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Wednesday, June 20

Practice your Spanish

No English allowed at this conversational Spanish meetup. Regardless of your current proficiency, attendees are encouraged to come and learn, or practice. (6:30-8pm)

13th: Documentary Screening

This Netflix documentary breaks down the shift in the US from slavery to the present reality of mass incarceration of African Americans. This is the second film in the screening series from EPIP, and is free to attend. (6-8pm)

Also || vanilla milkshake day, creative connects, the time machine roast, develop your personal brand, preventing workplace harassment,

6/20: Ikebana demo, communication and the captive audience, William Playfair: The Most Famous Man You Have Never Heard Of, artist Georg Baselitz @ Hirshhorn, tunes at Fantom Comics, summer solstice astrology playshop

Thursday, June 21

By The People

We’ve got an “international arts and dialogue festival” on our hands, people. Thursday through Sunday, catch art installations around town, performances and event an augmented reality art hunt, whatever that is. PS: this is why the Cathedral is blue. (all day and onwards)

Sanctuary DMV General Assembly

Attend a general assembly to learn about Sanctuary DMV and the work they do to protect immigrants and targeted communities locally, get involved, and connect with other volunteers. (6pm)

Also || Action to stop family separation, Big Ugly Truck dance party, Story District LGBTQ Night, intro to Arabic music, body/mind at Hirshhorn

6/21:Nats v. Orioles, Buy a mini donkey (for real), Campaign Expo, adult adoptee discussion group, TedX College Park, friendship bracelet workshop, the end of policing, kombucha 101, MBA@UNC in DC, tipsy ice cream happy hour, 25 years after the Glass Ceiling Commission, DC Music Download Industry Night, Fairfax Book Club: Americanah, the sound of DC, DC Music Industry Night, Debt After Dark, Camille Perri, Ballet, Chant & Song, getting started with self care, Queer Enough exhibit, uplifting queer voices, rooftop Pride party,

Friday,  June 22

Learn new things

  • Like how to make chocolate! Shop Made in DC brings you a real-life chocolatier with a hands-on lesson. (6pm)
  • Ever wanted to be able to play bike polo? Here’s your chance. Learn to play first, the tats and beard/short hipster bangs come later. (7pm)

Soak in the tunes

  • There’s the old favorite Jazz in the Garden. Get sangria and good luck finding your friends. (5pm)
  • House show venue Bathtub Republic takes it out to the yard with a midsummer show and barbeque. They’ve got the charcoal and the talented folky-rock acts, you bring the drinks and the food to grill. (6pm)

Also || prison letter writing potluck, Skate of the Union, Isle of Dogs outdoor movie, America’s black pioneers book talk, violinists duet in Dupont Underground

creating world peace, mornings are for marketing, Lyft recess, creative happy hour, Chinese Menu comedy, The Feelies @ 9:30, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

Saturday,  June 23

Juneteenth Community Picnic & Resource Fair

Head to Marvin Gaye Park to close out a week of Juneteenth events to celebrate the DC Black community, support Black business owners and makers, meet your neighbors and enjoy food and music. (11-4pm)

World Cup, embassies version

A whole slew of DC embassy staff are gearing up to represent their countries in a DC version of the World Cup. There are 6 games going on in the Saturday group play, so choose your favorite and go nuts. (5pm)


Kill your ego, listen to Flasher—hometown heroes sweeping into Black Cat for their record release show with Dehd and a genderfuck drag show (!) by the girls of trade. It doesn’t get much better. (7pm)

Also || moving party and drum circle @ Hands On Drums :(, Learn how to knit, meet with DDOT to fix the 14th St bike lane, group bike ride to advance civility and decency, Solstice at the Hirshhorn

6/23: Solstice forest bathing, comedic monologues show at Dojo,National Wildlife Visitor Center Tour, Kenilworth cleanup, NoVa Women’s Summit, AmericaNow!,world cup watch party,  pop star inspired fitness, “Janet” turns 25

Sunday,  June 24

Blagden open air market

La Colombe and Blagden Alley neighbors are hosting an open air market featuring local artists, retailers, jewelry, and of course, that sweet sweet hot bean water. (2-5pm)

Your overnight scenario

Rare Essence is coming to U St Music Hall to pump up your Sunday night with go-go beats. Where else are you having a dance party Sunday night? (7pm)

Also || Chicks in Bowls skate/blade/board, socialist book club, rolling resistance Alley Cat bike race, Beyond the studio: Smithsonian Workshop, DUSK @ Slash Run

Scottsboro today, Dessa @ R&R Hotel, working with wood,  Cleveland park dance party, jazz in the basement, beauty BASH pop-up market,

Monday, June 25

Salad for President

Salad isn’t sad when it looks like this. Pineapple Collaborative hosts a discussion with artist, cook, writer, and Chopt creative director Julia Sherman (6:30pm)


Story District, which performs honest, personal, hilarious, and heartfelt true stories, will remix some of its funniest, weirdest, and most moving tales from past shows. (7:30pm)

