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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, July 21

Love Lockdown

What does love look like behind prison doors? Author, Elizabeth Greenwood explores 5 relationships and goes behind the scenes to unveil the emotional ups and downs of dating and falling in love across America’s prisons. (6pm)

Stompin’ the Blues: Rare Essence

Celebrate Go-Go culture and dance the night away at Color Burst Park, featuring performances by local Swing, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Salsa artists. (6pm

Food fight!

This P&P Live conversation discusses the truth behind food politics and the government’s push back against healthier eating habits since World War II. (7pm)

Also || Physically distanced dance exhibition, climate & environmental justice, WABA maintenance workshop, book club, DC unite for progress, music @comet ping pong

Thursday, July 22

“Be creative and do good”

How does our “bias blind spot” fuel our artistic minds? POP UP! DESIGN SPRINT LAB will guide participants to unlearn their unconscious bias, welcoming an open and fresh way of thinking about creative ideation. (5:45pm)

Making tinctures A.K.A. herbal extracts 

Join Common Good City Farm to learn how to make your very own tinctures with healing properties. Botanist Holly Poole-Kavana will walk you through the process of harvesting and processing herbs for medicinal use. (6pm)

Also || film: A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story, art: 100 year old archive, family art moments, Rosslyn live, O Museum virtual concert, adobo gigante,  tunes: robert randolph & the family band, movie: girls trip

Friday, July 23

“Arts, food, flea, and fun!”

Market SW returns with their Friday night market’s on the waterfront complete with a beer garden, food trucks, local artisan goods, and live music! #supportlocal (4pm

Spring cleaning @Capital One Arena

If you’re a DC sports fan, you won’t want to miss this. Capital One Arena is clearing out their warehouse and stock with signed merch from the Washington Capitals, Wizards, Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming. (all day)

Also ||  tunes: Junkyard Band, friday night concert, adobo gigante, movie: Ip Man 2, drag show + dance 

Saturday, July 24

Thievery Corporation home game

Born out of Eighteenth Street Lounge during the summer of ‘95, Thievery Corporation combined style influences from Brazil, India, Iran, Jamaica, and more “to make music where you didn’t know whether it was recorded today or a decade ago.” Get a taste of their vibe, live at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. (8pm)

  • Want to win a ticket? We're giving two away—forward 730DC to a friend and copy seventhirtydc+giveaway@gmail.com.

Swap pong for cornhole 

Join in on the 10th annual cornhole tournament at Bardo Brewing. The team with the most creative name + the winning team will both receive prizes. Proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity DC. (1pm)

Also || bracelet build bar, adobo gigante, teen cobra @bad candy 

Sunday, July 25

Xmas in July

Cool down your summer weekend with a flight of Christmas inspired beers from Pizza Paradiso in Hyattsville. (all day)

Crafternoon w/SMIDC

Tap into your creative side and the greater DC artistic community at Shop Made in DC. (12pm

Also || tunes: Los Adolescentes & Jason Cerda, outdoor vinyasa clasyoga, the intimacy experiment

Monday, July 26


DCFPI MPD budget oversight tool webinar

“Learn how you can utilize the tool to advocate for progressive budget priorities.” (6pm)

Swoon to the smooth sax

Start your week with pizza, brews, and live jazz music performed by award winning saxophonist Eljiah Jamal Balbed at Comet Ping Pong. (7pm)

Also || DC virtual death cafe, movie: in the line of fire

Tuesday, July 27

Channel your inner Lara Jean

Have you ever written a cathartic letter to a crush or an ex? Whether your message was delivered or stashed away in your notes app on your phone, podcast host Joanna wants to hear your story to help you find comfort and closure. (submit)

Also || women in park leadership, talk: american isis, drag bingo, creators notebook

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