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This is a time where many of us are learning to be alone together (or together apart), which can be challenging or downright upsetting for some, yet new and exciting for others. This week, as many large public gatherings have been cancelled, postponed, or brought online, we encourage you to do things--alone, or with others--that keep us joyful, appreciative, and safe.

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Wednesday, May 12

When the moon hits your eye

Head to opening day at Caruso’s Grocery, a red sauce restaurant, a.k.a. Serving up traditional Italian American deliciousness. Experience chef Matt Adler’s OG family recipes, held near and dear to his heart. (5:30pm)

Materials can misbehave too

Diana Al-Hadid’s artwork explores the combination of culture, architecture, and art history. Her pieces are manipulated into multi-medium art forms, testing narratives and the laws of physics. (12pm

Also || open crumb meals, soccer diplomacy, unleashing your strengths, talk: Stacey Abrams 

Thursday, May 13

What’s the buzz?

17 years later cicadas have returned from their slumber to add some texture to our summer. Learn more about these creepy crawlers, what to expect when they resurface, plus a cicada cooking class if you’re really that interested. (7pm)

Also || talk: the pepper thai, food sovereignty in dc, talk: explainable ai, dc improv, talk: fugitive telemetry¡Printing the Revolution!

Friday, May 14


Interested in visualizing your aura? Detroit-based projector, Eileen Lee captures your portrait and overlays it with colors "representative" of your energy and aura. Mostly, it just looks pretty. (4pm)

W(h)ine and Angst Book club

Every second Friday of the month: “Are you over 21 but you still love reading YA? Join our W(h)ine & Angst Book Club, where we drink wine and read all kinds of books about teenagers.” (6:30 pm)

Also || heavyweights comedy, curbside cookout, tunes: we are family, talk: gothic heroines, remember the titans, Tunes @ Rhizome 

Saturday, May 15

Sari-sari pop-up

In honor of AAPIHM, Samasama is hosting a one-day pop-up market at Shopkeepers to celebrate the incredible creatives and small businesses in our local AAPI community. Shop from artisans, chefs, entrepreneurs and more. (12pm)

Electronics, art and tunes

Make a day of it by swinging up to Takoma for open gallery hours for four artists’ closing exhibition at Rhizome (12-4 pm) while your partner sits in for a DIY electronics course (12 pm), then stick around for Protect-U and Soso Tharpa (6:30 pm).

Also || farnan block party, dc statehood, tunes: Protect-U, DIY electronics, national landing market, open gallery hours for four artists at Rhizome

Sunday, May 16

“Let Ivy City Bloom”

Ivy City is blooming with breweries, restaurants, and axe throwing. But what’s lacking is greenery, parks, and recreation. Floralscapes by Adele Yiseol Kenworthy, “aims to center art as the catalyst for change, express community power, and reject gentrification and displacement.” (Visit)

Community Yoga in Georgetown

Go with the flow and take one of Be Free Live Fully’s yoga classes virtually, at the park, or in-studio. Pay what you can. (schedule

Also || talk: sci-fi, heart of van ness, union organizing bootcamp, p&p live, theater: Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me UP

Monday, May 17

Community Yoga in Lincoln Park 

Abe had to be flexible to do all that wrestlin’, not to mention all that compromisin’, and you can be too. (6pm)

Also || poetry book club: postcolonial love poem

Tuesday, May 18

Tuesday talks

  • And you thought book talks were stuffy: Mahogany Books presents Women’s March co-organizer Tamika Malllory, with a star-studded event lineup including April Ryan and Emily Ratajkowski; the book’s introductions (two!) are from Cardi B and Angela Davis. (6:45 pm
  • Shake loose through creative writing muscles with some visual art-based prompts (10 am) or stick around for creative writing hour. (5 pm)

AAPI Wikithon: She/They edition

“Less than 19% of Wikipedia biographies in English represent women, and less than 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as women. There are considerable gaps on Wikipedia related to Asian Pacific American history as well as topics about transgender and nonbinary people. You can help correct these imbalances by contributing to Wikipedia.” (4 pm)

Also || tunes: Tomeka Reid + Joe Morris

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