6/25: A Fantastic Woman outdoor movie, Awesome Pitch Night Live, sound healing, Spain v. Morocco viewing party

Tuesday, June 26

The future of the school diversity

Show your support for school diversity and learn how you can get involved in the movement by joining nonprofit organization Learn Together, Live Together (LTLT) for their official launch event to celebrate their work to date. (6 pm)

Unleash your inner theater geek

Footlights welcomes theater-enthusiasts to gather over dinner to discuss plays and coordinate travel plans to attend a performance of the selected work. This month, the group tackles An Irish Twist on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. (6:30 pm)

Also || Dr. Badlove at AAC, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House tour, how blockchain works, Harold Night improv

Looking Ahead

6/27: Free wifi comedy, conversational French

6/28: Food freedom for women in DC, wine wars, podcast: food freedom for women, strawberry moon gathering, friend speed dating for women, $5 Zumba, BRIDG coffee hour, Metro’s dedicated funding, Women’s Information Network

6/29: Things that make white people uncomfortable

6/30: Form-a-palooza, North of Nightfall DC premiere, simply meditate, Paperhaus + Park Snakes + Bacchae, rosé all day, Tour de DCPL, Lincoln book club, a musical about the 19th amendment, Whiskey Rebellion 2

7/1: Healthy Masculinity Workshop

7/2: Make a macrame wall hanging

7/4: ROAM on a boat, bottomless BBQ

7/6: Daybreaker, summer bootcamp for interns at the Newseum, breathe for change

7/7: DC Jollof- Off, CORE bootcamp

7/9: Queer book club

7/10: volunteer as a career panelist, Non-obvious idea dinner, a conference on serious games, make your own sushi, become a STEM mentor, Story District: Up Shit Creek, TechDuels, how to invest in real estate

7/11: Live from the lawn: Making movies, Jazz Jam, Takoma Park Drum Circle, free skin cancer screening, the Times talks data security, beyonce dance class, conversational German, Diane Arbus

7/12: Hatsune Miku, become a master naturalist, March on Washington Film Fest

7/13: Rivals Football Tryouts, Coco, learn how to build your own website

7/14: Applications for ReThink Masculinity open, Make The Royal Wedding Cake!

7/16: Ovarian cancer advocacy day

7/17: Building your Washington career

7/18: Virginia Commonwealth Games, The Chinese Dream, GW alumni mixer, jewelry of Burning Man, perfect liars club

7/19: Spinal Tap + NSO, Take Five!

7/20: Riot! Celebrating women in comedy

7/22: Sleep, modern brush lettering, DC Bike Polo intro

7/24: Harvard Business Review: Women’s Discussion

7/25: Goldlink @ U Hall, Smithsonian & crafting

7/26: Grace Vonderkuhn at DWELL

7/27: Moon night gathering, Goldlink @ U Hall

7/28: DC Fray Field Day, Goldlink @ U Hall, Sing for your life workshop

7/29: National Wildlife Refuge tour

8/2: Six Degree Singers auditions, DMV Pun-Off, OG Lullabies, David Cross

8/4 Ankara Bazaar, Water Lantern Festival

8/7: Intro to Adobe Lightroom, social media 101,

8/8: Takoma Park Drum Circle, barre in the park, master pivot tables

8/9: NextGen Gov’t

8/12: Intro to calligraphy

8/14: Rum Dinner Series

8/18: Virginia Craft Brew Fest

8/21: Help the honeybees,

8/25: Maryland Renaissance Faire, Wildlife Conservation & Recreation Day, Smartphone Photography 101

8/26: Commonwealth Joe coffee cupping

8/27: Racial Justice reading group

8/28: Jewish Outdoor Escape, TriFit

9/1: Nat’l Book Fest, Harvest Moon ShinDig

9/4: sketching and drawing at the Smithsonian

9/8: Indigenous Peoples’ Teach-in

9/12: Takoma Park Drum Circle

9/15: King Street Art Fest

9/16: One Day University

9/18: Takoma Park Folk Fest, Prevent cancer 5K

9/20: Inferno Pilates Teacher Training

9/22: Dance to end sexual violence, step out diabetes, Monarch Butterfly Festival

9/23: DC State Fair

9/25: Lights of Hope

9/29: Outessafest, Dardanella: The Great Gatsby Lawn Party

10/2: Raise the Roof

10/5: Women of the Wild

10/6: Wildlife Festival

10/7: Building Bridges for Climate Change

10/12: Mug Night

10/16: Harvard Business Review: Women’s Discussion

10/17: Celebrate Home

10/18: Great Southeast ShakeOut

10/20: Out of the darkness

10/21: 5K & FunRun

10/24: African-American Film Festival

10/31: Halloween Skate

11/1: Fight Night, Diversity Job Fair

11/8: The Flying Tigers book launch

11/15: CLEO Gala

11/22: Trot for Hunger

12/1: MetroCooking Show, bereavement support group

12/5: Yann Tiersen

12/9: Austrian Research & Innovation Talk

12/15: Lay wreaths at Arlington Nat’l cemetery

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