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Wednesday, October 17

Learn about the housing movement

Attend a panel on the activist background of the housing movement, and how it merged with the practical realities of the issue. The panel will be at the National Building Museum. (6:30pm)

We Can’t Breathe

Jabari Asim will be on hand to his new book, We Can’t Breathe. From St. Louis, Jabari covers the “vibrancy and strength of black history and culture in America.” (7pm)

Also || Story Collider: Science Stories, Celebrate Home, Atmosphere, art night @ hits, Death Cab @ The Anthem, career change 101, forum on ending poverty, real citizens’ united, fundraiser for Mt Pleasant Library, Swiss music underground, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence happy hour

Thursday, October 18

Writing about Latinx families

Cuban-American author Meg Medina comes to Duende District to talk about her latest novel, in conversation with students from the Latin American Youth Center. (6pm)

Livin’ la vida local

  • Shop Made in DC is celebrating their first birthday in their spot on Dupont with complimentary birthday cake bombes and cocktails. (4:00pm)
  • Then, head a few blocks away to attend the second annual Local First Awards hosted by Think Local First DC and celebrate the entrepreneurs, organizations, and changemakers that are making a difference in DC. There’s an afterparty with an open bar, local brews and eats, and a dance party. (6:30pm)

Also || Pun DMV, medieval juggling??, Renwick walking tour, bonsai forest bathing, science of star trek, Future Folk @ The Kennedy Center, purple Thursday

10/18: earthquake drills?, voting rights in the US, digitizing the holocaust, Pun DMV, Promise @ Dawn, speed networking, video in the field, pumpkin fest, jokes that give back, outrage into action, how to disagree and stay friends

Friday, October 19

All the weird basement VHSs

Feast your eyes on a collection of weird thrift-store-sourced VHS tapes courtesy of comedians from The Onion and the Colbert Report. (6:30pm)

Flail, sway, sing along

  • Luce is nothing if not atmospheric. Grab a spot on the balcony for Boat Burning’s guitar orchestra and modular synthesizers. (6pm)
  • Catch DC-based The North Country at DC9 for good songwriting, indie-rock “polyphonic psychedelia”. (6:30pm)
  • Indie rock Guided by Voices take on Black Cat. (8pm)

Also || soul strolls in the cemetery, sketching bonsai, flo with your flow (period yoga), DMV Latina Millennials, the roast of harry potter

10/19:  Free Friday Fitness, Glorietta, women’s circle, Craft Night @ Shop Made in DC, district shabbat, Butterfly Bash, Gateways/Portales

Saturday,  October 20

Dirty legs and tight lycra

Step inside the beautiful grounds of the normally-closed-to-the-public Old Soldier’s Home for DCCX cyclocross race. Lots of cowbells, beers, fast action and sculpted thighs. (two days long)

My kingdom for a feather boa

The Shakespeare Theater Company is hosting a prop sale, just in time for Halloween. Forsooth, it should be great. (9am-2pm)

Also || East of the River Book Festival, National Arboretum volunteer planting, fundraiser for Black Workers Center, Harry Potter Tea, spooky roller derby

10/20: Out of the darkness, Far Out, DC Design Week, race for every child (5k to benefit children’s national), pancake battle, zombie fun run, light the night, fall nature migration walk, air & scare, NatSecGirlSquad HH, Capitol Hill walk ‘n drink, for women leaving their comfort zone, Shatterproof 5k, boo @ the zoo, women’s march on the pentagon, trail cleanup, trails and ales, Lyrics from Lockdown, square dance, HITS bazaar flea market, Halloween scavenger hunt, UN Young Professionals Career Dinner, pumpkin fest, how restaurants reduce waste, Colony Club Photo Show, Children’s National 5k, Tech Rebalanced, Georgetown Oktoberfest

Sunday,  October 21

So much music

  • “DAYTIME SLAYTIME” at Rhizome. (3pm)
  • A whole bunch of local acts come to house venue Local F.S. (6:30pm)
  • The heady voice of Mirah may be just what you need for a Sunday night. We’re big fans of her breathy, guitar-y indie pop. (7pm)
  • Or catch the indie rock magic of Big Thief at 9:30 club. (7pm)

