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Wednesday, February 21

Record night and vintage fair c-c-c-comboooo

Swing by Colony Club to drink and peruse records and vintage clothing from local vendors. The house record player will be spinning all night so bring your own records or make a purchase and subject the crowd to your weird music taste! (6 pm)

Vibrate & celebrate

SMUT SLAM DC is back for a big sexy birthday party to celebrate their second year of queer-friendly, kink-friendly, lifestyle-friendly, body-positive, sex-positive, and wildly fun open mic storytelling. No costumes, no notes, no gimmicks, just straight-up raw truth! (7 pm)

Also || Ask a Recruiter, intro to hand lettering, building a strengths-based culture, local artist spotlight, Developing a Mental Health Curriculum, Run to Win, funding a graduate education,, Farewell to Jinu, Native American advocacy update, Black women and rage, Poetry with TheColorDuchess, conversational French practice, 100 things a Capitals fan needs to know

Thursday, February 22

We’ve Got Your Back: A Night to Love Yourself

Feeling drained by #MeToo? Join Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) for a night of self-love and care, community building, and rejuvenation. Recharge with quiet, connective & energizing activities to help center you, including writing, artmaking, and massages. (6 pm)

Tunes: Near Northeast, Odetta Hartman, Bach

  • Near Northeast are some of the nicest people you’ll meet. Oh, and they make fantastic folk-rock, too. Catch ‘em with Big Brutus and stringdusters Bearcat Wildcat. (7-10 pm)
  • Is Odetta Hartman named for the 50s folk icon? I don’t know. I do know she’ll haunt the Luce Gallery with her back-porch vibes—field recordings and Foleys and banjos coexist on 222. (5:30-7 pm)
  • Bach at Heurich House,

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Also || Robert Reich, incarceration, spirituality & justice, Sam Sanders goodbye show, Brazilian arts pop-up, margaritas on the low, women in DC’s art scene, firsthand accounts of slavery, self-reflection through journaling, learn to play Magic the Gathering, pie swap, Union Kitchen

Friday, February 23

Get artsy

  • Art Between Us is a quarterly all-women(identified) event aim to create safe spaces for ladies from marginalized arts communities, encourage creativity, develop sisterhood, and build a support network (6 pm)
  • Art Speed Dating is like normal speed dating, but your potential soulmate is a piece of art. Pair up with another art-lover to discuss a piece of art, or anything you like. Plus the art’s for sale, so you can take it home. (7 pm)
  • Join the opening reception for Art Enables to see original artwork, meet artists, and nom (6 pm)

Remembering W.E.B. Dubois

In honor of DuBois' 150th birthday, join National Book Award winner Ibram Kendi and Howard University professor Greg Carr for a discussion on Souls of Black Folk, DuBois' seminal civil rights work. (6:30 pm)

Also || Intersections Festival, wINNter affair, I AM FREDERICK DOUGLASS, trap karaoke, Cornel West Theory, filmmaker talk @ hirshorn, plant hanger workshop, consent culture, Governor's Reception, 80s/90s house & techno

Saturday, February 24

DC vs. Charlottesville

DC Rollergirls’ opening season bout is this Saturday at the DC Armory. Two DC teams will face off against two Charlottesville teams in the first of four bouts that will be hosted at the DC Armory this year. (3 pm)

Food + Drink

  • If you’re going to try all 60 spirits at DistillersFest at Long View Gallery, make your sips really tiny. (12-10 pm)
  • Or take things the opposite direction with a tea sampling at Steadfast. (1-3 pm)

Dance 24/7

  • Wake up and shimmy: Daybreaker’s Wharfside with an “Under the Sea” party. (10 am-1 pm)
  • It won’t quite go until 10 am, but ROAM will keep you out late and moving the whole time. “Dress to sweat.” (10 pm-6:30 am)

Also || PUBLIquartet, Winter Market, candle making workshop, First Tee volunteer training, soul writing, lunar new year pop up, free health screening, Hear Me Code, Feminism Book Club, adventures of a botanist, Muslims for Progressive Values, brazilian beats, Penn Masala, reiki training, blues at PSW,anybody’s daughter

Sunday, February 25

Spectral Sunday

  • Learn to read tarot cards as a practical and effective tool for checking in with yourself,, organizing your thoughts, and helping others sort out their emotions. (1 pm)
  • Pop back into the Lemon Collective to heal, find inner strength, and get in touch with the sacred feminine. Take Magic 101 and craft yourself a personalized, self-affirming ritual. (5:30 pm)

Tunes: A capella, tango, jazz

  • A capella and social justice at Atlas Theater on H St. (3 pm)
  • Dove Lady headline a chill bill at Black Cat, also including blacklodge + em. g. (7:30 pm)
  • Silver Spring’s Bump ‘n Grind coffeeshop hosts live tango. (6 pm)
  • Songwriters’ association of Washington showcase in Bethesda. (7-9:30 pm)
  • No cover jazz at the Brixton. (6:30-9:30 pm)

