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Wednesday, May 22

Art inspired by Russia and US

This feels like a timely work of art from local artist Mark Kelner. This exhibit, Shelter for the Next Cold War, opens today at Culture House DC (ex-Blind Whino). Check out Kelner’s take on propaganda. (7pm)

Bossed Up

Join author Emilie Aries to discuss her new book that serves as “a grown woman’s guide to getting your shit together.” There will be a book signing, wine, and snacks. ($20)

Also || Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth) | tunes: Lady Lamb | Jose Andres | ladies fix bikes | author talk: helen ellis | benefit karaoke for Chelsea Manning

Thursday, May 23

Daybreaker on Ken Cen Terrace

Change up your morning routine - Kennedy Center is collaborating with Daybreaker DC to host the popular yoga + dance party on its rooftop as part of its Sound Health: Music and the Mind initiative to spread awareness about the connection between music and wellness. Floral and green attire encouraged. (6am yoga, 7am dance party)

Celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th bday

As part of a series of talks and poetry workshops to celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday, Busboys and Poets on K St is hosting a marathon reading of Whitman’s masterpiece “Song of Myself.” Events run through June 3rd. (6:30pm)

Also || book talk: Admiral McRaven | tunes: Disclosure, American Football

Friday, May 24

730DC says relax.

Also || women’s self defense class | last chance to enter DC EcoWomen’s photo contest | cello + bassoon | brewmaster tour @ heurich house | bikes & bites | day of thrones improv show

Saturday, May 25

A day in the garden

  • Head to the land of lily pads and help keep one of DC’s coolest parks, Kenilworth Aquatic Garden, clean by picking up litter and removing invasive species. (9 am-12 pm)
  • Sketch the Kreeger Museum’s beautiful Sculpture Garden. (2 pm)

Legendary DJ Kool

Did you know DJ Kool, born John Bowman, is from DC? He does a late DJ set at Decades. (10 pm-3 am)

Also || green america clothing swap | gtown run club | friday night concerts @ yards park begins today | latin dance lessons | black owned small business expo | comedians talk about archeology | through fish eyes @ kencen

Sunday, May 26

Memorial Day on the Mall

Visit the monuments or catch the parade down Constitution Ave (2pm) during the day. Then, the PBS Concert at the Capitol includes a whole variety of stars (Colin Powell, Patti LaBelle, Gavin Degraw and more) commemorating the holiday (8pm).

Also || arena civil dialogues | anti-eviction canvassing

Monday, May 27

Jazz in Alexandria

The 42nd Annual Alexandria Jazz Fest takes place in Waterfront Park. Bring a picnic & for performances all afternoon (1-6pm).

Also || last chance to see in peak bloom @ artechouse | tunes: kari fox | friends trivia

Tuesday, May 28

A not-so elementary case

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most adapted, recognizable literary figures, but understanding the legacy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a tougher mystery to solve. Crime fiction expert Kris Mecholsky traces Doyle's steps to uncover the many influences that led him to create Sherlock. (6 pm)

Toki Summer Sessions

H Street ramen shop Toki Underground kicks off their series dedicated to highlighting some of their favorite musicians with a performance from local indie soul band Oh He Dead. (9 pm)

Also || ledroit park civic assn mtng | crochet 101 @ fab lab | making spaces safer | Rally to Save United Medical



5/29: all the feels: mental health variety show | femmes talk about sex

5/30: sacred & secular islamic textiles | terrible, thanks for asking live recording | comedy against nukes | effective communication in a global workplace

5/31: An Evening with Nafissa Thompson-Spires | Capital Pride Honors | Showtime turns 6


6/1: intro to intuition | Broad Creek Bike & Brew (DE) | kalorama park tree inventory | takoma trukgarten | taco/beer/tequila fest | tunes: carlos henriquez nonet | barre in the park | line dancing | food waste dropoff @ mn ave farmers market | Northeast Eats | vintage virginia food & wine fest | NSO @ Bonsai

6/2: Sunday Supper | yoga & mimosas on the watergate roof | 10 min taste | Books in Bloom Festival | talk: zora neale hurtson’s legacy | profs & pints: psychological disorders | silver spring record fair | poetry reading

6/3: Michael Kahn and Friends: Off the Record - The Harman Years

6/4: taste of admo | spring dig | paint your pet | people uncorked: what i wish you knew | Black Cat arts & crafts