Incompatible Allies film screening

Join Black Lives Matter DC & Grassroots Media DC for this documentary film tackling covering gun violence and community safety. Panel discussion to follow. (6pm)

Also || how to make papel picado, make ramen at Toki, vigilante coffee cupping, stomp out slumlords, irish music @ Petworth Citizen, colony club clothing swap,

10/21: Lily allen, Jerry Paper, Kiefer, Prophet & Stimulator Jones, 5K & FunRun, blessing of the animals, dupont house tour, author readings at second story books dupont, Yoga w/ American Pops Orchestra

Monday, October 22

Early voting begins in DC

Do yr civic duty! Check your early voting place here based on your ward. Peruse the voter guide.

MGM, the propaganda machine

Did you know 1930s Hollywood had a strong tinge of anti-New Deal right-wing propaganda? If you come to this Profs & Pints, you will. (6pm)

Also || Mountain Man folk music, volunteer with asylum seekers, SF Ballet’s AD, National Day of Protest Against Police Terror

Reel Architecture: Metropolis, Comedy Shenanigans, Lovejet @ Dangerous Pies, National Day of Protest Against Police Terror

Tuesday, October 23

Cartography conversations

Architectural historian and cartographer Don Alexander Hawkins walks through his process for creating historic maps of Washington that have influenced historians and scholars across the country. (6pm)

Create your own performance enhancing playlist

Can listening to music improve your exercise? Sport psychologist Dr. Costas Karageorghis discusses the science behind using music to improve sports performance and enhance the exercise experience. (7pm)

Also || Free Wifi Comedy Show, money in politics roundtable, La Maquina de Cuba, DC candidate forum on climate change, Calvin Johnson (K Records)

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Looking Ahead

10/24:Code Girls, Keepin’ it weird Wednesdays, African-American Film Festival, Suck It! Comedy game show, Pardot/Salesforce networking, Not Quite Not White, probono immigration training, Ecowomen Mentor Dinner, Sharmila Sen (Harvard University Press), hip hop listening session, The Fever @ Woolly Mammoth: use code “WOOLLY730” for 50% off single tickets

10/25: Kurbassy, stuff they don’t want you to know (podcast recording), Bass Drum of Death, introduction to Marxism, Bentzen Ball, writing the sacred self, pitch competition: the future of aging, what is medievalism?, Sight Machine: Trevor Paglen + Kronos Quartet, learn about Syrian refugee crisis + cuisine, RINGLET branding, The Fever @ Woolly Mammoth: use code “WOOLLY730” for 50% off single tickets, pineapple presents: everyday dorie

10/26: Dia de Los Muertos After Hours, Townhall for Justice with Nuns on the Bus, night of the living zoo, Zombie Prom, surveillance and art, Anime-zing: Mary & the Witch’s Flower, newseum nights, reiki restore, silent auction: DMV items → scholarships for kids

10/27: Not Your Groupies, fatality fest, TEDxGeorgetown, End HIV 5K, Literary Feast, Winter & Night biking seminar, moon taxi, go kart endurance race, Eckington Day, Crafty Bastards, volunteer @ Kenilworth, Immigrant Film Fest, World Press Photo Exhibition, second story books free appraisal day, scary skate @ Anacostia park, End of Season Party at Up Top Acres, Opera Outside, Freddie Gibbs, Harry-Ween: the Queer Who Lived, Meso Creso Halloween

10/28: Omar Epps, Tales from the Netherworlds, Masters of Movie Music, Joel McHale, pumpkin fest, ScriptDC, dia de los muertos at NMAI, Conan’s music director

10/29: Celebrate National Cat Day by BUILDING YOUR CAT A CASTLE,  March for Black Women, Awesome Foundation birthday and pitch party, sign up for Hallowzine night

10/30: Call Your Girlfriend, ghosts of georgetown, black students in 1968, solar focus job fair, Chocolate City Live Pt 2, police & pop culture