Also || beer yoga, orchids + succulents 101, History Bites @ Dumbarton, Tai Chi, womxn! submit your artwork for the next Neon Cat show, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Monday, February 26

On Mondays we go to talks

  • The New York TImes will host national security and foreign policy experts for a discussion on “life with a nuclear North Korea” at the Newseum. (6:30pm)
  • The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will host journalists Nahal Toosi and Doug Bock Clark for a discussion of their coverage of the Rohingya people and the situation in Myanmar. (5:30pm)

Love Out Loud 2018

Higher Achievement’s annual literary love poetry performance features original works from local middle school poets and gives them a platform to be heard. (7 pm)

Also || Political Tribes, Sierra Club Lobby Night, Innova-Con, 100 years of Estonian music, Rhye at 9:30 (sold out), bar bingo

Tuesday, February 27

Happy National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day is about more than just free pancakes this year. In lieu of payment for pancakes, IHOP will be asking customers to donate towards leukemia research. If you like eating lots of pancakes and/or meeting new people, they’re looking for volunteers. (All day)

Empowering the DCFemTech community

DCFemTech Inspire returns for its third year at The Alley with a reception to celebrate the success of women in the DC tech community and toast to the upcoming year. (6:30 pm)

Also || Safety Training Warrior Workshop, cheese club, cosmetic surgery after hours (we did not make this up), Up Top Acres launch party, Gail Anderson, American Dream survey + book launch, District Architecture Center opening reception, Paleobiology lab tour, meet & mingle, end profiling of women of color

Looking ahead

2/28: WriteNight, free video marketing class, Green Drinks DC, NET/WORK, creative alignment workshop, Oscar short: Faces Places, creative alignment, the creativ market (sic), finding housing with mental illness, Erev Purim, All Butts No Guts, political prisoner letter writing, Green Drinks DC Community Discussion and Happy Hour

2/29: The stormwater solution

3/1: Jorge Ramos, the Making of a Massacre (Audible/ProPublica/NatGeo), La Música de México, wine & theater, MOTH StorySlam, Despacito dance class, platform for marginalized minority millennials launches on Georgia Ave, Young Women of Achievement Awards

3/2: WhiskyLive, Dr. Seuss Day of Service, Democratic Career Fair, KC Jazz Club, Spaghetti Dinner, draw Rodin, suicide bereavement group

3/3: Celebrating Bill Withers, Charles Castleman Violin solo performance, Flea Market, Women’s History Day at DAR, Rodriguez, free STI testing, urban gardening forum, Grad Programs Open House (Marymount University), Ready to Run, pet adoption at the Wharf, Bier Baron Comedy, Vision Frontlines: Clinical trials and gene therapy streetlight circus, Rooting DC, Sew Queer DC, coding thing, entrepreneurial women in dc, Brewers’ Ball

¾: Networking for Artists, Sk8 to eliminate cancer, witch hunts, personal trainer expo, Rumpus Room: family dance party

⅗: Microsoft Tech Summit, Silence is Violence: Whose Earth is this?, National Bike Summit, Maker Meet-Up

3/6: Shopping, Blockchain Summit, networking 2.0, Neuroforensics: Exploring the Legal Implications of Emerging Neurotechnologies, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention volunteer training, DC Inno’s Tech Madness, 100 postcards from DC

3/6-3/7: Int’l Women’s Day Forum, A-10 BBall tourney, consent role play workshop

3/7: Nada Surf, Loft Yoga, Redskins’ Cheerleading tryouts, lowercase, Careers for Lawyers

⅜: March for the deaf grassroots movement, Adrienne Lenker (Big Thief), Neuroscience Hill Day, Women’s Career Panel, Michio Kaku, women’s day at NMWA, Generation Hope Open House, Intro to Wine, march to end chronic homelessness

3/9: Critical breaks reading series, The Wiz, love letter to myself, we the women

3/10: Psychic Fair, DCCB meeting, Wags & Wine, Cooking with Healthful Hues, DC Central Kitchen Service Event, Franciscan Monastery Day of Service, figure drawing & movement, art enables gallery show

3/11: Disability Editing Workshop, yoga for planned parenthood, Dr. Rebecca Entel, p-funk, Trouble Funk

3/12: Celebration of philanthropy

3/13: The Hamilton cookbook, Israel in Depth, brews and brackets, Minnesota on Capitol Hill

3/14:Race Literacy 101, Spanish Inquisition: History and Records, beer dinner

3/15: Spring Market, MGMT, Mixology Class, free STI testing

3/16: No Sleep Podcast Recording, Wild Style screening, Wild Style dance party, PROM2018 (the school dance for grown ups), Scholarly Comms and Info Literacy, last day to sign up as a docent for smithsonian epidemic exhibit, yoga shabbat, Women and Alcohol at the Smithsonian

3/17: St. Pat’s Pub Crawl, the Black Love experience, One Day University, Leprecrawl, Youth Law Fair, ice-a-thon, Old World vs. New World Whiskey Battle: Ireland vs. Canada, Abe Lincoln Symposium, spinning instructor certification, Sof Glas, Groupmuse

