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Wednesday, November 14

Making sense of the midterms…

...for PR professionals. (8 am)...for Democratic women. (6:30 pm)...for local progressive activists. (6:30 pm)

Super Spectacular Comedy—for BLM DC!

Laugh along to local comedians Lafayette Wright (Comedy Central) and the incredible Haywood Turnipseed Jr. (7:30 pm)

Also || industrious launch party, The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast, Community Stories Festival, tennis (the band), Esme Patterson, trees matter symposium, Dacha’s cider week, female comedians in Brookland

#StandwithMashpee, NeuroEthics,

Thursday, November 15

Public space and pedestrians

Hill Center hosts a Ward 6 summit on “putting the public in public space.” (7 pm) The DC Pedestrian Memorial Walk begins at 13th & K NW and memorializes the 10 pedestrians killed here by cars in 2018. (5:15 pm)

A rich anthology of the history of hip-hop

Head to Politics & Prose at Union Market to hear the editor of Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop discuss the work with hip hop photographer Barron Claiborne. (7pm)

Also || Lawfare podcast recording, Yonder Mountain String Band, DASER, DC Inno 50 on Fire, tackling white fragility, HUMAN WILD @ Phillips, DC Pedestrian Memorial Walk

11/15: CLEO Gala, PREET, NatSecGirlSquad Conference,, an evening w/ the Ravens, femex empowerment, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, LGBTQ women’s mixer, Take 5: jazz at SAAM, whiskey & spirits fest

The Next Frontier: Research in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine is hosting a panel on the important role of research on pregnancy and the postpartum period to inform our understanding of women’s and family health. Speakers include research directors, pharmaceutical executives, and principal investigators. (12pm)

Friday, November 16

Pack the courtroom

Show up and support Black Lives Matter DC and the ACLU in asking MPD to comply with the law and collect crucial data on stop-and-frisk and hold police accountable. (2pm)

Tunes: Allthebestkids, FORWARD

Allthebestkids release their new album in Dupont Underground; Loi Loi opens, making this a bill of genre-smashing local bands worth your boogies and your bucks. (8pm)Damaged City hosts FORWARD, Japanese hardcore punk legends. In the organizers; words: “DO NOT MISS THEM!”  (9:30pm)

Also || River of Redemption book launch, not your avg HH, The Dollop (Live podcast recording), The Minnesota Child, Boogaloo basura dance night

Narrative Change: A Community Meal + Gathering, Garden of Lights in MoCo

Saturday,  November 17

Tunes: From classical to Los Campesinos!

For fans of: rumbly lo-fi, Ride: Check out Tosser. (7 pm)For fans of: anti-gentrification chant-alongs: Jack on Fire at Rhizome. (2-6 pm)For fans of: earnest mid-aughts indie rock: Los Campesinos! at Black Cat, supported by the excellent Adult Mom. (8 pm)For fans of: 90s covers. White Ford Bronco at Union Stage. (9 pm)For fans of: piano classical music: a program of Debussy, Duparc and Tchaikovsky. (7 pm)For fans of: Late night Latin dance parties: Ritmos Raros at Songbyrd. (10 pm)

Halcyon Arts Lab open house

This Georgetown Halcyon House incubator is one of the city’s hidden civic gems, sponsoring everything from hosting dialogues on thorny issues like privacy to sponsoring social entrepeneurs. Meet all 8 Arts Fellows and see their work. (11 am-2 pm) Halycon Arts Lab open house,

Also || Emma Willman, free turkey burn bootcamp, Holiday hayride, arboretum 5K, wage theft canvass

Seth Kugel: Rediscovering Travel, Virtual Reality Day, Caroline Rose, Natasha Leggero, Off the Beaten Track Warehouse Fall Open Studio, meet a Salvadoran water defender

Sunday,  November 18

DIY kombucha

No need to pay for a bottle: It’s just a SCOBY and a scoche of work. (11am)

Tunes: Wild Nothing, Art Garfunkel

Wild Nothing were on the leading edge of indie bands’ turn, starting around 2011, rejection of anxiety in favor of an 80s-infused dream pop that led, at its best, to masterpieces Gemini and Nocturne. (7pm)He was in a band with Paul Simon. And sings a song about troubled water. (8pm)

Also || Congressional chorus concert, beetlejuice, JUFJ community meeting, quiet eyes, Sunday Sangha, string band @ Hamlin St Diner

Movember Poker Tourney,

Monday, November 19

Hold on to the railing

The NGA ice rink is open again for the season. Bundle up, grab a friend or that cute internet stranger and prepare to fall on your butt. Multiple times.

