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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, March 3

Plant it pink

“It’s likely [stage 3] cancer” was not something Mallory expected to hear at age 34. Nevertheless, she powered through all the doctors appointments, chemotherapy, and insurance (the worst!). Help Mallory raise funds for breast cancer research by participating in her raffle with items donated by some of our favorite local businesses. (Donate)

When you’re just a small town girl…

Living in a lonely world and trying to fight the Nazis all at the same time. That’s the position these three Dutch teenaged girls were in when they decided to “become spies, saboteurs, Nazi assassins—and WWII heroes” in the 1930s. (12pm)

I’ll be needing stitches

It’s time to take out that jean jacket you have sitting in a dark corner of your closet to spruce it up with buttons and patches. Take DC public library’s online class to learn how to revamp your old clothes, fix holes, and adjust hems. (5pm)

Also || Lessons from environmental history & film, mindful listening in isolated times

Thursday, March 4

Put away the easy bake oven

Queer Eye’s Antoni and home chef Julia Turshen take the Sixth and I virtual stage to discuss food and community. Learn about some of their favorite dishes, personal histories, and more. (7pm)

Lights, cameras, action!

Dance Place is showcasing virtual works co-curated by two BIPOC dance artists in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s BlackLight Summit, centered on the themes of resilience and inventiveness of activism, art, and performance. 6:30pm

Also || AU visiting artist series, 60 years of the peace corps, talk: do you believe in fairytales?,  Celebrating Kipp DC, beer class & tasting

Friday, March 5

Make new friends, but keep the old

Take all the things DC residents love the most, put it in a pot, mix it, and you get “Love Story: a meal in five courses.” This virtual event is for all the foodies, theater lovers, and avid #supportlocalbusinesses stans. Make a friend and join the party (7pm)

Also || mother tongue film festival, tunes: smooth classical sax, talk: Boston massacre, Shims, Vermouth + Amaro (Aperitifs y Digestives)

Saturday, March 6

Give back to your community

Donate to Woodley House’s spring 2021 food and supplies drive. Start by filling their “Amazon Wish List” or filling a grocery bag with pantry staples: boxed dry pasta, canned goods, crackers, etc. Read a full list of what’s needed on their website. (All day)

La Casita Pupuseria x Daughters of Izote

Grab a plant-based take on traditional Central American cheeses from native Salvadorans and pop-up chefs at La Cosecha. (11 am-2 pm)

Also || class on native trees for your yard, yoga from the garden, sisterhood of the traveling spies

Sunday, March 7

Challah is what it is...

But @shewolfout from Sonny’s Pizza takes the cake for being one of DC’s expert bakers. Learn from the best and tune into her step-by-step online class on making the perfect challah. (11am)

Also || tunes @ Rhizome, baritone @ VocaLArtsDC, talk: tunnels in war, Sunday skate, watch: Black Panther

Monday, March 8

International Women's Day Festival

NMWA organized a day full of festivities for you to take part in: “Throughout the day, museum staff, artists, and makers will host online classes and programs that highlight and honor women in the arts.” (All day)

Shop the district

Art, food, activations and more await at the Union Market District in celebration of International Women’s Day. (All day)

Native American bone jewelry

Learn the history and art of making a traditional indigenous choker necklace made of bone.  (7:30pm)

Also || talk: my inner sky, write a letter, dance place showcase, heurich house, meditation and mindfulness, P&P Live: neuroscience, bioethics, and a head transplant

Tuesday, March 9

Girl Explorers

Celebrate the untold stories of adventurous female explorers who founded the Society of Women Geographers and paved the way for generations of scientists in this book talk with Jayne Zanglein. (12pm)

Also || express barre, looking to the ladies, women in the white house, moonlight ride, find the motif, inheriting the windbag

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