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Saturday, February 23

Discover Greenbelt’s Utopian Community of Tomorrow

Atlas Obscura Society DC leads a tour of the Greenbelt Museum and gives you a peep at history—and the area’s role as a living New Deal time capsule. Was it a perfectly engineered antidote to squalid pre-WWII urban living? Was it a “dangerous experiment with socialism”? See for yourself! (10-11:30am)

Rooting DC

For those whose succulents haven’t died yet: You have a green thumb, and you should totally check out this amazing all-day event with gardening community programming! (all day)

Yup, more tunes

  • Tristan Welch’s ambient tribute to the 40 hr work week (5:30pm)
  • A fundraiser at St. Stephens with Anti-Flag, Homosuperior and friends (6:30pm)
  • Everything from Park Snakes to “dream beat, blue sunshine synth pop” at Dew Drop (8pm)
  • Eric Prydz is at Echostage; you definitely know 2004’s “Call on Me” whether you want to or not. (9 pm)
  • Cryfest: The Cure vs. The Smiths at Black Cat (9:30pm)

Also || Snowed Inn, Academy Award–Nominated Animated Short Films, Play in a Day, sweat for a cause, truffle making class, queer girl movie night, Paradisio Beer Fest, free women’s self defense class, be a rock creek stream team leader

Sunday, February 24

Profs and Pints: Is Capitalism Moral?

This should be a short one. (6pm)


Are you in a fight with a friend about what the best noodle-y soups are? Settle your spat once and for all in this tonkotsu throwdown. Let DC favorites like Himitsu, Paper Horse, Daikaya, and Bad Saint ‘shoyu’ their best. (12pm & 3pm)

Also || Academy Award–Nominated Documentary Short Subject Films, boozy bee, science & improv, AU Choral Symphony

It's a party,  Three Cheers to Grace, Empirical Spirits, chilitos, music, and plenty of La Boutanche

Monday February 25

Women & Money, Honey

Money is often a scary taboo topic. Join Women Write Washington & Bustle for a dynamic panel discussion on the in's and out's of finance 101. (6pm)

Claustrophobic’s beware

Public historian Alyssa Warrick tells the tale of Floyd Collins, whose 1925 entrapment in a Kentucky cave became a lesson in how not to conduct a cave rescue. (6pm)

Also || free improv workshop, nationwide day of action for green new deal, BizWomen: Mentoring Monday, jokes on tap, slow food awards party, Peace Accords anniversary

Tuesday, February 26

Poverty and college diversity discussion

Author and Harvard Assistant Professor Anthony Abraham Jack discusses how university policies and campus culture can exacerbate pre-existing inequalities in his new book, The Privileged Poor. (6:30pm)

Sake tasting and film screening

Freer Gallery of Art and the Embassy of Japan team up for a screening of the award-winning documentary, Kampai! For the Love of Sake, followed by a tasting and conversation about the world of sake brewing. (7pm)

Also || A Kojo Roadshow, Troilus & Cressida, William Basinski

Looking Ahead

Free lyft rides to Black History Museums

2/27: WriteNight Takoma, #HonorThemAll rally, Health Care and the New Congress, Nightmares on Wax, Soul Coughing, political satire in rome, happy brain, happy body, TimesTalks: technology & infrastructure, volunteer at the spy museum, no pulp comedy

2/28: They Said No to Nixon: Republicans Who Stood Up to the President’s Abuses of Power,

Flirting with Chaos: The Challenges of Post-Communist Regime Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe, EJ Dionne on Freedom of the Press, Experiments In Conversation: Sam Harris & Special Guest

3/1: Three Cheers to Grace, Capital Irish Film Fest, Let Me Break You Up, JVN & Friends, Free Folger Friday: The Country Gentleman, native women rising

3/2: Sasheer, The Artless Bards: An Improvised Shakespeare Show, Three Cheers to Grace, http://www.ballyshaners.org/parade/, part & parcel dance show, mardi gras carnival

3/3: Citizen Cope comes home, bootcamp & brews @ dc brau,  twolves @ wizards, free community day @ nmwa, intro to fencing, mass appeal, learn to decorate a cake @ buttercream bake shop

¾: An Inside Perspective: The Bladensburg Cross Case, Women's Voices: The Importance of Preserving Our Stories, move the capitol?

