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Wednesday, December 4

Green Cities Summit

Join Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees for the annual conference on city trees. Learn about everything from urban forestry techniques, modern mapping technology, “complete streets” planning, climate adaptation, biodiversity issues, and more. (all day)

Go to a show

  • For tunes: Roselove and Panini Girlfriend at Slash Run (8pm)
  • For laffs: Perfect Liars Club is back for another zany night of (mostly) true stories (7:30pm)

Also || Rosslyn Cheer

Thursday, December 5

Get crafty

  • Editor/art director Lily (hi) is hosting another beginner watercolor workshop at Pitango Gelato—have a seasonal cocktail and learn basic techniques to paint holly, winterberry and other festive greenery! All materials included. (6pm)
  • Join the Lemon Collective for a free holiday wreath-making workshop at Denizens Brewing Co in Maryland. Learn about color pairings and floral tape and leave with your very own wreath! (6:30pm

Church Night Holiday Spectacular

Celebrate the son of the holy throuple with the church service that services you. Music and performances from Maddy Brannon and Saymosaymo. (8pm)

And a night at ChurchKey

Oklahoma brewery, Prairie Artisan Ales, is coming back to Churchkey for a four-peat, equipped with a collection 46 (!!!) different beers for the winter season. There will pourings of 9 different brewery-only releases, and Birch & Barley will be holding a 4-course tasting menu with Prairie beers. Make your reservations! (4-11:30pm)

Also || tunes: all girl/all boy | tunes: Hirshhorn’s Awareness Through Absence (incl mem. Circuit Des Yeux) | community forum on homelessness | luce unplugged: washington social club | 826DC’s Fireside Cocktails

Friday, December 6

Fire Drill Fridays with Jane Fonda

Yeah, she’s still getting arrested every week. Join a movie star at a rally against financial institutions profiting from climate destruction and immigrant detention—and join her in civil disobedience. (11 am)

Rally with Holmead Place Rent Strikers

Unsafe. Uninhabitable. And caused by UIP, the landlord at Holmead Place, where tenants are going on a rent strike. Better than happy hour! (6 pm)

Also || creative coffee | happy hour flow | tunes: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | tunes: Dark Star Orchestra | The Inner Loop Gala | tunes: Safer, Lightbeams, Lohesh | all crafts considered @ NPR | ice skating at in the capitol riverfront | podcast: You Me Them Everyone turns 11

Saturday, December 7 

Square dance the cold away

Who CARES if temps could dip into the 20s on Saturday night—keep warm while embarrassing yourself in front of strangers. Learn a square dance or two! It’s joyful, we promise. (8pm)


Holiday season too schmaltzy for your taste? Check out this light-hearted take on the traditional Krampusnacht nightmare parade, with a fun evening of performance, dance, children’s activities, parading (obviously) and a visit with Santa and Krampus...all for a good cause, raising funds for local foster youth. (5-10pm)

Arts and crafts movement

You have lots of options in the northern part of town. 

  • The Mt. Rainier Craft Fair brings together crafters from all over the DMV (10am-5pm
  • The Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale also include a book sale by the The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library (10am-3pm)
  • Take your crafts with a side of mead at the Gateway Arts Center (11am-4pm)

Also || tunes: Tourist + Matthew Dear | Ward 3 Comp Plan meeting | Barry Bishop & the DC streetwear scene | tunes: Guided by Voices | tunes: Hannah Jaye & the Hideaways | tunes: Avey Tare, Geologist | the planet party 

Sunday, December 8

DIY holiday cards!

Put your own spin on the ol’ holiday cards this year with a visit to the Postal Museum’s annual holiday card making workshop. Expect special cut out scissors, colored paper, rubber stamps and more. (10am to 4pm)


It’s shopping...in your pajamas...in Takoma Park...with lots of discounts! (8-11 am)

Rally and canvass for Janeese Lewis George

The progressive candidate is challenging for the Ward 4 primary this spring. (1-4 pm)

Also || MOTHERLOAD documentary screening |tunes: chadwick stokes & the pintos

Monday, December 9

Bauhaus photo exhibit 

We all love the chairs, sure. But what about Bauhaus photography? See celebrated avante garde photographers used slick tricks, playful perspectives and other dynamic camera work to capture the spirit of the school on film. (hours vary)

Sip and shop in Capitol Hill

The annual holiday event is back in Eastern Market, with tons of participating restaurants and businesses, with freebies and raffle prizes to keep things spicy. (5:30-8:30 pm)

Also || ugliest sweaters and greenest drinks | how to stop a civil war || see a Russian romance about Chekhov

Tuesday, December 10

Story District: Dick in a Box

A night of stories about memorable gifts at Black Cat. (7:30 pm)

Tunes: Sam Amidon and Lotion Princess

We interviewed opener Lotion Princess in January about how they transformed their sound ahead of their new EP, Take Care.  (8 pm)

Also || ugly sweater run | cook for company | national lager day?



12/11: information and disinformation

12/12: brew lights | tunes: Nova ONE, pen palindrome

12/14: A$AP Ferg

12/15-16, 21, 24: Choral Arts Songs of the Season

12/16: Mount Eerie

12/17: Story District: Breaking Bread

12/19: tunes: 9-songwriter series

12/20: tunes: Lightmare/Lotion Princess/Born Dad

12/21: Rock ‘n Shop


1/14: Story District: the Morning After

1/25: Story District’s Top Shelf, tunes: the North Country

1/29: tunes: Julian Lynch (Real Estate)


2/18: Bat for Lashes

2/28: Story District: Funnier than Fiction


3/9: Destroyer


5/2: Andy Shauf

5/12: Bikini Kill

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