

The district dairy queens

Pineapple DC brings together some of the biggest local ice cream innovators to discuss ice cream as a platform for cultural exchange. (7 pm)

Also || profs & pints: gettysburg | NSO at Art Enables | BYT’s Summer Book Swap



7/24: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth) | Annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim | Kitchen 101 Knife Skills | profs & pints: brexit & baking shows | greendrinks

7/25: Confirmation Bias by Carl Hulse (NYT) | sausage making | history of DC tenant organizing

7/26: comedy in a secret location! | Kaypi Peru Festival @ NMAI | learn about unionized workplaces

7/27: learn to make deep dish ‘za | tiki block party

7/28: visit the used book cellar | prime time pro wrestling championship | Street Fight Radio | n street village fundraiser

7/29: poets on the fringe | live music at wilson plaza (every day until 9/27)

7/30: outdoor fitness in farragut | watch the parent trap in georgetown | women of the music modernization act | Kojo in Your Community: Entrepreneurship East of the River


8/1: Kennedy Center Rooftop HH | walk arlington | tunes: Bad Moves

8/2: Bike to the Beach

8/3: Film and Director Q&A with Pam Sporn and Matthew Birkhold: Detroit 48202 Conversations Along a Postal Route | Asian American Literature Festival

8/4: Legally Blonde @ Keegan Theatre

8/6: sunset cinema | people’s choir: vacation

8/7: evening meditation in rock creek park | sultry steelpan tunes

8/9: BYT @ Spy Museum | clothing swap @ wundergarten

8/10: stargazing in RCP | Awkward Sex...and the City | art posters

8/11: Silver Spring Social Ride

8/16: late night garden party at the smithsonian

8/17: Hamiltunes | old town emerging writers fest

8/19: Brain Injury Families & Friends Support Group

8/20: Sounds Like DC

8/21: art noights

8/22: Topgolf at Nats Park (all weekend)

8/23: accessible yoga teacher training | fountain fridays

8/24: 17th Street Fest

8/27: worst decision stories

8/28: Black Artists of DC

8/29: Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! Live

8/30: Appaloosa

8/31: Veronica Melendez Photography Exhibit Opening | Tales and Trails: History of Anacostia Park


9/4: love sick (through sept 24)

9/7: Kennedy Center REACH opening (through 9/22) | tunes: Boris | The 50 States Ride | tunes: YOWLER

9/8: Deerhunter + Dirty Projectors | Silver Spring Social Ride - Lake Artemesia | Bike MS: Nation’s Capital

9/12: zoo uncorked

9/13: Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog

9/14: falls church fest | volunteer at h st farms

9/19: the beltway brawl | giant jenga!

9/21: zoo fiesta

9/24: The Atlantic Festival

9/25: Pitango Game Night | outdoor zumba

9/26: Oh Land

9/27: Great Meadow Public Night & Stargazing

9/28: Black Owned Wine & Spirits Fest | kat wright

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

10/5: Annual NoVa star gaze | taste of bethesda

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

10/11: Cristela Alonzo

10/12: welcome an honor flight

10/13: menopause the musical | Mike Watt

10/16: Photoshare

10/17: cider dinner

10/18: boo @ the zoo

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

10/25: night of the living zoo

10/31: food truck thurs


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

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

11/21: tunes: Titus Andronicus

11/29: zoo lights


12/6: creative coffee | happy hour flow

12/12: brew lights

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