⅗: wet, free wine & cheese, sen. Doug jones @ politics & prose, Personal Perspective on Turning Moonshots into Earthshots, bugs & drugs, gelato and italian liquor tasting

3/6: open mic comedy, queen of basel, Jacob Tobia - Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story — in conversation with Jonathan Capehart — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf, DNA Identity and Exploration

3/7: Matthew Dear, The Women Who Animated the Movies: Uncovering a Colorful History, winemaker dinner - clemens busch @ panda gourmet, History Makers: Women & The 116th Congress, 2019 District of Columbia Poetry Out Loud Finals, International Women's Day Panel of Women in Diplomacy, conversational Mandarin, Like America — in conversation with Kojo Nnamdi,Soccer Thinking for Success, women’s circle

⅜: Guided Rehearsal: Faust

3/9: Beatles & Beethoven, Robyn, YouTube show takeover, bellows, DC Detective Day, if i were you (live podcast recording)

3/10: St. Baldrick’s Day, letter press poster workshop, Harriet Tubman Day, centuries of financial scandal, international women’s day concert

3/11: Why I Run, Trace of Stones, readings @ folger, understanding mueller , generation citizen

3/12: make a plant hanger, Slate Presents: Dear Prudence and Friends Live in D.C., comic illustrators in DC, Book club at Congressional Cemetery, women @ work podcast

3/13: Wine Club, Locavore Film Series: Shorts Program , Alma Katsu: The Hunger, Edward Tenner: The Efficiency Paradox, NatSec vs. the Press

3/14: Pi Day: Math and Poetry, StoryTime Gala for DCPL, DC Enviro Film Fest begins, GGW turns 11

3/15: Classixx (DJ set)

3/16: Irish stroll bar crawl, Maggie Rose, yoga @ the botanical garden, frog watch, National March on the White House: US Hands Off Venezuela!

3/17: howling gaels, separate rooms, green 5k, make a geode cake, intro to gaelic

3/18: free improv workshop, Climate Change, Telling the Human Story, Michael Mewshaw: The Lost Prince, Glimpses of the Cosmic Dawn, orgasms & evolution, DC Death Cafe

3/19: Champion Loft @ Broccoli, Climate Change Needs Behavior Change

3/20: Jose Gonzalez, speaking of speakeasies, family dinner @ call your mother

3/21: Work Smart, josh garrels, meek mill, DASER: Representing the invisible, houses & jungle, the comet is coming, ending violence against native women

3/22: pink tie fest, haywyre, sam feldt, vhs collection, Lucy Dacus (sold out)

3/23: Las Culturistas (live podcast recording @ Miracle Theater),  Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix In Concert, improv, Laurie Halse Anderson - Shout—at GW Jack Morton Auditorium, Dior Ashley Brown

3/24: Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project, Fade To Black: An Improvised Movie, sweets and treats class

3/25: Maggie Rogers, Maker Monday, Bon Iver & TU Dance's Come Through, find calm in chaos

3/26: Tribute to Nujabes, Baseball Prospectus 2019 Panel, Bryan Washington - Lot: Stories — in conversation with Nicole Chung — at Politics and Prose at Union Market, outsiders in Africa

3/27: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth), Generation Hope Volunteering, political gabfest, Pack the Hearing: MPD Budget Oversight

3/28: MBAFest, celeb chef tour, Tokyo Transect, NCAA March Madness: Eastern Regional Tourney, Big Tech & Democracy

3/29: Profs & Pints: outsiders wreak havoc in Africa, Gtown Women’s Forum, Mueller She Wrote: Podcast recording

3/30: LOC tour, Bring Back the ’90s, Julie Langsdorf - White Elephant — in conversation with Susan Coll, kite festival