10/31: Halloween Skate, Halloween WhoDunIt, LeVar Burton, NPC Comms Summit

11/1: Fight Night, Diversity Job Fair, HIV/AIDS response and policy, Luce Unplugged: Jenna Camille, NIkki Glaser, Brother Ali, Smithsonian Food History Weekend, veterans in tech

11/2: Union Market Drive In Movie, Overeater’s Anonymous Convention, NIkki Glaser, Underground California Wines, the rules of walkable cities

11/3:The Last Weekend, Capital Pride Fall Concert, Death Becomes Us True Crime Festival by BYT, MoCo night hike, 80 Virginia beers, Forest Hills Spooktacular, BTS: Zoo, Shaw immersive art: “Housewarming”, Taste of H Street, Hamilton singalong, the first graphic novels?

11/4: Pumpkin Chunkin’, DC artist Nara Park, how i learned to drive, tarot/yoga/meditation

11/5: Dinner on stage, DC native returns home for comedy at U Hall (Brandon Wardell Live), The Princess Bride Script Reading, Dish & Tell

11/6: Yeah But Still podcast

11/7: Tenacious D, Ian Sweet & Young Jesus, Aida, riots & retail

11/8: The Flying Tigers book launch, Art for DASH, casino night for La Clinica del Pueblo, Capitol Food Fight, wreath laying at WWI, the Virgin & the Juggler: Byzantine Studies!

11/9: Ronnie Spector, 20 years of irfa, catharsis on the mall, Ruck the Runway 2, ROAM turns 5, The Emporiyum

11/10: clothing swap, brett dennen, frankenstein, the joy formidable, punk rock flea, meditation retreat, JDVBBS , volunteer at the NOVA community marketplace, Radiohead to Ravel, documentary: Pilot District Project, one of Rolling Stone’s 5 comedians to watch, The Emporiyum

11/11: What makes a great America?, JUFJ turns 20, The Emporiyum

11/12: Toro Y Moi, Danish String Quartet

11/14: Community Stories Festival, tennis, Esme Patterson, trees matter symposium

11/15: CLEO Gala, PREET, Yonder Mountain String Band

11/16: Mitski + jessica Lea Mayfield, Maggie Rose, The Dollop (Live podcast recording), Garden of Lights in MoCo

11/17: Holiday hayride, Caroline Rose, Debussy/Duparc/Tchaikovsky, Natasha Leggero, Los Campesinos!

11/18: Congressional chorus concert, Art Garfunkel, beetlejuice, JUFJ community meeting

11/19: Dutch envoy for international water affairs

11/20: 50 years after Whitney Young Jr., an inspector calls at shakespeare theater,

11/21: IDK

11/22: Trot for Hunger

11/23: Nicole byer

11/24: Nicole Byer, Gay Life Explored Through Song

11/25: The Agitators: A Historic Friendship

11/29: CAM Summit, Preoccupations & Protomartyr

11/30: Kurt Vile is back, baby, Flasher

12/1: MetroCooking Show, bereavement support group, Soccer Mommy , Red baraat

12/4: http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/events/panties-partner-profit-18-19/, the helio sequence

12/5: Yann Tiersen, self defense class

12/6: Moth StorySLAM

12/7: Marissa Nadler, Love, Factually, Dance Party

12/8: The Warriors w Shaolin Jazz, Rock Creek Gala, Book Launch: Anacostia River in Photos

12/9: Austrian Research & Innovation Talk

12/10: I hate the holidays

12/13: Byblos cooking class, bomba estereo

12/14: Lindsay Stirling, Mumford & Sons

12/15: Lay wreaths at Arlington Nat’l cemetery, glade dance xchange, Darlingside, positive presence

12/16: Jane Austen Bday Tea, LeBron’s in town

12/22: Alleycat

12/23: Last chance to see Corbin Bleu

12/31: A Comedy NYE

1/17: Dan Deacon with an orchestra

1/19: Heather McDonald

1/26: Neko Case

2/16: ‘80s Prom

3/9: Beatles & Beethoven

3/20: Jose Gonzalez

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