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Wednesday June 22

First Folklife

The Smithsonian Folklife festival kicks off today with a program hosted by Yo-Yo Ma on the mall. The event will feature music, poetry, and improvisation from Afghanistan and beyond. (6:30pm)

Labor rights are fashionable

Remake & The Outrage host a roundtable discussion on the labor rights abuses in the fashion industry, and the policy solutions needed for a more ethical industry (6:30pm)

Bit of a fixer-upper

Bring your bikes, appliances, toys, and garments to upcycle all your things with a group of coaches at the fix-it clinic! (5:30pm)

Also || theater: In His Hands, tunes in the Triangle, art: Gallery Y, Let’s talk about it

Thursday June 23

[Takes a sip] let me tell you about capital

Join an “alternative class of collaboratively minded brewers [who] are challenging the very concepts of ownership and capital” in this biergarten, plus panel discussion about craft brewing in DC at the Heurich House Museum. (6:30pm)

Tune time

Want a mix of sweet ’60s soul with the grit and groove of early ’70s R&B? Catch Thee Sacred Soul at Black Cat (7:30pm) French electronic? Try Rone at Songbryd (7pm) An acceptable 90s cover band at a venue that only has porta potties? White Ford Bronco is at the Bullpen (5pm).

Opening: Over/Under

Browse photography, collage, and other art from 10+ local artists at Grand Duchess and then browse slices from 10+ local pizzas at Andy's (+a free slice with purchase of drink, secret code word). (5:00 PM) 

Also || people uncorked: freaky sex, film: Best in Show,Greater Greater Washington happy hour, talk: Otessa Moshfegh + review, Anacostia Riverkeeper boat tour, film: Pride, art: unauthorized Banksy exhibit

Friday June 24

Food In Your Backyard 

Come take a tour of your backyard and learn about edible plants you can see every day. After, come back and meet the cider makers who also forage for drink ingredients! (6pm)

The Age of Cage

Come watch the greatest movie ever featuring DC (not up for debate) with a National Treasure screening. (5pm)

Las Nubes, Joudy, and Big Cry Country 

On tour from Miami fresh off a gig opening for Bikini Kill, Las Nubes are bringing their brand of skuzzy indie to Slash Run for night with Joudy (NYC) and locals Big Cry Country - the only DMV band (probably) with an angry ode to slumlords on the set list. (9pm)

Also || a Juneteenth liberation dialogue, dog movies @ The Boro, comedy: dead horse, Second City, tunes: Fairweather + Loud boyz, craft beer festival, rooftop singles: people of color, Over/Under DJ night I

Saturday June 25

Summer market scene

Streetsense hosts Streetmarket at the Howard Theatre, an event celebrating art, commerce and DC's culture.(10-3 pm). If you’re looking for more we’ve also got the Van Ness Pop Up Market (11-4pm) and the Friendship Heights Makers Market (3-7pm). 

Night at the museum in real life?

If you loved Night At The Museum: Battle of Smithsonian as much as we did, then live it in real life with Smithsonian’s Solstice Saturday. In honor of the first Saturday of summer many of the Smithsonia’s museums will be open until midnight. Check out the full list here!

Am I a man or am I a muppet?

Participate in this whirlwind day of puppets. Based loosely on 24hr comic, 12-Hour Puppet Fest: Skits & Bits, is an intense day of puppet creation culminating in a showcase of short pieces performed for the public that night. Participate, or watch the show! (8pm)

Also || performance art @ NPG, intro to rock outdoor rock climbing (book now for next week), urban farming forum, esports watch party, One Journey fest, dance: Radioactive, tunes: BRNDA/sensorghost/Bottled Up, Yann Tiersen, Cola (mem Ought), comedy karaoke trivia, art: Looking Glass Skits & Bits festival @ Rhizome,Black food and wine festival

Sunday June 26

Tunes Tunes Tunes

Check out tunes all around DC this sunday 

  • It’s a GAS.. Join the Gay Men’s chorus as they salute the music of the “Great American Songbook” paying tribute to the music of African American artists and composers from the early 20th century. (2pm&6pm)
  • Concert with Prateek Kuhad, one of India’s leading sing-songwriters, writing all about love, friendship, and connectivity (8pm)
  • Dock Days of Summer with an acoustic set by Brahman Noodles (2pm)
  • Lotion Princess at Comet Ping Pong (9pm)

Fast food: out! Slow food: in!

