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Wednesday, October 9

Last call for glacier art

Check out the closing party of “Glacial Momentum,” an exhibit of polar ice images at the Chesire. The event will also feature a panel with NASA scientists and a live cello performance. (7 pm

Yom Kippur at New Synagogue Project

Join the New Synagogue Project for Yom Kippur services, afternoon programming, and a closing service/break-fast. Welcome the new year 5780 with music and introspection. (9:30, 2pm, 6pm)

Also || tunes: DMBQ | tunes: Trupa Trupa | tunes: P-Lo and Gupdad 4000 at Songbyrd 

Thursday, October 10

The Bauhaus, 100 years later

Debbie Millman, host of the Design Matters podcast, is at the Hirshhorn to talk with Harvard curator Laura Muir, Art Institute of Chicago assistant curator Erica Warren, and Food New York director Dong-Ping Wong about the Bauhaus ideals and their long-standing cultural and aesthetic influences. Registration recommended, share with your most ~modernist~ friendz. (7 pm)

Double Exposure: Investigative Film Festival returns

In its fifth edition, Double Exposure 2019 is happening at Eaton DC to convene investigative journalists, filmmakers, and multimedia producers for a 3-day line-up full of panel discussions, master classes, workshops and special programming to explore the intersection of film and journalism. Full lineup can be found here with tix varying in price. (Thursday thru Sunday)

Also || tunes: RAM from Haiti | tunes: Stray Fossa | yoga, sound, CBD | ballet, if that’s your thing? | a time you faltered: readings supporting al otro lado | ShutDownDC next steps | crash course in ranked-choice voting | los carpinteros | talk: dr. christine darden | makars open mic | tunes: oh he dead | state of art/dc | be that person at the party who knows everything about blockchain and cryptocurrency

Snally sightings (see snallygaster below on 10/12):

Friday, October 11

DC Bike Party’s Spooky Ride

Put on an extra scary and extra creative (but still bike-friendly) costume for this one! The after-party is at Franklin Hall. (7:30 pm)

Snally sightings

So excited for Snallygaster 2019 that you can’t wait one more day? Preview some of the brewers at various pop-ups around the city, including Churchkey, B Side, The Partisan, and The Sovereign. (4 pm)

Also || WET: A DACAmented Journey | Cristela Alonzo | tunes: Stolen Jars, The North Country | tunes: Katy Perry, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones | the drop in comedy show | a time you faltered | remember you must die

Saturday, October 12

Focus Cia De Danca

Focus Cia De Danca, a contemporary dance company, embodies a movement that builds art and meaning about the daily lives of the people in its home city of Rio de Janeiro. Catch their latest performance, Still Reich, which blends technical and innovative choreography. (Content warning for partial nudity oooh) (8 pm)

Pick out some art in Bethesda

This yearly arts festival will take over Bethesda Row on Saturday and Sunday. Browse, or purchase, glasswork, jewelry, watercolors and more from over 200 artists from around the country. (11 am to 6 pm)

We love beer and we’re not afraid who knows it

Snallygaster 2019 is here! Spend the day (or however long you like) sampling 400 beers, eating food from local food trucks, and listening to live music. (2 pm)

Also || welcome an honor flight | All Things Go Day 1 | tunes: Miramar | DIY MIDI workshop | punk archive show | netwalkin | oktoberfest at home

Sunday, October 13

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum reopens

The museum, which closed in March for a $3.5 million renovation, is ready to show off its new outdoor space and improved heating and cooling. This opening event will feature food, live music and the chance to meet new director Melanie Adams. (10 am)

Renaissance faire???

