The run-down of this week's happenings. Released every Wednesday at 7:30 AM. Available 24/7 right here.
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Make a zine
If you’re feeling creative on this Wednesday, head over to Kramerbooks for a zine lab. Supplies and snacks (snacks!) will be provided as well. (6:30-8:30pm)
Getting women written back into history
Join a talk about how different disciplines are working to get the role and impact of women throughout history included in historical accounts. Happy hour and conversation afterward. ($25)
Also || WriteNight Takoma, speed dating @ big chief, short story social club, profs & pints: jackie robinson, Eat. Drink. Shaw | the new moon: lecture and stargazing | smithsonian craft show | Write Out Loud workshop | conversation: fashion in full circle | sanctuary DMV open meeting | Frederick Douglass in MoCo
International Film Festival is back!
Filmfest DC kicks off today with a showing of Ladies in Black at AMC Mazza Gallerie followed by a reception. Over the next 11 days, 80 films will be screened across town, with many events featuring special guests and Q&As afterwards. Get your tixxxxx.
Profs & Pints: It wasn’t the iceberg
Join this installment of Profs & Pints: Titanic Mistakes to hear about the mechanical and human factors that doomed the iconic ship. (6pm)
Also || craft night | rosslyn reads book fest | Bike House 10th Anniversary Fundraiser | women in the outdoors panel | Daniel Bachman, Mary Lattimore at Songbyrd | fish drinks, green america clothing swap | Hump Film Festival starts | Art Movie Night at the Art League | Death at Howard Theater | women outdoors panel | US Navy Band @ Union Station| Swing dances around dc (all weekend) | laughs: John Conroy
Rally for streets that don’t kill people
Noon at the Wilson Building, show up to demand action to make our streets safer following the tragic deaths of cyclists and pedestrians in NE and SE last weekend. (here)
Breakin’ Even and Broccoli
Two music festivals to watch:
Also || AwesomeCon +FutureCon | Comedy: Reese Waters | state of downtown | samantha bee | tunes: Ross, Patti and BRNDA | living earth festival kickoff at NMAI (all weekend) | state of downtown DC | an evening with Barrelhouse & The Rumpus, gtown french market late night wine | Jazz City | On Consent film & panel |
Based on the very nerdy but very cool data visualization of DC hardcore band Fugazi’s history and influence, this new installation in Mt. Pleasant also includes never-before-seen fliers, correspondence, photographs, fanzines, and more. If you want to bathe in DC hardcore history, this exhibit kickoff party is the place to be (7pm)
GET YER BOOKS
Saturday is International Bookstore Day! Holy moly! DC is holding its first ever Bookstore Crawl with ten bookstores all across the city participating, from Politics and Prose to East City Bookshop. Pick up a map at any of them and see if you can visit them all for loads of deals, specials, and bragging rights. (All Day)
Also || NARAL Positive Presence | National Arboretum garden fair | Fair Housing Films and Panel Discussion | Heurich House Fruhlingsfest | aggresutko anime screening & discussion | seersucker social bike ride | custom chainstitch embroidery | goth party at HITS | Jobs with Justice town hall | crazy rich asians comedy show | DC Rollergirls v. Charlotte
Tunes: HEALTH, U.S. Girls
Two psychedelic acts:
Science Channel host Adam Ruben takes you into the gears and gizmos that mystified midcentury audiences—several areas banned pinball machines in the 30s and 40s—and entrance players today. (6 pm)
Jazz Day USA
April is international Jazz appreciation month. Catch some tunes around the city & prep for Jazz in the Garden season.
Local Power & Digital Media
The National Digital Roundtable hosts a panel discussing how organizations and campaigns embrace converging media in a changing landscape. Readers can get 50% when you use the code 730DC. (10am)
Creating dialogue from two worthwhile Latinx memoirs
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