Make fast friends at the slow food meetup at Seylou! Grab a pastry at the “snail of approval cafe” and meet other slow food fanatics. (3pm)

Also ||  tunes: jazz standards,  dye workshop, comedy & drag

Monday June 27

Happy 30th DC Improv!!

DC Improv turns 30 at the 9:30 club. With an all-star lineup of comics, jokes, and a live band! (7pm)

Report to the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut hosts a benefit performance of “Report to An Academy.” The play is adaptation of the Franz Kafka short story about an intelligent ape named “Red Peter” is played, performed by DC actor-director Robert McNamara (7pm)

Also || youth writing camp, walking club, library scavenger hunt, wines of Spain,  

Tuesday June 28

Virtual Writing Happy Hour

Join the Portrait Gallery for their creative writing happy hour. They will provide prompts and at the end there will be readings and discussion. (5pm)

The Revolution Will Be Improvised

Second City is back in the first city (dc obviously) for their show at the Kennedy Center. (8pm)

Death Cafe 

Join others interested in the topic of death at the Death Cafe. The objective is to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.”  (6:30pm)

Also || Un Air de Famille, Comedy Showcase, funk the facts


6/29: Civic State of Mind, Balinese evening at the Indonesian embassy, political gabfest, jazz @ Riverdale, talk: Van Gogh

6/30: art: NGA east building reopening


7/1: tunes: masters of the mic w/ Rakim, Slick Rick, Jazzy Jeff etc, tunes: Near Northeast farewell show

7/4: patriotic tunes for organ and brass

7/6: FUTURES closing party at AIB

7/7: photo: echoes of Ellis Island

7/9: drag brunch, how to create a bat box

7/12: tunes: Foxing, totem pole ceremony

7/14: Capital Fringe begins, Sketch Comedy: Bad Medicine

7/15: Theater: American Prophet (Frederick Douglass)

7/15&16: Elvis’ Birthday Fight Club

7/16: The Body Show

7/17: tunes: Hop Along, Beatles cover band

7/19: book: Daniel Silva, tunes: Camp Cope

7/21: tunes: Sharon Van Etten/Julien Baker/Angel Olsen, live crossword

7/22: paperjam + tunes

7/23: alethia tanner day, tunes: 3eb, flowers

7/24: punk rock movie night

7/26: tunes: Camilo Septimo, F45 bootcamp

7/28: tunes: Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird

7/29: tunes: The North Country album release

7/30: comedy: Tim Heidecker

7/31: tunes: Blake Mills


nouvelle vague

8/4: Pun DMV

8/7: tunes: Kehlani

8/9: tunes: Fleet Foxes

8/12: tunes: Hiatus Kaiyote

8/19: tunes: The Shins

8/20: tunes: queer country of the DMV

8/21: tunes: Lord Huron

8/25: tunes: Odesza

8/26: tunes: Los Campesinos!

8/31: tunes: Boris


9/7: Urban Tree Summit

9/8: tunes: RHCP

9/9: tunes: She & Him, Neko Case

9/14: tunes: IDLES

9/17: tunes: Echo & the Bunnymen

9/23: tunes: Iceage + Earth

9/27: tunes: Death Cab for Cutie


10/5: tunes: The Gaslight Anthem

10/9: tunes: TURNSTILE

10/17: tunes: Gorillaz

10/23: tunes: Dehd

10/27: tunes: Arcade Fire


11/12: comedy: Jimmy O, Yang

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