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Wednesday, January 10

Rally for Your Rights

There is a Voting Rights Rally tomorrow at the Supreme Court. The rally focuses on an upcoming case about removing people from voter lists that haven’t voted recently. (9:30am)

Laugh for a Cause

Jokes the Give Back is a weekly comedy show featuring local comedians. Some of the ticket sales go to NARAL, a nonprofit fighting for reproductive freedom. Laugh, give, love. (7 pm)

Also || Daniel Pink, African American Folktales, metal and beer, Capital Classics movies, meet up with David Grosso

Thursday, January 11

DC Economic Development Open House

Learn about resident programs and services at the second annual Economic Development Cluster open house with agency leaders, staff, and Deputy Mayor Kenny. (4pm)

Snow on the mind?

If you were left disappointed by the lack of powder during the bomb cyclone, head to REI where you can learn the basics of snowshoeing. As helpful as online video lessons are, some things are better to try out in person. (6:30pm)

Also || Firestone Walker, Trivia night @ Georgetown Library, DC Economic Development Cluster open house, Wine & Cheese HH, snowshoeing 101, New Year Vision Board, night of action for paid family leave, Contra Dancing in Silver Spring, Multi-APA networking hh, BRNDA @ Comet Ping Pong

Friday, January 12

Toe stompin’ tunes

Local bluegrass favorite Bearcat Wildcat play at Union Stage. Plus discounted beer. (7:30pm)

Dress up, throw spoons

Sometimes you just gotta grab your most appropriate costume and shout at the screen at midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Room. More serious? Don’t miss midnight Pan’s Labyrinth. (11:59pm)

Also || MLK Shabbat, Live & Unplugged luncheon, Coat Drive, Julian, Bethesda Restaurant week begins, LivelyHoods fundraiser, WiSci film screening, Des Demonas @ Comet Ping Pong

Saturday, January 13

Volunteer in Rock Creek Park

Three days of service begins today in the park in DC and Maryland locations. Enjoy a brisk outdoor morning and get your hands dirty cutting away invasive ivy species and cleaning up trash. (ongoing)

POST PINK Bacchae & Glitterer

Get your DIY punk scene on. Baltimore-based POST PINK plays Chill Factory. (6:30pm)

French embassy dance soiree

Learn Viennese waltz, tango and salsa and feel very fancy in the French embassy. No experience necessary; be sure to get a ticket. (7pm)

Also || DC Divas (women’s football team) tryouts, Jamaica student scholarship fundraiser, #WomensWealth,  yoga retreat, DoTheMostGood, intro to birdwatching, masquerade ball, blanket & toiletry drive, UXCamp, lock picking, The Great Book Exchange, Black Lightning screening, Crepusculo, ImSoDC apparel

Sunday, January 14

Take a walk about town

  • Learn some of the lesser-known thing about the city and its political scandals in a Secrets of DC walking tour. (12pm)
  • Or engage in shinrin yoku, aka forest bathing, to get into nature in the heart of DC and soothe the soul. (1pm)
  • If you’re feeling competitive, don’t miss the scavenger hunt at the Museum of the American Indian. Solve riddles, win prizes. (2pm)

Party like it’s 1988

Throw it back to legendary DC nightclub Fifth Column and party it up at 18th Street Lounge. (9pm)

Also || Black & Boujee Anniversary party, Choir! Choir! Choir!, fusion blues dancing, give free hugs, comic creators, “those wishing to tie, be tied, or both are encouraged to attend!”, Screening of Iran's Oscar entry, Dorjee Momo pop-up in Bloomingdale, the art of solo travel, Play it Cool @ Union Stage

Monday, January 15

March for Racial Justice MLK Peacewalk/Parade

Bring your banners and join fellow activists for the 12th annual MLK Peacewalk/Parade, a grassroots, community-based event to bridge the country’s racial and economic divides and recognize the work of organizers who fought to make today a national holiday. (10:40am - 2pm)

Curling & Cocktails

Your dreams are coming true! Every Monday for the rest of January you too can learn to curl at the Wharf. The Olympics are within your grasp. (7:30pm)

Also || help clean up Rock Creek Park, sculpture garden twilight walk, more Wharf ice skating, YP4 Growing Together potluck

Tuesday, January 16

American Sign Language coffee workshop

Expand on your language skills with a two hour ASL class that will cover specific terms and basic pleasantries to help you better communicate with our deaf and hard of hearing neighbors. (6 pm)

