The Weekly Scheduler

Wednesday, April 19


Whiskey & Unicorns

DC’s newest co-working space, Logan Exchange, throws a “house party to top ALL open house parties.” (This will be hard to deliver on given it’s a Wednesday night.) There will be whiskey tastings, snacks, pop-up meditation, orange juice, free beer, real robots, adoptable dogs, and unicorns. Stefon may or may not have planned it all. (6-8pm)


Panic! At the Library

The Library of Congress presents Bibliodiscotheque, a series of programs exploring the legacy of disco on pop culture. Today’s program is Pump Up the Volume, a documentary following the rise of house music and electronica in Chicago and throughout Europe. (7pm)


Also || Cocktails+Crafts, free T’ai Chi, A Human Being Died that Night,   This Changes Everything – climate doc, slate culture gabfest live, SEED SPOT Kickoff,  meet your next employee, Taste of the Nation, women who code


Thursday, April 20


Let’s go the movies

  • Filmfest DC, DC’s international film festival opens with the North American premiere of This is our Land, a (perhaps too relevant) film about nationalism and anti-immigration sentiments in a mining town in Northern France. A reception will follow the screening. The festival runs through April 30. (7pm)

  • “From Doodles to Pixels” is a series of film presentations exploring 100 years of Spanish animation. Thursday’s screening showcases works from one of Spain’s most accomplished and pioneering producers of animation, Macián, the Maestro.  (6:45pm)


FuzzFactory Presents…

Local DC band Oh He Dead plays a haunting mix of soul, folk, and upbeat vocals. Check out their set along with Vim and Vigor and touring band Megan Jean and the KFB at 16th Street House. Vegan food available and BYOB. (8pm)

Also ||  New Venture Competition, drop the charges rally, Gorillaz listening party,  Break Passover the Israeli Moroccan way, when the U.S. spoke French, 420 canna crawl


Friday, April 21


“Seeds of State”

That’s what some are calling the District Department of Energy and the Environment’s new initiative, a giveaway of plant seeds of species native to the region. Stop by one of 17 participating Metro stations today and pick up a free bag of seeds labeled with the message: “stop and smell the flowers, and then give D.C. statehood.” (7:30-9 am)


Take Five in the Kogod Courtyard

Saxophonist and writer Paul Combs, accompanied by a jazz quartet, present some of Todd Dameron’s most iconic pieces, including “Take Five,” probably the most readily identifiable tune in the genre. (5-7 pm)


Also || Art and advocacy in the Dupont Underground, Take Five!, Interdimensional Players’ Ball, Rock for RAINN, Mickalene Thomas & Terri Lynne Carrington, German games and wine, literary cocktails, free beer for the eco-friendlies


Saturday, April 22


Science is cool!

Because marching for science in the morning isn’t enough, head over to the official post-March dinner, “Can’t Stop the Science”, and hear from special guests from the National Science Teacher’s Association, Academy of American Poets, and the NIH a capella group, Nerds in Harmony. Check out all of Taste of Science D.C.’s events continuing through April 28. (5:30-10pm)


Not the Pussy Cat dolls but…

3 months ago, a handful of musicians were randomly grouped into brand new bands. Watch the results of this experiment unfold at their showcase at Black Cat benefitting Girls Rock! DC. (3-7pm)


Also || Post-march science comedy, bring back the 90s comedy, Jews on Bikes, Earth Day Swap, women and the first year after college, BOUNTY, magic realism talk, Handsome Hound, Disco for Science, Costa rican brunch, Goapele


Sunday, April 23


Yes, it’s that kind of edible.

DC Edibles Festival is a trade show and festival showcasing the best DC has to offer in edible cannabis. Learn how to make infused honey, watch the Nugget Squishers as they squish nugs, or visit one of the dozens of vendors who will be showcasing their high-quality edibles. The perfect way to belatedly spend your 4/20. (11am-5pm)


The silent treatment

Atlas presents their silent film series with Why Be Good. The film stars one of the most fashionable flappers of the 1920s, Colleen Moore who “after winning a dance contest is being wooed by gentlemen of questionable character.” Also, free popcorn. (3pm)


Also || Volunteer at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in honor of Earth Day,  Sweet Magnolia Farms Spring Dig, Hurray for the Riff Raff, forgotten waterfronts of DC


Monday, April 24


Art Meets Action

Bring your imagination and some friends to the Art Build for the People’s Climate March. Create parachutes, signs, and large banners with the assistance of emerging poet and mixed media artist, Jah Zuri. (6-8:30pm)


Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Spend an evening pondering the Fermi Paradox and get answers to life’s important questions such as: where are all the aliens, and why haven’t they been in touch? (6:30pm)


Also || Elizabeth Warren, Engineers Without Borders, Thought Leader Dinner & Discussion on Brexit, TED DC, Queer Girl Movie Night, Extremism in South Asia, A People’s Choir Sing-Along


Tuesday, April 25


The Gender Issue

National Geographic photographers Stephanie Sinclair and Pete Muller join Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg for a discussion exploring and comparing the global attitudes toward the sexes. (7:30 pm)


Power of Roe

NARAL Pro-Choice America will host their annual Power of Roe fundraising event, featuring keynote speakers Senator Tammy Duckworth and Senator Maggie Hassan as well as Champions of Choice – those whose actions have helped preserve reproductive freedom. (6 pm)


Also || Sheryl Sandberg, Create With Love workshop, Shaw Main Streets Gala, DC Check It! documentary


Looking ahead

4/26: Elizabeth Strout, Vox Conversations, Kelly Osbourne, Awesome Nova, blowjob workshop?!?!

4/27: The Canopy Awards, Caitlyn Jenner + Buzz Bissinger, Safe Spaces Jam, Smithsonian Craft Show, Space Rocks

4/28: Books Alive!, Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, John Waters, teaching kids at Rikers, Tour of #ResisDANCE

4/29: Rat Race 5K,  People’s Climate March, couples dinner & discussion on intimacy, Ella Turns 100, DC chocolate festival, 100 belly dancers, Farewell to Work It, reclaim your female body, rated aRt in ARL, DCTC Spring Gathering, Art Hop in Takoma

4/30: Avalon 2017 Benefit: High Noon and the Hollywood Blacklist,  Workers’ March on Washington, visit Fallingwater, tour KGP design studio

5/2: Politics of theater in DC, women uncorked

5/3: W Kamau Bell, Gabourey Sidibe, Perfect Liars Club

5/4: Russell Howard, TI, game night at Mellow Mushroom, Beyond the Box: Tech, Coalition for Smarter Growth,

5/6: Immigrants March on Washington, Broccoli City Festival, kinetic sculpture race, Obscura Day, FUNK PARADE, mental health fundraiser, Around the World Embassy Tour, burgers & beats

5/7: Bourbon and Bluegrass, Kirtan, Wonderland sundress fest

5/9: Springboard: Dolphin Tank

5/12: Down These Mean Streets

5/13: Walt Whitman walking tour, Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, SAAM’s Family Day, David Hockney film, EU Embassies’ Open House

5/17: Jeffrey Tambor, handicrafts

5/20: Fiesta Asia Street Fair

5/21: Peace Love Yoga Fest, UCB Crash Course

5/23: Prop comedy

5/24: Tolstoy

5/25: Women Uncorked

6/3: Hope Without Boundaries 5k

6/6: contemporary art crash course

6/9: Dare to Be Square Dance Camp

6/14: Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass

6/15: Congresswoman Norton’s Annual Small Business Fair

6/19: Movie Under the Stars: Singin’ In The Rain

6/29: Busta Rhymes