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Wednesday, September 8

Queer trivia with the mistresses

“Your monthly dose of all things nerdy and LGBTQ+” (7pm)


Dupont Underground will host their monthly comedy throwdown, introducing you to up-and-coming comedians in the area and abroad. (7:30pm)

Also ||  tunes: Ke$ha + Betty Who, Nicholas Party: Draw the Curtain, doubling down on dyke night, camp cookout, urban tree summit, premier: Quixote Nuevo, art: Kim Sandara 

Thursday, September 9


Merriweather Art’s District launches their Artists-in-Residence (AIR) series featuring creatives, “that will amplify connection, defy convention, and take your senses on an incredible ride.” (tickets)

Tunes: Robert Glasper residency

If you weren’t blasting “Freeze Tag” did you even have a summer? But the jazz crossover artist’s repertoire is deep, hosting tons of artists on his “Black Radio” series, playing on Kendrick Lamar records and covering rock classics in original arrangements. Catch it all at his Kennedy Center residency. (September 9-September 19)

Also || speed dating @hotel zena, mother of all comedy, sunsoaked tarot readings, forecasting our future retail summit, welcoming week by welcome 2 america

Friday, September 10

Celebrating 50 years of…

Performing arts and building community. Head to the REACH at the Kennedy Center to shop at the local arts market, dance to the live DJ set, and watch the Inside Out film screening. (6pm)

Vibe check

Kick off your weekend with a soothing and restorative sound bath at the Viceroy with holistic wellness expert, Jessica Gray. (7pm)

Also ||  Working: A Musical, Old Town Cocktail Week, art: Lisa Tubach, music: Come From Away, picnic pod concerts, My Father, My Martyr, and Me

Saturday, September 11

Make a difference

Spend your day volunteering for the Capital Area Food Bank to pack meals for families and individuals in need. (all day)

Sew Much Soul

Learn from a community of experts on how to approach your creative sewing project. Whether you’re making a linen napkin or a 3 piece suit, this virtual conference is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. (register)


Also || tunes: Thao, King Crimson, Black Cat’s birthday, WABA 50 states ride, opera at Hill Center, solidarity with Strathmore workers!, CCB + BYB: World’s Biggest Go-Go, dance of the eternal pilgrim, Wangari Gardens community input

Sunday, September 12

Decolonize yoga

From meditation to freestyle yoga, Rhythm & Bend “centers around meditation and wellness, where joy meets fitness and R&B flows through the body and breath.” (4 pm)

A comedic secret society

The Midnight Gardeners Society presents “Wrong Answers Only,” a comedy game show “combining sketch comedy, improv and stand-up to tackle pop culture in a way you won't forget.” (7pm)

Also || Opera Outside, Constellations Chamber Concerts

Monday, September 13

Talk: 200 years of student activism

Believe it or not, GWU was called the “Holiday Inn of the Revolution” during the sixties, and students before that engaged in movements against fascism and for women’s suffrage and abolition. (12 pm)

PARK(ing) Day

Working with neighbors around the city, DDOT is transforming parking spaces into pop-up parks. See a map of activations here and learn more about PARK(ing) Day here. 

Also || talk: Versailles

Tuesday, September 14

The Amen Corner

James Baldwin’s first play tells the story of Pastor Margaret and her storefront church: “Surrounded by “a choir of powerhouse singers” (The Washington Post) belting songs of redemption, Margaret must face the music herself when memories of her own troubled past return.” (starts 9/14, runs to 9/26)

Talk local art with Amber Robles-Gordon

The DC artist talks with AU’s Katzen Art Center about her work and the way it interrogates US foreign policy and its ramifications at home and abroad. (6 pm)

Also ||  KenCen turns 50, Take Me Out dance party, journaling with crystals and tarot, talk: how the brain creates


Smithsonian Arts & Industries reopening


9/16: tunes: Kingman Island Orchestra

9/17: PARKing Day

DDOT created an interactive Google map that includes the locations, applicants, site-specific activities, and a recommended bike route to all locations: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1bc9MDb-yld-ZomRz-6mKdyCO80S6fcKb&usp=sharing. DDOT is also hosting their own pop-up parklet on Pennsylvania Avenue SE from 6th Street SE to 7th Street SE to showcase the proposed protected bike lane included in the Pennsylvania Avenue SE Corridor Study (https://www.pennavese.com/). We’re very excited to host this event for the ninth year in a row and look forward to seeing you all at the event!

9/18: tunes: Bob Mould Band, tunes: Hall & Oates, tunes: Lang Lang, Little Swap of Horrors

9/20: tunes: Dashboard Confessional, Paper Jam event at Lost City

9/21: tunes: Andrew WK

9/23: tunes: Islands, tunes: Tame Impala, tunes: Dierks Bentley

9/24: tunes: Bleachers, outlaw music festival, DC Art All Night, Awkward Sex...and the City

9/25: DC Bike Ride, tunes: Oh He Dead!, all ages dance party, book: The Eternal Audience of One, Afrobeats Block Party w Jollof Cookoff

9/26: Hope & Seek in Rock Creek

9/28: tunes: Rufus Wainwright & Jose Gonzalez

9/29: tunes: Sarah Jarosz

9/30: tunes: Gary Numan, GGW Fall Mixer at metrobar


10/2: Halcyon Awards

10/3: tunes: Tinashe

10/6: tunes: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Eleanor Roosevelt Celebration for JWJ Education Fund

10/8: tunes: Waxahatchee

10/9: Down in the Reeds music festival

10/10: tunes: Chris Staples

10/16: All Things Go Music Festival

10/17: tunes: Torres

10/18: tunes: Waxahatchee

10/21: Hasan Minhaj

10/29: tunes: 100 gecs


11/6: tunes: Of Montreal

11/14: tunes: Finneas

11/15: tunes: Wolf Alice


12/1-2: tunes: New Pornographers

12/11: tunes: Bully

12/12: tunes: The Joy Formidable

12/28: John Oliver


1/24: tunes: Fucked Up 


2/2: tunes: Courtney Barnett


⅗: tunes: Deafheaven

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