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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, October 21

Funk out for COVID justice

Honor those who have died from COVID, celebrate the survivors, and demand a safe & free vaccine in one march & rally, set to classic go-go. (1pm)

Hang with a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal

That's two nights in a row for those of you who watched AOC play Among Us last night. Senator Ed Markey joins the climate justice org Arm in Arm and Congressional challengers and GND champs Cathy Kunkel (WV) and Beth Doglio (WA) and you. (5:30 pm)

Field Sketching

The U.S. Botanic Garden is hosting a three-week online workshop to enhance your observation skills through sketching. This class is for both beginner and intermediate sketchers. (6pm)

Also || Reclaim Rent Control legislative training, Halloween past, on curation and presentation, Curators in Conversation, Phone Bank, at-large forum led by impacted communities

Thursday, October 22

Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Race & Spoken Word

Two DC Natives and a Salvadoran immigrant will share how they’ve deployed poetry and theater to express and grapple with issues of race and justice, including examining the history of DC’s Black and Latinx communities. (12pm)

Field of Screams

Take a haunted trail walk dotted with terrifying sounds, sights, animations, and spooky houses. Prepare for intense panic and fear, but rest assured COVID-induced anxiety: masks required! (6:30pm)

Claire Saffitz at Sixth and I Online

Claire Saffitz, formerly of Bon Appetit (


) and Gourmet Makes fame, just released her first cookbook: Dessert Person and she’ll be talking about it on a virtual event for Sixth and I. (7pm)

Also || DIY Flowers, talk: Fictions of Black Childhood, Dessert Person

Friday, October 23


Ready to put your pumpkin decorating to the test? Pick up a free pumpkin & decorating supplies from NoMa, go crazy, and enter an online competition for the chance to win a prize. Categories include scariest & cutest pumpkin – reserve yours ahead of pickup. (varies)

Get your spook on

It’s late-October and outdoor movies aren’t dead. Grab your warmest blanket, snacks, and head to the Capitol Riverfront for a movie screening of Us.  (7:30pm)

Also || talk: horror and psychology, Virtual Gala, Markoffs Haunted Forest

Saturday, October 24

Be a Sustainable Socialite

Find unique vintage pieces inspired by the 60s, 70s, 80s, so on and so forth curated by a local fashionista called the Sustainable Socialite. Visit her pop-up at Femme Fatale. Fast fashion is really a bad idea! (2:30pm)

Art show with your neighbors

You can walk, drive, bike, or scoot this visual & performance art gallery conceived by Bloomingdale artists, with something different in each artist’s home space. (5pm)

Also || Virtual Wellness Retreat, Spirits of Georgetown, Curbside Drop-off, Outdoor Concert, Black Homes Matter

Sunday, October 25

Cardio for pizza

When the za is from Pizza Paradiso, a cardio class is well worth it. Hang out with 305 Fitness for an outdoor, socially distanced fitness class and lunch. #nom (11am)

Patio pop-up

Call Your Mother is looking for artists, makers, entertainers and more to share their art on their patios each weekend. If you’re a Park View resident and creative, make sure to reserve a date. (Sign up.)

Also || Sunday Funday with DC Puzzle Swap!, talk: the war on warlocks, Aztec Sun, Stop Motion Workshop, The Honkey Larks

Monday, October 26

Murals that matter

Activism has fueled street art since protests began this summer – now, hear from the artists behind pieces like “Black Lives Matter/God Is Love” and “One Under the Sun” and walk through an outdoor gallery of powerful murals. (All day)

Also || talk: faith on Dune, talk: the Exorcist, talk: Art and Authenticity, Virtual Death Cafe

Tuesday, October 27


WAMU’s Jenny Gathright interviews filmmaker Merawi Gerima about his critically-acclaimed new film, set in a homecoming to a Northeast neighborhood made over by gentrification and displacement. (7 pm)

Take it slow

With a puzzle. Girls Night In and Join the Lounge recently launched their new lifestyle brand to help people “pass time in a leisurely manner.” Their first product release features a selection of artful puzzles created by illustrators, painters, and artists. (Unwind, prep with Sunday Funday with DC Puzzle Swap!)

Also || talk: tales from the netherworlds

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