3/18: St. Patty’s Parade, St. Patty’s Hangover Brunch, Maker Faire NoVa, colon cancer 5k, yoga & historic tour @ building museum, anthropology of tattoos, POP! Pilates Training, GGWash turns 10, Scope it Out 5K

3/20: Brain Aneurysm Advocacy Day, Advancing Women in Political & Public Spheres in the U.S. and Israel

3/21: Test drive a new career, Israeli folk-dancing, Justine Skye

3/22: women uncorked, Active Shooter survival training, DC Streetlight Hearings

3/23: Palm, Beehive, adult easter egg hunt, Luce Unplugged: Governess + Antonia

3/24: Code Red, Arlandia Eggstravaganza, March for Our Lives, SAAM Cherry Blossom

3/25: Forbes Symposium, beer yoga, protest posters: history + workshop

3/27: Movie and a meal: Pinocchio

3/28: Origami for adults, The Domestic Violence Resource Clinic offers free legal advice, housing assistance, and counseling to victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. The clinic is held every Wednesday at the District Church and is organized by the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project. The clinic is held from 1PM to 3:30PM - no appointment necessary.

3/29: The Secret Lives of Dinosaurs, Burning Man Renwick opening party

3/30: April Fools Fest, San Fermin, meet the artists of Burning Man whose work is in Renwick, REI Co-Op Member Jam

3/31: Easter Vigil, DCA Honor Flight, Poetry Reading, free STI testing, Rise of the Kiwis/Revenge of the Aussies

4/1: Laurel Halo, boozy board games

4/4: Global Summit on ending sexual exploitation

⅘: Damaged City, ByteBack volunteering, Anacostia boat tour (free!)

4/6: Porter Colloquium on African Art, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend LIVE, Cecile Richards @ Sixth & I

4/7: Journalism Job Fair, Ta-Nehisi Coates's book, but live, free STI testing, petalpalooza , The Wiz

4/8: Sunday Skate, Health & Fitness Summit, EU + Sugar Bear: Go-go returns to U St

4/9: David Sedaris

4/10: MoCo College Fair

4/13: Latin Dance Night, Giving Voice

4/14: DC WineFest, TEDxFoggyBottom, From the Heart Gala

4/15: U.S. Girls

4/16: Keegan Theatre Season Sampler, jazz masters w Pat Metheny

4/17: Bea Johnson at the sierra Club, Bring Your Own Cocktail

4/18: MS Walk, Russian Circles

4/21: One Day Hike - C&O Towpath, Kitten Yoga, A Touch of Drama, Purple Rain 5K, Dogwood Blossom Cup, WPA Auction

4/24: Spring Soiree

4/26:bassist Meshell Ndegeocello

4/27: Read to Lead, Beck

4/28: Art Hop Takoma, BROCCOLI CITY FEST

4/18: The Suffers

4/20: Small Biz Expo, Tracy Morgan

4/21: AmericaSings! Performance @ Lincoln Memorial, DC Beer Fest

4/22: Washington City Choir Concert, women uncorked goes to spa world

4/24-4/25: Secular Values Summit

4/26: Global Game Jam

4/28: Kids CookOff, Broccoli City Festival

5/5: Casting Call: A Free Learn to Fish event, Black & White Ball, Fashion for Paws, GoRuck Light Challenge, Cheesemaking Class

⅚: Get your certification in wedding planning

5/7: Grace in Darkness, cheesemaking class

5/12: Funk Parade, Police Week 5K, David Byrne

5/13: Preakness Hot Air Balloon Fest, Tiny House Expo

5/16: Singing for Healing workshop

5/18: Master class in dance, Bike to Work Day, Fleet Foxes

5/19: DC Bike Ride, Pups in the Park

5/20: Flea Market, Green Expo

5/21: Shot in the Dark golf

5/23: Going the Extra Mile: Cocktails for Whitman-Walker Health, Aizuri Quartet

5/25: LGBQT speed dating, Science Fair volunteering

6/10: Lamb Jam

6/16: Connecting Up In Out

6/17: AKC Agility Trials

6/21: Buy a mini donkey (for real), Campaign Expo

6/22: Skate of the Union

7/10: Non-obvious idea dinner

7/12: Hatsune Miku

7/13: Rivals Football Tryouts

7/18: Virginia Commonwealth Games

7/22: Sleep

8/9: NextGen Gov’t

8/25: Maryland Renaissance Faire

8/28: Jewish Outdoor Escape

9/1: Nat’l Book Fest

09/12: UB40

9/16: One Day University

9/18: Takoma Park Folk Fest

9/21: Digable Planets

9/22: Dance to end sexual violence

9/25: Lights of Hope

10/12: Mug Night

10/17: Celebrate Home

10/18: Great Southeast ShakeOut

10/31: Halloween Skate

11/1: Fight Night, Diversity Job Fair

11/15: CLEO Gala

12/1: MetroCooking Show

12/5: Yann Tiersen

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