Embrace your inner whimsy and tackiness at the Maryland Renaissance Faire. If you go, please tell us if the kraken in the middle of their map is real. (10 am)

Also || menopause the musical | Mike Watt | All Things Go Day 2 | Impeach Now rally | Frederick Douglass in Capitol Hill | Cop Watch training | the women of hamilton

Monday, October 14

This is not my beautiful museum

Watch “Stop Making Sense,” the groundbreaking Talking Heads concert film that lets the viewer feel like a part of the band itself. Seating at the Hirshhorn is first come, first served. (3 pm)

Listen to Tejano fiddle tunes

Belen Escobedo is said to be “single handedly keeping alive” a Texas-Mexican fiddling tradition that has all but disappeared from the borderlands where it began. Hear it for yourself. (7:30 pm

Also || where bats are at… the bats are at profs & pints | lecture: dc murals

Tuesday, October 15

Feel the Sun in Your Mouth

Artist Alicja Kwade discusses her new exhibition with Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin. Come early to see the pieces, then hear them unpack the structures and perceptions that help shape your experience with it. (6:30pm)

Bow down

Head to The Potter's House for a free book talk with Josh Levin, author of “The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Legend.” Learn about Linda Taylor, the real woman behind the Reagan-era stereotype—and dig in to what this story says about the country’s political rhetoric and moral posturing. (6:30pm)

film: We Intend to Cause Havoc | profs & pints: the exorcist's power | spooky Halloween cookie decorating | Mexico in a bottle

Also || tbd



10/16: Photoshare | tunes: Modest Mouse, Black Keys | Oscar Wilde’s birthday

10/17: cider dinner | Sandy G | tunes: Asa Chang & Junray

10/18: boo @ the zoo | 29 rooms | Arabian Sights Film Festival

10/19: Clubhouse Festival (feat. Madeon, Rezz) | Down in the Reeds Music Festival | tunes: Sneaks | tunes: Swervedriver

10/20: Brookland Exchange Makers Mart | plant sale | Bulgarian folk music | new kitchens on the block

10/21: Meet the Ward 4 candidates

10/22: tunes: Machine Gun Kelly + Young Thug | CLR James and DC | tunes: Lightmare

10/23: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth) | Macy Gray

10/24: Bentzen Ball | tunes: Born Dad

10/25: night of the living zoo | Maxo Kream | Corridor | tunes: Sleater-Kinney | still Bentzen Ball

10/26: tunes: Alessia Cara | pancake battle for teen parents & their children | rally to reclaim rent control | Meso Creso Halloween | still Bentzen Ball | Halloween @ LSC

10/27: DIIV | helmet | Halloween cover show for Girls Rock! | our sixth birthday?

10/28: Free Wifi Comedy | community changemakers

10/29: Big Freedia

10/30: Jay Som w/ Gia Margaret

10/31: food truck thurs | Superfine! | tunes: Umphreys McGree


11/1: supernatural, first fridays @ art underground | Angel Olsen | Sporkful podcast feat Kwame Onwuachi and Dan Pashman | Pottery on the Hill | tunes: Noochie

11/2: Hot Cider Hustle | Delirious Rite of the Random Fellow

11/3: learn to make paella | tweed ride

11/4: Write Out Loud!

11/5: tunes: New Pornographers

11/6: tunes: Adult Mom

11/7: Boozy Gelato HH | tunes: Devon Welsh (Majical Cloudz)

11/8: Death Becomes Us | whoreible decisions

11/9: From Grain To Glass: An Immersive Tour | Death Becomes Us | visit the new marine sanctuary | film: Punk the Capital

11/10: tunes: Julia Jacklin | tunes: Big Thief | Death Becomes Us

11/12: tunes: Downtown Boys

11/15: tunes: Chastity Belt | tunes: Wild Nothing

11/16: “the ultimate foodie outing” | tunes: This Will Destroy You | HITS: The Confessional | tunes: The Ergs, Bacchae

11/19: tunes: White Denim | tunes: Sara Bareilles

11/21: tunes: Titus Andronicus

11/22: tunes: San Fermin

11/23: tunes: Gesaffelstein

11/24: tunes: Black Marble

11/25: tunes: Brockhampton

11/29: zoo lights | tunes: deadmau5


12/6: creative coffee | happy hour flow | tunes: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | tunes: Dark Star Orchestra

12/7: tunes: Tourist + Matthew Dear

12/12: brew lights

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