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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, September 23

SAAM Art Talk: Aruna D’Souza

Author and art historian Aruna D’Souza will give an online lecture on her recent book “Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts,” which is about contemporary art, intersectional feminism, and how museums shape us. (6:30pm)

What urban renewal got wrong

“Federal Experiments and Their Consequences: Urban Renewal,” with the DC History Center, looks at some of the ways we’ve served as Congress’ laboratory—not always to our benefit. (7:30pm)

But I thought restaurant week was over…

Think again: Women’s Food Fest, celebrating women-operated local restaurants, bakeshops, cooking schools, bars, delis and more, debuts today by offering specials all week. (varies)

Also || talk: Meltdown on Aisle Twenty Story District: Belonging, intersectionality & museums, Andrea Wulf (The Invention of Nature) talk, tunes: Sufi music, crafting at home with the Smithsoinian, yoga + social justice

Thursday, September 24

Today in queer history

The 100th year of the 19th Amendment has brought a lot of reflection and storytelling, but we all know it was only white, upper class women who got the right to vote in 1920. Pride Outside is queering the suffragette movement to deconstruct the heteronormative narrative. (8pm)

Paint, but with digital strokes

Take your art to the next level by learning how to use vectors in Adobe. Join DC’s vector experts, who have been commissioned to make portraits of everyone from Elizabeth Warren, Baby Yoda, ESPN, and more. (7pm)

Literally just talking to new people

Hello Neighbor is a project to help you meet new people through meaningful conversations. RSVP to this virtual hangout where you and a few others in a breakout room will talk about questions pulled from a crowdsourced deck. To keep the conversation flowing, only RSVP if you can stay until 9pm. (7pm)

Also || pay tribute to RBG, 100th Anniversary, Hello Neighbor, Anti-Racism for Allies, The Earth’s First Crust, Dance Place AIR, Art Speak: Black Voice, talk: restorative justice & sexual assault, doc: domestic violence in Saudi Arabia

Friday, September 25

Hirshhorn at home: street art

DC-based muralist Cita Sadeli (the artist behind the Hotel Zena mural) is anchoring the latest installment of Hirshhorn Inside Out, talking street art and its evolving definitions and influences. (12pm)

  • Ready to get back into a museum? The American History and American Indian Smithsonians start their limited reopenings. (varies)

World War II-era flyover

Seventy vintage warbirds will fly over the Potomac to honor the 75th anniversary of World War II’s end. Snag a seat on the National Mall for the best view. (11:30am)

Also || VisArts Virtual Gallery, Power of Connection & Science, talk: Spirits Around the Place, Library Beats with Malik Dope Drummer, Back to the Yards

Saturday, September 26

Ride for Black Lives

An afternoon 14-mile ride will take cyclists by sites of local Black significance, according to organizers Arlington for Justice. (3 pm)

Also || Pop-up book sale, Yoga at the REACH, Beat ya feet academy

Sunday, September 27

Newfound quarantine anglers

We’re all evolving from sourdough bakes: DC residents have been taking up bait and tackle during quarantine as a new outdoor hobby. Hit up these top spots if you’re ready to get hooked. (varies)

It’s like the High Line, but the Hi-Lawn

Union Market’s used their rooftop space for outdoor movies, dance-a-thons, and even professional tennis games. Now, they’re turning it into a green space with funky drinks and picnic baskets for purchase. (All day)

Also || Outdoor donation-based yoga for BLM

Monday, September 28

Really just chill.

Also || talk: Kennedy vs. Nixon, Kindred Spirits, Surviving and Thriving Workshop, sonic meditation

Tuesday, September 29

Seriously, chill. We'll think of something for you to do by then.

Also || Connect with nature, Photography Editing 101

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