Experimental scores from American television

Members from some of DC's most adventurous bands come together to combine television shows like The Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks with live soundtracking in real-time at the new Union Stage. (8 pm)

Also || Green Drinks DC happy hour, The Inner Loop, New Year, New Career, emotional labor union: #MeToo, Hamlet, mat pilates, astronomy on tap, coalition for smarter growth, DC Fray registration closes

Looking ahead

1/17: Navy SEAL teaches escape techniques, Miss DC 2018 info session, self-care best practices, Soul Music & Rye Whiskey, ASAP, Hugging Therapy, job search support group, flamingosis, DIY mending workshop

1/18: Friend Request, Non-academic careers in neuroscience, a sabbatical at home, NPR Politics podcast, BTS: The Women’s March, Environmental Legislative Summit, Sustainable Transit, ultimate megafort, careers podcast, irreality, Patrick Rue

1/19: Wellness Wind-down, vinyasa & vino, FinTech HH, Late Shift at Torpedo Factory, Luce Unplugged Community Showcase, Freedom City book launch, Directed Actions

1/20: Story District: Top Shelf, Public Education Edit-a-Thon, piano at the Cosmos Club, Through the Repellant Fence, yoga retreat, women in advocacy and politics workshop, Words Beats Life, Red Dress Benefit, drinking history tour, J20 punk benefit, Jenna Camille

1/21: Goldmundd String Quartet, meet the real Indiana Jones, monthly singalong, NoVa Bridal Expo

1/22: Int’l Women’s Day Theatre

1/23: Bernard Henri-Levy, PRIV DC hiring fair, Women Uncorked, Setting Your 2018 Financial Goals, Majid Jordan, Bell’s HopSlam

1/24: New Year, New Career, WriteNight, DC Disability Coalition Legislative Breakfast, discovering Dupont Underground, Fortas Chamber Music, watercolor + hand lettering workshop, ChurchKey nugget nectar, Bitter Medicine@DC9, Toro y Moi DJ set

1/25: Luncheon discussion on immigration, Scotch tasting, the threat of genocide today, soiree for professionals, the threat of genocide today, The Magic Flute, Vietnam: The Tet Offensive

1/26: J. Byrd, HoyaHacks, Cowork With Us

1/27: Newseum food party, DCMD showcase, Chili Cookoff, Policy Careers, Zadie Smith, 18th St Singers, sip&suppers, #adulting

1/28: Open Mic @ Petworth Citizen, sip&suppers, DC beagles meetup (zomggg), Lunar New Year, opera about the Underground Railroad, Pub Sing, Underground Railroad opera

1/30: Young Karl Marx, women in media, DC Row opens, open ballet class

1/31: Democracy @ Work DC, Jester King Brewery

2/1: International guitar night, Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions

2/2: Haiku contest

⅔: Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale, BrunchFest, Rosé After Hours, EmoNight, imperial stouts

⅖: Bullets into bells, Sen. Chris Murphy, BeanPot Watch Party

2/6: Carrie Mae Weems, Carla Dirlikov Canales

2/8: Muslims in news media, Healthcare lunch and leads, Winter Party

2/10: Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge, drawing workshop, Alice Smith

2/12: Pop-up Magazine

2/14: Quilt-a-Thon, breakup songs

2/7: Food as art, pancakes & booze art show, micro-filmmaking for all, Churchkey brews,

2/13: Foxtrot, Dave Eggers

2/14: Valentine’s Day, Spy Style

2/16: impactLINK, 50 shades of rosé

2/17: 50 shades of rosé

2/18: Chinese New Year Parade

2/19: sour beer week

2/20: Emotional Labor Union, Packing Party

2/23: Intersections Festival

2/24: PUBLIquartet, DistillersFest, Winter Market

2/26: Political Tribes, Sierra Club Lobby Night

2/28: WriteNight

3/2: WhiskyLive, Dr. Seuss Day of Service

3/3: Celebrating Bill Withers,

3/6: Shopping, Blockchain Summit

3/7: Nada Surf

⅜: March for the deaf grassroots movement, Adrienne Lenker (Big Thief)

3/9: Critical breaks reading series,

3/15: Spring Market

3/16: No Sleep Podcast Recording, Wild Style screening, Wild Style dance party,

3/17: St. Pat’s Pub Crawl

3/18: St. Patty’s Parade

3/23: Palm, Beehive

3/24: Code Red

3/25: Forbes Symposium

3/31: Easter Vigil

4/15: US Girls

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