The Weekly Scheduler

Wednesday, August 23

A Bruery takeover

The Bruery is a clever and amazing California brewery. They’ll be taking over a bunch of the taps at Red Apron, which also means there’ll be great food and a good happy hour. (4-9pm)


Speak out against street harassment

For many (if not all) women, street harassment is a regular reality. Join others to discuss your experiences, share your stories, and rally to support safe places. (5-9pm)

Also || Shop at nightLive band karaokeMaryland & Virginia beers @ Birch & BarleyCareful Not to Cry @SunsHow to make your first video gamePlastics: separating the good from the badImprovapalooza


Thursday, August 24



Celebrate the tail-end of this scorching summer with refreshing watermelon-centric drinks and bites from The Salt Line, Rasa, Ice Cream Jubilee, and more! All proceeds will go to DC Central Kitchen and their efforts to fight hunger and poverty in the District. (6pm)


Tune out Thursday

  • Known for their multisensory soireés,OTHERFEELS brings Tony Kill/Londyn/Lundazi to Ten Tigers (8pm)

  • DCBX features a weekend of classes, talks, films, social dances, dance competitions, and more celebrating the global Latinx eXperience. (5pm)

  • Sing-along to your favorite 90s hits with The People’s Choir DC (6:30pm)

  • Jazz pianist Aaron Abernathy performs at Luce Unplugged (5:30pm)

  • Bandoneon Emmanuel Trifilio plays Live & Local at Steadfast Supply (5pm)

Also || WIN leadership open houseResearch transparency and reproducibilitythe Facebook MonologuesDC beers @ Birch & BarleyExotic Cocktails and the Cult of the Tiki bar (not the torch)Street food cinema#DefendChildren book talk


Friday, August 25


Movie Night

  • Head to the Goethe Institute for Finsterworld, a film set in Germany, “where the sun always shines, children wear school uniforms, policemen dress up as bears, and pedicurists make biscuits for old ladies.”  (6:30pm)

  • Pay tribute to Prince as the 9:30 Club shows the 1984 American rock musical drama film, Purple Rain (7pm)


Cardboard is art.

The Gallery O on H street celebrates the opening of “Temporary” Works on Salvaged Cardboard with an opening reception featuring music in the courtyard with Jonny Grave. (7pm)


Also || Parallax Gap @ RenwickMorgan West @ Hirshhorntaco or beer challenge for DCAFgravity cask50+ DMV beersDIY clothing repairtunes at Rhizomemore tunes at Slash RunTye Tribbett @WarnerFinnish your dinnerIndepenDance Day of UkraineMix Master Mike @Songbyrd


Saturday, August 26


Maryland, y’all.

  • Garden Concert Vol. 2 promises a magical evening as they provide “a platform for Black and Brown musicians and gardeners to say something meaningful with their art”. Arrive hungry. (6pm)

  • Prince Frederick hosts the Inaugural Southern Maryland Balloon Festival. It will most likely be lovely and instagrammable. (1pm)

  • The Maryland Paranormal Conference is a ghostly gathering featuring speakers exploring topics such as “Psychics as Healers” and “Paranormal from the Perspective of Behavioral Science”. (9pm)


17th Street

“Celebrating the shops, schools, restaurants, clubs, parks arts and folks of the 17th Street Corridor”, the 17th Street Festival returns! The festival features artist vendors, djs, dance troupes, bands, and drag races throughout the day. (12pm-6pm)

Also ||  Benjamin Kozol teach-in on educationRappahannock crab boilSahara Dance CarnivalArchitecture PhotographyStep Afrika! @Kingsman Island,  Summer Kool Artist KickbackTropic 29 – Soca Dancehall DayPartyEighties MayhemArena Stage Community Day and Costume SaleQueer girl movie nightTaste of BarbadosThe IVy Project Black Tie Affairartshow_16,  Petworth JazzHandsome Hound @Black Cat,  Puff Pieces + Governess

Sunday, August 27



Wander through Dupont Circle in what is perhaps the loveliest expression of joy and serendipity – blowing bubbles! Bubble wands of all shapes and sizes, bubble machines, bubble vision glasses, and bubbles are provided. (3pm)


Grunge and waffles

Grunge Brunch 2.0 comes to Granville Moore’s so you can jam out to your favorite grunge classics live while enjoying a full brunch and all-day happy hour. Flannel encouraged. (11am-6pm)


Also ||  Pajama sushi day partyPakistan Festival, Floral arrangement workshopmindfulness workshoppaddle board yogaOvereasy Tea DanceRecord fair at Right ProperGranny and the Boys @Showtimebubble bonanzarow with an olympian

Monday, August 28

To fuel your Game of Thrones withdrawal

The day after the season finale, Cato Institute and R Street Institute will host a discussion of GoT through the lens of economics, law, international relations, and power politics. Be prepared to nerd out/disagree with everything they say. (6:30 pm)


Sticks and stones

Enjoy six 10-minute plays from D.C. up and coming playwrights, directors, and performers at local distillery Republic Restoratives. “Sticks and Stones” was the only prompt the playwrights were given. (8 pm)

Also || Wooden spoon carvingPolitics of Game of Thrones#Yoga4All @Kennedy CenterTyvek + Penguin @Comet Ping PongA Night in IcelandThe Spirit of Summer: Sweet Corn and WhiskeyCommunity forum on Congress Heights

Tuesday, August 29


The economic impact of climate change

David Livingston from Carnegie Endowment’s Energy & Climate Program weighs in on the implications of climate change and how the marketplace will adapt, followed by a Q+A session and cocktail reception. (7 pm)


Two important labor documentaries

  • Largely unrecognized for her contributions to the labor movement and as co-founder of the first farm workers union, Dolores thoroughly examines the activism of Dolores Huerta and her ongoing fight for labor justice. A panel discussion with Dolores Huerta and filmmaker Peter Bratt will follow the screening. (7 pm)

  • Suns Cinema hosts a screening of Harlan County USA, an unflinching account of a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. (8 pm)

Also || Herbal healing workshopCollective Memories: Afro-Cubans in DCGuerillas of Desire book launchfemale mystery author panelcareer design workshop

Looking ahead

8/30: Story of woman who started school for enslaved women

8/31: Story editing and social changeDrunk TED talksanti-gentrification and housing struggles in LA and Berlin

9/2: Bryson TillerDC Veg Fest

9/3: TLC + Kid ‘n Play + Montell JordanSyria Fest

9/4: Downtown BoysLabor Day Punk Benefit

9/6: Sarah Kliff & Atul GawandePerfect Liars Club

9/7: Preview new Eastern Market developmentZoo Uncorked

9/8: Brian Jonestown MassacreShabazz Palaces