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Wednesday May 18
DC Ride of Silence
Take a midweek pause during Bike Week to honor those lost from traffic violence. A silent and slow memorial ride will travel down Pennsylvania Ave. (7 pm)
Watch out Smithsonian, two can jazz-in-the-park. Tobago Bay Calypso Band performs at Canal Park’s weekly live and free spring music series. (6:30 pm)
Thursday May 19
Who’s at large and in charge?
Join ACLU-DC & partners for an At-Large Councilmember Virtual Candidate Forum, as moderator Delia Goncalves (WUSA9) asks candidates how they will help achieve real community safety if elected. Closed-captioning and live Spanish interpretation provided.
Also || tunes: The Body, tunes: Griselda, tunes: Andy Hull; decolonizing art of the diaspora, spring in SW, talk: inflation, talk: Islamophobia & race, talk: Emma Straub, outdoor flicks; caribbean food on 14th, Asian food at Pop Up Grocer, Movies: Jaws
Friday May 20
(speaking of metro delays) Why not bike to work?
Join your fellow DC bikers (and non bikers) for Bike to Work day! This event (started in 1956) gathers folks from all around DC to get more bikes and less cars on the road.
Disco at the duck pond? Jazz in the Garden? What’s next?
Also|| sewing & quilting conference, tunes: harp & sax, tunes: Alex Cameron; book: BA Shapiro Metropolis, comedy: Cerrome Russell, spring fling comedy, open bar comedy, free comedy show, art opening: HumanKind, tunes: The Walters, a medium at Shopkeepers
Saturday May 21
Block parties and festivals
Dogs, dogs, dogs
Come to DCs second annual golden retriever meet up! Maybe our favorite senate dog (Bailey Warren) will be there?
The Mother of All Yard Sales
DC’s oldest and largest community yard sale is back in Adams Morgan. With over 29 houses participating, maybe you’ll finally find that shoe rack you’ve been looking for. Map here!
Also || Hope & Seek, tunes: Sleaford Mods, the Boro’s Gambit, paint your own cloth napkins,what’s happening to Penn Ave?, tunes: local hip hop and soul, Story District: Out/Spoken, film in Fairfax: Labyrinth, improv, urban foraging & cider and MUGWORT, pig roast @ La Famosa, Shirlington Spring Block Party, EBY dinner + Cambodian ballet
Sunday May 22
Ready to venture past Duolingo, or want to brush up on a mother tongue? Speak Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Italian and more with a language exchange on Malcolm X. (5 pm)
Monday May 23
Talk: Chocolate City
UMBC history professor George Derek Musgrove speaks at Bol Coop, whose business model and aspirations we covered last year. It will be a moderated discussion followed by Q/A. In person or Zoom. (7-9 pm)
Tuesday May 24
Tiny Desk DC
“After a two-year hiatus, NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest is heading back on the road! Join us at Songbyrd for a one-of-a-kind concert with the 2022 Contest winner, Alisa Amador, plus some amazing Tiny Desk Contest artists in the DMV area—including last year's winner, NEFFY!” (7 pm)
Not music: Strawberry Jam
Strawberry jam: third-best Animal Collective Album, second-best to put on your sandwich, first best thing to learn to make on Tuesday? (6 pm)
RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE “Monday Mindfuck”
Blurbing for the event title alone, but also because the premise shows promise: One artist invites another, who invites another. This time it’s Argo Streets, a singer-songwriter who loops acoustic guitar over ambient loops; Shredderghost, who makes drone/ambient music from life samples; and local artist/designer Xena Ni. (7 pm)
6/6: tunes: Sigur Ros
6/8: tunes: Flume
6/12: Yes Homo!
6/13: letters for refugees
6/18: tunes: Polica
6/26: tunes: Lotion Princess
7/12: tunes: Foxing
7/14: Capital Fringe begins
7/23: tunes: 3eb
7/31: tunes: Blake Mills
8/4: Pun DMV
8/9: tunes: Fleet Foxes
8/21: tunes: Lord Huron
8/25: tunes: Odesza
8/26: Los Campesinos!
9/8: tunes: RHCP
9/14: tunes: IDLES
9/23: tunes: Iceage + Earth