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Wednesday, August 15

Grant Circle social

Swing by and build some community. If you live around the Petworth area, just come enjoy a public space and meet some neighbors and have a conversation. (6-7pm)

Learn about the 11th Street Bridge Project

Meet the staff and learn the details about a new civic space in DC by the 11th Street Bridge. The outcome of this development and project will have a major impact on gentrification in surrounding neighborhoods, so go learn more. (5:30-7pm)

Also || Arlington County Fair, Peach Daze Fuzztival, Chris Blue, book packing, Seu Jorge, Conversational Spanish, Slow Food DC, yappy hour, design talk: vectors!, “Jew Kids on the Block” rise up for Roe, Sierra Club DC meet and greet

Thursday, August 16

Spend your Thursday with DCPL

  • Dr. Samir Meghelli, Chief Curator at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, will lead a discussion on how Washingtonians have shaped their neighborhoods and the rich history of civic engagement that accompanied it. (6:30 pm)
  • Join the Go-Go Archive team and Big Ugly Truck for an outdoor dance party, then learn about DCPL's efforts to collect and preserve the history of go-go. (7 pm)

Ford’s Theatre Under 35 after hours

Explore the theatre and the museum with fellow young art enthusiasts and chat with theatre staff to learn more about the venue. (6pm)

Put down the phone, baby

And dance and eat some veggie tacos! To celebrate Chaia’s second location opening, turn in your phone, dance your but off, eat your face off, and take pics with disposable cameras to capture the body parts detaching. That got weird, but this party doesn’t have to. Or maybe it will, who knows, you can’t be shamed for it on some stranger’s Instagram story later! (8:30pm)

Also || Cricket (the bug not the sport) Crawl, William Clark Green, Bad Bunny, Georgian Embassy movie night, ecstatic dance, European art post-WWII

Friday, August 17

Tunes: Plastic Nancy, Ultra Beauty, Toe

  • Hear Ultra Beauty’s EP bounce from “seasick post-punk to tender guitar-pop” (8pm)
  • Plastic Nancy is skull-crushing psychedelia for the whole family to enjoy (8pm)
  • DC Bike Party’s ride theme is Funky Disco so, still counts (7:30pm)
  • Black Cat says vaporwaver George Clanton has “dropped the alter egos” (he used to be ESPIRIT), but c’mon, that’s not his name, right? i-D calls him “the next cult electronic artist from the internet.” (7:30 pm)

Also || Polaroid stories, queer grrl movie night, dragonboat fest, therapy is not a dirty word, summer swap shop, can one of you please organize a cunnilingus workshop so we don’t just have to keep writing up this blowjob workshop because it reminds me of this incredible but deeply depressing article

8/18: Arlington County Fair, General Shaw’s Chicken, Sparks @ Mystics,

Saturday,  August  18


D.C.'s Humane Rescue Alliance is waiving adoption fees as part of a national drive to find homes for animals of all kinds. The "Clear The Shelters” event happens at two locations in DC; check for one close to you and prepare for a crowd! (10-5pm)


Play in a sand volleyball tourney, show up for some drop-in soccer, join a women’s cyclocross (that’s mixed off-road and on) camp.

Also || Virginia Craft Brew Fest, POC entrepreneurial bootcamp, culinary comedy, unlimited pizza, emergence of the sensual woman, photograph the memorials by night

Saleh Bakri film night

Sunday,  August 19

A beginner’s guide to alien life

Get schooled by NASA science writer and stand-up comic Kasha Patel as she equips us with all the tools necessary to understand how life — including humans — might survive on other planets. Plus, your ticket comes with a crafty cocktail. Don't space out! (6:30 pm)

Arlington County Fair

There probably won’t be 82 items on a stick like there were at the Iowa County Fair. There will be fair fare—midway games, amusement rides and farm animals.

Also || DC beer week, intro to tantra, Cheap Date @ 8 comedy, German Expressionism,

out of the darkness kickoff party, Jewish community day at Nats Park,

Monday, August 20

There will be meat

Local meat company Epic Curing launches their month long end of summer tour that consists of eating cured, smokey meats and washing them down with local, craft booze. Free samples included. (5pm)

Life drawing at Hillyer

Drawing makes you see the world differently. Join fellow artists at Hillyer to practice at your own pace, in your own medium, with the benefit of a live model (the best kind of model!). Easels, chairs, and “artistic ambiance” included. Be patient with yourself, experiment, learn to see. (6pm)

Also || Scientists share stories from the 2015 Zika outbreak, Fractal Worlds at ARTECHOUSE, Rhizome hosts Daniel Bachman’s deeply soothing tunes

Tuesday, August 21

Unleash your inner green thumb

UDC CAUSES invites anyone with an interest in urban agriculture to attend their educational harvesting workshops. Participants will learn how to harvest from their own garden and take home a bag of fresh produce. (9:30 am)

The Art of Beer panel discussion

Meet the artists behind the labels, posters, and logos of local breweries like 3 Stars, DC Brau, and Aslin and sample the beers they make famous.(6:00 pm)

Also || Help the honeybees, SongRise, StepAfrika, Wordpress meetup, DC breweries tasting menu at Birch & Barley, women at the head of the table

Looking Ahead

8/22: Dupont Dog Days of summer (dog-friendly garden party with a CANINE COSTUME CONTEST ermahgawd), Silver Spring timebank, Women Uncorked, Conversational Arabic