3/31: Frenemies: The Buckley-Vidal Debate, straw-ban outreach in mt. p, I’m with Her, DC Civil War History

4/1: A New Tool to Map Entire Galaxies, sign up to volunteer @ the cherry blossom 10 miler next week

4/2: poker @ the pinch, The Age of Data: Visualizing the Revolution

4/3: Local Foods Impact Conference, Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women

4/4: After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

⅘: Bethesda Documentary Film Fest, Box Brown: Cannabis, graffiti party

4/6: This is my brave, learn how to tango, BENT: LGBTQ dance party

4/7: Cherry Blossom 10-miler and 5K, jeremy loops, NMWA community day

4/8: Taste of the nation

4/9: Bob Dylan: Maker of Songs, Female Founder Showcase, think like shakespeare

4/10: JQA

4/11: CherryPop Weekend begins, saving africa’s wildlife, OpenKing Night

4/13: Courage to Run 5K, crochet a sea turtle, march for elephants

4/14: The Bard’s Bday, learn how to make donuts

4/15: Stars Under the Microscope

4/16: The Dip

4/17: Kurt Weill Festival: Street Scene

4/18: Stephen Kellogg, Nat Geo Nights

4/20: learn how to make baguettes, dog n jog 5k, Women Fuck Shit Up Music Fest

4/22: Rough Magic: Performing Shakespeare through Gaming Technology

4/23: StoryCorp Mobile Booth comes to town, Little Women at 150

4/24: WriteNight Takoma

4/25: DC international film fest begins, broccoli con

4/26: AwesomeCon, broccoli con, FutureCon, Say What?! Friday Night with Reese Waters

4/27: Positive Presence, earth day fest, fona garden fair

4/28: HEALTH

4/29: Big Band Jazz Fest, The DNA of Galaxies

4/30: Malaka Gharib: I Was Their American Dream, andrea gibson, julia jacklin, WSJ Health Forum

5/1: Joshua Furst: Revolutionaries

5/2: Shut Up and Write

5/3: NSO Pops: An Evening with Leslie Odom Jr, catharsis on the mall, explorer trivia

5/4: Steve Gunn + Gun Outfit, DC Big Flea

5/5: Cinco De Mayo bar crawl, National Women’s 8K

5/7: Poetry Reading, galapagos in VR

5/11: Good Hope Gala, march for moms

5/14: EDU Summit

5/16: My Brightest Diamond, DASER: Movement

5/17: All ‘80s all night, spring wine fest, josh ritter

5/18: DC Bike Ride, Gaithersburg Book Fest, Vir Das

5/19: Night at the Market

5/22: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth), Lady Lamb

5/23: American Football

5/24: women’s self defense class

6/7: Smart Funny & Black: Hip Hop Culture Edition

6/8: amanda seales

6/8: lawyers have heart, pride parade

6/10: will on the hill

6/14: Newseum Exhibit Seriously Funny: From the Desk of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ Opens, CinESomnia: Rocky Horror Picture Show

6/15: By the People begins, CineSomnia: The Room, Who Weekly? Live podcast recording

6/20: Make It & Take It: Art Happy Hour, America’s Last Wild Places

6/23: By the people ends

6/25: Babysit some QTs for Generation Hope

6/26: WriteNight Takoma

6/27: Universe or Multiverse?

7/1: hugh jackman?!, women’s self defense class

7/18: World Stories

7/19: Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, Ra Ra Riot

7/20: Give me a Platform Convention

7/24: Write Night DC (poetry of incarcerated youth)

7/29: poets on the fringe

8/3: Film and Director Q&A with Pam Sporn and Matthew Birkhold: Detroit 48202, Conversations Along a Postal Route

8/7: evening meditation in rock creek park

8/19: Brain Injury Families & Friends Support Group

8/21: art noights

8/23: accessible yoga teacher training

9/24: The Atlantic Festival

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

11/1: supernatural

11/2: Hot Cider Hustle

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