Untaught and unled

Join a communal learning group at Rhizome and discuss “alternative forms of economy and politics outside of capitalism or socialism”. (7:30pm)

Also || LGBTQ blues dancing, Dutch envoy for international water affairs, comedy open mic, Popular Culture as Politics, slash run show

book talk on the Austrian-American experience,,  mid-day art break at Hirshhorn,

Tuesday, November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance

The 18th annual observance commemorates those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred and raises public awareness for hate crimes that often go unreported. (5:30)

America’s radio propaganda in Korea

PhD candidate Hye-jung Park explores the use of American music during wartime on the Korean peninsula, with a focus on Korean perceptions of American and Korean music following WWII. (7pm)

Cave Canem

Poets Clint Smith, Kyle Dargan and Julian Randall are members of Cave Canem, the influential incubator for black poetry; they discuss poetry, masculinity and writing. (7pm)

Also || 50 years after Whitney Young Jr., an inspector calls at shakespeare theater, Joyful Food Market volunteering, swing dancing, Girls Night In

Looking Ahead

11/21: IDK, Chuck Brown Band

11/22: Trot for Hunger

11/23: Nicole byer

11/24: Nicole Byer, Gay Life Explored Through Song, DC Brau Holiday Market

11/25: The Agitators: A Historic Friendship, cat adoption, winter hike at dumbarton oaks, Open Rehearsal @ Shakespeare Theatre

11/26: Racism & evolution

11/27: Silent Screams, Essential Oils 101, Christianity & Climate Change, check your blood pressure, In conversation: Janet Napolitano, all about actresses

11/28: speed dating, Rock to resist, Wisdom & wine book club, Downtown Boys, Poppy Patica

11/29: CAM Summit, Preoccupations & Protomartyr, THE KING AND I – FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM, Tarot & Cocktails

11/30: Kurt Vile is back, baby, Flasher, emo night, Puff Pieces, historic house holiday tour, Thom Yorke, Woven Psyche

12/1: Wild Rivers & Paper Kites, restorative justice training, Dancing yoga, ceili ball, activate your third eye, MetroCooking Show, bereavement support group, Soccer Mommy , Red baraat, 5K to end HIV, meditation, Santa Bowl Flag Football

12/2: Young Women’s Leadership Conference, curling @ Nats Park, Period Portraits

12/3: She the People, No Access DC

12/4: Trusty’s trivia, science in action, lol Kenny G, getting the story, http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/events/panties-partner-profit-18-19/, the helio sequence

12/5: Yann Tiersen, self defense class, DAR Xmas open house, trivia @ wundergarten

12/6: Moth StorySLAM, Winternational, classical lunch break, jane lynch, Embassy winternational, Young Women of Achievement

12/7: get a free flu shot, Marissa Nadler, Love, Factually

12/8: Dollar Days @ National Aquarium ($1 admission!), The Warriors w Shaolin Jazz, Rock Creek Gala, Book Launch: Anacostia River in Photos, Rethink Masculinity Ward 5

12/9:Dollar Days @ National Aquarium ($1 admission!), Austrian Research & Innovation Talk, winter arts market

12/10: I hate the holidays, Hannah Arendt film

12/13: Byblos cooking class, bomba estereo, 2020 census

12/14: Lindsay Stirling, Mumford & Sons, Women Uncorked, Curls (Chris Owens)

12/15: Lay wreaths at Arlington Nat’l cemetery, glade dance xchange, Darlingside, positive presence

12/16: Jane Austen Bday Tea, LeBron’s in town, winterfest, Christmas wrap party

12/17: comedy open mic

12/19: acoustic open mic

12/20: Generation Hope Holiday Volunteering, Merry Murder Mystery

12/22: Alleycat, Children’s National blood drive

12/23: Last chance to see Corbin Bleu

12/28: Evening yoga

12/31: A Comedy NYE, SpyGala, NYE Blood Drive, Funk vs. Bluegrass NYE, NYE Yoga Awakening, NYE Healing Touch, NYE @ National Harbor, Pink Talking Fish, Moshe Kasher

1/1: Brookside Garden of Lights, Festival of Lights

⅛: Gritty comes to town, ashlee & evan lolz

1/9: Men Seeking Men

1/12: UX Camp

1/14: Goya Film

1/17: Dan Deacon with an orchestra

1/19: Heather McDonald, Women’s March 2019: It’s Time to March Again

1/23: Banff Film Fest

1/26: Neko Case

2/11: Silent Star

2/15: Dulce Sloan

2/16: ‘80s Prom

3/9: Beatles & Beethoven

3/11: Trace of Stones

3/20: Jose Gonzalez

3/25: Maggie Rogers

⅘: Bethesda Documentary Film Fest

4/18: Stephen Kellogg

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