8/23: Black lives: They matter here, Botanical garden concert, Meditation workshop, Commission on Persons with Disabilities Meeting, vetiver, DuPont Brass, comedy open mic, Kyle Kinane, Yanju, Heather Booth, blight. makes right vol 2, watermelonpalooza

8/24: daybreaker, making our life meaningful, Wasted Theory, Boat Burning, beginning swing dancing, magic the gathering, Funkwerks beer, punk rock karaoke, letter writing, muevelo

8/25: CrabFeast, Pluralism Project: Candidate training breakfast, Maryland Renaissance Faire, Wildlife Conservation & Recreation Day, Smartphone Photography 101, Handsome Hound say goodbye, sip and sew, go-go panel, Back Alley Block Party, Beach House, Washington Spirit, talk Lauryn Hill

8/26: Commonwealth Joe coffee cupping, NAKED YOGA, this is not a show (Ed Schrader), arboretum forest bathing, puppy social

8/27: StoryCollider, Racial Justice reading group, Green Drinks: Beyond the Business Card

8/28: Jewish Outdoor Escape, TriFit, New Order

8/29: Philadelphia @ DC United, herbalism 101, weekly chapel, watercoloring

8/30: Poet P Scott Cunningham

8/31: Silent Disco, 5rhythms, six decades of Georg Baselitz, women uncorked

9/1: Nat’l Book Fest, Harvest Moon ShinDig, Brewers/Nats tailgate, Blisspop Disco + Giorgio Moroder

9/2: outdoor yoga

9/3: Shonen Knife

9/4: Miguel, sketching and drawing at the Smithsonian

9/6: Self-Managed Abortion: Community Forum, People Uncorked, missing middle housing

9/7: Foolosophy tour, toe at Black Cat

9/8: Indigenous Peoples’ Teach-in, teddy bear clinic, glade dance xchange, dog adoption, waterfront workouts, cyanotypes

9/9: Cider Fest, Capital Area Food Bank food truck fest, Ava Luna

9/10: The stories of the Eisenhower Office Building, HBR Ladies Night

9/11: Sumac, Women’s March of 1913

9/12: Takoma Park Drum Circle, work better day, 93 Days screening and panel, explore Olmsted Woods

9/14: DC Ukrainian Festival, 99% invisible x Jawbox

9/15: King Street Art Fest, DC Jollof- Off, Rosie Herrera, doggie day swim, jpegmafia, women talk design, No Spectators tour by Burners, H St Festival, Black Cat turns 25

9/16: One Day University, DC Ukrainian Festival

9/18: Takoma Park Folk Fest, Prevent cancer 5K, The Inner Loop, FIDLAR

9/19: River Whyless

9/20: Inferno Pilates Teacher Training, GoT dinner party, thirsty thursday, Car Seat Headrest

9/21: Smartphone photography, women’s creative retreat, DC Dance Summit, Bad Moves LP release

9/22: Dance to end sexual violence, National Public Lands Day, step out diabetes, Monarch Butterfly Festival, Booze, Brews & Bites, DC Pizza Festival, restore Rock Creek

9/23: DC Dance Summit, DC State Fair, Takoma Park pie contest, the Growlers

9/24: Women Uncorked, CitySwing

9/25: Lights of Hope

9/26: BuffaloNite

9/28: Jade Bird, BBQ & Bluegrass Fest

9/29: Shaed, Outessafest, Dardanella: The Great Gatsby Lawn Party, culture shock dc, batizado, Belly, art all night dupont, wander Wisconsin, Future Sessions

10/1: Chefs against domestic violence

10/2: Raise the Roof

10/3: Liz Phair + Speedy Ortiz

10/4: Gia Margaret + Advance Base

10/5: Women of the Wild

10/6: Wildlife Festival, A Bon Coeur

10/7: Building Bridges for Climate Change, kokedama workshop

10/9: Swearin’ + Sheer Mag

10/11: Hannah Watts @ Flash, Ben Howard & Wye Oak

10/12: Mug Night

10/13: Hains Point 5k

10/14: White Denim

10/15: Django Django, CanoeMobile

10/16: Harvard Business Review: Women’s Discussion, Passenger, autumn in anacostia

10/17: Celebrate Home

10/18: Great Southeast ShakeOut, Pun DMV

10/19: Tank & the Bangas + Big Freedia

10/20: Out of the darkness, zombie fun run, light the night

10/21: Lily allen, 5K & FunRun

10/22: Comedy Shenanigans

10/24: African-American Film Festival

10/27: End HIV 5K, Winter & Night biking seminar

10/31: Halloween Skate

11/1: Fight Night, Diversity Job Fair, Luce Unplugged: Jenna Camille

11/2: Overeater’s Anonymous Convention

11/3: Death Becomes Us True Crime Festival by BYT

11/4: Pumpkin Chunkin’, DC artist Nara Park

11/8: The Flying Tigers book launch, Art for DASH

11/9: Ronnie Spector

11/10: clothing swap

11/17: Holiday hayride, Caroline Rose

11/18: Congressional chorus concert

11/15: CLEO Gala

11/16: Mitski + jessica Lea Mayfield, Maggie Rose

11/22: Trot for Hunger

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

12/5: Yann Tiersen

12/9: Austrian Research & Innovation Talk

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

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