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This is a time where many of us are learning to be alone together (or together apart), which can be challenging or downright upsetting for some, yet new and exciting for others. This week, as many large public gatherings have been cancelled, postponed, or brought online, we encourage you to do things--alone, or with others--that keep us joyful, appreciative, and safe.

Wednesday, January 13

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ShutDownDC’s at it again, with giant banners and other art to “show Congress and the country that the people demand accountability” for the acts of violence in our city last week. (noon)

  • This evening, get out your paints, stencils, and papier-mache for a virtual art build to install posters around town ahead of planned return by right-wing conspirators. (8 pm)

Let’s talk about sex

Drop the TMI and join an open discussion about sex and its many wonders. Women Uncorked is a virtual forum for any and all to share their experiences and/or questions about sexual anatomy, desires, health, and wellness (6pm)

Sweet dreams are made of…

A gentle dream-sharing hangout. Participants in Rhizome DC’s Dream Cafe can share their dreams and learn techniques for remembering & recording them. (8pm)

Also || volunteer for HIAS, innovative lives, Maketto merch-sale, free dumplings, meditation and mindfulness, Bridgerton vibes

Thursday, January 14

Your guide to mindful listening

In times of stress and anxiety, it’s important to take a few minutes to pause and listen. Join Molly Jones, a composer from Chicago, who will help you explore “silent listening practice, sound journaling, a home sound treasure hunt, and other reflective sonic practices. (8pm)

A not-so secret discussion

Hear from two former CIA officers on the current state of intelligence and national security. Hosted by the ED of the Spy Museum, this virtual spy chat will feature a conversation with John Brennan, President Obama’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor.  (12pm)

The future of the museum

What can a museum be? What is its role in the global movements for social and political change? Tune into two roundtable sessions with museum directors from the Brooklyn Museum, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, and more to hear leading perspectives on the future of the museum. (6pm)

Also || habitat 101, a workshop for your craft, music in the museum, trivia night

Friday, January 15

(In)sensible premier

DuPont underground is officially re-open! The first exhibition of the year will be an immersive showcasing the large-scale light and sound projections designed by Savannah College of Art and Design professor John Colette. (3pm)

Is this the paw-fect lifestyle?

Working from home has us spending more time with our best fluffy friends. But, at what cost? Dr. Sally Foote will lead a discussion on the impact of the pandemic on our pets and what to expect when normal life resumes. (7pm)

Also || live Cinderella performance, Shop Made in DC competition, lettering layout, wits and wit, the hidden meaning of dreams, Twist chapter 3 of this insane multimedia theater thing

Saturday, January 16

The Christmas celebrations continue...

If you’re on a period piece binge, then you’re in for a treat. Prince George’s County is hosting a virtual Twelfth Night Ball, where they’ll dive into the history of this holiday, explore popular foods, and teach you dance moves that date back to the 5th century.

Walkin’ in a winter wonderland

Or rather, cozy up from home and virtually tour art at the National Gallery that depicts winter wonderlands. (2pm)

Also || self-defense for BIPOC, the sexy bird, contemporary art tour, painting tutorial

Sunday, January 17

Pick 3, spend $50

Help uplift and support DC’s independent small businesses by shopping from 3 of your favorite restaurants, boutiques, and online retailers. By spending $50 a month, you’re contributing an investment into our local economy. (happy spending)

Also || talk: star wars: folklore strikes back, art: first ladies

Monday, January 18

Put Netflix to bed for a night

Broaden your streaming horizons and tune into the Battle of Jangsari, telling the story of how 772 South Korean student soldiers diverted North Korean soldiers from taking Incheon. The action-packed drama features Kim Myung-Min, Choi Min-ho, and...Megan Fox. Is this soft power? (register)

Also || MLK weekend of service, virtual MLK Day of Service with City Year

Tuesday, January 19

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

“Before “fake news” Marion was fighting to protect the truth by archiving everything that was said and shown on television...It’s about a radical Communist activist, who became a fabulously wealthy recluse archivist. Her work was crazy but it was also genius.” (Stream online, as spotted on a poster at Cool Kids Vinyl)

Crafting cider cocktails

Winter to this writer means repurposing a crockpot for mulled wine & hot cider – the folks at Capitol Cider House are upping the game with a cocktail crafting workshop. Ticket prices include materials. (8:30pm)

Also || First Ladies portrait tour, virtual baking class

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