6/5: Tan France (sold out) |  anacostia river boat tour | perfect liars club

6/6: The Oldest Boy: A Play in Three Ceremonies (Pay what you can performance) | taste of north cap | Prince night at U Hall | the yards summer kickoff | Kweendom | best of washington (fancy)

6/7: Smart Funny & Black: Hip Hop Culture Edition | DC Dyke March | Booty Rex queer dance party | Michael Che | art on tap (fancy) | The North Country | DC Jazz fest begins | anti racism activism training | free glow run | all-female a capella auditions

6/8: amanda seales | lawyers have heart | pride parade | Beyond Religion @ Pulitzer | pride on the pier | volunteer @ kingman island | flex on the mall | fim: the searchers | field botany class

6/9: TDJ Soiree | Pride Fest | silence is violence: mothering while black | NIH community orchestra & chorus concert | school garden bike tour

6/10: will on the hill

6/11: life of a dancer |learn about beekeeping

6/12: Summer Wines Tasting: Bubblies, Rosés, and More

6/13: pups in the park | fight imposter syndrome | captiol hill film classic

6/14: summer solstice dumplings | Newseum Exhibit Seriously Funny: From the Desk of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ Opens | CinESomnia: Rocky Horror Picture Show, national bourbon day | DC Jazzfest at the Wharf

6/15: By the People begins | CineSomnia: The Room | Who Weekly? Live podcast recording|  Priests | Hari Kondabolu | women empower expo | yoga on the waterfront | hamiltunes | chinatown community fest | brookeville beer fest | BollyX | a community Juneteenth | Manifesto: Art x Agency

6/16: Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Company 2019 Performance | hillwood flow | dc jazzfest

6/18: Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari Intimate Album Release Show | productivity ninja | deadpool outdoor movie screening

6/19: watercolor & cocktails

6/20: Make It & Take It: Art Happy Hour | America’s Last Wild Places | future of VR | LeDroit park cooking & history | moco underground reading

6/21: music industry night: streaming | DC Black Theatre & Arts Fest | ariana grande! | kennedy street festival

6/22: Pasta 4 Pets: Pasta Dinner and Bingo Fundraiser for HRA | 10th Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall | National BBQ fest

6/23: By the people ends | 5K to empower the homeless | shepherd park annual picnic | talk: queer science fiction

6/25: Babysit some QTs for Generation Hope

6/26: WriteNight Takoma | beaded prayers project | anti-human trafficking conference on the hill

6/27: Universe or Multiverse?| Crystal city crafts market | “explore the umami magic that is cheese”

6/28: play: intimate apparel (through july 20)

6/29: mussel power open house | real drag/fake awards | gtown undercover | one journey fest

6/30: cat yoga @ crumbs & whiskers | DC Polo


7/1:women’s self defense class |pantheon | rose all day

7/3: hamiltunes

7/4: CapHill 4th of July parade | independence day concert | an american celebration

7/5: first friday

7/6: silver spring writer’s group | asana & ales | volunteer @ kingman island | Book Talk: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. | Immigrant and Refugee Music Festival

7/9: The Welders: LadyM | Capital Fringe Begins

7/10: wharf wednesdays | jane austin film fest

7/11: 4848 Fest | ANN (through Aug 11)

7/12: white ford bronco @ the bullpen


7/16: meridian hill neighborhood assn mtng | edgar allen poe cabaret night

7/17: Gallery Talk: Suffragists and Suffragettes

7/18: World Stories, brew @ the zoo

7/19: Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot | the sandlot

7/20: Give me a Platform Convention

7/21: stand up paddle board yoga | women’s self defense | dumpling making class

7/24: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth) | Annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim

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

7/28: visit the used book cellar

7/29: poets on the fringe

7/30: outdoor fitness in farragut


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

8/4: Legally Blonde @ Keegan Theatre

8/6: sunset cinema

8/7: evening meditation in rock creek park

8/10: stargazing in RCP

8/19: Brain Injury Families & Friends Support Group

8/21: art noights

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


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

9/27: 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

10/12: welcome an honor flight

10/13: menopause the musical

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

11/2: Hot Cider Hustle

11/3: learn to make paella

11/7: Boozy Gelato HH

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

11/16: “the ultimate foodie outing”

11/29: zoo lights


12/6: creative coffee | happy hour flow

12/12: brew lights

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