The run-down of this week's happenings. Released every Wednesday at 7:30 AM. Available 24/7 right here.

Wednesday, October 11
Unite for Puerto Rico Rally
Join activists in front of the Capitol to stand in solidarity and speak out for 3.4 million Americans struggling in the wake of natural disaster. The call to actionincludes demands for a broad recovery plan, federal emergency funding package, and exemption from the Jones Act to bring in supplies. (2 pm)
Focus on Fair Elections
Want big money out of DC politics? Come learn about the DC Fair Elections campaign and their efforts to create public campaign finance. (6:30pm)
Also || Congress Heights Forum with Trayon WhiteTRICKY (from Massive Attack)Conflict photographyDC Moth Grand SlamPunk Art & Politics: Conflict into PowerWitchy Wednesdays w Donna SlashWrite letters to women around the worldDRAW @Uptown Arts HouseFemme Fatale Pop-up shop launch partyLearn the thriller danceResist against the displacement of DC residents w ONE DCIslamic Exceptionalism w Shadi Hamid
Thursday, October 12
I think you’re a contra
Learn the fun folk jig known as contra-dance. Come for the free intro lesson at 7 or just the main event at 7:30. (7-10 pm)
Science + comedy
Matthew Broussard was apparently voted the Funniest Person in Houston in 2012. He’s also appeared on Conan, the Mindy Project, and more. Watch his set for DC Science Comedy night, also featuring Kasha Patel. (7:30pm)
Also || Andrew WKThe Wharf kickoff celebrationtea!period portraitson Afro-Mexican historySocial History of Oman's Indian Ocean Worldpower of positive drinkingthe social history of Oman’s Indian Oceanbacon & bourbon festivalbrushes and bottles @Uptown Art HouseK-Cinema screening: Take OffEurochannel Short Film FestivalThe challenge facing the left: Building a real mass movementDance in the streets with the Torah
Friday, October 13
Gotta get down on Friday
  • Experience psychedelic cumbia as Multiflora Fest presents Los Wembler’s de Iquitos at Tropicalia (8:30pm)
  • Against Me! tours with their latest album, Shape Shift with Me, at 9:30 Club.  (8:30pm)
  • Poppy Patica, a psychedelic pop band, and Keeper, DC's best “sad girl bedroom pop band” play Luce Unplugged at the American Art Museum. (6pm)
  • Head to U Street Music Hall to hear psychedelic folk rockers, SUSTO, and Colorado-based singer-songwriter, Esmé Patterson (7pm)
How I Got Over
Join The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts for a free screening of the award-winning documentary, How I Got Over, “a film chronicling the journey of fifteen formerly homeless women in addiction recovery as they go from the streets to The Kennedy Center stage.”  (7:30m)
Also || how to make art out of your garden,international finance and inequalitySelena at LOCRoz Chastbold beats fitnessscience & religion in mediaBODYWORK queer dance partyThis Show Will Only Bring You HappinessArtechouse: Spirit of Autumnplay - The Skeleton Crew2017 YA Debuts ReadingHexwork - A Spellbinding Burlesk Revue
Saturday, October 14
DC Queer Theater Festival
The Anacostia Arts Center which “combines quality theatre with activism and charity” with two fantastic nights (Friday too!) featuring work of 6 amazing playwrights. (7 pm)
“Noble Experiment”
Author Garrett Peck leads a historical walking tour of Prohibition-related sites in DC, including a rare 20s wine cellar. The tour ends with an optional happy hour―because of course it does. (1 pm)
Also || Marxism 101Pueblos Unidos Fundraiser for PR and Mexico,Tokimonstaart for freedom , perfect liars clubRosemount early childhood fundraiserart exhibitionDanceWorks for Freedomhealthcare reform w/ Holmes NortonFree entry - Heurich HousePueblos Unidos Fundraiser for PR and MexicoThe CovenGoddess Night: Guided Meditation and Journalingbenefit for Girls Rock DCinteractive stand-up comedy
Sunday, October 15
IlluminAsia Festival
The Freer and Sackler are reopening and they’re showering us with things like an Asian street food market, tai chi classes and dance performances to celebrate. (11am)
DC Zinefest is putting on a spooky storytelling extravaganza. There’s still some limited space for more storytellers so get in touch base with them fast. (7:30 pm)
Also || SOAR, Julian & Forever Crush @ PaperhausOktoberFRESH @ Blind Whinoglobal action brunchOktoberfestThriller Flash Mob practice seshclassic horror movie brunchBlack Sunday @ Suns Diwali FestivalPsychedelics + Social JusticeDounouya: Global Sounds on the Hill w Orfeiapaint your plates
Monday, October 16
Sex, porn, and feminism
How sex and porn intersect with feminism is the topic of discussion at this edition of The Lemon Collective’s Emotional Labor Union forum. There will be wine. (7 pm)
The privacy paradox
Explore how you crave and forfeit your privacy in the digital age at this interactive Blind Whino event that merges theater, film, and a live game show. Fun and disturbing. (6 pm, 8:30 pm)
Also || OktoberfestEdibleDC Magazine AwardsAmerican Forests book clubsaving childrenTaimane @Millennium StageRed Derby 10 Year AnniversaryHistory and State of DC's Black PressCURTA Circus in a Suitcase tourAja-Money @BusboysPhoenix w The Lemon Twigs
Tuesday, October 17
Take Action for OktoberForest
Celebrate healthy forests, clean water, and good beer during Atlas Brew Works' conservancy themed trivia night and learn about how the Nature Conservancyworks to reduce stormwater runoff and pollution in DC. (7 pm)
Inner Loop Radio launch party
Our favorite literary reading series is celebrating the launch of their new podcast, The Inner Loop Radio. Stop by to hear some literature, win prizes, and potentially get your voice on the air. (7:30 pm)
Also || 1948: Creation and Catastrophe film screeningMuhammad Yunus book talkA Night of Lucifers at Sunsbenefit show for PRDCPL film screening - The Punk SingerFrom Head Shops to Whole Foods book talkKen Burns Vietnam War discussion (waitlist)smart growth socialGoddess Circle: Guided Meditation and Journaling
Looking ahead
10/18: Amy TanPineapple DC: women in food deliverplaytime project trainingcandle making workshop
10/19: BauuerDouble Exposure Investigative Film FestivalVan Jonesdesign & tech in gov’thistory of the Biltmorehistory & hopsChurchKey specialsUSA’s best cheese & craft beertarot vision board workshop
10/20: DC Design Week21 SavageNatalie Prass
10/21: Shatterproof 5k8myles bbqadult promNamasday
10/22: Avey TareSpy Museum for Deaf communityLil Kimzombie apocalypse survival courseimprove your morning routine
10/23: LMnO3green drinksChasing Coral
10/24: RBG’s personal trainerPineapple DC: DC BombesquadWheatpasting workshopthe Bruery Black release
10/25: NoMa pumpkinpaloozaSpanish wine & cheese pairings
10/26: Jenna & Barbara BushF*CKEDsurvivors of crimethe Halloween Comedy Show
10/27: Hackathon for climate-resilient cities
10/28: Jenny SlateGavin DeGrawtea!Thriller Flash Mob in DupontDC Talks Music
10/29: Plantain chips
10/30: John BoyneZine Lab w DC Punk Archive
10/31: Night of the Living Ales
11/1: Pop-up MagazinePerfect Liars Club liveLore creepy history podcastDC Inno’s 50 on Fire
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