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Wednesday, April 24

Make a zine

If you’re feeling creative on this Wednesday, head over to Kramerbooks for a zine lab. Supplies and snacks (snacks!) will be provided as well. (6:30-8:30pm)

Getting women written back into history

Join a talk about how different disciplines are working to get the role and impact of women throughout history included in historical accounts. Happy hour and conversation afterward. ($25)

Also || WriteNight Takoma, speed dating @ big chief, short story social club, profs & pints: jackie robinson, Eat. Drink. Shaw | the new moon: lecture and stargazing | smithsonian craft show | Write Out Loud workshop | conversation: fashion in full circle | sanctuary DMV open meeting | Frederick Douglass in MoCo

Thursday, April 25

International Film Festival is back!

Filmfest DC kicks off today with a showing of Ladies in Black at AMC Mazza Gallerie followed by a reception. Over the next 11 days, 80 films will be screened across town, with many events featuring special guests and Q&As afterwards. Get your tixxxxx.

  • HUMP! Film Festival is also taking place this weekend at Black Cat. People who aren’t porn stars produce and act in short dirty films that shine in their messages of inclusion, and body and sex positivity.

Profs & Pints: It wasn’t the iceberg

Join this installment of Profs & Pints: Titanic Mistakes to hear about the mechanical and human factors that doomed the iconic ship. (6pm)

Also || craft night | rosslyn reads book fest | Bike House 10th Anniversary Fundraiser | women in the outdoors panel | Daniel Bachman, Mary Lattimore at Songbyrd | fish drinks, green america clothing swap | Hump Film Festival starts | Art Movie Night at the Art League | Death at Howard Theater | women outdoors panel | US Navy Band @ Union Station| Swing dances around dc (all weekend) | laughs: John Conroy

Friday, April 26

Rally for streets that don’t kill people

Noon at the Wilson Building, show up to demand action to make our streets safer following the tragic deaths of cyclists and pedestrians in NE and SE last weekend. (here)

Breakin’ Even and Broccoli

Two music festivals to watch:

  • BroccoliCon brings Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Bozoma Saint John, Teyana Taylor, City Girls and a host of other contemporary acts to DC, but their ambitions are even higher—they say they’ll bring 750+ leaders together to discuss the most pressing issues facing urban communities today. (here)
  • Breakin’ Even Festival is a punk music festival in its third year. The fest is at Pie Shop on H Street this year, and should be a great romp. Members of the band American Television spoke to us about their plans and the scene in DC overall. Check out the interview (and deets on tickets) here.

Also || AwesomeCon +FutureCon | Comedy: Reese Waters | state of downtown | samantha bee | tunes: Ross, Patti and BRNDA | living earth festival kickoff at NMAI (all weekend) | state of downtown DC | an evening with Barrelhouse & The Rumpus, gtown french market  late night wine | Jazz City | On Consent film & panel |

Saturday, April 27

Visualizing Fugazi

Based on the very nerdy but very cool data visualization of DC hardcore band Fugazi’s history and influence, this new installation in Mt. Pleasant also includes never-before-seen fliers, correspondence, photographs, fanzines, and more. If you want to bathe in DC hardcore history, this exhibit kickoff party is the place to be (7pm)


Saturday is International Bookstore Day! Holy moly! DC is holding its first ever Bookstore Crawl with ten bookstores all across the city participating, from Politics and Prose to East City Bookshop. Pick up a map at any of them and see if you can visit them all for loads of deals, specials, and bragging rights. (All Day)

Also || NARAL Positive Presence | National Arboretum garden fair | Fair Housing Films and Panel Discussion | Heurich House Fruhlingsfest | aggresutko anime screening & discussion | seersucker social bike ride | custom chainstitch embroidery | goth party at HITS | Jobs with Justice town hall | crazy rich asians comedy show | DC Rollergirls v. Charlotte  

Sunday, April 28

Tunes: HEALTH, U.S. Girls

Two psychedelic acts:

  • HEALTH isn’t the same without parted cofounder Jupiter Keyes, but the noise rock band once opened for NIN, was remixed by Crystal Castles; if you like those, you’ll like HEALTH. (8 pm)
  • Where HEALTH is harsh, U.S. Girls are slinky, groovy; I’m still dancing to “Time,” the 7-minute psycho-disco closing track they played at their last DC date. (7 pm)

Pinball’s wizardry

Science Channel host Adam Ruben takes you into the gears and gizmos that mystified midcentury audiences—several areas banned pinball machines in the 30s and 40s—and entrance players today. (6 pm)

Also || pigs, pugs & pinot | Tenley Tiger Run | open art critique | WABA’s Sprouts Ride  | Wait, Wait … Is The Arctic Doomed?  | Anti-eviction canvass | IRL Meetup: malcolm x park

Monday, April 29

Jazz Day USA

April is international Jazz appreciation month. Catch some tunes around the city & prep for Jazz in the Garden season.

  • A Day of Jazz will feature performances, talks, and lunchtime performances at GWU and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (all day)
  • The Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz hosted at UDC will include ensembles from UDC, Howard, and the University of Maryland (8pm)

Local Power & Digital Media

The National Digital Roundtable hosts a panel discussing how organizations and campaigns embrace converging media in a changing landscape. Readers can get 50% when you use the code 730DC. (10am)

Also || book talk: Walking Distance to Metro | call your mother post passover pop up |

Tuesday, April 30

Creating dialogue from two worthwhile Latinx memoirs

  • Visit Mt. Pleasant Library to hear from Francisco Cantú and his memoir, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, recounting the complexity of being a child of a Mexican immigrant and serving with US Border Patrol. (7 pm)
  • Artist and journalist Malaka Gharib stops by Solid State Books to discuss I Was Their American Dream, a tale of self-discovery and a love letter to American immigrant freedom. (7 pm)

Also || andrea gibson @ 9:30 club | julia jacklin @ rock and roll hotel | iron & wine | film screening: beyond the frontlines | art: MENTAL (through May 25) | changing landscape of the internet

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