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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, April 7

Care Not Cops rally
A protest at a DC educational office contends for police out of schools—one of the key demands from local organizers last summer—after an autistic 7-year-old had the cops called on him for not wearing his mask. (4:30 pm)

When words are art

If you’ve got a doctor's handwriting, join Ladies Wine & Design DC for a beginner’s hand lettering workshop – no fancy materials needed. (6:30pm)

Jazz Appreciation Month

Celebrate jazz great Billie Holiday with DC-based vocalist Coniece Washington, who happens to share a birthday with the honoree! (7pm)

Also || Hirshhorn at Home: Riva Lehrer

Thursday, April 8

“The MOTHER of all Comedy Shows”

Need comedic relief after a long day’s work? Turn on your computer – which you probably haven’t turned off in months – log into Zoom and give a round of applause for Gigi Modrich, Liz Barlow, Yasmin Elhady, and Wendy Wroblewski! (8:30pm)

Enter: the Filipino fried chicken dynasty

Alright folks, Jollibee is finally opening their doors in the DMV. Here’s a taste of what to expect: “furry bee mascot appearances, stunty giant chicken buckets, and lots of media fanfare.” (All day)

Horticulture of the Hop

The hop plant, aka Humulus lupulus (is that not one of the most fun names you can say aloud), plays a huge role in American craft beer production. Join horticulturists and a Smithsonian curator to discuss the history and horticulture of the beer plant. (12pm)

Also || the evolution of the tidal basin, phillips collection, talk: a history of India's magic, New writing in American art, blossoms & brews @ Hank’s, reflective writing workshop

Friday, April 9

Late work week zen

Mere hours away from the weekend, if you find yourself needing a moment of “inner quietude” and calm: join DC-based meditation teachers for an online meditation featuring Spring. (12:00pm)

Georgetown glow & behold

Georgetown Glow is back for its 7th year, and the exhibits – six of which are from local artists – have been designed to accommodate social distancing. (all day)

Also || talk: architecture and democracy, talk: online story hour, talk: persephone, Open birding hours, indigenous poetry: resilience

Saturday, April 10

Spring into another pop-up

Rain is forecast, so pack an umbrella! Dupont Circle Main Streets is hosting a springtime pop-ups featuring local makers and creators. Shop for a new wardrobe, apartment decor, giftable items, and stop for some specialty eats while you’re at it. (All day)

  • Pro tip: Past 730DC advertiser Dreamy DC will be doing ~special~ 4/20 themed giveaways on site.

Zumba for World Central Kitchen

The vibes are immaculate when you’re doing 75-minutes of cardio - the fun kind - to raise donations for World Central Kitchen. ICYMI, WCK converted Nats Stadium into a community kitchen and produced over 500,000 meals for frontline workers early last summer. (7pm)

Also || Block. Print. Repeat!, spy skillz, rock creek clean up, dance: exquisite frame, shred your stuff

Sunday, April 11

Anacostia River Festival

It’ll be a virtual rendition of this classic Cherry Blossom Festival event, but the lineup won’t disappoint with live performances, guest speakers, oral histories from residents, and much more. (1pm)

Outdoor anime

In its final day of the series celebrating the Japanese genre of anime, The Wharf hosts two outdoor movies: Mirai and Cowboy Bebop the Movie (<3 you Ein). (3pm, 7pm)

Also || cherry blossom market, talk: satellite sisters, talk: chirp! National philharmonic online, Thai restaurant week (through 4/17)

Monday, April 12

Delve into some aromatic notes

Sip on some rare wines that “date back centuries” along with snacks curated by Queen’s English. Take your experience further and order from their full dinner menu. (5pm)


A long...arduous...IMPORTANT...debate. (1:30pm)  

Also || AdMo Art Walk, talk: WMATA history

Tuesday, April 13

Punny word nerds rise up

Test your word knowledge and hang out with other word nerds at Planet Word Museum’s monthly trivia night – this month’s challenge deals with everything jokes, idioms, & puns. (6:30pm)

Ramp it up

These wild alliums were a staple of indigenous diets for centuries, then in recent years became so popular that foragers started hurting local populations as elite restaurants sought to incorporate ramps into their dishes. Here’s what to know about foraging for ramps around here.

Also || the PRO act (what’s the PRO Act?), intro to Palestinian thobe embroidery

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