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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.
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Wednesday, May 12
When the moon hits your eye
Head to opening day at Caruso’s Grocery, a red sauce restaurant, a.k.a. Serving up traditional Italian American deliciousness. Experience chef Matt Adler’s OG family recipes, held near and dear to his heart. (5:30pm)
Materials can misbehave too
Diana Al-Hadid’s artwork explores the combination of culture, architecture, and art history. Her pieces are manipulated into multi-medium art forms, testing narratives and the laws of physics. (12pm)
Thursday, May 13
What’s the buzz?
17 years later cicadas have returned from their slumber to add some texture to our summer. Learn more about these creepy crawlers, what to expect when they resurface, plus a cicada cooking class if you’re really that interested. (7pm)
Friday, May 14
Interested in visualizing your aura? Detroit-based projector, Eileen Lee captures your portrait and overlays it with colors "representative" of your energy and aura. Mostly, it just looks pretty. (4pm)
W(h)ine and Angst Book club
Every second Friday of the month: “Are you over 21 but you still love reading YA? Join our W(h)ine & Angst Book Club, where we drink wine and read all kinds of books about teenagers.” (6:30 pm)
Saturday, May 15
In honor of AAPIHM, Samasama is hosting a one-day pop-up market at Shopkeepers to celebrate the incredible creatives and small businesses in our local AAPI community. Shop from artisans, chefs, entrepreneurs and more. (12pm)
Electronics, art and tunes
Make a day of it by swinging up to Takoma for open gallery hours for four artists’ closing exhibition at Rhizome (12-4 pm) while your partner sits in for a DIY electronics course (12 pm), then stick around for Protect-U and Soso Tharpa (6:30 pm).
Sunday, May 16
“Let Ivy City Bloom”
Ivy City is blooming with breweries, restaurants, and axe throwing. But what’s lacking is greenery, parks, and recreation. Floralscapes by Adele Yiseol Kenworthy, “aims to center art as the catalyst for change, express community power, and reject gentrification and displacement.” (Visit)
Community Yoga in Georgetown
Go with the flow and take one of Be Free Live Fully’s yoga classes virtually, at the park, or in-studio. Pay what you can. (schedule)
Monday, May 17
Community Yoga in Lincoln Park
Abe had to be flexible to do all that wrestlin’, not to mention all that compromisin’, and you can be too. (6pm)
Tuesday, May 18
- And you thought book talks were stuffy: Mahogany Books presents Women’s March co-organizer Tamika Malllory, with a star-studded event lineup including April Ryan and Emily Ratajkowski; the book’s introductions (two!) are from Cardi B and Angela Davis. (6:45 pm)
- Shake loose through creative writing muscles with some visual art-based prompts (10 am) or stick around for creative writing hour. (5 pm)
AAPI Wikithon: She/They edition
“Less than 19% of Wikipedia biographies in English represent women, and less than 10% of Wikipedia editors identify as women. There are considerable gaps on Wikipedia related to Asian Pacific American history as well as topics about transgender and nonbinary people. You can help correct these imbalances by contributing to Wikipedia.” (4 pm)